I am going to a dance and surprisingly I need to wear a sleeveless dress, but I can't rid of my dark underarms. How can I whiten it within 1 week without using treatments and surgeries?

Dark underarms can be quite embarrassing, especially when you need to wear a sleeveless or strapless garment. People who are fair are more affected by this condition as the condition would be more noticed in them as compared to people who are dark-skinned. Dark underarms are generally caused by sweating, improper cleaning, dead skin cells, and friction caused as a result of different qualities of clothes. In some people dark underarms could be due to the alcohol content in the deodorants or the shaving products that they use. Another common cause of dark underarms is plucking and shaving. Every time you pluck or shave it causes micro-abrasions. These wounds on healing cause darkening of the skin. We are sometimes unaware of these micro-abrasions, but can confirm it by applying alcohol to the armpits after shaving or plucking them. The presence of abrasions is indicated by the burning sensation. Plucking and shaving also enlarge the hair follicles and make the hair in your underarms stand straight. This makes your underarms look like a chicken skin. Dark underarms lead to other problems such as sweating, itching, and bad odor. So the big question is how to whiten your underarms naturally? Here are a few tips to help you whiten your underarms in a natural manner. Scrubbing your armpits with an exfoliating scrub of your choice for about five minutes daily is the first step to whiten your dark underarms. Once you manage to tackle the immediate problem, you can make it an alternate day routine and then finally exfoliate only once a week. Another effective underarm whitening home remedy is rubbing a chopped tomato over your underarms for about 15 minutes in circular motions. Aloe vera gel when rubbed over the underarms in a similar manner also has the same effect as cleansing them. Raw grated potato juice helps bleach your skin and whiten your underarms naturally. Cucumber juice also has the same effect.

Another effective way to whiten your underarms at home is by using lemons. Regularly rub a slice of lemon over your underarms and see the difference. Also, once you are done with your shower, you could take some baking powder and rub it onto your underarms. Another tip of for whitening dark underarms naturally is using a paste made using one tablespoon curd, one teaspoon milk (natural), and one teaspoon gram flour. Add a little turmeric powder to this paste and liberally apply on your armpits. Wash it completely once it dries off. Similarly a mixture made from sandalwood powder and rose water can work wonders and help whiten your underarms. Another mixture that can help is lime juice and coconut oil in equal proportions sprinkled with a dash of turmeric powder. Apply this to your underarms and rinse in about 20 minutes or so. If you are wondering how to whiten your underarms overnight try waxing. Waxing helps you get rid of your underarm hair and also help in the removal of dead skin cells, leaving your underarms looking clean. Try waxing your underarms on a regular basis as an alternative to shaving.

Combining a fruit juice such as white grape juice or apple juice with lemon can help whiten dark underarms naturally. As mentioned earlier lemon juice has ingredients that help lighten your skin and fruit juices have alphahydroxy in high contents. These ingredients increase the rate of cell turnover and promote healthy skin to form. The alpha-hydroxy and lemon ingredients allow easy removal of trapped debris and help dead skin to loosen. This mixture of fruit juice and lemon has to be taken in equal proportions and mixed well. Apply it at least thrice a day for a couple of weeks to see results. Here's another great tip for you if you want to know how to whiten your underarms. Mix lemon juice and honey in the proportion of 1:1. This mixture should be applied to your armpits and rinsed with warm water after about 25 to 30 minutes. Do this before going in for your bath. Another way of tackling the problem of how to whiten your armpits naturally is to use lemon and alum powder. After cutting a lemon crosswise, remove the seeds. Once you are done with your bath, rub this cut lemon in circular motion on your armpits. Follow this by rubbing powdered alum on your underarms. This is a leave on treatment to help natural underarm whitening. You could also simply pat on a little bit of powdered alum on your underarms after your bath, even if you have not used the lemon earlier.

