Having dark underarms is one of the major problems that prevent people from putting their skin out there.A lot of girls turn down dresses that would fit them perfectly and make them look gorgeous because it is armless which will therefore reveal their underarms.You don’t have to let your underarms choose your dress for you anymore; here are couple of ways to keep them light, clean and attractive.
There are a lot of things that darken your underarms, these includes poor ventilation of the underarms, excessive sweating, shaving, accumulation of dead skin cells in your underarms, using hair removing creams all the time, using antiperspirants and deodorants based on alcohol, and also medical conditions like the use of certain medications, hormonal disorders, obesity, insulin resistance or cancer. If your dark underarms are caused by any of these medical conditions, you should go and see a doctor for treatment.
If you don’t have dark underarms, there are some ways you can keep it that way, because prevention is better than cure, the following ways will help you keep your underarms light. And if you already have dark armpits, you can also follow these ways in order to get rid of it.
Daily cleaning and moisturizing with aloe vera
The best way to keep your underarms light is by washing it regularly and moisturizing with aloe vera. Aloe vera is mostly used for skin condition because it contains Auxin and Gibberellins which provide wound healing properties that reduce skin inflammation. Make sure you moisturize your underarms at least twice a day to keep your skin from getting dark and maintain its natural form.
Removing the hair
When removing the hair from your underarms, try waxing instead of shaving. Unlike shaving which will only remove the top hairs and leave the hairs under the skin, waxing will remove the hair by the root thereby leaving no trace of hair behind, this will make your underarms free from tiny hair and therefore making the skin light and soft.
Eat food rich in vitamins
Vitamins are important for your skin, vitamin C produce collagen that repairs your skin and keep them from getting dark. Make sure you eat vitamin rich foods to keep your skin healthy and light, this will also keep your underarms healthy and light.
Using natural bleaching agent occasionally
Lemon juice is the best natural bleaching agent to remove dead skin from your body, it does not only bleach the skin but also has anti-septic and anti-bacterial properties, its acidic properties helps to keep the skin light and remove the dead skin. Rub the lemon juice on your underarms, leave it for about 10 minutes and then rinse it off.
Cucumber is another way to go; cucumber slices can be very effective when it comes to keeping your underarms light. Rub the cucumber slices on the underarms and wait for about 30 minutes before rinsing it off, you can also combine the cucumber with lemon juice to increase its effectiveness.
Potato can also be used to clean the underarms. Just like cucumber, you can slice the potato or juice it and rub it on your underarms, wait for about 10 minutes and then rinse it off. If you have sensitive skin, potato is the best natural beaching agent you can use because they do not irritate the skin due to their mild acids.