12 Proven Natural Remedies to Lighten Dark Underarms (#4 is Super Easy!)

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Ladies, when it comes to our bodies, we want things a certain way. Most women are willing to spend hundreds of dollars on their hair, makeup, clothes, even tanning salons, but they won’t wear anything that would show their dark underarm skin. Why? This problem can usually be solved fairly easily.

Your underarms can appear darker for several different reasons: Sometimes it’s from shaving, using too much deodorant and sometimes, it’s simply genetics. The really good news here is that you no longer have to live without sleeveless tops! There are a dozen terrific ways you can naturally lighten up those underarms.

Now you might need a bit of patience here as most natural methods take a bit of time to work, but it will be so worth the effort, won’t it? Imagine wearing sleeveless tops and not being afraid to raise your arm to wave hello to someone!

Keep reading for 12 natural ways you can lighten up those dark underarms and feel free again.


1.  Lemons

This is the first choice many women make when it comes to lightening the skin. Think of lemon juice as Mother Nature’s bleaching agent! The acidic properties of lemons can help drastically lighten your skin, as well as remove dead skin cells. This should be the first one to try if you haven’t already.

Simply take a thick slice of lemon and rub it under your arms every day before you take a shower. You can wait five minutes or so before you wash it off to let it do its job. Lemon can dry out your skin, so use lotion if you find that it is getting dry.

An alternative method is to squeeze the juice from one lemon and add a pinch or two of honey to the juice. Mix well, and put this gooey paste on your underarms. Allow it to sit for five or 10 minutes, then wash it off.

By the way — just a little side note —  if you have dark elbow skin, you can also cut a lemon in half and rub each half into your elbows before you shower.


No matter which method you choose, be sure you do it every single day, and no less than every other day, for best results.

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