How long does a dark mark under the arm caused from waxing takes to go away or start to get lighter?

Dark underarm advice 

To lighten dark marks under your arm follow these simple home remedies -

  • Rub inner side of fresh lime on the skin for 10 minutes and wash it off with warm water. Lemon acts as a natural bleaching agent and will help to lighten your dark marks in the armpits.
  • Bleach the underarms using mild body bleach (do not apply the bleach if there is some would still left to heal). Before applying any bleach it would be better to do a patch test first as the skin of this area is very delicate.
  • Apply vitamin E enriched lotion or aloe vera cream, these are very helpful to lighten the marks.
  • Avoid using a razor to remove the hair in your armpits as it can further darken the skin in the armpits.
  • Do not use deodorants directly on the skin as this might further cause for dark armpits, instead spraying them on your clothes. 

answered by Dr S

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