How Can You Whiten Your Underarms?


Many ladies (and a few men) are not comfortable with having dark underarms. Dark underarms can even be a source of embarrassment to some people. In this case, some people can opt to dress in long sleeves as a way of hiding the dark underarms.

Dark underarms can prevent people from even wearing bathing suits in public or participating in sports. Plus, it can lead to a lack of self-esteem and confidence.

There are many causes of dark armpits, and one of them is deodorants and antiperspirants. Some deodorants and antiperspirants have chemical content that can irritate the skin. The chemicals will then discolor the armpits as you use them more frequently.

But the main point of concern is not how they are caused, but how you can get rid of them. That being said, here is a look at the remedies for whitening underarms.


Turmeric is not only a spice used in the kitchen but can also be used to get rid of dark underarms. Turmeric contains a unique compound known as curcumin. This compound is for almost every health benefit of turmeric in the body.

One of the functions or abilities of curcumin is to resolve the hyper-pigmentation and also regulate the production of melanin. Furthermore, curcumin affects the Adrenocorticotropic Hormone that is produced by the pituitary glands. In other words, this compound from turmeric will restrict the production of Adrenocorticotropic Hormone. This will, in turn, lessen the production of melanin. When there is less melanin, the skin will become lighter.

To use turmeric or underarm lightening, you will need to mix 5 to 6 tablespoons of cold milk with 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder. Mix them thoroughly until there are no lumps in the paste. After that, use a cotton ball to apply the solution directly to your underarms.

Allow this solution to sit overnight and wash off with warm water the next day. You can do this daily without any health risks.

Whitening Creams

There are plenty of whitening creams out there and among them are the armpits whitening creams. These creams come with a unique chemical that inhibits the production of melanin in the skin.

When choosing an underarm whitening cream, you should always ensure that you consider the ingredients used. For starters, some ingredients should never be in the list of a good underarm bleaching cream.

Ingredients like hydroquinone and mercury should be avoided when choosing an armpit whitening cream. These ingredients have been linked to negative side effects, and they can also contribute to the development of cancer cells.

Instead, you should consider using some safe and organic ingredients like kojic acid. Other safe-to-use ingredients include bearberry, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid.

Any underarm whitening cream that you choose must come with the safe ingredients. If you have sensitive skin, you must talk to your dermatologist before you start using the armpits bleaching creams.


The raw material of fries is also known to have bleaching properties. The best part is that it is all-natural. If you have sensitive skin or you used lime and experience some burning sensation, potato should be your best alternative.

Potatoes come with mild, acidic properties, but that won’t cause any burning sensation.

To use potatoes for bleaching, you simply have to wash one and cut into thin slices. After that, take one slice and massage your underarm with it. You may use as many slices as you want and rinse afterward. Leaving the potato ‘juice’ to sit in your underarm overnight wouldn’t be harmful either.

Tomato and Sugar

These two can be great partners when it comes to whitening the skin. First off, tomatoes come with inflammatory properties, along with skin whitening properties. Tomatoes can also detoxify the skin as you use it.

On the other hand, sugar plays the role of exfoliating the skin and getting rid of the dead skin. Most natural scrubs include sugar as one of the ingredients. It will help to clear the skin and rejuvenate its smoothness too.

For this reason, sugar and tomatoes make a perfect combination of not only whitening the underarms but also making the skin extra smooth.

To pull of this remedy, you will need to cut one tomato into thin slices. After that, dip a slice in a lump of sugar or sprinkle some sugar on the tomato slice. Once the tomato is coated with sugar crystals, use it to gently rub on your armpits. You can do this for around three to five minutes on each underarm.


Among the home-based beauty and health remedies, cucumber is definitely one of the top remedies. This fruit doesn’t only act as a refreshing ingredient in meals and drinks. Rather, it also comes with whitening properties on the skin.

Cucumber contains natural salts, enzymes, as well as vitamins. These ingredients will promote cell repair and growth in the body. The fruit is also a good antioxidant source. People use cucumber to relax muscles and nerves as well.

You have probably seen someone do it or you have done this yourself; putting cucumber slices on the eyes to reduce and eliminate dark circles and eye bags. This mechanism is the same that will work on the underarms. It helps to whiten the armpits.

It is very easy to use cucumber on your underarms. Simple take the cucumber slices and rub them on the dark area of your underarms. Allow it to sit there for 10 minutes or overnight and rinse with cool water.

Coconut Oil

That healthy coconut oil that you use to prepare food can also help to lighten your skin. It contains antibacterial, moisturizing, and anti-inflammatory properties. When you use coconut oil on your skin and underarm, you are not only lightening the skin, but also enhancing the softness.

It also promotes the prevention of bad microbes accumulation on the skin. This oil can detoxify the skin pores as well. To use it, just use three to five drops of coconut oil to rub on your underarms. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water and mild soap. Do this two to three times every day for better results.

Keep in mind that there are some things you should avoid to prevent dark armpits. Above all always use creams and remedies that are safe to your skin.

Erric Ravi
Erric Ravi
Erric Ravi is an entrepreneur, speaker & the founder of Storify News and Gurgaon Times of India He is the Co-Founder of The Storify News Times. Forbes calls him a top influencer of Chief Marketing Officers and the world’s top social marketing talent. Entrepreneur lists him among 50 online marketing influencers to watch. has him on the list of 20 digital marketing experts to follow on Twitter. Oanalytica named him #1 Global Content Marketing Influencer. BizHUMM ranks him as the world’s #1 business blogger.

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