Try These 5 DIYs To Lighten Your Underarms In A Week
Underarm pigmentation is something that may get in the way of an awesome day by the beach, or in the way of wearing plain old sleeveless blouses. In many cases, this is hormonal or caused by a certain deodorant you might be using.
While I always believe that the gynaecologist is best to keep your hormones in check, accompanied with a healthy diet and lifestyle, there are things we can do to lighten the pigmentation that has already been caused.
Here are a few DIYs and tips on what you need to change up, aside from your lifestyle, of course!
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
I have found that chemical-based, non-organic deodorants that are found in the market are very unnatural. In fact, they can cause more harm in the long-term, including excess body odour, in some cases. So, switch out your deodorant for an apple cider vinegar solution.
Fill one part water in 3 parts apple cider vinegar, shake well, and spray or apply with cotton. You may not want to do this right after shaving, as it may burn. Also, the smell may take a little getting used to, but give it a couple of minutes and you’ll find that this keeps bacteria at bay super effectively, as well as bad body odour!
Eating potatoes for lunch? Sneak in the kitchen steal half or quarter of a potato and rub it all over your clean underarms. Practise this daily to ensure the best results!
3. Sugar & Lime
This is a 2-in-1 option; just don’t do this on the same day that you plan to shave. And if you do shave, make sure this is done before the shaving step. Take a lime wedge, dip it in sugar, then scrub your entire body with it. Let your skin, especially your underarms, soak in all that goodness from the lime juice that will act as a bleach. Also, umm… you might want to skip your face with this DIY. It could be too harsh.
4. Baking Soda
Mix 1.5 tbsp of water with 3 tbsp of baking soda and use this as an underarm scrub. It will act as a great exfoliant and deodorant! Again, don’t do this after shaving and follow the routine 2 to 3 times a week for effective results.
5. Coconut Oil
Now, I know this doesn’t sound great in the heat, but it won’t make you extra sweaty! Coconut oil, the miracle oil, is a completely different kind of oil than what your body produces. Use this almost daily on your underarm area and it will act as a natural deodorant. The Vitamin E will lighten and brighten your underarm area.
If you’re still iffy about this during the summer months, then definitely don’t skip it out in the cooler months. And make sure you use 100% extra virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil.