Darkened skin under your arms is not a medical condition or a disease, in most of the situations. This unaesthetic problem of your underarms could be associated with the response of your skin on exposure to diverse elements that look like suntan which results from exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun.
The use of antiperspirants and alcohol-based deodorants, accumulation of dead skin cells, poor underarm ventilation, sweating in excess, the use of hair removal creams and shaving on a regular basis are only some of the causes that may lead to darkened skin under your arms. However, no hope is lost because with the help of some natural home remedies it is possible to lighten your skin under your arms very easily. These home remedies are all considered to be affordable, effective and safe.
If we mentioned above that in most of the situations darkened skin under your arms is generally not the cause of a medical condition, you shouldn’t totally exclude this possibility! In some cases, darkened skin under the arms is actually the result of a certain medical condition. In the list of these conditions we need to include: certain types of cancer, the use of certain medications, hormonal diseases, obesity and insulin resistance. If you suspect that the darkened skin under your arms could be caused by any of the mentioned medical conditions, you must consult your doctor or healthcare provider right away!
It is possible to get back the natural color of the skin under your arms with both home remedies and medical ways. But instead of choosing to spend a lot of time and money on medical procedures to get back the confidence on your underarm (these procedures might sometimes be even risky or not properly applied), try safe and natural home remedies that will do a better and more satisfying job. We don’t want to say that you shouldn’t rely on medical support, but in this situation, the following solution would be the best one.
The technique that we will now describe represents a very simple way for removing dead skin cells from your underarm and lightening your skin in the same time. This DIY idea works well on your underarm as well as on your knees.
Ingredients needed to prepare your DIY underarm lightening
For this purpose, you will need:
- 3 tablespoons of lemon juice;
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda;
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- and sliced cucumber.
Slicing an entire cucumber is not needed because you will only need several slices. In a medium-sized bowl, add all of the ingredients, mash them and then mix them well together, until you obtain a paste. Apply the obtained mixture on the areas on which you want your skin lightened: knees, legs and underarms. Leave the mixture 10 minutes on these body areas and then rinse your skin with lukewarm water. Finally, dry your skin with a clean and soft cloth or towel.