How to Get Rid of Dark Underarms Overnight

Posted 3 months ago by Prakhar Parihar in

Every woman wants to possess light, bright, and an even skin tone. But in today's world, filled with pollutants and increasing temperatures, it could be quite problematic. Having black underarms can put a damper on your great looks. It could make your self-esteem or confidence nose-dive and create an awkward or uncomfortable situation. Women with dark underarms have to avoid sleeveless and strapped dresses which could reveal their armpits. That is because no woman wants to be embarrassed by any perceived signs of bad hygiene. Hence, we have brought you this post which will help you in getting rid of darkness from your underarms. You no longer will have to embarrassed about or hide your armpits as they will soon become clear and beautiful if you follow the advice and information in this post. 

How to Get Rid of Dark Underarms Overnight

Causes Behind Dark Underarms

Now, let us dive right into this article. First of all, we need to understand the reasons which could lead to the discoloration of your armpits. The reasons could be various and you will have to figure out your own reason which is causing your underarms to turn dark or blacker. That is how you will make it easier to figure out how to target your specific problem and making your armpits fairer.

Natural Home Remedies to Make Armpits Fairer

Now, in this section, we have detailed a ton of natural home remedies which you can use to treat your black underarms and revert them back to their natural complexion. You can use these remedies to treat your armpits and most of these are natural. You will find that pretty much all of them are already present within your home. All these ingredients can be found easily and are readily available. Moreover, they are quite cheap and economic so won't put much of a pressure on your wallet, as I said, you already use most of these ingredients for other common purposes. So, without any further ado, let us dive into the following list, starting with:


#1. Lemon

Lemon and its juice have a plethora of benefits for the whole body, both inside and out. It possesses potent anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties. It also acts as a natural bleaching agent which can lighten the coloring. Hence, lemon[9] can help bleach the skin too and make your armpits brighter and lighter. That is why lemon or its juice are commonly used is remedies which help treat skin issues and problems. Furthermore, lemon also helps to exfoliate and cleanse the skin which has positive effects in the treatment to dark underarms. As mentioned, it also kills off bacteria and other microorganisms on the surface of the skin. These microbes can also lead to black underarms along with other issues like bad odor etc. It also contains vitamin C[10] which is essential for the health of the skin and shields it from damage and harm. Hence, lemon is quite an effective remedy for the treatment of dark armpits. 

How to use it?: 

You can use lemons in a number of ways to lighten your underarms. You can use lemon slices directly, or lemon juice, and more. So, the first way is to directly use lemon slices on your armpits. Follow the upcoming instructions to know how.

  1. Firstly, take a lemon slice or wedge and then rub it on your armpits. Use gentle rubbing motions.
  2. After that, leave your armpits be for about 10 more minutes.
  3. Lastly, rinse your armpits to cleanse the lemon juice. You are done!

You can also use some sugar to enhance this particular method. The sugar granules or crystals add a great element of exfoliation to the remedy which could go a long way in lightening your skin's tone. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Firstly, take a lemon slice or wedge and then sprinkle some sugar on it so that the granules stick to the lemon slice.
  2. After that, rub the slice over your armpits to treat and exfoliate them for a few minutes.
  3. Then, leave your armpits be for about 10 minutes.
  4. Lastly, rinse your armpits and you are done! Use this particular remedy every alternate day and you will see your black armpits turning lighter day by day.

There is another great home remedy which utilizes lemon juice as a center-piece to eradicate dark underarm skin once and for all. The ingredients needed and the steps to follow are given below.

Lemon juiceas needed
Turmeric powderas needed
Yogurtas needed
  1. Firstly, take some freshly squeezed lemon juice in a mixing bowl.
  2. After that, add in some turmeric powder to the bowl along with a little bit of yogurt.
  3. Then, combine the ingredients and adjust the amounts of ingredients as needed until you get smooth paste-like consistency of a homogenous mixture.
  4. After that, apply the paste on your armpits using gentle massaging motions.
  5. Lastly, leave the mask on your armpits for about 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing it off using normal water. You are done! Use this remedy 3 times every week and you will get rid of your dark armpits.

