Recently Priyanka Chopra was flaked for her photo shopped armpits on the Maxim India cover. There was an intense debate about why armpits had to airbrush and the seductive, boss like the cover photo of PC disappeared in this war of words. Although we loved this response of PeeCee while she embraced her real pits-
While we aren't here to debate about her armpits, we want to help our readers who struggle wearing their sleeveless outfits. Dark armpits look not so flattering and can easily lower your confidence, but why do our underarm turn dark? Armpits have the most sensitive skin and the main cause for your dark underarms are regular shaving, hair removal creams, alcohol deodorants, antiperspirants and tight outfits. But don't worry, your kitchen has a solution for your dark underarms. We bring 6 beauty products that can fade off the darkness from your armpits and give you an instant confidence to wear sleeveless.
Cucumber has skin lightening properties and that is the reason why it is a perfect ingredient to remove your dark underarms. One of the easiest ways is to cut the slices of cucumber and rub it on your underarms or you can add turmeric to the grated cucumber and apply it for 15 minutes under your armpit. Rinse it off with water and do it daily for best results.
Milk and honey:
The fatty acids of milk do wonders to lighten your skin tone. Also, the presence of lactic acid removes the dead skin cells and will make your skin soft and smooth. To make a thick paste, add 1 tablespoon of milk with drops of honey and smear it on your underarms. Once it dries, washes it with water, we would suggest you apply thrice a week for effective results.
Baking soda and rose water:
You can blame the dead cells for your dark underarms. It is essential that you exfoliate to shed the dead cells, hence an effective exfoliation is the baking soda. Baking soda will shed away the dead skin cells, unclog the pores and in a due course of time lighten your dark underarms. You can mix it with a few drops of rose water, which will give a soothing effect to your underarms as well as remove body odor which is also responsible for dark underarms. Form a thick paste of baking soda and rose water and slather it for 15 minutes and rinse with water.
Potatoes are perfect for sensitive skin beauties, it has mild acids that wouldn't irritate your skin and due to its bleaching property, it will aid in skin lightening. Potatoes work effectively in the body, hence it is advised to apply it twice a day, you can cut the slices of potato and rub it on your underarms or extract the juice of potato and leave it on your armpits, wash it after 10-15 minutes. Let it dry and moisturize your underarms with aloe vera gel.
An extravagant way of removing your dark armpits is saffron, it lightens the skin and has an antibacterial agent that kills the germs and bacteria. You can soak saffron overnight and use this as a pack for 10 minutes. Apply this mixture regularly and bid adieu to dark underarms.
Girls, be confident and wear your favorite sleeveless outfit and look chic wherever you go.