One can suffer of dark armpits because of numerous factors, some of them being rubbing of clothes against underarms, absence of good hygiene, skin reaction to antiperspirant, an infection, or the fact that you shave your armpits. Nowadays, internet provides us a multitude of options, expensive and not, to whiten armpits. Some of you may choose chemical underarm bleaching methods.
We are glad to present you a natural scrub which will make your underarms whiter, softer and fresher, removing, at the same time, a part of the odor caused by sweat during the day. So, you will need:
- Sodium bicarbonate
- Coconut oil
Form the scrub by mixing the sodium bicarbonate with the coconut oil. Apply it gently, in circular moves, under arms. Leave it to act for 5 to 10 minutes. Wash off the scrub and pat dry your armpits.
Sodium bicarbonate acts as an exfoliant, removing the dark and dead skin cells, making your armpits smoother. This ingredient is also beneficial in getting rid of unpleasant body smell, absorbing the sweat and killing the bacteria. Create you personal natural deodorant by mixing sodium bicarbonate with cornstarch.
As substitution for coconut oil use apple cider vinegar, lemon juice or honey.
For a better result, after the scrub use an armpit lightening mask out of:
- 2 tablespoons of Gram flour
- 1 tablespoon of milk
- 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
- a pinch of turmeric.
Leave the mask on your armpits for a half of hour and rinse off.
Gram flour is famous for its cleansing character, and milk and lemon juice lighten the skin. By repeating regularly this procedure, you will certainly whiten your underarms, feeling less embarrassed because of them.
The upper described scrub is truly effective. But! You should take into consideration the factor which makes them darken and apply a treatment, especially if it is about an infection.