White underarms are hard to get. I know a thing or two about this as I have been trying to get white underarms for years.
And guess what, I always failed.
Until I spoke to a friend of mine who said that she had the same problem.
But the difference is that she found a number of solutions to it.
I tried them and they worked for me with a mixture of success rate.
So I decided to put together this quick article to help you out too. I think sharing this method with as many people as possible is critical.
Important note: I had to wait several weeks between two methods.
So I asked another friend to try a couple of the below techniques in parallel with me so that I can provide you with the one that works.
The other white underarms home remedies methods that my friend and I tried and failed are not summarized below.
How to get white underarms naturally?
I think the question should be re-phrased to how to get whiter underarms naturally?
Experts in the “underarm” field are clear on this matter. There are many causes for dark underarms.
And the answers to getting clean whiter underarms is different from one person to another.
Experts are also clear that dark underarms can appear for different reasons. For instance, they can appear due to excessive shaving, or regular use of hair removing creams, poor underarm ventilation, too much sweating and accumulation of dead skin cells.
They add that alcohol-based deodorants and antiperspirants are bad for you and can cause such issues.
And to worsen the situation, there is an increasing number of people that get underarm during summertime.
But there are a number of methods that you can use to get a white underarm.
White underarms home remedies
Here is a natural method to get a nice and clean underarm. It is a two-step method.
First, you need to treat the dark spots.
Second, you need to treat to avoid getting white underarms using some tricks.
5 Natural ways to treat dark spots on the underarm skin
Here I’ll share with you the 5 different ways that you can use to reduce your underarm dark spots.
1- Underarm whitening with potatoes
I have to say that when I learned I could use potatoes for this purpose, I was a little shocked.
But, hey, I tried, and it was like magic.
In essence, potatoes do help in getting rid of dark spots on your skin.
By doing so, you should make your underarms whiter.
The method is so simple. Cut a slice of potato.
Take it and then rub your underarm skin with it.
Note that a slice of potato used for your right underarm should not be used on your left underarm. Cut another slice instead and use it.
Alternatively, you can grate a potato. Then take the juice and grating potato and apply it to your skin dark areas.
Now, this is the not too comfortable part of this business.
You need to dry your arms for about 15 to 20 min.
When done, you just need to rinse them with lukewarm water.
You would need to apply this potato remedy twice a day for a good few days. Then you’ll start seeing some results.
Note that there is no fast answer to getting rid of dark underarm. It is a patience game.
2- Get rid of dark underarm with lemon
The method is the same as the one described above.
Cut a slice of lemon and rub it onto your skin.
Wait for about 10 minutes to rest.
Now you can wash it off.
Lemon is a very strong acidic type of fruit. So you may want to apply a moisturizer after rinsing your underarm with water.
The reason is known, lemons do irritate your skin and as such you need to provide your skin with all of the protection of its needs.
3- Baking Soda to fight dark underarm
If you are asking yourselves how to have whiter underarms fast, then you should contemplate using this technique.
I have to say it. I do not really like this method.
But still, if you have some severe dark underarm, then it could be the only method that works with you.
It is the fastest method I tried. It did provide quick results for me.
Get some baking soda.
Add some water to it slowly until you get a thick paste.
Scrub the mixture on your underarms.
Wait a couple of minutes. Not too long. Say 1 to 3 minutes should do.
Now wash the paste off.
Let your underarms dry off.
Apply this technique several times a week.
The dark side of your underarm and its side odor effect should now be neutralized.
4- Vinegar whitening underarm
I like this method. It takes the properties of vinegar and flour to make your arms go white.
The technique is simple.
Mix vinegar with flour until you get a thick paste.
Now, you just need to rub the paste on your underarms.
You have to allow it to dry a bit. Say 10 to 15 min.
Just rinse your arms with warm water as you may find that the flour is kinda difficult to remove without the water (warm).
Unfortunately, you need to use this technique a number of times a week for it to show some results.
5- Get white underarms with coconut oil
Yes, you can get white underarms with coconut oil.
I think it is my preferred method.
Maybe because I kinda like coconut oil.
That’s because coconut oil is full of vitamins and healthy nutrients. (1)
The idea of using this oil for underarm whitening is not known, but very few people know about it.
Just apply some coconut oil on your underarms.
You can do that by performing a gentle massage on the area for 5 to 10 minutes.
Now, wash it all off.
You would need to use some warm water and a bit of soap.
You need to repeat the coconut oil application every day until you get the results you’ve long been waiting for.
Normally you should get nice and shiny skin too with this technique.
Here is how to make your underarms whiter naturally
Experts are clear about this. You must avoid shaving your underarms.
It is best if you use waxing. I know, it hurt. But waxing does not get your underarm dark.
With waxing, you are safe from developing ingrown hairs.
In essence, waxing makes your arm hair to come out of the follicle (nothing is left, hence a whiter appearance).
It is highly important to exfoliate your underarms once a week. This will prevent the buildup of dead skin cells.
One of the things that I keep telling my friends is that they must convert to using natural antiperspirants.
These are much better for you than the chemical ones.
One thing you must know about is a natural condition that you may be a victim of.
It is called the Acanthosis Nigricans. (2)
This condition is linked to insulin resistance in most cases.
But it is also linked to obesity, and/or hormonal disorders.
I think if you have this condition, then you better consult a doctor.
As you can see, it is very easy to prepare a remedy for your dark underarm.
One thing you need to know though is that I did not try to mix the above methods.
It could be that using one method today and another one the next could bring better results.
I really do not know about this. You can try it for yourselves.
I am a really adventurous person, but here I wanted to try many methods and did not have time to try and test a mixture of these.
So, you are free to do so. Go ahead and enjoy your new white arms.
One precaution though, make sure that you do not have Acanthosis Nigricans. If you are not sure, make sure you get professional advice.
Back to you
I invite you to use one of the above remedies.
They are so easy to prepare, anyone can do it! Get yourselves a lemon, or flour, or vinegar and off you go.
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