Truth be told, having dark underarms can be a bit embarrassing and even determine the type of clothes that you choose to wear.

Many have struggled at some point with dark underarms – and found it even harder to get rid of them.

Causes

There are numerous reasons why underarms darken and the ones below were listed on healthline.com.

  • Shaving which cause irritation and abrasion
  • Deodorants & antiperspirants due to chemicals
  • Accumulation of dead skin cells due to lack of exfoliation
  • Hyperpigmentation caused by increased melanin
  • Friction due to tight clothes
  • Melasma which are dark patches on skin
  • Addison’s disease caused by a damaged adrenal gland
  • Smoker’s melanosis a hyperpigmentation caused by smoking
  • Erythrasma a bacterial infection
  • Acanthosis nigricans which is a sign of obesity, diabetes or abnormal hormone levels

The one way to treat and prevent dark underarms is to keep these causes in mind and address them.

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How to treat dark underarms

Treating dark underarms is easier than you think and does not require any expensive procedures or products.

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Things as simple as exfoliating more often, not shaving and even changing your brand of deodorant can make a huge difference.

There are also many natural remedies that you can try that will give you great results in no time. The great thing is that you can make these remedies using items that are already in your pantry.

Watch the video below for ways to take care of dark underarms using great home remedies.

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