She Used Lemon And Coconut Mixture to Completely Remove Dark Underarms at...

She Used Lemon And Coconut Mixture to Completely Remove Dark Underarms at Home.

park-cities-skin-care-laser-hair-removal-armpitDark coloured or black underarms are usually a cause of worry for many. Though this part of the body is generally not exposed, but despite this, women are usually very conscious about how it looks or smells. If you have a black or darker shade underarm, it does not mean that it is a sign of some disease, rather, like your skin gets tanned due to the UV rays emitted out of the sun, the dark colour of your underarm can be due to the exposure of certain elements on your clothes or skin.

Some common causes of darker shade underarms can be due to shaving or razing, usage of hair removal creams, sweating, accumulation of dead cells due to sweating or other factors, poor ventilation of underarms or usage of alcohol bases roll-on or deodorants. But there is no cause to panic, even if you have darker shade underarms due to any of the reasons mentioned above, you can cure them with the help of various natural remedies mentioned below. Let us have a look at them-


Potato is a very common item that you will find in every kitchen of each household. And believe me, this is one of the easiest and best cure to treat darker underarms. Unlike strong bleaching agents, the advantage of potato is that these prevent skin irritation.

To use it- Take couple of fresh potatoes and cut them into circular slices.  Rub gently your underarms with a couple of potato slices.

You can also take out the juice of potato instead of using it raw. To prepare the juice, smash the potato. Now, apply the juice and leave it for 5-10 minutes and wash with warm water. Repeat this daily twice for 2 weeks for best results.



Cucumber-Boston-PicklingCucumbers are also natural bleaching agents that help to lighten the dark coloured skin. They also reduce the heat in your body.

To treat your underarm- Cut slices of a fresh cucumber and place them on your underarms. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it off. Cucumber Juice also helps to reduce the dark coloured underarms. Grind cucumber and get the juice, mix the juice with2 teaspoons of turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to make thick paste. This paste should be evenly spread on the affected areas for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it with water.


the-lemon-detox-dietLemons are natural source to treat various skin related problems and can also be used to treat underarm problems. It also works as a natural bleaching agent, powerful antibacterial and antiseptic agent. Lemons can completely remove the dead cells and lighten the underarms but a moisturizer should be applied as these dry out the skin.

Cut a lemon into two halves and apply one piece of wedge on your underarms. Let it dry for couple of minutes and wash gently. Alternatively, you can also take a lemon wedge and sprinkle a pinch of sugar and apply on your underarms. Repeat this daily twice.

You can even try this pack – Mix 2 tablespoon of turmeric powder and honey in some lemon juice and apply it to your underarms. Let it dry for about 10 minutes and then wash it off. Repeat this procedure 3 to 4 times a week.


4.Baking Soda

Underarms can also be treated with baking soda as they help to completely eradicate the dead cells on the skin.

Take 5 tablespoons of baking soda and add half cup water to make thick paste. Gently apply the paste on affected areas and let it dry for 10 minutes. Follow this thrice a week for better results.

5.Orange Peel

dried-orange-peelAs a fruit, orange is good for health but the peels also useful for our body. Orange peels help to remove skin related problems

Collect peels from 3-4 oranges and let them dry in sun for 2 hours. Prepare powder from these dried orange peels. Now, mix this powder with 5 table spoons of rosewater and make thick paste. Gently scrub with the paste and let it dry for about 15 minutes and then wash with cold water. Follow the process thrice a week.

6. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil helps for thick hair growth and also acts a natural deodorant. It has Vitamin- E present in coconut oil which helps to remove the bad odour from the underarms.


Take 3-4 drops of coconut oil and scrub on your dark underarms. Wash it off with mild soap and lukewarm water after 10 minutes. Repeat this twice or thrice daily.


milk-day-625_625x350_71433091943Milk is the fatty acid rich liquid and has the power to soften the skin cells. Lighter skin tone can be obtained if milk is applied on underarms.

Take a bowl and add 1/4th glass of milk and 5 table spoons of flour and 2 spoon of plain yogurt and stir to make thick paste. Scrub the paste gently on your underarms and wash with cold water after 15 minutes. Another way is to soak saffron in 5 tablespoons of milk and 1 tablespoon honey. This can be applied twice in a week to get lighter skin tone on your underarms.



Vinegar which is used for cooking can also be used a product for dark coloured underarms. Vinegar kills the bacteria that feeds on dead cells and helps to prevent bad odour.

Mix 2 tablespoons of Vinegar with 2 tablespoons of baking soda and make thick paste. It’s advisable to take a shower and then apply this paste on your underarms. Gently apply the paste and let it dry for couple minutes and then wash with warm water.


Sandalwood is another useful ingredient to get rid of dark underarms due to its skin-lightening properties. Using rose water to make a paste will add a cooling and softening effect on the skin. The fragrance of sandalwood will also help to get rid of body odour due to excessive sweating.

Mix two tablespoons of sandalwood powder and 2 to 3 tablespoons of rose water to make a thick paste. Apply the paste on your underarms. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. When repeated daily, this remedy will lighten the dark coloured skin tone of your underarms within a few days.


10.Gram Flour

gram-flour-1511059Another great ingredient to get rid of dark underarms is gram flour, commonly known as ‘besan’. You can use gram flour to make a homemade whitening pack.

Take a bowl and add 2 tablespoons of gram flour and lemon juice, plain yogurt one tablespoon each, and a pinch turmeric powder to make a thick paste. Gently scrub the paste on your underarms. Let it dry for 15 minutes and the wash with lukewarm water.

These are easy and cheap home based remedies for your dark coloured underarms. Follow these remedies to get rid of dark underarms and enjoy soft, smooth and lighter skin.