Natural cures for black marks

Black marks under the arms can cause a lot of embarrassment, especially when you long to dress in sleeveless clothes. One of the first things you should do is to ensure that none of your clothes are very tight. It is believed that tight clothes chafe against the tender skin under your arms and cause them to turn black. Wearing loose clothes will keep you more comfortable and prevent the chafing. When you bathe you can use some simple home remedies to get rid of the dark marks under your arms.

You can make a mixture of two tablespoons of chickpea flour and a few drops of water and apply this to your underarms. This can be left on for an hour and then washed off. You can also use lemon juice on the skin of your under arms since lemon juice has bleaching properties. You can also dry the peels of lemons that you have used. When left in the sun these dry out and can be stored after they have been ground to a powder. This powder can be mixed with some water or milk and applied on the skin of your underarms. Lay this mixture on thickly and then leave it on. Do this regularly to reduce the dark marks under your arms. After you have your bath, you should use some baking powder and spread this over the skin of your under arms.

To keep your skin looking healthy and good, you should avoid using hair removers since the chemicals in them can cause the colour of your skin to change. Instead, you can explore other, safer and softer options of removing the hair from your underarms. Similarly, frequent use of perfumes and especially deodorants, can cause the skin of your under arms to turn dark. You should stop using these and instead adopt some less harmful means of staying fresh and smelling sweet.

You can use Vitamin E oil on your under arms since this can help reduce the darkness of the skin there. This can be applied when you are getting ready for bed and left on overnight. Coconut oil, when used to wash your under arms, works wonders in reducing the dark skin. You can also make a paste of sandalwood powder and rose water and apply this to your underarms. A mixture of some cucumber juice, a pinch of turmeric and a tablespoon of lemon juice is very effective in lightening the skin under your arms. A tablespoon of gram flour, when mixed with some yoghurt and a pinch of turmeric can also effectively lighten the skin of your underarms.

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