Whitening Creams For Underarms In India
Dark under arms is a very common problem. Most of us, especially in the summer, like to wear sleeveless clothing. We naturally cannot do so until our underarms are free of hair, and so we get the hair removed. However, anyone who gets their underarms waxed regularly knows that one cannot re-wax the underarms until the hair has grown out substantially, and this is where the problem lies. Unfortunately, every time we get our underarms waxed, our armpits are completely free of hair for a few days, maybe a week. But then the hair starts growing back and we reach a stage when we cannot wear sleeveless any longer, and neither can we get the hair removed as it is still too short for waxing! So while some of us grab our dresses with sleeves for the remainder of the month, others pick up the razor.
Dark Underarms Causes:
There are certain parts of the body where the skin sensitivity is a little more in comparison to other areas. One such part of the body is the underarm area. This area of the skin experiences pubic hair and due to these unwanted hair women get rid of them through various methods like shaving, waxing etc.
The tendency to re-grow from time to time makes the hair removal process a tiring job. Also they cause bad body odor because of which it is better to get rid of them every once in a while. Talking about personal grooming, the unwanted hair on the body parts which are exposed to human eyes need to be made presentable otherwise they create an unattractive impression in front of the onlookers. Women, in general, keep the underarm area free from those unwanted hair in order to wear sleeveless clothes without any hesitation and to keep the underarm area free from any bacterial problem due to sweating.
Sometimes it is commonly observed in many females that they complain about their underarm area to be darker in comparison to the normal complexion of the body. There are several things which can be attributed to cause the darkening of the underarm area.
This post discusses all about the various reasons which can be held responsible to cause dark underarms and the various remedies which can be employed to aid skin darkening of the underarm.
Let’s first know about the causes of dark underarms
o Excessive sweating: Some people are genetically structured in such a way that they experience excess sweating in their underarm area. The constant perspiration causes bacterial growth over the hair follicles present on the underarms which tend to make the skin dry & dead which accumulates over a while and the skin appears to be dark. For this it is essential to get rid of these unwanted hair through safe hair removal methods like waxing so that in spite of the sweating, there is no bacterial actions in that area. Also a good anti- perspiring deodorant should be used but it should be used in limited amount because it may also cause dark underarms if used in excess.
o Shaving Underarm area: It is important to get rid of hair of the underarm area but that should be done be practicing a safer hair removal option like waxing as it contains honey, lemon and sugar which are all natural ingredients and act as natural moisturizers for the skin and remove hair from the roots and not only from the surface. It is also seen that constant shaving tends to induce more re-growth and the hair which grows back is harder than before so eventually it becomes difficult to shave them off as they scrap out the protective layer of the delicate skin of the underarm area. The use of hair removing creams too cause skin darkening in the underarms because of the chemicals present in the cream tends to affect the sensitive area by discoloring it.
o Wearing Synthetic clothes: Some people are fond of wearing synthetic clothes which may also be a potential reason for the skin darkening of the underarms as these type of fabrics don’t absorb the sweat and constantly remain on the surface making the underarm area moist and become a breeding ground for bacteria which tend to darken the specific area. For this purpose, it is always advisable to wear cotton fabrics so that all the sweat is absorbed by it leaving the area dry and free from bacteria.
o Hereditary factors: There are some people who inherit dark underarms by hereditary characters so they are left with some common remedies which can aid them in lightening the skin of the underarms or they eventually opt for laser treatment or chemical peeling for getting rid of dark underarms. Well, that totally needs exert guidance and should be strictly done under medical counseling.
Now here are some creams and lotions which are available in India which can be used in the treatment of dark armpits without undergoing major medical procedures.
10 Natural Remedies for Whitening Dark Underarms:
Lemon: Lemon juice’s citric acid gradually dark patches and evens your skin tone. Simply slice open a lemon and rub it across the armpits. You can add a few drops of honey to a lemon before applying it directly to the area. Wait five to 10 minutes before rinsing off with cold water.
Potato: Take a thin slice of potato and rub your underarms with it for about 5-10 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.
Yogurt: Apply a small amout of organic plain yogurt to exfoliate and moisturize the skin as well as lighten and brighten it. Leave it on for 5mins and rinse off.
Cucumber: You can use cucumber to make your skin tone lighter as it contains natural bleaching agent. Simply apply cucumber juice under the arms using a cotton ball and wait for 15mins before you rinse off.
ACV: Apple cider vinegar can also help reduce dark patches and soften skin. Dilute ACV with equal quantity of water and use it on the armpits for 5-10mins.
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Milk cream: Apply whole milk or cream under the arms and leave it on for few mins to lighten and whiten the skin naturally.
Honey: To brighten and lighten your skin, apply honey for approximately 15 minutes. Wash it off later with cold water.
Turmeric: Turmeric paste can be applied to the discolored area to help exfoliate and lighten the skin. Mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder with three tablespoons of lime juice to form a thick paste. Wash off after 10mins.
Natural underarm whitening scrubs:
Lemon and sugar scrub: Cut a lemon in half and dip it in sugar, or just squirt a few lemon drops and mix with sugar. The sugar exfoliates dead skin cells while the lemon will detoxify and brighten the skin.
Baking soda scrub: Baking soda scrub acts as a gentle scrub, removing dead skin cells and also gives a little bit of lightening effect for dark skin. You can also try this DIY underarm whitening scrub using baking soda >>
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