Baking soda is not just for baking. This easy to find kitchen product that can also help to remove the darkness of the underarms. At times the underarms are darker. That can be due to excessive use of deodorants too closely or due to some hair still over the underarms which has been shaved or waxed properly. So, how can we naturally lighten the darkness of the underarms well, we can use this quick recipe that we have shared below. Let’s have a look.
Lighten the Dark Underarms with Baking Soda
Things you will need
Mix 1 teaspoonful of lemon juice with 1 teaspoonful of baking soda and 1 teaspoonful of Rose water.
Mix all of them to get a smooth loose paste. Apply this paste on the underarms and then wait for 10 minutes.
Then wash the underarms with plain water. You will have to try this everyday to get good results.
Baking soda and lemon juice both have this amazing quality of naturally bleach the skin thus this is safe and really effective.
We have added the rose water to give the solution gentleness since the lemon juice was undiluted.
Other tips to keep the underarms area clean and fresh
You should always use a loofah or a brush to scrub the underarms this is essential since this will further lighten the darkness of your underarms. Also exfoliation will keep the ingrown hairs in check. See: How to prevent ingrown hair
With regular exfoliation the underarms skin will be smoother and not too rough like most of us have.
Other than that you should also take care that your underarms should not get darkened any further. So, for that avoid using razors rather go for waxing which is better as this gives hair free underarms for 1-2 months.
Hair removal cream also at time darkens the skin thus there too waxing wins since waxing also removes the dead skin cells and keeps the underarms fresh
Never use the deodorants too close to the underarms. Use the deodorants at least from a distance of 6 inches.
Other than this baking soda lemon recipe there are several other easy and effective remedies for whitening of underarms that we have shared, which you can have a look to get fairer underarms.