We all want light, even-toned underarms but the basic everyday mistakes make them darker than the rest of the body. This is especially prominent with those that have naturally dark hair because the hair roots and follicles are much more darker than lighter hair colors which tend to give a dark appearance on the surface of the skin. These simple changes in your lifestyle will definitely lighten the armpits in a month or two! So without any further ado, let’s get into How To Get Light Underarms At Home!

How To Get Light Underarms At Home
How To Get Light Underarms At Home

Stop Shaving or Waxing-

Yes, you heard it right! Shaving will only darken the armpits making them look rough and uneven. Using dull blades will give the skin chicken skin-like appearance. Also, waxing will tug and pull the soft underarm skin which will make it sag in the long run. These may also cause ingrown hairs which are painful and cause the armpits to appear dark.

Stop Shaving or Waxing
Stop Shaving or Waxing

Exfoliate Every Other Day-

This is the second important thing to do. I use a good sugar or walnut scrub every other day in the shower. The mild exfoliation does help in the long run and also, keeps the underarms odor free.

Exfoliate Every Other Day
Exfoliate Every Other Day

Switch To Natural Bleaching Agents-

Ditch the chemical bleach as it is way too concentrated for the underarm area. Opt for mild bleaching agents like a lemon or potato slice and rub it on the armpits. Do this once or twice a week to see the visible difference.

Switch To Natural Bleaching Agents
Switch To Natural Bleaching Agents

Don’t Spray Deodorants and Perfumes-

The alcohol in the deodorant spray or perfume will dry out the skin and makes it rough and dark. Instead spray it on the pulse points like behind the ears, base of the throat, inside wrist, inside elbow and behind the knee. This makes the perfume last all day too.

Don’t Spray Deodorants and Perfumes
Don’t Spray Deodorants and Perfumes

Drink Lots of Fluids-

You’ve heard this a million times but yes keeping yourself hydrated will help the skin look plump and supple. Also, water helps flush out the toxins in the body which makes the skin appear clearer and even.

Drink Lots of Fluids
Drink Lots of Fluids

How do I get rid of armpit hairs then?

I only EPILATE my underarms, arms, and legs. Though it needs a little getting used to it is totally worth in my honest opinion. I started seeing a visible difference in just a few months. I use tweezers to get rid of any ingrown hairs and disinfect the area so I don’t get them in the future.

Braun Silk Epil 7 SkinSpa Epilator and Body Brush Set
Braun Silk Epil 7 SkinSpa Epilator and Body Brush Set

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3 Comments on How To Get Light Underarms At Home

  1. MUMBAI 2 MELBOURNE
    January 17, 2018 at 1:34 am (10 months ago)

    Wow never epilated but I was actually writing a similar post on underarms in general. Found this interesting.

    Reply
    • Pavithra Balakrishnan
      January 26, 2018 at 12:29 am (10 months ago)

      Glad you found it helpful! Epilating sure does make a huge difference!

  2. Sabeeka Lambe
    February 17, 2018 at 12:48 pm (9 months ago)

    These are some really nice tips.. a lemon slice and potato slice does work wonders…

    Reply

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