Dark underarms or arm pits are quite embarrassing as they don’t let you slip into any sleeveless garment. Besides if you are fair complexioned, then the problem is all the more evident. This is a major problem with women who shave their underarms, as the stubbles show clearly, and the contrast is very evident. Apart from shaving, dark underarms may be triggered by profuse sweating and tight fitting garments. Deodorants also play their part in darkening of the skin, as they contain chemicals; however talc provides some respite, however it is not a cure for dark underarms. In a situation like this the skin may be damaged permanently, in other words proper care should be taken to prevent further damage.
To whiten a dark arm pit, the massaging of baking soda, rids one of foul odor as well and at the same time reduces sweating. Another good home or handy remedy for whitening dark arm pits is the usage of lemon. This home remedy is recommended after you take a shower, however it is suggested to use a lemon which is seedless.
You can squeeze the juice of lime in a cotton swab or as an alternative it is better if you can spray it with a concoction of honey and turmeric, then rinse it off, regular use of it would rid you of dark arm pits and body odor.
Skin whitening can be disrupted by obesity also, so you need to make sure that your weight is under control; as fat accumulates in the arm pits and retains odor, apart from darkening the skin. Loosing weight by exercising does a lot to reduce the darkening of the skin, and an arm pit is no exception.
As, a suggestion for women it is recommended not to shave the underarms, instead wax it; either cold or hot as it removes hair from its root and does away with dead skin also, thus preventing darkening of the skin. Scrubbing of the underarms helps in removing toxins which are a result of regular use of deodorants which are a major cause for disrupting skin whitening.