7 Top Home Remedies For Dark Underarms

7 Top Home Remedies For Dark Underarms

The problem of dark underarms is very common as you might have noticed this at people around you. This is not considered as a disease, but it is a skin condition. If want to flaunt those beautiful arms in a sleeveless dress but embarrassed of those dark patchy underarms, then you don’t have to buy expensive products to get rid of them. Just try these simple remedies with things that are already available in your kitchen.

Here Are Some Top Home Remedies For Dark Underarms:


We all know the effective use of lemon for skin related problems. Lemon acts as natural bleach for the skin and lightens it up. You can use a slice of lemon or the half of an already squeezed lemon and rub it on your underarms for about 10 minutes every day and then wash it off. If lemon makes your skin dry just mix lemon juice with some yoghurt and then apply it on your underarms.



The cooling effect of cucumber on skin is not a secret but not many know that even cucumber has skin lightening properties. Mix some cucumber juice with lemon juice and apply it on your underarms. While lemon with take care of the dark skin cucumber at the same time will not only help with lightening the skin but also help with dryness and underarm skin irritation.


Milk And Curd

So you thought milk only strengthens your bones…you are wrong because the lactose in milk has very good skin bleaching properties. Mix it with curd and flour to make a paste and use it on your underarms for about 15 minutes every day and then wash off. You will see the results yourself in a few weeks.

Milk And Curd

Natural Scrubs

One of the most common reasons for dark underarms can also be accumulation of dead skin. To get rid of it you can use some homemade natural scrubs. Mix lemon juice with some granulated sugar and rub on your underarms gently for about 10 minutes and then wash it off. This is helpful if the underarm darkness is due to shaving.

Coconut Oil Scrub
Alternately you can also use powdered peanuts with lemon juice and follow the same process as above Just make sure you scrub your underarms gently to avoid any scratches.

Sandalwood Powder

Sandalwood is famous for its natural fragrance but it’s also an excellent skin whitener. Mix sandalwood powder with some rose water on your underarms and let it dry. Then wash it with warm water. This will not only lighten the underarm skin but the rose water will also give a soothing effect. Additionally if you have a body odor problem, it will take care of that too.

Sandalwood Powder

Whitening Pack Made With Besan

This is one of the most effective packs for dark underarms. Mix besan (chickpea flour) with some lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric powder to make a paste. Make sure you leave it on your underarms for at least 30 minutes to dry. Besan acts as a natural exfoliate for the skin while turmeric is a natural antiseptic that will prevent any discoloration of the skin and lemon acts as natural bleach.

Pack Made With Besan

Prefer Waxing And Avoid Those Harsh Chemicals 

Lastly but most important, avoid any kind of harsh hair removing creams or deodorants on your underarms. The harsh chemicals present in these products have become one of the most common reasons for underarm skin darkening. A lot of times shaving your underarms also result in dark underarms. So make sure you use good quality products and prefer waxing over shaving.