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
- Dead skin build up
- Chemical sensitivity
- Deodorants with a stronger fragrance
- Certain types of bacteria (corynebacterium)
- Rough fabrics
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 is a soothing agent for patients suffering from chafing and underarm discoloration.
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.
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.