Dark Armpits:- Causes, 20 Home Remedies And Prevention

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Are dark armpits are the reason behind your style, due to which you have stopped wearing your favorite sleeveless dress and does not know how to prevent your dark armpits, then from now you don’t have to be worried about your dark armpits. Because we are here with our best and simple home remedies, which are less costly and very effective to prevent dark armpits. Dark underarms are not considered as a harmful disease, but take it seriously because in severe cases it can lead to eczema and skin pigmentation. It occurs due the accumulation of dead skin cells, using deodorant and many other things that are discussed below.

lets see Some of the causes of dark armpits :-

  • Diet
  • Shaving
  • Dead skin cells
  • Deodorant
  • Over weight
  • Germ infection
  • Melasma

1) Diet

The person with low diet suffer from undernourished skin due to lack of nutrition. Undernourished skin become rough, darker, it also loss moisture and softness. Vitamins and minerals provide natural glow to the skin, but due to improper diet, the body couldn’t get these things in a right way. To prevent dark armpits and rough skin a person should take proper meal.

2) Shaving

It is an easy process to remove hair, but regular shaving cause irritation to your skin and makes your skin darker. Shaving increases the growth of hair in the body. It makes your hair darker and thicker. Another cause is choosing wrong gadgets for shaving which makes your skin rough. So whenever you are buying a gadget be careful in choosing a right one, it will never affect your skin color and prevent dark armpits.

3) Dead skin cells

Dead skin cells are present all over your body and accumulate on the skin surface. The dead skin cells start to accumulate in those person’s armpits who do not maintain proper hygiene. It also cause dark spots and bumps on the armpits. To prevent dark armpits, a person should daily take a bath which will exfoliate his/her dead skin cells.

4) Deodorant

Deodorant has become the part of our daily lifestyle. It is frequently used by most of the peoples now days and they don’t care about it until the dark spots start to occur. Some people with very bad body odor and frequent sweat under their arms have to use deodorant which causes dark skin. Deodorant contains alcohol which is not good for your skin. If you really want to use deodorant then use a natural one, it will help you to prevent dark armpits.

5) Over weight

The person who are overweight tends to have stretched skin and more amount of fat. This fat increases the skin area, which cause your skin to rub against each other when you walk or jump. This rubbing of skin against each other cause itchy skin problems and discoloration. Wear large clothes and stop wearing nylon fabric, it will help you to prevent dark armpits.

6) Germ infection

Germ infection can be a agent in producing dark armpits. It is caused due to improper hygiene. Germ infection starts appearing as light-pink spots and later turns to dark brown. It mostly occurs in hot summer season than in cold winter season. Germ infection also cause very bad body odour and in severe cases it may lead to eczema. Taking a bath daily can remove germs and will also help you to prevent dark armpits.

7) Melasma

Melasma mostly occur in women during her pregnancy period, due to which a women can’t take proper bath and which leads to the cause of dark armpits. To prevent melasma use sunscreen before going outside. Sunscreen reduce the risk of wrinkles.

Here are 20 best and easy home remedies which will help you to prevent your dark armpits.

1) Lemon juice

Lemon juice contains citric acid which help in exfoliation (removal of dead skin cells), it also help in lightening the skin tone and prevent dark armpits.
Take 1 fresh lemon, cut it into two pieces and extract the juice. Apply the lemon juice on your dark armpits, rub it for 2-3 minutes and let it stay for 5-10 minutes. After that rinse with normal water. Repeat this process daily for minimum one week, this tonic will help you to prevent dark armpits.

2) Baking soda

Baking soda helps in cleaning the skin and open the pores which prevent dark armpits as well as remove acne.
Take 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda and a bowl of water. Mix both and make a paste. Apply the paste on your dark armpits and gently scrub for 1 min. After that rinse with normal water and use towel. Repeat this process 2 days in a week, it will help you to prevent dark armpits.

3) Potato

Potato acts as a cleansing agent which fair your skin tone and also prevent dark armpits.
Take 1 fresh potato, cut the potato in thin slices and apply on your underarm. Let it stay for 15 minutes, as it will get dry. Rinse with normal water. Repeat this process daily for minimum one week. This remedy will help you to prevent dark armpits.

4) Cucumber

it is the best treatment for dark skin. Cucumber contains water which improves skin tone and prevent dark armpits.
Take 1 fresh cucumber, cut it into thin slices. Apply the slices on your underarm and rub for 2-3 minutes. Leave it for 10 minutes and rinse with normal water. Repeat this process 1 time daily for minimum one week. This process will help you to prevent dark armpits.

5) Orange peel

Orange contains vitamin C which is very good for improving skin moisture.
Take 1 Orange and peel it off. Put the peel under the sunlight until it gets dry. Put the dry peel in the mixer and make powder. Mix the powdered orange peel with milk and apply on your underarm. Leave it for 5-10 minutes, rinse with normal water. Repeat this process 3 times in a week. It will help you to prevent dark armpits.

6) Milk cream and gram flour (besan)

Take 2 tablespoon of milk cream and 1 tablespoon of gram flour. Mix both milk cream and gram flour, make a paste. Apply the paste on your dark armpits and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse with normal water. Repeat this process 3 times in a week. This paste will help you to prevent dark armpits.