All these lemon remedies will even crack down on the bad odor and eliminate it. Although, be mindful when using lemon or its juice directly on your skin as it can cause irritation on the skin due to its high acidic content. There is another last remedy form lemon which you can use to exfoliate and lighten your armpits. The details are the following.

Lemonhalf of one
Honey1 tablespoon
Oatmeal1/2 tablespoon
  1. Firstly, slice a whole lemon into halves and squeeze all the juice from one half into a mixing bowl.
  2. After that, add in a tbsp of honey and half tbsp of oatmeal to the bowl and combine all the ingredients together to obtain a smooth paste.
  3. Then, apply the paste on your armpits using gentle massaging motions.
  4. Lastly, leave it one for a bit and then rinse it off using cool water. You are done!

Using all or any of these remedies will greatly help you in the quest to make your armpits brighter and lighter. There is just one important note you should always keep in mind when using lemon as a topical application or remedies. Do not apply lemon onto your skin if you have to go out in the sun. That is because lemon when reacting with sunlight can cause burns and even further darkening of the skin.


#2. Potatoes

Potato is one of the most common food in the world but not many people know that it can also be used on the skin to treat it and remedy various issues on it. Potatoes[11] also possess mild bleaching properties like lemons also do. Hence, it can have a clearing effect on the skin to make it lighter, brighter and free from blemishes. It is also mildly acidic and hence it can help make skin whiter. Moreover, potatoes are quite hydrating for the skin and do not have any harsh effects or side-effects on the skin. Its bleaching properties come from an enzyme[12]. This enzyme is great for making the skin lighter and reducing its pigmentation. 

How to use it?: 

As with the previous remedy, you can utilize both the potato's slices or its juice to remedy your dark underarms. Potatoes have a similar effect on the skin as lemon but since it is milder, it is much less likely to cause any irritation of inflammation. The instructions for using potatoes to lighten your skin are given right below. You will just need a fresh potato for this first remedy.

  1. Firstly, take a fresh potato and then cut it into thin and long slices.
  2. After that, use the slices to rub and apply on your armpits. use gentle massaging motions for a few minutes.
  3. Lastly, wash your armpits with normal water and you are done!

Alternatively, you can utilize the juice from the potato to treat your underarms if you wish to do so.

  1. Firstly, grate or blend a fresh potato to extract its juices.
  2. After that, apply the juice onto your pits using gentle massaging motions.
  3. Lastly, rinse it off after about 15 to minutes, until it has dried off. Use warm water for washing and you are done!

Or, you can also use the following remedy which makes use of juices from both potatoes and lemons to lighten and brighten your armpits.

Lemonhalf of one
Potato1 small sized


  1. Firstly, peel a small potato and then cut it into thin slices.
  2. After that, take a lemon and cut it into two and squeeze the juice out from a half into a small bowl.
  3. Then, take a potato slice and dip it into the lemon juice.
  4. After that, you have to first wash and dry your armpits and then apply the potato slice onto your armpits using gentle massaging motions for about 5 minutes. Cover the whole areas of both of your armpits using this technique.
  5. Lastly, let your armpits be for about 30 minutes before rinsing them. You can also leave them overnight if you wish to do so before rinsing it off. You are done!

All these remedies are effective and will work rapidly to whiten your armpits. You can use just the potato remedies as much as a couple of times a day without any harmful effects to lighten your armpits as fast as possible. Use the last recipe 3 or 4 times in a week and you will see soon that your pits are reverting back to a healthy and natural shade.


#3. Cucumbers

Cucumbers are amazingly soothing and hydrating towards the skin. People already use it over their eyes to relax and get rid of dark circles. Hence, it is well known that cucumbers can help lighten dark skin. Cucumber is mostly made up of water. That is why it is so hydrating and nourishing to the skin. Furthermore, cucumber has mild bleaching properties. That is why it is quite an effective ingredient for treating dark underarms. 

