How To Get Rid Of Dark Underarms Fast

Do you feel embarrassed because of your dark underarms / armpits? Are you scared of raising your hands when you are wearing sleeveless top? In this article you will find 9 very effective natural home remedies to get rid of dark under arms.

How To Remove Dark Underarms
How To Get Rid Of Underarm Darkness

What Causes Dark Underarms / Armpits?

Dark coloration of the skin in the underarms / armpits region is usually not a disease or medical condition. The main causes of dark underarms are shaving, using chemicals laden hair removing creams, buildup of dead skin cells, poor ventilation in the armpits region, and regular use of alcohol based deodorants and antiperspirants. You can think it as your skin’s response to exposure to some elements, just like a suntan that occurs from exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

You don’t have to leave them dark. To get rid of your dark underarms and restore your confidence, use these 9 simple natural home remedies that are effective, affordable and safe as well. You need to put in efforts, time and have patience, but surely you will be able to lighten your dark underarms.

How To Get Rid Of Underarm Darkness Home Remedies

1. Naturally Bleach Underarms With Potato To Get Rid Of Underarm Darkness: Potato has mild acidic properties that act as great natural bleaching agent. Unlike lemon that works as a strong natural bleaching agent and can irritate your skin, the potato does not irritate the skin. Because of its mild acidic nature, it can be applied on sensitive skin as well.

(i) Take a thin slice of a potato and rub it on your underarms for about 5-10 minutes, and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.

(ii) Alternatively, you can also grate a potato and squeeze out its juice. Apply the juice over the underarms / armpits, using your fingers or a cotton ball. Let it sit there for about 10-15 minutes, and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

Apply either of these home remedies twice a day for faster results to see your underarm skin getting lightened.

2. Lemon – Underarms Lightener: Lemon acts as a natural bleaching agent, and has powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Because of its natural cleanser properties, the restaurants use it in washing bowls with warm water. Its acidic properties help effectively not only for lightening skin (including dark armpits and underarms), but also in exfoliating dead skin cells. Nothing is as good a natural lightener as the lemon is!!

(i) To get rid of dead skin cells (they cause dark underarms) and dark armpits, rub a lemon wedge on the skin for a few minutes before you go for a bath. For a powerful exfoliation, sprinkle a little sugar on the lemon wedge and then use it.

(ii) Another option is to add a pinch or two of turmeric powder, plain yogurt or honey to lemon juice to make a thick paste and rub it gently to the skin on your dark underarms.  Leave it there for about 10 minutes, and then wash it off with water. Apply this remedy 3-4 times a week.

Natural Beauty Tip : Lemon juice can dry out your skin.  If you are using the remedies with lemon juice regularly, apply moisturizer after applying such remedies if needed.

3. Cucumber – A Skin Lightener To Reduce Underarms Darkness: Cucumber is another natural ingredient that has skin lightening properties, just like potatoes.

(i) Simply you can rub cucumber slice over your underarms or grate a cucumber and apply its juice on your underarms. Apply this remedy once or twice a day regularly to see positive results in a few days.

(ii) A more effective option is to mix cucumber juice with a little turmeric powder and lemon juice to make a thick paste. Whereas lemon will bleach and get rid of the dead skin cells, cucumber will give soothing effect and avoid any skin itching or irritation. The turmeric powder will prevent skin discoloration. Apply the paste on the dark areas, leaving it there for about 20 minutes, and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Use this ayurvedic remedy once or twice a day without any hassles for best results!!

4. Baking Soda – An Underarms Scrub To Whiten Armpits: Baking Soda can be used to make a homemade exfoliating scrub that can whiten your dark underarms. This scrub helps in removing dead skin cells resulting in unclogging the blocked pores, which is one of the main causes of dark underarms. By using baking soda scrub for underarms, you will not feel need to apply chemically laden deodorants and antiperspirants that cause dark armpits. It also exterminates bacteria and germs to provide odor free and whitened underarms.

(i) Mix baking soda with water to form a thick paste. Apply this paste to your underarms and gently scrub the dark areas. After a few minutes, wash it off and pat dry the skin. You can also apply a dusting of baking soda (if you like, you may mix with it cornstarch in equal parts) to the skin to neutralize body odor and give it a lightened appearance.

(ii) To make it easy, mix the baking soda with a little water and simply wipe your underarms with the solution.

(iii) An alternative option is, to mix and form a thick paste of baking soda and rose water. Apply it to the dark underarms, and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Pat dry your skin. Apply this home remedy until you get your armpits lightened.