7) Honey

Honey gives moisture and natural glow to the skin due to which it lighten the skin area and prevent dark armpits.
Take 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply the honey on your armpits, leave it until it gets dry completely. After that rinse with normal water and use towel. Repeat this process daily for minimum one week. It will help you to prevent dark armpits.

8) Licorice root and raspberry

Take equal amount of licorice root and raspberry juice. Mix both the licorice root and raspberry juice well, leave it for 5 minutes. After that apply the mixture on your armpits and let it stay for 10 minutes. Rinse with normal water. Repeat this process 3 days in a week. This remedy will help you to prevent dark armpits.

9) Apple

Apple provides reddish color to your skin and not only prevent dark armpits but also moisturizes the skin. Take 1 fresh apple, cut it into small pieces. Put the pieces into the mixer and make a paste. Leave it for 5 minutes, now apply the paste on your armpits and massage for 2-3 minutes. Let it stay for 10 minutes and rinse with normal water. Repeat this process daily for minimum one week, it will help you to prevent dark armpits.

10) Olive, jojoba and citrus oil

Take 4 drops of olive, jojoba & citrus oil, add sufficient amount of water in it and mix well. Leave it for 5 minutes. Apply the mixture on your dark armpits and let it stay for 5 minutes. After that rinse with normal water. Repeat this process 2 days in a week, this mixture of oils will help you to prevent dark armpits.

11) Peanut

Take 8-10 pieces of raw peanuts. Put the raw peanuts into the mixer and make powder of it. Now add 1 tablespoon of both lemon juice and honey with peanut powder and make a paste. Apply the paste on your dark armpits and leave it for 8-10 minutes. Rinse with normal water. Repeat this process 3 days in a week. It will help you to prevent dark armpits.

12) Egg oil

Take sufficient amount of egg oil and stir it, leave it for 5 minutes. Now apply the egg oil on your dark armpits, massage for 1-2 minutes and leave it for 1 hour. Rinse with body wash or normal water. Repeat this process 2 times in a week. This remedy will help you to prevent dark armpits.

13) Apple cider vinegar

Take 2 tablespoon of Apple cider vinegar and sufficient amount of water. Mix both well, Apply this liquid on your dark armpits. Leave it for 5 minutes and rinse with normal water. Repeat this process 2 times in a week. This process will help you to prevent dark armpits. Do not use excess Apple cider vinegar, it will make your skin rough and dry.

14) Yogurt

Yogurt contains bacteria that eat the dead skin cells which are present on outer skin and prevent dark armpits, it also lighten your skin tone.
Take 2 tablespoon of yogurt and stir it well. Now apply the yogurt on your dark armpits, massage for 2-3 minutes. Leave it for 5 minutes after massage and rinse with normal water. Repeat this process daily for minimum one week. This remedy will help you to prevent dark armpits.

15) Vitamin E capsule

Vitamin E capsule contains oil, which make your skin soft, smooth and will help you to prevent dark armpits.
Take 1 vitamin E capsule, cut the capsule and take out the oil. Mix the oil with few drops of water. Now apply the oil on your armpits, massage for 1-2 minutes. Leave it for few minutes and rinse with normal water. Repeat this process 3 times in a week to prevent dark armpits.

16) Olive oil and brown sugar

Take 2 tablespoon of olive oil and a cup of brown sugar. Add sufficient amount of water to it and make a paste. Apply the paste on your armpits, leave it for 5 minutes and rinse with normal water. Repeat this process 3 days in a week. This process will help you to prevent dark armpits.

17) Rice flour and lemon juice

Take sufficient amount of rice flour and lemon juice to make a thick paste. Leave the paste for few minutes. Now wet your armpits and use towel to get dry. Apply the paste on your armpits, leave it for 5-10 minutes. After that rinse with normal water. Repeat this process 2 times in a week, it will help you to prevent dark armpits.

18) Coconut oil

Coconut oil give moisture, smoothness and help to prevent dark armpits. Take few drops of coconut oil, apply it on your armpits and massage for 3-4 minutes. Leave it for 5 minutes after massage. Rinse with mild body wash and pat dry. Repeat this process daily for minimum one week to prevent dark armpits.

19) Sandalwood Powder

Take 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder and few drops of rose water or normal water. Mix both well and make a thick paste. Apply the paste on your armpits, massage for 1-2 minutes. Leave it for 10 minutes after massage. Rinse with normal water. Repeat this process 3 days in a week, this paste will help you to prevent dark armpits.

20) Gram flour, milk & turmeric powder

Take 2 tablespoon of gram flour, 2 tablespoon of milk and 1 small spoon of turmeric powder. Mix the gram flour, milk and turmeric powder, add sufficient amount of water to make a thick paste. Apply the paste on your armpits, massage for 2-3 minutes. Leave it for 10 minutes and rinse with normal water. Repeat this process 2 days in a week to prevent dark armpits.(10)

Some of the prevention to prevent dark armpits.

1) Do not Smoke and drink alcohol.
2) Consume proper and complete nutritive meal.
3) Drink lot of water (approx 3-4 liters a day), it will help you to keep your body hydrated.
4) Do not let your skin expose in sunlight for longer period. use sunscreen before going out.
5) Do any physical activity like gym or running, it will help you to prevent the growth of fats in your body.
Note:- the above remedies mentioned are only for your help to prevent dark armpits, but before applying this remedies please ask the doctor first. If your skin experiences any type of irritation by following these remedies then don’t use it again.

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