Safe Home Remedies to Get Rid of Dark Underarms and Inner Thighs

During Summers it is easier and more comfortable to wear shorts and sleeveless tops. But some of us hold ourselves back from doing because of the feeling that we have got dark underarms and inner thighs. Since these areas are prone to much friction, they tend to easily get darker in tone than the rest of your body. However, there are several natural and cost-effective methods you can adopt at home, which offer great solutions to these problems. The added advantage of some of these home remedies to get rid of dark underarms and inner thighs is the parallel reduction in body odour.

What Causes Dark Underarms And Inner Thighs?

Underarms and inner thighs can get darker and coarser in colour and texture because of several reasons - some very common to all of us, and some as a result of an individual's internal or skin health. Some of these causes are:
  • Eczema
  • Extreme sun exposure
  • Continuous shaving
  • Resistance to diabetes and insulin
  • Hormonal disorder
  • A skin pigmentation disorder, known as Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Obesity
  • Bacterial Infection
  • Fungal Infection

How To Lighten Dark Underarms And Inner Thighs Naturally?

1. Lemon

 Lemon

Ingredients

  • Lemon- 1

Method

  1. Slice the lemon into thick pieces and exfoliate your dark areas with them
  2. Gently squeeze the pieces and rub it on the areas of your underarms for 2-3 minutes
  3. Allow the lemon juice to work for an additional 10 minutes
  4. Rinse off with water

Benefits

Lemon juice acts as an organic bleaching agent to reduce uneven dark pigmentation as it contains a high concentration of citric acid. It will remove dead skin and get rid of dark underarms.

How Often To Do

Continue this for 3 to 4 times a week on a daily basis

2. Turmeric

Ingredients

  • Turmeric powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Milk- 1 tablespoon
  • Honey (optional) - 1 teaspoon

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients to form a paste
  2. Smear the paste on your underarms and inner thighs
  3. Wait for 10-12 minutes and then rinse with water

Benefits

Due to its curcumin content,turmeric controls pigmentation of the skin. This helps to get rid of dark underarms and evens the skin tone over time. The lactic acid present in milk further removes body odour as well.

How Often To Do

Follow this twice every week

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Ingredients

  • Apple cider vinegar- 2 teaspoons
  • Baking soda- 2 teaspoons

Method

  1. Combine both the ingredients and let the mix bubble
  2. After the bubbles have settled, apply it on your armpits and inner thighs
  3. Allow the mixture to dry and wash with cool water

Benefits

Apple cider vinegar has diverse skin benefits, including treatment of dark spots. The solution will help with the removal of dark underarms and thighs. Additionally it also acts as a disinfectant to keep your skin hygienic.

How Often To Do

Repeat the remedy thrice a week Interestingly, apple cider vinegar is used for several hair issues as well.

4. Rosewater

Ingredients

  • Rosewater- as required
  • Baking soda- 1 tablespoon

Method

  1. Prepare a smooth and thick paste using both the ingredients
  2. Apply it on your inner thighs and wait for about 5-7 minutes
  3. Rinse with cool water

Benefits

Rosewater is a soothing moisturizer and also balances the skin’s pH level. When mixed with an exfoliant like baking soda, it acts as a natural way to remove dark inner thighs and provide an even skin tone.

How Often To Do

Repeat the remedy twice every week

5. Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Ingredients

  • Virgin olive oil- 2 tablespoons
  • Brown sugar- 2 to 3 tablespoons

Method

  1. Add the brown sugar into the oil and mix
  2. Apply the mixture by rubbing it onto your damp underarms for few minutes
  3. Leave it on for five minutes
  4. Wash off with lukewarm water

Benefits

Olive oil has antioxidant properties and at the same time, nourishes and hydrates your skin. The sugar particles help to scrub off dead skin cells that accumulate on the upper layer of your skin that make your underarm and inner thigh appear darker.

How Often To Do

Repeat this twice a week to remove dark underarms

6. Potato

Ingredients

  • Potato- 1 small sized

Method

  1. Wash and peel the potato
  2. Mash it or grate it to extract the juice
  3. Soak a cotton ball in the juice and bad it onto your dark underarms
  4. Wash the juice off with water after 10-15 minutes

Benefits

Raw potato works well in reducing pigmentation due to the presence of enzymes that can treat skin discolouration and also even out skin tone. Additionally, it contains Vitamin A, B and C that helps to reduce premature ageing of the skin.