How to use it?: As is the trend with the previous ingredients, this one can also be used very simply and basically as a direct topical application to remedy your dark armpits issue. Follow these below-given steps to learn how to use cucumber slices to treat your black armpits.

  1. Firstly, take a fresh cucumber and then keep it in your refrigerator for a bit to chill it a little. Bring it to a temperature that's comfortable for you.
  2. After that, cut the cucumber into medium-thin slices.
  3. Lastly, take a slice and then rub and massage it over your armpits for a few minutes. Make sure to cover all of your darkened skin and both the pits. This will help soothe your armpits along with helping to make them lighter. Repeat this remedy two times a day regularly and you will soon see the improvement in the complexion of your underarms.

Conversely, you can also use the juice of the cucumber to treat your black underarms. Follow these upcoming steps to know how to do it.

  1. Firstly, you have to extract the juice from the cucumber. To do that, you can blend a fresh cucumber in a blender.
  2. Then, apply the juice or pulp onto your darkened underarms. You can rinse off after leaving it on for a bit if you wish.

There is another remedy in which you can utilize cucumber to great effect. In this one, we will use cucumber juice along with some lemon juice. The cucumber's cooling property will go along fantastically with lemon's bleaching properties.

Cucumber1 of it
Lemon juiceas needed


  1. Firstly, grate or blend a cucumber and then sift to extract its juices.
  2. After that, take the cucumber juice in a mixing bowl and then add a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  3. Then, blend the two juices together well to form a homogenous solution.
  4. Lastly, apply it onto your underarms for a bit and then rinse off. You are done!

Also, you can use this alternate remedy if you want. This one is a fantastic one and this mask will treat your dark underarms to make them light and bright effectively.

Cucumber1 of it
Lemon1 of it
Turmeric powdera bit


  1. Firstly, take a fresh cucumber and extract its juices by grating or blending it. Take it in a mixing bowl.
  2. After that, squeeze the juice of a fresh lemon into the bowl.
  3. Then, add in turmeric powder to the bowl. You have to add as much as it takes you to obtain a thick paste-like consistency.
  4. After that, apply the paste all over your darkened underarm skin.
  5. Lastly, let it be for about half an hour before rinsing the paste off. You are done! You could use this remedy every day if you want to get even-toned skin on your armpits quickly.


#4. Turmeric

Turmeric is an amazing natural ingredient to enhance and better your skin. It has been used for centuries in India to treat the skin. That is because it is highly beneficial to the skin and has potent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is most commonly known to help brighten the skin and promote a fairer complexion. It is even used on bride and groom in Hindu marriages as a custom and also enhance their looks and brighten up the skin. Hence, it is a fantastic remedy to treat dark skin of the underarms[13]. It will even help clear off any harmful or bad odor inducing microbes and soothe any redness or inflammation on your pits. 

How to use it?: You can use a paste of turmeric powder with water on your armpits to whiten and brighten them up so that you don't have to embarrassed by that anymore. Or, you can also use the following mask with turmeric and lemon. This remedy is amazing for this purpose. Both lemon and honey have strong whitening properties for the skin and the harshness of lemon juice is countered by the soothing nature of turmeric too. Follow the below mentioned steps to learn how to prepare and use this remedy.

Turmeric Powderas needed
Lemon juiceas needed


  1. Firstly, take a small bowl and add some turmeric powder to it.
  2. After that, add in lemon juice to the bowl and mix the two ingredients together. Adjust the quantity of lemon juice until you get a smooth and consistent paste.
  3. Then, apply the paste onto both your underarms using gentle massaging motions.
  4. After that, leave your underarms be until the paste fully dries off. It will take 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. Lastly, rinse off the paste using lukewarm water and you are done. You can use some natural oil to moisturize your pits after this remedy. You will get fairer underarms in no time if you use this remedy once every day.

Alternatively, you can use turmeric with a previous ingredient in this list, cucumber. Both the ingredients have brilliant skin lightening properties and complement each other qualities quite fantastically. This remedy will even help tighten up your underarm skin to improve its look. Follow the upcoming steps to learn how to perform this remedy.

