Hygiene isn’t limited to keeping your underarms free of hair. Dark underarms can look unhygienic and frankly, quite embarrassing too. However, this does not mean you have to hide them behind sleeved shirts and tops all the time. They deserve to see the light of the day too!

But for that to happen, you need to first work on lightening your underarm area so it matches with the rest of your skin tone. Before you think of going for clinical treatment, you need to know that a DIY scrub can be just as effective. Here’s a simple DIY recipe that will lighten your underarms in no time…


You will need:

You will need:

  • One teaspoon sugar
  • Two teaspoons coconut oil
  • Bowl

How to make DIY scrub to lighten dark underarms:

Step 01: In a bowl, add the sugar and small amount of coconut oil

Step 02: Thoroughly clean your underarms and ensure there’s no sweat

lightening dark underarms diy scrub

Step 03: Take the mixture and massage your underarms with it for a few seconds

Step 04: Wash off and wipe it clean.

Wait, we’re not done yet. Apart from making your underarms look smooth and clean, it’s also necessary to keep them smelling fresh too. Because honestly, smelly armpits are a huge turn-off. The Rexona Aloe Vera Underarm Odour Protection Roll On is a light antiperspirant with a cooling effect that leaves you clean and protected from odour for about 48 hours.

Pro tip: If you shave your underarms regularly, we recommend you to switch to waxing. Not only does it pluck hair from the roots, but also gently peels off the layer of dead skin, making your underarms lighter and smoother.