5 Beauty Tips to Lighten Your Dark Underarms

It seems like there’s a cure for nearly any beauty concern you have – even for your dark underarms. Dark armpits are caused by various reasons. It’s often caused by shaving, a bacterial infection, a reaction to deodorants, or even a build-up of dead skin cells on that area. Whatever the cause is, there are numerous ways on how you could possibly brighten up your pits and be confidently ready to bear them through your favourite tank top.

1. Exfoliate Regularly

Dark underarms are often caused by dead skin cells and product build-up in the said area. Since it can’t be easily dealt with through bathing regularly, dermatologists recommend scrubbing the area regularly to minimize the skin darkness and help whiten it again. So ensure that you use loofah or any other scrub regularly to effectively exfoliate your skin and allow it to regenerate faster.

2. Use Baking Soda

Aside from citrus fruits like lemon and lime, baking soda is also a great option for whitening the skin on your armpits. Use it as a homemade scrub by adding a little water or until the powder turns into a thick paste. Baking soda has been known to effectively remove dead skin cells while unclogging the pores and killing bacteria.

3. Moisturize With Coconut Oil

Another effective way to lighten your underarms is to keep it moisturized and nourished using coconut oil. Virgin coconut oil is rich in vitamin E, making it a great option for restoring the lost moisture of your skin. Other than that, the oil is also known for its bacteria-killing properties, which could help in reducing underarm odour. To apply, gently massage it into your skin for 10 minutes and rinse it with water.

4. Apply Whitening Deodorant or Antiperspirant

It seems like a lot of deodorant brands in Singapore are already answering to the demand for underarm whitening and most are offering products that are quite effective with doing so. If you haven’t tried switching yet, then it’s time to ditch your old antiperspirant and use whitening deodorants to keep your pits from further darkening and to lighten your skin by a few shades.

5. Consult a Dermatologist

If all else fails, it’s time you pay your dermatologist a visit. A skin expert is capable of prescribing a whitening cream or scrub for your armpits and could even recommend certain treatments for it. Additionally, a dermatologist can assess whether or not a certain skin condition is causing the darkening of your pits. With this, you’ll be able to find an easier and more effective solution to your problem.

Before trying out any of the aforementioned tips, knowing what causes your armpits to darken will greatly help in discovering an effective solution for your problem. Once you get to the root of the problem, whitening your underarms will definitely be a walk in the park.