How To Lighten Up Your Dark Underarms Naturally

Dark underarms could be very embarrassing especially for ladies who love to wear sleeveless clothings. The underarms are very sensitive and can be easily darkened. This may be due to poor hygiene, continuous use of low quality body products and shaving. Also, hormonal changes during pregnancy and high insulin level in diabetic patients can cause the underarms to be pigmented. You become so cautious and uptight, totally forgetting what freedom feels like. It becomes really difficult to flaunt a little skin during the summer’s heat or wear a bikini to the beach. Why should we feel reluctant to raise our arms while shouting ‘Hallelujah’ during church service? This is surely not a good thing. Luckily, there are a number of solutions to this embarrassing problem. The following remedies have been tested, verified and can easily be done at home. Let’s put an end to this madness, shall we?


In order to have a radiant and youthful looking skin, you need to scrub off dead skin cells with an exfoliator. This also applies to our underarms. The main exfoliator the QWT team would recommend to you is SUGAR. Sugar isn’t just good for sweetening our food and drinks but is also very important in the exfoliation process. Sugar is derived from sugar cane which contains glycolic acid. It is the most prominent alpha hydroxy acid and it helps greatly in releasing a glowing skin by shedding off dead skin cells on the surface of the skin.


Mix a suitable quantity of sugar, either brown or white, with some olive oil or honey. Rub it on your dark underarms, massaging in circular motions for about 2 minutes. Leave it in for 10-12 minutes and then rinse out with clean, warm water. Note that exfoliation is very essential for not just the underarms but for the entire skin and can be done 3 times a week.


Lemon, with its burst of several vitamins, has toning and brightening properties. It is the first thing that comes to mind when considering natural bleaching agents. It’s properties make it very useful in lightening dark underarms. It contains citric acid which aids in removing dead skin cells.


Take a slice of lemon and use it to massage both your underarms. Make sure a generous amount of lemon juice is spread around the underarms. You could do this at night before going to bed and wash it off in the morning. Be sure to use a good moisturizer afterwards as lemon juice may dry out your skin.


Apart from being tasty and generally known to be a weight-gaining food, potatoes are also natural bleaching agents. The effects of potato are less harsh than that of lemon and is therefore, more preferable.

Grate your already washed potato into very tiny bits. Mash with a spoon to extract the potato juice. Rub the juice on your dark underarms and leave it to dry for about 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water. This can be done frequently so get desired results.


Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is a brightening agent as well as an anti-bacterial agent. This means that  baking soda can lighten our underarms and kill the germs there as well. It also kills odours!


Mix a little quantity of baking soda with water or lemon juice. This should eventually form a paste. Rub the paste on your underarms and massage. Leave for 15 minutes and wash off. This can be done daily.

All these methods listed above are quick and easy but cannot produce results immediately. Consistency is key! They all generally unclog skin pores, remove dead cells and lighten the underarms. Try to avoid excessive use of anti-pespirants and always take a bath. That’s it on how to lighten up your dark underarms. Good luck! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, and we get a commission on purchases made through our links.

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