Dark spots in the armpits are a condition that affects many women and can be caused by different factors, such as irritation when shaving or the accumulation of dead cells. You may have already tried various methods to remove dark spots, however those spots didn’t go away. But there is a solution, because taking proper care can reduce the appearance of dark armpits .

What are dark spots in the armpit

During summers, it is every woman’s taste to be comfortable in sleeveless tops, spaghetti, bikinis and strapless dresses. But are those dark armpits giving you a headache to show off your light summer clothes? It is time to treat them.

In general, the dark coloration under the arms is not a serious medical condition, however, factors such as insulin, obesity, hormonal disorders and drug conditions, can cause the problem. Visit your doctor to find out the exact reason.

However, if it is only due to shaving, excessive sweating, accumulation of dead cells, the use of certain deodorants, depilatory creams, and inadequate ventilation, you can think of it as the skin’s response to exposure to some elements, just like than a tan that is produced by exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

Home remedies are a great solution to reduce these dark spots. Learn more about this condition and take advantage of this tip that will help you make the skin of your armpits look even better every day.

Natural lemon treatment for dark armpits

Lemon used in various ways acts as a natural bleaching agent, and has powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Due to its natural cleaning properties, restaurants use it in washing dishes with warm water. Its acidic properties effectively help not only to lighten the skin (including dark armpits), but also in the exfoliation of dead skin cells. Nothing is as good of a natural lightener as lemon.

This treatment involves lemon juice that, alone or in conjunction with other products, will enhance its spotting properties.

Lemon with baking soda

Make a paste with baking soda, lemon juice and 3% hydrogen peroxide (10-volume hydrogen peroxide), Make a mask under the arms and leave for 5 to 10 minutes, several times until you notice any change.

Rub the baking soda to gently exfoliate around the armpits. Rinse and then rub the coconut oil in the armpits with a natural sponge and recommended during the bath.

Lemon for sugar

To get rid of dead skin cells (which cause dark armpits), rub a lemon wedge on your skin for a few minutes before going to a bath. For a powerful exfoliation, sprinkle a little sugar on the lemon wedge and then use it.

Lemon with turmeric for underarm spots

Add a pinch or two of turmeric powder, plain yogurt, or honey to lemon juice to make a thick paste, and rub gently into dark underarm skin. Leave it there for about 10 minutes and then wash it off with water. Apply this remedy 3-4 times a week.

Lemon with cucumber to lighten dark armpits

Cucumber is another natural ingredient that has skin-lightening properties, just like potatoes.

Rub a cucumber slice over your armpits or grate a cucumber and apply its juice to your armpits. Apply this remedy once or twice a day regularly to see positive results in a few days.

A more effective option is to mix the cucumber juice with a little turmeric powder and lemon juice to make a thick paste. While the lemon bleaches and gets rid of dead skin cells, the cucumber will give a calming effect and will prevent any skin irritation or itching. Turmeric powder will prevent skin discoloration. Apply the paste on the dark areas, leaving it to act for about 20 minutes and then wash with warm water. Use this Ayurvedic remedy once or twice a day without any discomfort.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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