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How To Get Rid Of Dark Underarms Naturally

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Last Updated on by Buayifa Ojeogwu

It is frustrating trying everything to get rid of dark underarms and still get no results.

I know how long it took me to get brighter underarms, to the point where I can raise my arms to wave at or hug someone. Lol.

Yes, that’s how much progress I’ve made in terms of getting brighter underarms.

And I want to share my tips with you, so you too can raise both hands and wave hello.

But before we proceed, let’s look at a few causes of dark underarms.

How To Get Rid Of Dark Underarms Naturally

So in this post, we would explore both natural and home remedies for getting rid of dark underarms.

But before we proceed, let’s look at a few causes of dark underarms.

What Are The Causes Of Dark Underarms?

Here are just a few of the many causes of dark underarms.

  • Shaving blades – leave spots of hair follicles.
  • Hair removal creams – harsh chemicals that can burn your skin. See Depilatory Hair Removal Creams 101.
  • Antiperspirants – some contain aluminum (an ingredient in deodorants and antiperspirants that cause dark underarms).
  • Ingrown hairs and bumps – these leave dark spots in the underarms after they are healed.
How To Get Rid Of Dark Underarms Naturally

How To Get Rid Of Dark Underarms Naturally

  • Remove underarms hair by waxing instead of shaving or hair removal creams.
  • Use antiperspirants without aluminum
  • Exfoliate your underarms regularly.
  • Stop using antiperspirants when at home.
  • Do not scratch itchy underarms, exfoliate them instead.

Home remedies for dark underarms

  1. At-home sugaring with DIY sugar wax is my number one step to brighter underarms.
  2. Always follow sugar waxing with a gentle baking soda water exfoliation, and moisturize with aloe vera or honey.
  3. Epsom salt scrub – Apply dry Epsom salt to damp armpits and scrub gently, let it sit for a few minutes or until dry, then rinse out and moisturize.
  4. Mix baking soda and water to make a thick paste, apply it to both underarms, rinse it out after 10 minutes. Dry your underarms and apply moisturizer.
  5. Wearing a pair of wet exfoliating gloves, scoop some baking soda and exfoliate your underarms, then rinse out and moisturize.
  6. Rub a slice of lemon in your underarms, leave for as long as you want, then rinse off.
  7. Or make a homemade scrub with orange zest and sugar, and exfoliate your underarms with it.

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How To Get Rid Of Dark Underarms Naturally


That’s how to get rid of dark underarms naturally and with home remedies.

Remember to exfoliate your underarms as often as – if not more than – you exfoliate your whole body.

When you are not leaving the house, do not use deodorants or antiperspirants. Let your underarms breathe.

I hope these tips help you achieve brighter underarms and rock your sleeveless clothes.

What methods have you tried to brighten your underarms?

Please share them with us in the comments.

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Monday 25th of March 2019

Finally I've gotten a solution!!!! Thank you for this post ??????

Buayifa Ojeogwu

Wednesday 27th of March 2019

You're welcome, girl! Thanks for reading.


Wednesday 20th of March 2019

Thank you for this informative post! I definitely struggle with dark underarms and will take note of these tips and will try out some of these scrubs!

Buayifa Ojeogwu

Wednesday 20th of March 2019

I'm glad you found them helpful. This means a lot to me. Thanks Deandra.