5. Orange Peel – a Natural Scrub For Underarms: Orange peels have bleaching and exfoliating properties. So they can be applied to lighten the skin under your arms. This natural armpits scrub get rid of dead skin cells, lighten the skin and leave your underarms smelling sweet due to the effects of rose water and orange itself. Here are the steps to apply this wonderful armpits scrub:

(i) Peel an orange and dry out the peels completely in shade. Grind the dried peels into a fine powder form.

(ii) Mix 2 teaspoons of the powdered orange peels with enough rose water and milk to get a thick paste.

(iii) Apply this paste and gently scrub your underarms for 5 minutes to remove dead skin cells.

(iv) Finish by washing the area with cold water.

Apply this remedy 2-3 times a week.

6. Milk For Underarm Whitening: The vitamins and fatty acids contained in milk work for getting rid of dark underarms. Milk softens the skin and renders the skin tone lighter. Moreover, when mixed with plain yogurt or curd the additional lactic acid too helps in lightening the skin. This is a very effective armpits mask, as it not only cleanses and bleaches your skin to give your skin a lighter tone, but moisturize it as well.

(i) Take 2 table spoons of full fat milk, 1 teaspoon of plain yogurt or curd and one tablespoon of gram or chickpea flour. Mix all the natural ingredients together to make a thick paste.

(ii) Rub it on your underarms skin and allow it to sit there for about 10-15 minutes. Rinse it off with water. You will feel your skin getting softer and free from dead skin cells, which will make your underarms look whiter. Using full fat milk cream will give you even better results.

(iii) Apply this remedy 3-4 times a week.

7. Natural Underarms Lightening / Whitening Pack: This is an effective natural skin whitening underarms pack / mask made from gram flour (also called as chickpea flour or besan).

(i) Take 2 tablespoons of gram flour or chickpea flour, 1 table spoon each of plain yogurt and lemon juice and a generous pinch of turmeric powder. Mix these natural ingredients together thoroughly to make a thick smooth paste.

(ii) Massage gently this pack for 2 minutes onto your underarms, leaving it there for about 20-25 minutes before washing it off with warm water.

(iii) Apply this home remedy daily for two weeks, and then 2-3 times a week until your dark underarms turn lighter.

8. Vinegar For Lighter Skin Armpits / Underarms: It’s another effective treatment to get rid of dark underarms. This remedy works to lighten the skin tone and also exterminates bacteria and germs that feed on dead skin cells.

(i) Mix vinegar and rice flour to make a thick paste. Take a lukewarm shower and apply this paste onto the underarms.

(ii) Let the paste to dry out for about 10-15 minutes, and then wash it off with lukewarm water. You will feel your underarms soft, smooth and sweet smelling.

9. Sandalwood – Armpits Skin Lightener: Sandalwood is known for its skin lightening properties, and so can be used as a natural remedy to get rid of dark underarms. You can mix rose water with it to provide a soothing and softening effect on the skin and a sweet smell as well. The natural fragrance of the sandalwood and rosewater will also help in getting rid of body odor caused by excessive sweating.

(i) Mix 2 tablespoons of sandalwood powder with enough water to form a thick paste.

(ii) Apply the paste onto your underarms skin, leaving it there to dry it out for about 15 minutes. Follow with rinsing it off with cold water.

Apply this home remedy 3 times a week for a few weeks and see the underarms skin getting lightened.

Apply the above remedy 3-4 times a week.

Follow the above home remedies for getting rid of dark underarms and get lighter, soft and smooth skin. Reward is that you will not feel embarrassed to raise your hands, even if you are wearing sleeveless top!!

Check With Doctor, If Above Dark Underarms Treatments Do Not Work

Your armpits / underarms may be dark due to a medical condition known as Acanthosis Nigricans, a skin disorder, which is often associated with obesity, insulin resistance, hormonal disorders, certain medications and cancer.  This medical condition results in velvety, light-to-brown skin in areas, including the underarms / armpits.  Such a condition can- not be treated with home remedies, and you must consult a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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143 COMMENTS

    • @Akaleistar:

      Potato has mild bleaching properties and regular use of potato paste or juice will reduce dark spots and lighten your skin.

            • Baking soda’s texture is fine, gritty – which makes it great for gentle exfoliation, but its pH level can be an issue. While skin’s pH level is of around 4.5 to 5, baking soda’s is 9. So, applying baking soda can be harsh on sensitive skin — can cause acne breakouts.

