The Underarms naturally should be about the same shade as the rest of the skin, but sometimes the skin in the armpits can turn a darker hue. Dark Underarms usually aren't a sign of anything serious, but some people may find them embarrassing , especially during tank top and swimsuit seasons.
Caused Of Dark Underarms
The skin colour is determined by pigments cells called Melanocytes. When these cells multiply more, they can turn the skin a darker colour.
Some of these these can cause these cells to multiply more:
1 . Friction: when there is too much friction in the armpits, these cells will multiply more and these can cause the armpits to become dark.
2 . Obesity: Carrying more weight makes the body more resistant to the effects of insulin, This hormone helps to regulate your blood sugar. High levels of insulin in your blood can lead to increased production of skin Pigmentation.
3 . Medications: Some certain medications increase insulin levels which can lead to underarm darkening.
The first response to how to get your armpits to lighten up is to address some of the basic causes.
1 . Change your brand of deodorant/antiperspirant: Some people switch to a natural alternative such as baking powder or apple cider vinegar. Some people stop using deodorant altogether.
2 . Stop Shaving: Some people in place of shaving selects waxing or laser hair removal.
3 . Exfoliate: Many people use a body scrub two to three times a week.
4 . Wear-loose fitting clothes to stop friction.
Home Remedy to lighten up the Underarms
1. Potatoes: Grate a potato, squeeze the juice from the grated potato, and apply the juice to your underarms. After 10 minutes, rinse your armpits with cool water.
2 . Cucumber: Cut thick slices of cucumber and rub the slices on the dark areas of your Underarms. After 10 minutes, rinse your underarms with cool water.
3 . Lemon: Cut thick slices of lemon and rub the slices on your Underarms. After 10 minutes, rinse your armpits with cool water, dry them and apply moisturizer.
4 . Turmeric: In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice with enough turmeric to make a paste. Apply the paste evenly to your armpits, after 30 minutes, wash the paste off.
5 . Egg oil: Just before bedtime, massage egg oil into your armpits. The next morning, wash your armpits with body wash or soap.
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