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Ladies! Here's My routine to Naturally Brighten underarms

  • 1/28/2014
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I'm usually one to wear sleeveless shirts and spagetti or tank straps. For a long time, like a lot of young girls i know, i battled with darker underarms/armpits. Its like you go through puberty without exactly noticing how darker they have become until you are in your 20s and waiting for guys to toast you, forming fine geh. Next thing you know you have become conscious of raising your hands high in public for fear of showing off eye-sore underarms.

For most of us, maybe all- dark underarms result from a number of factors. 

If you store a lot of fat around your arms, you'd find that the dark area might even extend up and towards your shoulders. This is mainly because of heat accumulation resulting from too much weight from your arms.

The major factors which occur for most than some would be the frequent use of shaving sticks and chemical infused deodorants/anti-perspirants. Both of which might have become impossible to do without overtime. Now before i bore you with all this grammar, let me just point out how i have been able to brighten my underarms over time. 

They are not exactly perfect yet, but they are getting there. And when they do, i sure wont be too shy to show off a couple of pictures to inspire you. Now here's what i do - 

1.  Stop Using shaving sticks:  unfortunately if what you want is brighter underarms, you are going to have to do away with using shaving sticks. What happens when we shave is the hairs only get scraped off the surface of skin, leaving little stubbles here and there that could fold right back into the pose causing bumps and re-darkening of skin.

What i do : I use tweezers instead. As wack and painful as that sounds, yes i sit through 30mins to pluck hairs one after the other. When im not tweezing, i wax using Sugar wax. This method is known as sugaring' and you can do it yourself af home. 
If you can't do this especially on your own, then you might want to try waxing at the spa once in a while. Tweezing/waxing is so much better because you get rid of hairs straight right off the roots which would even extend the time it would take for a regrowth.

Although hair removal creams are a great quick alternative to tweezing/waxing, some of these creams also include chemicals that could cause darkening of the skin. However my next steps would make it possible for you to still use hair removal creams.

2.  Exfoliate :  I can't possibly stress enough how important exfoliating is for the whole process of brightening your underarms. Exfoliating generally is one of my favorite things to do. Sometimes i just sit and scrub my whole body top to bottom.

When you exfoliate regularly you help your skin with cell turnover, making it easier to shed dead surface skin cells to reveal softer, newer skin over time. 

What i do :  Sugar!! My fav little inexpensive thing. Sugar is one of the best things to use for exfoliating. For my underarms i use a good quantity of honey and sugar. I scrub in consistent circular motions 3minutes on both sides. Then i leave that on for 5-10minutes before washing off with warm water.  

I exfoliate my underarms 3times every week.  
If you use hair removal creams instead of waxing, ensure to exfoliate lightly immediately after.

3. Lime, raw Potatoes and Aloe vera:  As much as 5times a week i apply a good quantity of lime juice or rub my underarms with a raw potato slice and let it rest for 20mins. Sometimes i use lime as a moisturiser on my underarms and leave it on overnight. On days when i am home the whole day  or for long hours i use lime on my underarms and let it sit till i am ready to go out. 

Lime and potatoes are good natural bleaching agents and they would help brighten your underarms in a short time with consistent use!
Choose one that is easily accesible or convinient for you or alternate between both.


These three tips above are also great for dark rough knees, hands and dark knuckles, feet and bikini/pubic areas. So you can do the exact same thing if you are trying to brighten the skin on your hands, feet and pubic regions.

4.  Opt for naturally made anti-perspirants and avoid spraying directly on your underarms. Hold sprays at least 6inches away from your underarms when you spray.

So there you have it ladies! I hope my routines help you achieve the results you need to to feel much more comfortable with your underarms. Consistence is key! 
Do let us know what you have tried or trying by sharing in the comments section below. 

Have fun, stay beautiful. 

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  1. Thanks babes... I sure will try it

  2. Cooked potatoes?

    1. No hun, raw potatoes. What you wanna do is rub on your skin, trying to get enough juice out to cover the area.

  3. i have struggled with this too. i'll be glad to try dis. tnx

  4. will def try it. been struggling wif dark armpits too

  5. Thanks Eva. I'm lucky tho I'm light skin and my armpit too is light. But good knowledge

  6. My bestie was telling me sometime ago she has bumps on her private area due to shaving,can I suggest the lime thingy to her or do u have any other suggestions? Thanks

  7. Yes! Plus she is going to need to start exfoliating the area at least 3 times a week and then gradually reduce exfoliation to once a week as results begin to show.

  8. Lime sure do have great effect...gonna try buh i would like to make enquiries bout ur make up skul pls

  9. Eer eva a guy does this concern me also..*tongueout.

  10. Crying...Eva So i waz reading ur blog!! then ma boss saw me on ma phone instead of working then he fired me So i use the fire extinguisher to hit him severelly cos it said on its label "Incase of fire pls Use!! Then dey arrest me Pls Y ??? What I do?? *crying!!! here is ma pin 7BC69EEF if job dey *crying

  11. Pls, is it irish potatoes or sweet potatoes. Waiting for ur response. Thnx

  12. what do you use as a scrub ? can we use a cotton balls on applying the honey and sugar mixtures ?

  13. irish or sweet potatoes?

  14. Will exfoliating alone enough?

  15. sweet potatoes bcos of its sugar properties

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  18. Dark underarms can also be due to a clinical situation that is known as acanthosis nigricans that is often related to insulin resistance, weight problems, hormonal disorders, positive medicines, and cancer.

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  20. That's really helpful for cleaning up dark underarms. I wondered about whitening dark underarms when I see a video on youtube that says How to lighten underarms with potato and lemon. I think it's natural practice for lighten dark underarms. Thanks for sharing this.

  21. It was the awesome post. Thank's for sharing. Body Massage, Body Scrubs

  22. Like you said in your post you struggled with far underarms and sincerely mine was caused by my skin reacting adversely to an anti prespirant I once bought and that was like 2015 now its 2017 to say its embarrassing doesn't even cut it.
    I've tried home made remedies like Lime and honey but I think my problem is consistency hence I've made up my mind to go see a dermatologist to recommend something for me. I have a modelling career I want to pursue and this skin issue I really frustrating sometimes I get back home and when I look at it its really dark and damp almost white really gross. I bathe regularly and I avoid roll ons like a plague.
    I'm a Nigerian I live in Lagos can some recommend a very good dermatologist for me.
    Its really embarrassing having dark underarms

  23. This tutorial for skin bleaching at home is very useful for those people who want to follow skin routine. But make sure you use a safe and gentle skin care cream. You should consult a dermatologist first or you can use a bleaching cream which is made by a dermatologist. I suggest you to use Natural Skin Lightening and Genital Bleaching Solution products.


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Eva Alordiah
Lagos, Nigeria