              But if you want, you may make a paste of lemon juice with baking soda and scrub gently with your fingers on a small area of your skin. If it does not irritate your skin or cause any other issue, well it can be good idea to cleanse your underarms with it.

  1. which is more effective. the potato or the lamon?
    and is atoderm pp baume a good moisturiser?
    please help me
    im kinnda running of options here 🙁

    • @ lilyasade:

      (i) Lemons work better because they have salicylic acid, which kills bacteria that cause zits and also lightens/brightens skin.
      The lemon juice is better, because you leave it on, you don’t have to wait and rinse off, and you just let it be. Lemon works faster as compared to potato for lightening your underarms and skin.

      But whereas lemon is a powerful natural bleaching agent and can irritate your skin, the potato has mild acidic characteristics and does not irritate the skin.

      (ii) One of my friends is using atoderm pp baume, and its working fine for her. Give it a try and see if it works for you as well. But it seems expensive. An option is to use natural moisturizers, as they are chemicals free and will not harm your skin in the long run. Here read this: https://naturalbeautytips.co/best-all-natural-face-and-skin-moisturizers/

        • when applying these remedies like lemons,potatoes..Does it really need to wash it off after use?
          or we can just leave it overnight?

          • It depends on the type of skin you have. Try to apply the ingredient on week end and let it remain on your skin for say 4-5 hours on longer period, and if it does not irritate your skin then you can apply it over night.

            Also you can test any ingredient by applying it on a patch of your skin like behind your ear, and see whether it irritates your skin.

            • If someone is allergic to lemon then how it can leave lemon for about 4-5 hours. Instead, I would suggest to try mild acidic natural ingredients like potato, cucumber.

  2. For how long do i have to leave on the lemon? And should I do this every day or every other day ? Please I need answers fasts!! I have really dark underarms and I have to wear a strapless dress for my sweet 15 and I will be dancing in front on people !! Please!!!

    • @ Arlet:

      Lemon acts as a natural bleach and a powerful antibacterial and antiseptic agent that lightens dark spots, whitens the skin and also removes dead skin cells. To lighten your underarms, rub a lemon wedge on the skin for a few minutes. Leave the juice on your skin for about 10 minutes and then wash the area thoroughly. For better exfoliation, you can sprinkle a little sugar on the lemon wedge and then use it. Do this a few times a week.

      You can also apply it before going to bed and leave it on your armpits and underarms overnight.

      As lemon can dry out your skin, so apply a moisturizer after using it, if needed.

  3. Is lotion and moisturizer are the same ?
    If baking soda mix with one teaspoon of lemon juice can be fine ?
    I need the answer badly .
    How about using aloe vera for dark underarm ?

    • @maria:

      (i) A moisturizer and a lotion are both types of creams that can be applied to the body for different uses and effects. Key difference between the two is that a lotion is essentially a light consistency of cream that is usually applied on the body for different reasons. A moisturizer, on the other hand, is a cream that moisturizes the skin. It may have a slightly thicker or lighter consistency than a lotion.

      (ii) You can make a mix of baking soda and lemon juice, but apply a little bit of the mix on a small patch of skin first to test that it suits your skin. It might sting/tingle/burn a little, that’s just fine too.

      (iii) Aloe vera can also be used as a natural exfoliate for your under arms. Just massage Aloe Vera gel under your arms, wait for about 10 minutes, then rinse. This gel gently exfoliates, provides antioxidants and moisture that helps to clean your armpits and soften your skin.

        • @Maya:

          (i) Apple cider vinegar acts as a natural astringent and skin toner. It will tighten your skin, reduce large pores, and restore skin’s pH balance. Combine equal quantity of organic apple cider vinegar and water. Soak a cotton ball in the solution and apply it onto your face. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then rinse it off. For best results, apply this remedy every night after cleansing your face. Follow up with a light moisturizer. You will observe improvement within a few weeks.

          (ii) Fuller’s earth, also known as multani mitti, is another effective natural remedy for large open pores because it absorbs extra oil and exfoliates the skin. Combine sufficient rose water with 2 tablespoons of fuller’s earth to make a paste. Apply this mud pack onto face, and allow it to sit for 15 to 20 minutes until it dries out. Scrub and rinse it off your face with cool water. Apply this mud pack remedy once or twice a week consistently.

