To be honest, dark underarms can be a sign of bad hygiene or bad grooming. It is the biggest problem for girls who love wearing cute tube, sleeveless or strappy tops. However, underarm darkening is a common skin concern amongst most women out there.

So, what exactly causes your underarms to darken, you ask? Over-use of shaving creams, excessive sweating, alcohol-infused deodorants, accumulation of dead skin cells and various hair removal techniques can cause the skin in the armpits to turn a darker hue. This embarrassing skin situation is frustrating especially during tank-top and swimsuit season. You don’t want to raise your arms and have people stare at the dark skin beneath, do you? Wait… don’t give up already!

You’ll be happy to know that there is a solution to lighten your underarms instantly, and in only three easy steps. Follow the below three step guide and you’ll notice how your dark skin goes a shade lighter each time to apply the mixture.  

how to get rid of dark underarms

Step 01: Mix three tablespoons rock salt, white vinegar and baking soda each with six tablespoons hot water.

Step 02: Apply the mixture to cleansed underarms and let it sit for about 20 minutes.

Step 03: Once the mixture dries up, reach for a warm damp cloth and wipe it off. You will notice visibly fairer underarms.

Repeat this at least once a week so that your skin doesn’t go back to the original colour.

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