by Aira Krystel Pamintuan
The Pit-Darkening Culprits
The key to solving dark underarm problems is to understand the underlying causes. Let’s have a look at the major culprits:
Staying fresh and dry is a necessity, especially in hot and humid climates. But applying the conventional deodorant may have serious consequences for your health, especially if you’re choosing products with toxic ingredients like aluminum, parabens, and synthetic fragrances.
Many people are unaware of the hidden dangers of aluminum, which traps sweat and clogs pores, causing darkened underarms. Aluminum is known to cause breast cancer and increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Since shaving doesn’t actually remove hair from the roots, the hair that remains visible shows up as dark spots on the underarm. Razors also thicken hair and darken the skin, contributing to the problem. Ditch your razor and opt for waxing, which removes hair from the root.
One of the main reasons for darkened underarms is the accumulation of dead skin cells in the underarm area. Lack of proper exfoliation is what causes the buildup of these dead cells.
Wearing tight or synthetic clothes
Like the rest of your skin, your underarms need to breathe. When sweat gets trapped by tight synthetic clothing, it lingers on the body where skin-darkening bacteria can grow, causing dark underarms.
7 Skintastic DIY Remedies
Fret not, because natural, skin-friendly remedies are just a few feet away. Just open your refrigerator or kitchen cupboard to find these effective underarm-lightening solutions:
Potatoes have mild bleaching properties that are wonderful for lightening the underarms. Potato juice can be safely applied on sensitive skin as well.
Cucumber juice also has natural bleaching properties to help lighten discolored skin. It can help to soothe and cool irritated skin.
Lemon juice has powerful bleaching and antibacterial properties. It also effectively removes dead skin cells and kills skin-darkening and odor-causing bacteria.
- Baking Soda
Baking soda eliminates bacteria and provides relief from bad underarm odor. It also unclogs pores for improved air circulation and toxin removal in the underarm area.
- Coconut Oil
Coconut oil contains skin lightening agents like vitamin E. It also works as an effective and natural deodorant.
Milk is an excellent remedy for lightening the skin tone. The vitamins and fatty acids present in milk help to minimize underarm darkening by exfoliating dead skin cells and softening the skin.
Vinegar is great for banishing dark underarms. It not only lightens the skin color, but also eliminates germs and bacteria that cause underarm odor.
F&F Advice for Flawless Underarms
One of the most important ways to prevent dark underarms is exfoliating your skin regularly. This helps to remove buildup of dead cells and reduce the dark appearance in the underarm area. Use natural exfoliators like homemade sugar scrubs and pumice stones.
It’s important to moisturize after exfoliating to keep your skin soft and hydrated. Opt for natural moisturizers that contain shea butter, aloe vera, and vitamin E oil.
Use natural deodorants
It’s time to let go of chemical-laden deodorants that clog up your pores, irritate and darken your skin, and allow toxic metals to be absorbed into your body. Choose a natural alternative like F&F’s Sgt. at Arms Whitening Deo Spray, which is easy on the skin, but tough on bacteria.
Free from the questionable chemicals, colorants, and fragrances contained in conventional deodorants, the spray is formulated with these natural skin-lightening and underarm-friendly ingredients:
- Sunflower seed oil– loaded with vitamin E, cleans pollutants and promotes bright, radiant skin
- Potassium Allum– prevents growth of skin bacteria and body odor
- Green tea extract- promotes collagen production, skin firmness and elasticity, fights free radicals
- Niancinamide– an active form of vitamin B3 that significantly reduces skin pigmentation
- Witch hazel extract– natural astringent and antibacterial that helps evaporate moisture on the skin and kill bacteria
- Alpha arbutin– promotes even skin tone by inhibiting melanin production
- Sodium lactate– excellent skin moisturizer and whitener with anti-aging effects
Always choose natural and give your skin the best. Spray your way to underarm confidence and naturally beautiful skin with Sgt. at Arms Whitening Deo Spray.