  4. Can you please suggest me mildest moisturize? My skin type is mixture of oily and dry skin and also very sensitive
    please help

    • @Sushmita:

      Use glycerin. Glycerin basically cleanses and moisturizes the skin without causing any harm. Glycerin will keep your skin hydrated and holds it in the skin. It can be used on all types of skin, including sensitive skin. Best is to mix rese water with glycerin in equal parts. Rose water is very soothing. You can do a patch test by applying this mixture behind your year.

      First cleanse your skin with clean water, pat it dry with a clean soft towel, and then apply mixture of glycerin and rose water.

    • @ Clara:

      Cucumber acts as a mild lightener on your skin and does not harm it. Rub it over your underarms once or twice a day. You can leave it on, it will not do any harm.

    • @ Melissa:

      Apply following natural home remedies to lighten skin on your dark bikini area:

      (i) Rub freshly squeezed lemon juice regularly on the bikini area to not just lighten the dark spots, remove dead skin and wrinkles, but also avoid them in future. Make sure that if you have any rashes or cuts in the affected area then avoid applying lemon juice till you get rid of them else it can cause severe irritation and worsen the matter. Also remember not to go out in the sun with lime juice on your skin. Wash it off before stepping out in the sun.

      (ii) Mix 1 tablespoon of honey and freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon. Add in sugar crystals, stir and use the mixture as a scrub. The circular motion is the best way to apply this scrub. Let it sit on the bikini area for 10 minutes, and then rinse it off with clea water. Sugar helps in removing the dead skin and honey takes care of the soft sensitive skin of the area. The juice of lemon works as bleaching agent and reduces the dark spot and pigmentation.

  5. Thank you so much for your help. By replying to all the questions asked, I’ve enjoyed reading your articles already. May I asked, is it okay to use Nivea Moisturizers (the one in blue tin containers) after applying lemon or not since it contains other types of chemicals? Thanks for your reply

    • @Nica:

      Yes, you can use Nivea moisturizers (including the one in blue tin container) after applying lemon. But make sure to rinse thoroughly your face or the skin area on which you have applied lemon after keeping it for at least 15 minutes or as long as you like to keep it on.

  6. Personally for me DermalMD Skin lightning serum worked really well! I’ve tried many products that have claimed to fade dark marks but DermalMD is the only one (coupled with the day serum of DermalMD brand) that showed real results. I started using this serum to help fade/eliminate my acne scars. I used this and the day serum once a day. I started seeing results within a week of consistent use. A month later and all my old marks and scars are gone! This really helped me, and it really does work. this product does what it claim.

    • @ Ogoo:

      Yes, you can try skineal for your underarms.

      If the purpose is to lighten your underarms then products like Otentika, Topicreme, Dr Clear and La Roche Natural Skin Brightener, are examples of safe skin lightening ingredients.

      They may not produce the instantaneous results that Hydroquinone and steroids provide, but they also would not damage your skin either.

  7. Ok thank you, so i shouldnt use skineal? Skineal is antifungal,anti bacterial and anti inflammatory, should i discontinue?

  8. @ Marielle:

    I have never tried it. However, I see no harm if you use lemon juice, leave it on for as long as you can. But rinse it off completely with clean water, before you put Milcu deopdrant.

  9. i agree i don’t like to use a lot of chemicals. Natural remedies are ideal. Lemon all the way. On average how long does it take to see the effects of the lemon on the darken area on the underarm pits removed?

    • @andrea:

      You will start seeing positive results within a couple of weeks, if you apply lemon juice remedy every day consitently.

    • @genn:

      The gram flour (besan) and/or chickpea flour serves as an exfoliant and thickens the paste. If you don’t have either of them, then use these ingredients to replace it:

      Add a little freshly squeezed lemon juice and rough salt or sugar crystals.

      You can also use a mixture of wheat and rough rice powder, but it can stiffen too much and hurt – so I would not recommend it.

  10. I have used Qraa Underarm Cream . It has amazing results. I could see visibly fairer and beautiful underarms in less than 10 days

  11. I was using Nivea Roll On, it was such a useless product that I had never seen . Then I Came across Qraa Underarm Whitening Cream . It is actually working and I am happy with its effects .

  12. Can I just use the milk without mixing anything?and can I apply it twice a day?How long does milk takes to lighten underarms?Well my underarm isn’t that dark.So,how long will it takes?

  13. Hi maam. Can I leave potato overnight? And can I mix LEMON or LIME juice with my lotion? Will it give a whitening effect? THANK YOU SO MUCH you are adorable – as I can see you responding to all questions. That is something not every online writer does.