Turmeric powder1/2 cup of it
Cucumber1 of it


  1. Firstly, take some turmeric powder in a bowl. Also, take a fresh chilled cucumber and cut it into thin slices.
  2. After that, take a cucumber slice and then dip it in the turmeric powder so that it gets covered with it.
  3. Then, rub the slices onto your underarms for a couple of minutes. You have to make sure your armpits are wet or damp first so use some water to do that.
  4. Lastly, leave your armpits be for about 10 minutes and then rinse and then pat dry. You are done!


#5. Milk

Milk is another one of these fantastic natural ingredients for the skin. It is chock full of nutrients which can be beneficial in treating your skin issues. It has tons and tons of fatty acids[14] and vitamins and has skin lightening properties. Furthermore, it will even out and brighten your complexion while also improving the texture of skin by making it softer and more supple. Overall, this is an amazing ingredient for treating skin issues due to its myriad of properties and benefits for the skin. Milk will help bleach your skin and hydrate your skin amply to moisturize it very effectively. 

How to use it?: 

Milk can be utilized in innumerable different ways. It makes for a fantastic addition in skin mask to treat issues and blemishes topically. And you can definitely use milk directly on your underarms. Use some raw milk to massage your armpits gently for a few minutes. Do that on a regular basis and you will see clear results very soon. You can use the following remedy which is very easy to do. In this one, turmeric and milk join forces together to make a highly effective treatment for dark underarms. This remedy is also very soothing to the skin and hence it will calm down any irritation or inflammation along with helping to heal any skin issues.

Milk6 teaspoons
Turmeric powder1 teaspoon


  1. Firstly, take 6 tsp of milk in a bowl. Cold milk is preferable for this particular remedy.
  2. After that, add in a tsp of turmeric powder to the bowl and mix the two ingredients together well by stirring. You should obtain a consistent and smooth solution.
  3. Then, take a cotton ball or swab and then dip it in the solution. Gently rub and massage the cotton on your armpits to apply the solution.
  4. Lastly, leave your armpits as is overnight and then rinse it off in the morning. You are done! Using this remedy every day will give your lighter underarms quickly.

Alternatively, you can also prepare the following paste and use it to treat your dark armpits.

Milk2 tablespoon
Flour1 teaspoon
Yogurt1 teaspoon


  1. Firstly, take a mixing bowl and add all the ingredients to it in the required quantities. Use full-fat milk.
  2. After that, combine all the ingredients well by stirring them together thoroughly. You should obtain a smooth and thick paste.
  3. Then, apply the paste all over your armpits using gentle massaging motions.
  4. After that, leave your underarms be for 15 to 20 minutes until the paste dries off.
  5. Lastly, rinse off the paste using lukewarm water and you are done with this remedy. Use this one a few time per week to see your armpits turn back to their original lighter complexion.

There is one another remedy which you can use and which utilizes milk too. The instructions and steps on how to do it are detailed right below.

Milkas required
Honeyas required
Lime juiceas required
Turmeric powderas required


  1. Firstly, take all the ingredients in similar quantities in a mixing bowl.
  2. Adjust and combine all the ingredients together so that they form a smooth and consistent paste.
  3. Then, apply the paste onto your armpits. Make sure you cover all dark portions of the skin.
  4. After that, leave the paste on until it dries off completely.
  5. Lastly, rinse your armpits and then pat them dry. You are done! Use this remedy daily to get awesome results in the lightening of underarms.


#6. Aloe Vera

This one is an amazingly restorative and curative plant. At this point, it seems as if this miracle plant can basically heal all ailments. Hence, it can also help make your skin on the underarms lighter and brighter. It does that by helping to rejuvenate and renew skin cell and tissues. It is an amazingly moisturizing ingredient as it is mostly made up of water. Hence, it is highly soothing to the skin and can help remedy hyperpigmentation on your underarms. The aloe plant[15] contains a compound in it called Aloesin which curbs tyrosinase activity in the skin cells and tissues. That means it helps slow down the melanin production to keep the skin lighter toned. Aloe will even help soothe and calm the skin if it is irritated or red due to deodorants and such. Moreover, aloe is also rich in anti-oxidants which also promote skin cell regeneration to make the skin on your armpits whiter. 

