Underarm Whitening – Quick Solutions

Noticeably dark underarms can be embarrassing and make you hesitant to wear sleeveless tops or engage in normal daily activities that require you to raise your arms. This is particularly true if you are fair-skinned to begin with, in which case a dark underarm area will stand out even more against white skin. Fortunately, there are a number of underarm whitening techniques that are simple enough to perform at home that you can find a fix quickly. The first step towards underarm whitening is to take a look at what the various causes of skin discoloration in this area might be.

Irritation is one of the main causes of the need for underarm whitening. If you have razor burn, or your armpits have been rubbing against tight clothing, which is often the case for those who are overweight, this could lead to either a rash or a higher level of darkening and discoloration. Some easy underarm whitening techniques if this is the culprit would be to wear loose, natural fiber clothing that lets your underarm areas breathe properly. If you notice extra irritation from a certain type of deodorant, discontinue its use for a few days.

Proper cleanliness and hygiene is also essential to underarm whitening, because oftentimes the cause of blemishes or discoloration in this area will be due to a buildup of dead skin cells. Gentle exfoliation combined with a skin whitening soap could help cleanse, moisturize, and encourage the area to maintain a more normal environment. That can then be enhanced with at home herbal underarm whitening remedies. Some find that rubbing fresh lemon juice on their underarms will help add not only to a fresh and sterile environment, but will help change the skin tone in a gentle and natural way. Lemons have a natural bleaching effect, and are filled with vitamin C.

Sandalwood powder is another remedy that some find works well for underarm whitening. If these herbal remedies using common household ingredients are not doing the trick, however, it may be necessary to look for a stronger solution. Skin lightening cream work just as well for underarm whitening solutions, and are usually gentle enough to help prevent further irritation in this area. Some experts also recommend switching to an anti fungal powder instead of regular deodorant to reduce irritation and help lighten the skin. Weight loss and the avoidance of synthetic clothing will also go far in the battle against skin discoloration.

Emily Peetlukes

Contributor: Emily Peetlukes (The Beauty Insiders)

This Article Has Been Published on August 10, 2010 and Last Modified on July 28, 2015

Emily is a dreamer who was born to run wild and free; a traveler who is always on the move collecting research and experiences from different people and cultures from all over the world. Her love of writing comes naturally, and she finds it a great way to share stories, advice and information from her life experiences. Emily is a certified life coach, a dating expert and has a wide range of knowledge from health and fitness, adventure and traveling, sex and relationships as well as beauty and culture. She hopes to continue to share her passion of writing with the world through future projects including books, novels, articles and blogs. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

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