Cucumber and potato juice for dark underarms

7 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Dark Underarms

You can easily get rid of dark underarms with home remedies. When you raise your hands, dark underarms may look ugly against the backdrop of the rest of the arm skin.

If you are regularly shaving your underarms for some time then your underarms are likely to look darker. Regular use of alcohol based deodorants and shaving creams have an impact on your underarm skin to make it dark.

In addition to the above, accumulation of dead skin, excessive sweating and hormonal changes can also cause dark underarms. Use the following home remedies and get rid of your dark underarms.


1. Cucumber

Cucumber is as effective to lighten underarms as it is the best home remedies for dark spots anywhere in the body. It is acidic and may give you mild sting. If you can't handle the sting then dilute the lemon juice with equal amount of water before application.

  • Cut a lemon and extract its juice
  • Add water if required
  • Apply lemon juice with cotton swab on your underarms
  • Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it clean with warm water

If you want you can cut a lemon in two pieces and apply one piece each on each underarm. Just rub one piece of lemon on the affected dark skin area of underarm and let the squeezed juice make a layer on it. Wash it clean with water after 15 minutes.

5. Orange Peel

Orange peel is one of the most effective home remedies to get rid of dark underarms. It not only bleaches the dark underarms but also spreads a nice fragrance that makes you feel fresh.

You should develop a habit of drying orange peels rather than throwing them in the garbage bin. Once they are completely dried, grind them in powder form and store in a airtight glass jar.

You can use the orange peel powder as under to get rid of dark underarms

  • Take one tablespoon of dried orange peel
  • Add a few drops of rose water to make a thick paste
  • Apply the orange peel paste underarms
  • Wash your underarms with warm water after 15 minutes

Do it daily for a week and you will see significant lightening of your dark underarms. Continue until you completely get rid of the dark underarms.

6. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil will soften the skin and will not allow the dead skin to accumulate underarms which makes it dark. Virgin coconut oil prepared at home will do a better job than commercially available coconut oil.

  • Gently massage your underarm area with coconut oil
  • Wash it, if you begin to sweat after an outing in the hot weather

Apply coconut oil 2-3 times a day.

7. Gram Flour

Gram flour has been used to remove dark spots and generally making the skin lighter for ages in the south Asian countries. It can be used very effectively to lighten the dark underarms.

  • Add water to a tablespoon of gram flour
  • Mix it to make a thick paste
  • Apply the paste underarm
  • Leave it for 10-15 minutes and wash it clean with warm water.

You can add lemon juice or yogurt or both in place of water to make a thick paste for greater impact. Within a week you will see the results.