How to use it?: 

Using aloe for home remedies is very easy. So much so that everyone should keep a plant at their homes. You can directly utilize the gel from an aloe vera leaf for the treatment of a myriad of skin conditions and issues. Follow the below-mentioned instruction to learn how to use aloe vera to make your underarms' skin lighter.

  1. Firstly, break off a fresh piece of aloe vera leaf.
  2. After that, slice it open to extract the gel from inside the bulbous leaf.
  3. Then, apply the gel all over your armpits using gentle massaging motions.
  4. After that, leave your underarms be for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Lastly, rinse the gel off from your armpits using normal water and you are done! Apply this remedy every day and you will get brighter armpits in no time.


#7. Baking Soda

Baking soda is a staple in most of the kitchens of the world. It has many useful and handy uses for all around the house and even your health and body. Consequently, it can also help to lighten your dark underarms. Baking soda is fantastic as an exfoliant as its granules help to get rid of dead skin cells and other impurities very effectively. Furthermore, it will improve the health and hygiene of your underarms as it also has anti-bacterial properties which will eradicate any harmful or pesky microbes from your armpits. 

How to use it?:

Using this ingredient is very easy and convenient too. This ingredient is readily available in most places in the world and it is also quite cheap and economical. You can simply use it by making a pasty mixture with just water. Follow the steps mentioned below to use it properly and efficiently.

  1. Firstly, take a couple of tablespoons of baking soda in a mixing bowl.
  2. After that, add in some water until you can obtain a thick and smooth paste.
  3. Then, apply the paste onto and all over your underarms.
  4. Lastly, leave them be for about 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing the paste off using normal water. Use this remedy a couple of times in a week and you will obtain lighter and brighter skin on your armpits.

Alternately, you can also make and use the following remedy to treat your underarms from their hyperpigmentation. Follow the given instructions to know how to.

Baking sodaas needed
Lemon juiceas needed
Coconut oilas needed


  1. Firstly, take some baking soda in a mixing bowl.
  2. Then, add in a bit of lemon juice and coconut oil to form a runny solution or paste.
  3. After that, take a clean cotton ball or swab and use it to apply the paste onto your armpits.
  4. Lastly, leave it one for a few minutes and then rinse off. You are done! Use this remedy a couple or three times a week and you will start seeing results within a few days.

There is one more mask you can use. Along with having skin lightening properties, this one is quite soothing towards the skin too. The steps to prepare and using this one are given ahead.

Baking soda2-3 tablespoons
Rosewateras needed


  1. Firstly, take a small mixing bowl and add a solution of water and rose water to the bowl.
  2. After that, add in 2 to 3 tbsp of baking powder. Ensure that you get a paste-like homogenous consistency. Adjust the quantities if needed.
  3. Then, apply the paste under your arms using gentle circular massaging motions.
  4. Lastly, leave it on for a few and then rinse off. You are done! Repeat this remedy 4 times every week and you will see the tone of your armpits improving day by day.


#8. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is also great for skin's health along with having a tenured spot in the kitchen. It is acidic in nature and hence it can help cleanse the skin and also remove any accumulation of dead skin cells and impurities. It promotes the regeneration of a new layer of skin by cleansing the skin of old and dead skin cells. This amazing ingredient can even eradicate harmful bacteria and other microbes which wreck the health and hygiene of your pit and are also instrumental in increasing bad body odor. It is also a great skin lightening agent and helps reduce hyperpigmentation on the skin. Furthermore, it also has beneficial astringent properties for the betterment of your skin. 

How to use it?: The process of using apple cider vinegar is quite simple. We will utilize it most simply in the following remedy. Peruse it carefully and diligently to learn how to use it.

