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Dark Underarms

Written by  Alex Sherman
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Dark underarms are often the cause of embarrassment for people with fair skin because it is more visible to others. The symptoms are pretty much self explanatory but some others include itching, bad odor, and sweating.

Some of the main causes are:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Shaving
  • Dead skin build up
  • Chemical sensitivity
  • Deodorants with a stronger fragrance
  • Certain types of bacteria (corynebacterium)
  • Rough fabrics
  • Chafing

Talcum Powder

To eliminate any chafing that might occur be sure to apply talcum powder once or twice a day


Rub some fresh lemon juice or lemon peels under your arms once a day


Apply turmeric once a day, it is known that turmeric is effective due to its high antioxidant levels and helps reduce skin dicoloration.

Cucumber Juice

Cucumber juice is a soothing agent for patients suffering from chafing and underarm discoloration.

Baking Soda

Instead of deodorant apply baking soda to the underarm area after showering.

Vitamin E & Coconut Oil

Apply both to your skin one in the morning and one in the evening daily. These are both amazing for overall skin health and rejuvenation.

Lime Juice

Because of lime juice's acidic nature this is a great remedy to remove dead skin cells and expose healthy new skin. The juice also helps lighten the skin.

Olive Oil and Lemon Oil

Mix these both in a dar bottle and apply twice a day. The olive oil moisturizes while the acidic lemon oil brightens the skin while removing dead skin cells.


Be sure to wear loose cotton clothing free of dyes and chemicals. Dark underarm skin is often more sensitive and absorbs chemicals and dyes easily.


Once new skin appears and the problem is subsiding it is wise to exfoliate once or twice a week. You can do so by making your own exfoliant by mixing ground rice and olive oil. Gently rub on wet skin and remove with warm water.




Last modified on Thursday, 17 March 2011 17:53
Alex Sherman

Alex Sherman

Alex was born and raised in the North Georgia mountains. At the age of 18 he started his own green maid service which soon found a new home in Atlanta, Georgia.

In 2009 he sold the company and founded the Green Life Pages to pursue his growing passion to educate others about sustainable living. The website's form soon began to change and is now a collaborative effort between Alex and a few friends (Kathleen & Sarah)  who are just as passionation about health and sustainability. 

Alex believes strongly in networking and education. Through both he believes we can achieve a greener, healthier, and more informed planet.

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