Whitening dark underarms can be done by treating the cause of the problem. Sometimes, friction marks caused by skin-folds or clothes is the reason for dark underarms. Wearing cotton clothing that is loose can help reduce friction marks. Shaving with a razor blade that is exceptionally sharp can make your dark underarms lighter. Following a weight loss program and shedding those extra kilos and toning your upper arms will to some extent take care of any friction marks that are a result of skin folds. For those who find that these treatment and prevention options are not helping much, a visit to their dermatologist is recommended. An expert is the best person to tell you the cause of your darkened armpits and also recommend some effective ways to whiten them. One of the popular treatments available today is armpit peeling. Your dermatologist will use a peeling solution to remove the skin's outer layer. Once the peeling is done, your dermatologist will give you some bleaching agents to apply to your underarms when you go to bed at night. Another treatment you could opt for is armpit bleaching. Many people directly go on to this treatment for whitening their underarms. Most dermatologists, however, strongly recommend that you go in for peeling before bleaching the skin. You may be able to whiten your underarms by using a number of treatments, but it is also important that you maintain it. This becomes possible only by eliminating the factors that in the first place caused your skin to darken. For example, if the cause of your darkened armpits is your deodorant, stop using it.

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Dark underarms are caused due to various reasons such as excessive perspiration, wearing tight clothes, use of deodorants, use of harsh soaps and lotions or creams that aggravate skin conditions. Using razors to shave hair can also cause dark underarms. Certain studies suggest the active ingredients such as alum chloride found in deodorants react with sweat to stain clothes and consequently the skin. Methods of hair removal such as the use of depilatory creams and shaving can cause the darkening of the skin. Harsh chemicals and wrong methods are the key reasons that lead to skin darkening caused due to hair removal methods. Consider the key causes that may have led to skin darkening and choose appropriate options that best suit your needs.

Some proven treatment to lighten dark skin is to bleach with lime juice. Apply lime juice over the darkened skin, allow it to dry and then rinse it off with cold water. Lime juice is a natural cleansing and bleaching agent. Another effective treatment is cleansing the armpits with gram flour. Gram flour is an effective cleansing agent and its regular use will help to bleach the skin. Equal quantities of green gram and gram flour can also help bleach the darkened skin effectively. The seed of radish is known to contain bleaching agents and a paste made of radish seeds with water or milk is known to bleach and lighten skin color. Applying vitamin E oil and coconut oil is also known to reduce skin darkening. Potato juice is also known to naturally bleach the skin. Grate raw potatoes and strain the juice. Apply this juice liberally on your skin, allow it to dry and then rinse it off with cold water. Turmeric paste with lemon juice or milk cream can also be applied on the armpits before retiring to bed. Rinse the paste with cold water and apply coconut oil. Follow a regular routine to ensure skin lightening. Sandalwood powder mixed with rose water can also be applied on the underarms to reduce skin darkening.

Licorice extracts mixed with aspen and raspberry extracts can prove beneficial for lightening the skin. Licorice extracts is known to stimulate the production of pheomelanin, a skin lightening pigment. Drinking a glass of water containing fenugreek seeds soaked overnight is a recommended herbal therapy to lighten skin. Have this water without the seeds first thing in the morning and on an empty stomach. It is also important to refrain from eating anything for half an hour after drinking the water. Sandalwood powder mixed with rose water can also be applied on your underarms to reduce skin darkening.

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Dark underarms natural remedies

Even people who are very fair often have dark underarms. There are several reasons for this. Harsh chemicals in the deodorants that you use, continuous shaving, sweating, all of these cause the skin under the arms to darken. If the detergent you use contains harsh chemicals and the clothes are not washed properly, then this could cause an infection leading to the darkening of skin in your underarms. It is always better to consult a doctor who will be able to help you identify the correct reason for the dark skin in your under arms. Using lemon juice is one of the easiest remedies. Slice a lemon in half and apply the juice to your under arms. You can also mix one tablespoon of lemon juice with one table spoon of the juice from a grated cucumber and a small pinch of turmeric powder. Apply this to your underarms and let it dry before you wash it off. Make a thick paste with one tablespoon of gram flour, half a tablespoon of milk and a pinch of turmeric. Apply this on the affected areas and let it dry. Then wash it off. Take one tablespoon of sandalwood powder. Add half a tablespoon of rose water and make a paste. Apply this to the affected area and let it dry. Wash it after it has dried.

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