Why are my armpits black? These Are the Causes and How to Overcome Them!

"One of our body parts which often gets less attention probably our arm pits. But some people also feel annoyed and lack confidence if their armpits are darker, especially women. Dark arm pits are not a health problem, but they often deemed as unsightly and spoil the appearance, especially when wearing a sleeveless blouse."

Published by : administrator  -  21/12/2020 08:47 WIB

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Basically, dark armpits are caused by our own lifestyle.  Without realizing it, the habits that we often do, turn out to be factors in dark underarms. Among them:

  1. Shaving armpit hair with a dull razor

Armpit skin is sensitive and easily irritated. Therefore, when shaving underarms, make sure to apply shaving cream first to make it safer. Choose shaving instead of plucking because shaving does not remove the hairs, so the hair follicles are still visible below the surface and make the armpits look darker.

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  1. Wrong choice of deodorant

Using deodorant is the easiest way to reduce body odor. However, deodorants are thought to make the armpits darker. Especially if there is alcohol content to irritate the skin.

  1. Friction from tights outfits

Tight dresses make your movement space narrower and more limited. This is what causes friction between your tights and the surface of the armpit skin, which is believed to be very sensitive, causing dark underarms. Therefore, use slightly loose clothes and made of synthetic materials that have coarse fibers.

  1. Smoking

Besides being not good for health, smoking can also cause dark underarms. Smoking causes hyperpigmentation because the adrenal glands do not function properly in the body which ultimately results in failure to produce hormones and causes dark underarm skin.

  1. Rarely clean armpits

Rarely cleaned arm pits are certainly a place for bacteria and dirt to grow and develop which eventually accumulates and forms dead skin cells. The number of dead skin cells is what makes the skin darker. Therefore, be diligent in doing scrubs or scrubbing the areas 1x or 2x a week.

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Treatment for dark arm pits can be done with natural ingredients around us. Well, here’s how to treat it.

  1. Potato

Potatoes contain catecholase enzymes that can reduce skin hyperpigmentation problems. The use of potatoes for underarm care is also easy, simply by applying juice from the potato to the armpits for 10 minutes then rinse with water.

  1. Cucumber

Cucumber contains acid, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties that can lighten dark skin areas. The use of cucumber for underarm care by rubbing cucumber slices into the armpits for 10 minutes then rinse with water.

  1. Turmeric

This spice is also effective for dark arm pits, its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components have been proven to brighten and give a glowing effect on the skin. The treatment method is to apply turmeric powder mixed with lemon/lime juice for 10 minutes and then rinse with water.

  1. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains vitamin E which is able to moisturize and brighten the skin. The treatment method is to massage the armpits with coconut oil for 10 minutes and then rinse with water and soap.

  1. Lemon

The fruit that produces the most vitamin C certainly has a good reputation for dealing with various skin problems, one of which is lightening dark arm pits. The method is also the same as the previous ingredients, that is, simply rub a slice of lemon into the armpits for 10 minutes and then rinse with water.