  1. Firstly, you have to dilute the vinegar with an equal portion of water.
  2. After that, take a clean cotton ball or swab and then soak it in the solution.
  3. Then, apply the cotton on to the darkened skin of your armpits.
  4. Lastly, leave it be for about 5 to 10 minutes depending on the discoloration and then rinse your armpits using warm water. You are done! Do this a couple of times every day and you will lighten your armpits in no time.

Conversely, you can also prepare and use the following remedy too. All the steps to do it are given in detail below. Follow the instruction to use this remedy correctly.

Apple cider vinegaras needed
Rice flouras needed
  1. Firstly, take a mixing bowl and add both the ingredients into it.
  2. After that, adjust the quantities of the ingredients and combine them together well so that you get a smooth and thick consistent paste.
  3. Then, apply the paste onto your armpits using gentle circular massaging motions.
  4. Lastly, leave the paste on for about 10 to 15 minutes or until it dries off completely and then rinse it off using warm water. You are done! You should use this remedy a couple of times per week to get rid of the darkness under your arms.

Or, you can also form a mixture by combining baking soda with apple cider vinegar. Just take equal portions of both the ingredients and then use the instructions from the last recipe to create and use another mask to whiten and lighten your underarms.


#9. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the most versatile and beneficial oils for the whole body. It holds tons of benefits for the skin too. It is a fantastic moisturizer for the skin and it can permeate deep into it to nourish it from within. Furthermore, it contains many essential nutrients and compounds like caprylic acid and Vitamin E which help rejuvenate and reinvigorate the skin. Moreover, they assist in exfoliation and cleansing of the skin. Consequently, coconut oil will help make your skin brighter by imparting a glow to it and nourishing it amply. 

How to use it?: 

Using coconut oil is very straightforward and simple. You just use it as you would assume. You can easily use it as a direct application. Follow the upcoming steps to do just that correctly and effectively.

  1. Firstly, take a little bit of coconut oil into your palms and fingers.
  2. After that, gently massage your armpits with the coconut oil using gentle circular rubbing motions.
  3. Then, leave your armpits be for about 10 to 20 minutes so that the oil could soak in the skin.
  4. Lastly, rinse your pits with mild soap and using lukewarm water. You are done! Use this remedy 2-3 times in a day to rapidly lighten your underarms. You can also follow this remedy a little bit before you shower, you won't have to explicitly rinse your armpits that way.


#10. Olive Oil

Olive oil is another one of these amazingly healthy oils for the body. It is most commonly used to prepare food in a healthy and tasty way. Moreover, it can also be utilized in topical application remedies to treat various skin issues including dark underarms. It is extremely nourishing to the skin. It stimulates the regeneration of new skin cells. Hence, it promotes cell turnover to reveal a fresh lighter and brighter skin. Consequently, it is a great ingredient to treat the darkness of your underarms. 

How to use it?: You can use olive oil in a similar way you use other oils or even the previous remedy of coconut oil. Direct application is completely fine and supplies tons of nutrients to nourish and renew the skin under your arms. Follow these steps to learn how to utilize olive oil to effectively treat your dark armpits.

Extra virgin Olive oilas needed
Sugar1 teaspoon
  1. Firstly, take a tsp of sugar in a small mixing bowl.
  2. After that, add in some extra virgin olive oil to the bowl and combine both the ingredients well until you obtain a consistent mixture.
  3. Then, apply the mixture onto your armpits using gentle circular massaging motions.
  4. Lastly, leave the mixture on your pits for about 5 to 10 minutes and then wash your armpits using lukewarm water. You are done! Use this remedy a couple of times in a week and you will soon get back your fairer underarms.


#11. Orange Peel

Orange is a juicy and delectable fruit and it holds many benefits for the health and body. However, not all the benefits reside in the flesh of the fruit. The peel of an orange is also very beneficial for the skin. It contains tons of citrus in it. That imbues it with potent bleaching and cleansing properties. Hence, it possesses powerful skin lightening properties. Moreover, it will help make your armpits more hygienic and fresh seeming. Furthermore, it has tons and tons of antioxidants and it has exfoliating characteristics. Hence, it is very effective in the treatment of your black underarms. It will help cleanse any dead skin cells, bacteria and other impurities from your underarms and make them brighter and clearer. 