  14. Can i use the baking soda in the morning and in the evening is the lemon juice with a little bit honey, turmeric powder and yogurt ??? Can i use it alternately ??? Everyday ?

  15. You can use (i) baking soda and (ii) lemon juice with a little bit honey, turmeric powder and yogurt when ever you like during the day. Better would be if you use them on alternate days..

  16. Why my underarm becomes dark when I used baking soda? I put baking soda after taking a bath and leave it on my underarm a whole day. And when I woke up this morning I tried to saw my underarm and it become very dark.I guess it burn.what will I do to lighten my underarm?please help me..

  17. @ Sandy:

    You should not leave baking soda on, as it’s too harsh and can damage your skin, Also you should not use it more than once a week. Use baking soda on your underarms only as advised above.

    Now, since your skin has been damaged, use this remedy until you get relief:

    Just rub cucumber slice over your underarms or grate a cucumber and apply its juice on your underarms. Apply this remedy once or twice a day regularly.

    Good Luck.

    • @ JJ:

      Here is a very simple and effective baking soda remedy to lighten your dark underarms. \
      You need:

      (i) Baking soda: 10 grams
      (ii) Lemon juice: 1/2 lemon, freshly squeezed

      Mix both ingredients into a thick paste. Clean your armpits with soap and water thoroughly to get rid of any traces of deodorant, then dry them and apply the mixture evenly to both armpits. Leave on for 5-10 minutes and then rinse it off using lukewarm water. It’s suggested to repeat the process every alternate day for at least 2 weeks or until the skin is lightened. If you find it comfortable, you may use every day.

      P.S.: Make a patch test on a small area of your underarm skin, before start applying it.

  18. Just wondering if any one has tried Coilies natural deodorant with lemon essential oil? What are the natural, commercial lightening products that are out there that are convenient to use?

    • @ Catherine:

      I have not tried it, but the manufacturer claims that it helps reverse skin darkening, and that it’s aluminum and baking soda free.

  19. Do you have posts about OCM? I am wondering if I can use ACV as toner AND THEN leave oils on my face overnight? My concerns are acne, scars, blackheads and whiteheads. Thanks!

  20. Can i make a vinegar and rice flour paste for whitening underarms and put in a container? Can i still use it for the whole week?

    • @ Jemielle:

      Acidic vinegar will destroy the bacteria which feed on the dead skin cells and will remove the darkened area over time. Vinegar and rice flour remedy not only lightens the skin color, but also kills germs and bacteria that feed on dead skin cells causing underarm odor.

      Mix a few tablespoons of rice flour with vinegar to form a thick paste. Take a hot shower and then apply this paste on your underarms. Let the paste stay on for 15 to dry out, and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Repeat a few times a week.

  21. I’ve used cold waxing strip and left a dark sport under my arms for almost two months. Does it work if I rub lemon wedge? How long will it take to make it less darker?

    • @ Richa:

      Yes, rubbing lemon wedge does help lightening dark spopts left on your underarms. You will start seeing results in a few weeks time..

  22. hi, is it shaving my underarms can still cause darkness on it eventhough i’m not using any shaving cream? will these remedies can help whiten even if i’m still shaving? please reply

  23. Hello,

    very nice of you to reply to all of the comments Ms. Chandini.. 🙂 I put on about 25 kilos of weight and since then I have got these dark underarms.. So do the above methods (lemon+joghurt + turmeric i am trying currently since 2 weeks) help even the ones I got from Obesity??

    Thank you..

        • Alia:

          I have some thing special for you: https://www.naturalbeautytips.co/category/weight-loss-tips/

          This has excellent information on weight loss. I assure you, follow these tips and you will have a great body shape.

          Yes, you can use lemon and yogurt to lighten dark underarms. However, here is a great mask recipe for this purpose: Mix a handful of gram flour with yogurt, lemon and a little turmeric powder. Message your under arms with this paste and Keep it for 15-20 minutes, and then wash it off.

          • Hi. Thanks a lot Ms Chandini 🙂 I used to rub lemon wedges on my armpits for a week. But it has started to sting a bit now. But just applying the paste is comfortable.. So is it ok if i just apply the paste??.. Thanks once again..

  24. Hello pls i need a reply, I’m light in complexion but i have dark underarms, i really need something to whiten it. can i buy vitamin E capsules from a drug store and rub the oil on my underarms and leave it overnight? pls does it work as a bleaching agent? thanks.

