If like, me conventional anti-perpirants scorched your arm pits and left dark patches over the years, here are some very simple natural remedies to lighten the pit area.
Most women face this issue at some point – this can be very restrictive to wardrobe options. The simplest course is to follow some easy home remedies which can be worked on regularly and keep the underarms clean and fresh.
Avoid wearing tight clothing or synthetic fabrics too often as this will cause excessive friction.
Take care not to spray deodorants directly on the skin, keep a distance of 6 cm and spray. Chemicals present in deodorants are a cause for darkened skin.
Restrict use of depilatory creams as the chemicals darken skin. When you do use a hair removing cream – wash underarm thoroughly with warm water. Use a mudpack made with activated charcoal as this will absorb all the chemicals and leave the area clean and dry.
When the arms are very flabby and heavy due to obesity – dark underarms can result.
Some Simple Home Remedies:
Add lemon juice to baking soda and apply this paste, leave it till it dries and wash. Dry thoroughly.
Rub the underarm area with a slice of potato. Potato juice can also be applied with good results as it can bleach skin.
Make a scrub with 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon of powdered walnuts or peanuts. Apply and leave on for 20 minutes. Honey nourishes the skin, while lime acts as a bleaching agent and nuts provide essential nutrients and oils.
Mash 1 ripe banana and combine the pulp with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric powder and apply, leave for 20 minutes. Wash off and dry thoroughly.
Use any of the tips that suit you best. As there is no ventilation – the underarm area requires some care before you wear your sleeveless and topless garments. The key to having healthy underarms is Regular Care.