5 Of The Easiest Ways To Lighten Dark Underarms
Apple cider vinegar is a natural bleaching agent thanks to its primary ingredient, acetic acid. You can apply ACV directly to your skin after you’ve showered or cleansed the area (no need to rinse after apply). Or, mix the vinegar with rice flour to make a paste that you can apply after your shower. Allow the paste to sit for 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water.
3. Coconut Oil
One of the many benefits of coconut oil is that it contains vitamin E, an ingredient that can help lighten the underarm skin. Before you shower, massage your underarms with a thin layer of coconut oil for 10-15 minutes. Rinse the oil off during your shower. You should see reduced darkening over time following this habit daily.
Cucumbers contain natural skin lightening properties and also help reduce inflammation. Similar to the potato, you can either rub a thin cucumber slice on your skin or apply cucumber juice directly under your arms.
5. Baking Soda
Exfoliating the skin (scrubbing) removes dead skin cells, helping to lighten the skin. The coarseness of baking soda makes it a perfect base for making exfoliating scrubs. Combine baking soda and water to make a thick paste. Apply the paste to your underarms and gently scrub. Cleanse the underarms with warm water afterward.
You can also try these natural home remedies on other areas that tend to become darkened, like knees, elbows and lips.
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