Most women would rather pass off an opportunity to wear a sleeveless top no matter how hot the weather is just because they do not want to expose their dark underarms. The internet has made us feel like having dark underarms is downright despicable and disgraceful, while it is not so sexy, it is not peculiar to you, several women all over the world are in the same shoes. There is really nothing to be ashamed about, especially when one understands the cause of dark underarms. Dark underarms are caused by consistent shaving, use of cosmetic products like deodorants, hormonal imbalance, consistent sweating, poor ventilation, accumulation of dead cells over the skin and the effects of free radicals and ultraviolet rays.
Several beauty products abound but most are filled with chemicals which can be dangerous to the skin and cause more harm than god on the long run. Let us take a look at baking soda and how it can be used to lighten dark armpits.
Benefits of baking soda
- It is powerful exfoliator of dead skin cells and as such helps to brighten skin darkened by these deposits.
- It has a way of reducing melanin production and thus evening out the skin tone.
- It helps to neutralize the skin’s pH and keep it healthy.
Baking soda and water
For this you need one tablespoon of water and two of baking soda. Add both ingredients in a bowl to form a smooth paste then apply in circular motion under the armpits and leave for 25 minutes. Rinse off with water, do it twice or thrice a week.
Baking soda and lemon
For this you need juice from half a lemon and 2 teaspoons of baking soda. Mix the ingredients to get smooth paste and then apply in circular motion as above. Leave to dry for 10 minutes and then rinse off.
Baking soda and coconut oil
Mix 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and 2 of baking soda in a bowl to get a smooth paste. Apply under the arms in a circular motion and rinse off after 10 minutes.