How Often To Do

Follow this twice a day until you get desired results

7. Aloe Vera

 Aloe Vera

Ingredients

  • Aloe leaf- 1

Method

  1. Cut open a fresh aloe leaf and collect the gel extract
  2. Smear a layer of this gel on the dark areas of your armpits and inner thighs
  3. Allow it to sit for around 10-15 minutes
  4. Rinse off with water

Benefits

Aloe vera get extract contains aloesin that controls a skin pigmentation triggering enzyme, called tyrosinase. The obstruction in the activity of this enzyme leads to the lightening of discoloured areas of skin. This home remedy not only helps in the removal of dark patches on inner thighs but keeps your skin cool and treats irritation.

How Often To Do

Repeat the remedy every alternate day

8. Pumice Stone

Ingredients

  • Pumice stone

Method

  1. Gently scrub your underarms and inner thighs with a wet pumice stone for few minutes before taking a shower.

Benefits

Pumice stone is a naturally occurring stone that has been used for years to exfoliate dead skin cells. It will even the skin tone and improve blood circulation. The stone works well on sensitive skin and will not make your skin dry after use.

How Often To Do

Use this twice or thrice a week

9. Castor Oil

 Castor Oil

Ingredients

  • Castor oil- 1 to 2 teaspoons

Method

  1. Gently massage the oil onto the dark areas of your underarms for around five minutes.
  2. Shower as usual.

Benefits

Castor oil makes your skin soft and smooth as well as absorbs impurities from the skin. It cleans the pores by eliminating dirt, excess oil, and dead cells. This helps to get rid of dark underarms and fade away scars.

How Often To Do

Follow this every day

10. Sunflower Oil

Ingredients

  • Sunflower oil- few drops

Method

  1. Rub the oil onto your underarms for a couple of minutes.
  2. Allow it rest for 15-20 minutes so that it gets absorbed into your skin.
  3. Rinse with warm water.

Benefits

Sunflower oil is a rich source of vitamin E, nutrients and antioxidants. The oil holds the skin’s freshness for a long time and makes it radiant, eliminating dark underarms.

How Often To Do

Do it twice every day

11. Multani Mitti

Multani Mitti

Ingredients

  • Multani mitti powder (fuller‚Äôs earth)- 2 tablespoons
  • Lemon juice- 1 teaspoon
  • Water- as required

Method

  1. Mix the powder with lemon juice and add water to create a fine paste.
  2. Apply the paste on your underarms and inner thighs and let it dry for 10 minutes.
  3. Rinse with normal water.

Benefits

As Multani mitti is a natural clay, it draws out the oil and impurities from your skin. Acting as a good exfoliator, Multani mitti decongests clogged pores and remove dead skin. Also, the rich content of minerals results in the evening the skin tone of underarms.

How Often To Do

Use this effective home remedy for dark inner thighs twice a week

12. Alum

Ingredients

  • Alum powder- 1 to 2 teaspoons
  • Water- as required

Method

  1. Prepare an alum paste by mixing the powder with adequate water.
  2. Apply the paste on your underarms and wait for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Rinse off with water.

Benefits

Often dark underarms are a result of unusual itchiness and sweating, caused by harmful microbes. Alum is a white powder or crystalline salt of aluminium sulfate that destroys such microbes and disinfects the area. It also helps to tighten skin pores and maintains the skin’s pH balance.

How Often To Do

Repeat this once or twice every week

13. Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil

Ingredients

Method

  1. Add the oil to the water and mix well.
  2. Transfer the solution into a spray bottle.
  3. Shake well and spray the mixture on your underarms.
  4. Allow it to naturally dry.

Benefits

Tea tree oil is known for its skin benefits, being anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial, as well as for getting rid of body odour. It effectively fades dark underarm skin and treats redness, itchiness and swelling, leaving you with smooth and clear skin.

How Often To Do

Apply in on a daily basis

14. Almond Oil

Ingredients

  • Almond oil- few drops

Method

  1. Gently massage your underarm and inner thigh area with almond oil for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Do not wash off the oil.

Benefits

Almond oil is used to gently remove debris from deep within your skin pores and follicles, as well as the almond oil simultaneously moisturizes your skin. Also, its antioxidant properties help to prevent initial UV damage. Hence, almond oil acts as an effective home remedy for dark inner thighs and get rid of dark underarms.

How Often To Do

Use this regularly

Tips To Prevent Dark Underarms And Inner Thighs

  • Keep your underarm and inner thigh area clean and well exfoliated to prevent the accumulation of dead skin cells.
  • Do not over-frequently shave or wax the area as it can lead to irritation and redness.
  • Make sure to wear loose, soft and breathable garments to avoid excessive perspiration and friction.
  • Always apply an SPF of 30 or higher before sun exposure to prevent sunburn and skin damage.
  • Keep your inner thighs and underarms well moisturised and avoid chafing.

Also Read:

Home Remedies and Preventive Tips to Get Rid of Body Odour

 

 

 

 

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