    • Nelly:

      Bleaching is not a very common use of vitamin C. When you bleach something, for example, using commercial bleach, it has sodium hypochlorite that oxidizes “dirt” (whatever is being bleached). Vitamin C is a strong reductant (since it reduces things it’s an antioxidant, in case you’re wondering about it’s very common use), and so it simply reduces “dirt” (or whatever). I have never heard of it being used in bleach before, but I suppose it’s hypothetically possible.

      You can rub vitamin E oil on your underarms and leave it overnight, but I suggest that you also use other remedies given in the article..

  25. Great post! I found this article to be very useful. I for one have embarrassing dark armpits but now i will try your methods. And I hope these remedies will help me lighten my dark underarm problem even more faster. And i guess that these remedies of yours will help me lighten my dark underarms faster and more effectively. I will try applying some of these every day probably every morning.

  26. Hi! I have read your article. Just a question how about treatment for dark spots on the body and to lighten skin. Thank you very much in advance! 🙂

    • @ maria:

      They do lighten the area. But if you use them consistently with patience, there are good chances that you may recover back to the original color.

  27. Thank u very much sir for ur replies and ur article. Can I use lime juice instead of lemon bkus lemon is quite expensive here.

    And can I use the same remedy to clear off my dark lips…m very fair but have a dark lips and I don’t smoke nor take anything hard drink.

    Pls reply. Thanks

  28. Is lemon really effective ? I definitely have dark under arms and I only like have a month before our musical presentation and we’re gonna be wearing a strapless dress. Please I need answers. Which one is the quickest way to whiten dark under arms?

    • @ Chay:

      Yes, lemon as well as baking soda, both are effective home remedies to lighten dark underarms. Use the remedy # 1 & 2 on alternate days for faster results. If you get any skin irritation use one of them which suits your skin…

  29. How long will it take to lighten my underarms if I have medium amount of darkness and I’m using the potato method where i take a slice and rub it?
    Will it be faster if I use lemon?
    Will moisturizing cream clog it and make it worse?

    • Baking soda has an alkaline PH, antibacterial and skin whitening properties. It’s also known as bicarbonate soda. It’s a natural and very effective in skin care and whitening. It is important to note that if your skin tone is naturally darker, the process of skin lightening with baking soda might be slow or ineffective. For African American skin tone, this option can only be used to improve areas of darkness like dark spots on the face and discolored dark armpits. In other words it’s an effective skin whitening ingredient for smaller patch areas. It is not the best option for larger or full body skin lightening because of its mild nature.

  30. I have a slight dark underarms, like 3 out of 10 percent of darkness. My skin is very sensitive, when i used the lemon, it irritates my skin and some pimples appears. My question is – can I use baking soda and water? How long will i use it? Do i have to use it everyday?

    • Since most of the irritants of sensitive skin are acidic and baking soda is alkaline, a baking soda treatment can neutralize some of the chemicals that cause skin irritation. So, just test check by applying baking soda and water mix recipe on a small area to see whether it irritates your skin or not. You can use it every day.

  31. I have a slight dark underarms, like 3 out of 10 percent of darkness. My skin is very sensitive, when i used the lemon, it irritates my skin and some pimples appears. My question is – can I use baking soda and water? How long will i use it? Do i have to use it everyday?.
    Please reply asap

  32. Nice Article at the right time!!! Best Home Remedies For Dark Underarms, the procedure you have mentioned is good you can get all ingredients at home itself.

    • Don’t keep potato juice on your skin for overnight. It’s mildly acidic in nature, so can irritate and darken your skin. Try the remedy number 5, namely, orange peel. Make sure to follow the instructions given in the post.

  33. How long should I leave the baking soda, water mixture before rinsing?
    My skin is sensitive, will the baking soda harm or irritate my skin?

    • Do a patch test on a small area on your underarms to see whether it suit your underarm skin.

      Initially, apply baking soda remedy for 1-2 minutes and then increase the time to upto 4-5 minutes.

  34. Thank you so much for this article. Even though I epilate my underarms every month and exfoliate every day the darkness around my underarms doesn’t go. I will give this remedies a try. How many times a week shall I apply this?

  35. Lemon as well as baking soda doesn’t work for me, now m using qraa underarm whitening cream from last 20 days n instead of lightening my skin become darker, can u pliz help me ma’am

  36. Hi Mdm, i wonder why they say going for waxing will in a way reduce the darkness, but for me it doesnt seem to help. So, whats the best way to trim your underarm hair? The method of rubbing lemons has kept my armpits feel fresh n i dont have to use deodorant anymore. Its just that, patience plays and important role here, to see results . ?

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