The underarm area rarely gives us any trouble, apart from sweating, and we conveniently forget all about it. Unfortunately, the skin in this area is very sensitive and is susceptible to a variety of problems like rashes, pigmentation, infection, ingrown hair, and even pimples. There’s a lot that can happen in such a small area! However, one of the most common complaints by both men and women is pigmentation or discoloration.
Don’t let your dark underarms stop you from wearing your favourite sleeveless or strappy apparels as we have an effective remedy to lighten and brighten your underarms. Let’s take a look.
The process to lighten dark underarms has 2 steps :
So, let us start the process of ‘how to lighten dark underarms permanently’ using natural ingredients.
STEP 1: STEAMING
- Make sure you have waxed your underarms and they are clean.
- Now, dip a small hand towel in hot water.
- Wring it, i.e. remove the excess water and place it over your underarms. This is one of the convenient ways to take steam to open the pores of the skin.
- Do this twice or thrice for 5 minutes.
STEP 2: UNDERARMS PACK
The pack has to be applied as soon as you are done taking the steam.
Things you will need for underarms pack :
- 2 tbsp maida or refined flour.
- 3 tbsp potato juice.
- 2 tbsp beetroot juice.
Note: If you don’t have beetroot, you can also use cucumber juice or tomato juice instead.
- Take a clean bowl.
- Mix all the above ingredients.
- You will get a paste-like consistency.
How to apply this mask to lighten dark underarms :
- As soon as you are done taking the steam, apply this pack onto your underarms.
- Sit back or sleep in a relaxed position while keeping this on for 10-15 minutes.
- Once the pack has dried up, with the help of a loofah or with your fingers ( if you don’t have loofah ), scrub your underarms for 5 minutes.
- After scrubbing, wash it off with normal water.
- In the first application, you will see a great difference in your underarms. This method will help to lighten dark underarms with regular application and make it fairer in 3-4 applications.
WHY DOES THIS WORK?
- Steaming helps to remove the darkness in the underarms easily. As this opens the pores of the skin. Also, the pack is absorbed properly into the skin cells.
- Potato contains vitamin E,B,calcium,potassium,iron,phosphorous and copper. Also, Potato contains mild acidic properties due to which it is an excellent bleaching agent.
- Beetroot has iron, vitamins, and minerals which makes skin healthy and improves complexion.
- Maida or refined flour is a skin whitening agent.
TIPS TO LIGHTEN DARK UNDERARMS AND TO MAINTAIN FAIRER UNDERARMS :
- Always scrub your underarms with a loofah while bathing.
- Never directly apply deodorants on the underarm’s skin (especially for 2 days after you have just waxed your underarms). You can use a roll-on which is 100% alcohol-free after 2 days.
- Wax your underarms either with RICA WAX or HERBAL WAX.
- Never use any hair removal creams on your underarms.
- MYTH: Using a razor to shave your underarms, make them darker. This is a myth, using a razor thickens the hair growth in your underarms but it does not darken the underarms.
- If you have extremely darker underarms, scrub your underarms every night and apply any moisturizer of your choice. This will help the dark particles to get off your underarms and moisturizer will keep them hydrated.
This was an easy remedy to lighten dark underarms. Hope you like it. Please try and let me know your experience in the comment section below. Thank you..!
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