There are a few things you can do to help lighten your underarms naturally. Let's first discuss what causes the darkness on your underarms. The main cause of dark underarms is hyperpigmentation. This means that the skin cells produce too much melanin, which gives the skin its color. There are a few things that can trigger this overproduction, including:
-Shaving or plucking hair from the area
-Excess sweat or friction
-Using deodorants or antiperspirants with harsh chemicals
-A buildup of dead skin cells
Now that we know what causes dark underarms, let's talk about how to lighten them. Here are a few natural methods you can try:
1. Use a lemon juice and baking soda scrub.
-Start by mixing together equal parts lemon juice and baking soda.
-Gently massage the mixture into your underarms for a minute or two.
-Let it sit for another minute before rinsing it off with warm water.
2. Try an armpit mask.
-You can make an armpit mask at home using a few simple ingredients, like turmeric, yogurt, and lemon juice.
-Simply mix together equal parts turmeric and yogurt, then add enough lemon juice to form a paste.
-Apply the paste to your underarms and let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
-Rinse it off with warm water and moisturize the area afterwards.
3. Use a lightening cream or serum.
-There are a number of lightening creams and serums available on the market.
-Look for one that contains ingredients like kojic acid, licorice extract, or vitamin C, which can help to brighten the skin.
-Apply the cream or serum to your underarms once or twice a day as directed.
4. Exfoliate regularly.
-Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells and other buildup that can cause darkness.
-You can use a store-bought scrub or make your own using sugar and olive oil.
-Gently massage the scrub into your underarms for a minute or two, then rinse it off with warm water.
5. Wear loose-fitting clothing.
-Tight-fitting clothes can cause friction and sweat, which can lead to darkness.
-Try to wear loose-fitting, breathable fabrics whenever possible.
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