How to use it?: 

The best and most convenient way to use orange peel for skin treatment is in its powdered form. It is not that complicated to make your own. Follow the upcoming steps to learn how to use orange peels to create underarm skin scrub to help make your armpits whiter.

Orange peelsas needed
Milkas needed
Rosewateras needed


  1. Firstly, take some orange peels and keep it out in the sunlight for a couple of days. You do this to completely dry up the peels.
  2. After that, turn the dried peels into a fine powder by grinding them. You can use a grinder or a mortar and pestle for this purpose.
  3. Then, take the peel powder in a mixing bowl and some milk and rosewater to it. Add these ingredients in such quantities that you can obtain a thick and smooth paste by mixing them thoroughly.
  4. After that, apply the hence-obtained paste all over your underarms evenly and leave it be for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Lastly, wash your armpits and you are done! Use this remedy 2 or 3 times in a week to obtain great results in your quest.


#12. Yogurt

This one is a milk product but it is different and helpful enough to warrant its own entry. Yogurt is highly beneficial for the body when ingested as it is a natural probiotic. However, it still has many benefits for the skin too when used topically. It is anti-microbial, so it will keep your underarms fresh and free from any microscopic parasites. It is a rich source of lactic acid. Lactic acid is great for reviving the skin as it cleanses dead skin cells and other impurities from the skin very effectively. Ultimately, this is a brilliant ingredient for lightening and brightening the skin under your arms. 

How to use it?: 

You can make and use the following remedy for lightening your underarms' skin. You will utilize other effective ingredients which also helps you along towards your goal of fair and clear armpits.

Yogurtas needed
Lemon1 whole
Olive oil3 tablespoons
  1. Firstly, take some yogurt in a mixing bowl.
  2. After that, add in 3 tbsp of olive oil to the bowl and squeeze the juice from a lemon into the bowl.
  3. Then, combine the ingredients well by stirring them together thoroughly until you can obtain a thick and smooth paste
  4. After that, apply the mixture all over your darkened armpits completely and evenly.
  5. Lastly, leave the mixture stay on for about 20 minutes before rinsing it off using warm water. You are done!

Conversely, you can prepare the following, easy as pie remedy, to treat your dark and discolored underarms.

Yogurtas needed
Honeyas needed


  1. Firstly, take both the ingredients in small quantities in a mixing bowl.
  2. After that, combine the two while adjusting their quantities so that you can obtain a smooth and consistent mixture.
  3. Then, apply the mixture all over your underarms thoroughly and evenly.
  4. Lastly, rinse off the mixture using cold water after a bit of time has passed. You are done! You can use this simple and straightforward remedy every single day to rapidly make your armpits whiter.


#13.  Gram flour (Besan)

Gram flour is made from grinding up chickpeas and it is commonly known as Besan in India. It is a hearty food source and it possesses many beneficial properties to treat the skin and remedy various skin issues. Its texture also allows it to work as an efficient and effective exfoliator. Hence, it will help cleanse your armpits of dead skin cells and any other build up of unhygienic build up. 

How to use it?: 

You can create a simple skin mask using the following three ingredients. All these ingredients have a space of there own in this list and when brought together, they can be highly effective in making your underarms lighter and brighter.

Gram flour2 tablespoons
Plain Yogurt1 teaspoon
Lemon juice1 teaspoon
Turmeric powderas desired


  1. Firstly, take a couple of tbsp of gram flour in a mixing bowl and add in 1 tsp each of plain yogurt and lemon juice too.
  2. After that, also add in a little bit of turmeric powder and combine all the ingredients together so that you obtain a thick and consistent paste.
  3. Then, apply the hence-obtained paste all over your underarms evenly and thoroughly.
  4. Lastly, leave it on for about half an hour and then rinse it off using warm water. You are done! You can use this remedy anywhere between 3 times a week to every day of the week. It is a great remedy for improving the complexion of your underarms.


This article has been medically reviewed by Dr.Nagakeerthana S, MD (Dermatology) on 02/05/2019 

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