More user remedies on Dark Underarms

suggested by Sonia on Thursday, March 20, 2008

I had dark underarms for such a long time, at first I thought I was the only one with this problem, I even went to a dermatologist and was told that I had no problem at all (needless to say I never been back to the dermatologist). I know how embarrassing it is to have dark underarms, never mind the fact that you can not wear anything short sleeve or sleeveless. After so much researching I went to Sephora to purchase a skin exfoliator, a Sephora salesperson told me that   has a product called Dermadoctor Total nonscents ultra-gentle brightening antiperspirant. I have been using it less than a month and what a difference!!! I exfoliate to get rid of any dead skin and then I apply the deodorant, my armpits went from black to light brown in such a short time. Once you reach the desire skin tone, Sephora has a deodorant that you could switch to; it is very mild, antifungal, antibacterial, antiperspirant. Just wanted to share this information with everyone, if it doesn't work for you Sephora will take back any of their products no questions asked, so you can't go wrong. Good luck. Jersey girl.

dark armpit
suggested by Lorna on Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I used to have a dark armpit and hated to wear sleeveless tops, but I discovered a cream called Chin Chun Su and after using it for 2 wks I saw the changes and I recommend it to anyone with the same problem. It is only bought at oriental stores and I can get it for you for $5.00, try it!

Acanthosis Nigricans Causes Dark Underarms
suggested by Laury on Thursday, May 3, 2007

Acanthosis Nigricans is a disorder that may begin at any age. It causes velvety, light-brown-to-black, markings usually on the neck, under the arms or in the groin. Acanthosis nigricans is most often associated with obesity. Eating too much of the wrong foods, especially starches and sugars, can cause insulin resistance. This will result in elevated insulin levels. Most patients with acanthosis nigricans have a higher insulin level than those of the same weight without acanthosis nigricans. Elevated levels of insulin in most cases probably cause acanthosis nigricans. The elevated insulin levels in the body activates insulin receptors in the skin, forcing it to grow abnormally. Reducing the circulating insulin by dieting or medication can lead to improvement of the skin problem. When acanthosis nigricans develops in people who are not overweight, a medical work-up should be done. Rarely acanthosis nigricans is associated with a tumor, most commonly of the stomach or gut. In these cases acanthosis can bee seen in extra places, such as the lips or hands and is unusually severe. Occasionally acanthosis nigricans is congenital or due to an endocrine (glandular) disorder. Treatment to just improve the appearance includes Retin-A, 20% urea, alpha hydroxyacids, and lactic or salicylic acid prescriptions.

Dark stainings under your arms
suggested by lisa on Sunday, April 22, 2007

If you have dark staining under your arms and around the base of your neck, please go get your blood sugar checked. These skin discolorations can be symptoms of type II diabetes...which millions of people don't know they have.

no more dark spots
suggested by elizabeth on Tuesday, January 2, 2007

I used to have very bad dark spots on and around my armpits. I used Secret Deodorant. I then switched to Dove moisturizing deodorant and my black spots went away within a week. I figure it is probably a chemical in the Secret that irritated my skin, so try switching deodorants.

Get Rid of
suggested by KK on Thursday, December 28, 2006

When your in the shower, take some exfoliator I use St. Ives invigorating scrub, and rub onto your armpits. Works all the time, it gets rid of thee darkness and the dead skin build-up. Make sure you put on a good deodorant to help moisturize