Feel that your armpits are darker compared to your overall skin tone? That might be the result of regular shaving and use of hair removing creams, excessive sweating plus poor ventilation of underarms, accumulation of dead skin cells, and use of alcohol-based deodorants and antiperspirants. But no worries! They can be lightened if you follow these simple tips we have for you.
The foolproof way to remove those accumulated dead skin is to exfoliate. Use a body scrub – like the award winning Fuji Green Tea Body Scrub by The Body Shop ($36.90) pictured above – and exfoliate your armpits gently around twice a week when you’re in the shower. You can see results almost instantly and say hello to glowing and radiant underarms once more.
#2 Whitening deodorant
On top of exfoliating, you can also get roll on deodorants that has whitening properties like the Nivea Deodorant Extra Whitening Roll On ($4.90). Use them daily to keep your underarm fresh and prevent them from darkening at the same time!
#3 Natural home remedies
If you feel that exfoliating and using a whitening deodorant isn’t enough, then you might want to try some simple natural home remedies that are safe, effective and affordable! There are a few remedies you can try but the simplest one is rubbing a slice of citrus – can be lemon, lime or orange – on your armpits regularly and wash off with water. But do note that citrus is highly acidic and it will sap your skin of moisture, so always apply moisturiser afterwards.
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Do you have any other tips to share with us? Let us know in the comments below! Now that you’re educated about underarm whitening, are you using the right sunscreen for your skin? Find out here!