Under arm circles


Dark under arm circles can be extremely worrisome and a nuisance for many people. It is a common problem amongst teenagers and adults. Dark armpits are a cause of constant embarrassment for most of the people. They often are scared to raise their hands or flaunt their beautiful arms when wearing a sleeveless top because of the dark skin under the arms. In this article, we will help you to get rid of them as quickly as possible with our easy to do tips.


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What causes dark armpits / underarms?

Darkening and discoloration of armpits is a common complaint amongst a lot of people these days. However, it is not a medical condition or a disease that needs to be treated. The under arm region tends to get dark because of many reasons such as using hair removal creams that contain chemicals which cause the darkening of the skin, shaving, collection of the dead skin cells, excessive use of deodorants and cologne sprays that contain alcohol, lack of ventilation in the region, poor hygiene and sweating etc. Sometimes, a sun tan or the excessive exposure to the sun also results in the darkening of skin. Use effective tips and home remedies to get rid of those ugly dark circles under your arms.

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Use potato to rub it under your arms as it acts like a natural bleaching agent. Unlike lemon, potato has a mild acidic effect that does not irritate your skin. As it is said to be a mild bleaching agent, you can even apply it to the most sensitive areas of your body. Cut a thin slice of the potato and rub it on the dark area for about 10 minutes and then wash the area with lukewarm water. You can also squeeze a potato and apply its juice on the affected area for 15 minutes. Let the juice settle down, after that, rinse the area with lukewarm water. For optimal results, use this effective home remedy twice a day.


Lemon has anti septic properties and it also works as a natural bleaching agent. It’s wonderful properties help to get rid of those dark under arm circles and also exfoliates the dead skin cells. Before going for a bath, take a slice of lemon and rub it on the arm pit for 10 minutes. You can also squeeze its juice and mix it with turmeric powder, honey or even yogurt. Apply the paste over the affected area and rinse with warm water.


A cucumber is another vegetable that acts like a bleaching agent and works wonders when removing dark under arm circles. Apply a cucumber slice once or even twice a day to lighten the area and start witnessing good and effective results.

Baking soda

When it comes to brilliant exfolliants, baking soda is second to none. In many cultures, it is used as a natural bleaching agent that exfoliates the skin and lightens it as well. It removes the skin cells which are dead and clog your underarm pores. Using baking soda for bleaching eliminates your need of using colognes and other harmful and chemically laden products which are a main cause of dark under armpits. Add water to the baking soda and mix it well to form a paste, apply it on the dark area and scrub gently for few minutes. Regular use of this natural remedy will help you to lighten your under arm skin very fast.


The fatty acids and vitamins in milk help to get rid of dark armpits. Milk also softens the skin and lightens the skin tone. Mix yogurt or turmeric powder with milk and make a paste, apply it on the dark region and leave it for about 10 to 15 minutes to settle down. Rinse it off with warm water. Try this ideal remedy daily and see the change for yourself.


Vinegar is also used for lightening skin tone because of its bleaching and acidic properties. Mix vinegar with rice flour to make a paste, apply the paste on the desired area. Leave the paste for a few minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. Use this paste daily for the best results.

Consult a doctor

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These above mentioned home remedies are meant to be used at home to get the desired results. In some cases, having dark armpits is a medical condition which needs to be treated professionally by a medical and health care professional. Acanthosis Nigricans is a medical condition which is caused by obesity, hormonal disorders, cancer, certain medications and insulin resistance. It causes skin discoloration and brown to dark under arms. In such condition, it is advised to consult a physician at your earliest.