Dark under arms is a very common problem but if they are darker than normal, the reasons for it could be many. So, firstly see what is that making your arm pits even more dark. It could be the result of shaving your underarm hair, using deodorant containing alum chloride, after pregnancy effects or build up of dead skin cells. With using natural home remedies, you also need to take care of other important things to get the result faster.

  • Stop shaving and opt waxing instead to get rid of the hair below the Skin surface.
  • Go for deodorant without alum chloride as it is the one staining your skin.
  • Exfoliate to remove dark spots under your arms which are the result of dead skin cells.

Here are some of the proven homemade remedies to whiten dark underarms.

1. Lemon and Honey

Lemon with its bleaching and antibacterial property is one of the best remedy to whiten underarms. You can rub lemon halves directly onto your underarms. But if you add honey to the lemon juice, it will also soothe your skin with aiding the whitening process.

Apply the mixture of 1 tbsp honey and lemon and leave it for 30 minutes and rinse it off.

2. Baking Soda

Baking soda can effectively help whiten underarms also solving odour problem and is a great exofoliate that removes dead and damaged skin cells while also killing germs. Thus, it works on the main causes of dark underarms.

Simply rub baking soda mixed in rose water on your underarms every time you take a bath. For effective results you must do this consistently and regularly.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is a trusted natural whitener. Dab some apple cider vinegar on your underarms and let it dry. Just remember, it is for external use only. Wash it off during a bath, you can repeat this process daily until you observe results.


4. Potato

Potatoes are also one of the best natural bleaching agents which can be used to clear dark underarms. As it has mild acids, it won’t irritate your skin as lemons. This works best for those people who have sensitive skin. So, try this to get rid of the dark underarms.

5. Cucumber

One among the other vegetables that is known for its skin lightening property is Cucumber. It is very useful in treating dark underarms. You can apply Cucumber juice mixing it either with Lemon juice or Yogurt, whichever is suitable to you.

6. Banana

You can use ripe Banana which is an effective natural cure to treat your darker underarms. Take a ripe banana and mash it nicely. You can add few drops of lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric powder to it. Mix it well and apply on to your dark underarms. Leave it for at least 15-20 minutes before rinsing it off thoroughly.

7. Orange Peel

Orange, as we know belongs to the family of lemon and has bleaching properties which can be used for lightening dark underarms. Also, being natural scrub it will remove the dead cells and its fragrance will leave no odour behind.

Take some dried orange peel powder and add rosewater or milk to make a paste. Apply it to your arm pits and wash off after 15 minutes.

8. Sandalwood and Rosewater

Sandalwood and Rosewater paste help whiten underarms. Mix 2 tsp. of sandalwood and 2 tsp. of rosewater until it becomes a paste mixture. Apply it on the underarm for 15-20 minutes and rinse it with warm water.

9. Coconut oil

Coconut oil is rich in vitamin E and it is also recommended by doctors to treat many skin problems including dark underarms. Coconut oil moisturizes the skin and helps produce more collagen which will make the skin look healthier reducing the dark pigmentation.


 10. Oils with Vitamin E

This is another effective treatment for dark underarms. Lightly massage with Vitamin E oil to the dark area and leave it for 15 minutes before getting a shower. It will keep your skin hydrated and you will get rid of dark underarms if followed regularly.

All these natural ingredients are safe and great whitening agents. Further, you can find all of them easily in your grocery store.