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Hyperpigmentation makes the armpits susceptible to blackening and feeling textured or rougher to the touch.

  2 April 2024 16:10 - Not only the face, the armpits are also one part of the body that is susceptible to hyperpigmentation. The reason is that the armpits are a folded part of the body that often changes color from dark to black. This condition occurs due to various factors, such as friction, buildup of dead skin cells, use of unsuitable deodorants or antiperspirants, hormonal changes, skin irritation, unhealthy lifestyles, and certain diseases.

These various factors can trigger a change in the color of the underarm skin from initially bright to darker. In fact, the armpits should have the same skin color as the skin around them. However, because of hyperpigmentation, the armpits are prone to blackening and feel textured or rougher to the touch. Rough underarm texture is also a common problem that occurs due to the buildup of dead skin cells or buildup that are not cleaned regularly and optimally.

Having black armpits can really disturb your appearance and reduce your self-confidence, so it's not surprising that many people are looking for ways to overcome this problem. There are many ways you can treat black underarms so they become evenly bright again. These include undergoing treatment at a beauty clinic, using skincare such as brightening masks and scrubs, and using natural ingredients.

One natural ingredient that is often used to treat black underarms is oatmeal. This is because oatmeal has a slightly rough texture, so it is suitable for use as a scrub. Even so, in fact there are some people who are not suitable for using an oatmeal scrub because its rough texture can irritate the skin, especially for those with sensitive skin.

Another solution, you can use other natural ingredients. As shared by a woman via her personal TikTok account @dati_harry on October 3 2023, which contains how to treat black armpits with 2 kitchen ingredients, namely lemon and baking soda.

Women treat black underarms with 2 TikTok kitchen ingredients

Women treat black underarms with 2 kitchen ingredients

"How to get rid of dark underarms (How to get rid of black armpits)," wrote the woman in the description of the uploaded video, which quoted from the TikTok account @dati_harry, Tuesday (2/4).

Lemon content to whiten black underarms.

Lemon is a natural ingredient that can be used to whiten dark underarms until they turn black. According to Healthline, you can whiten your armpits with lemon by attaching thinly sliced lemons to the armpit area. Apart from that, you can also make it as a natural scrub or mask, you know. This is thanks to the citric acid content in lemon which is claimed to be able to brighten the skin and even out skin tone naturally. The nutritional content in lemons such as vitamin C and antioxidants is also believed to be effective in helping regenerate skin cells in the armpits and making them brighter, whiter and blemish-free.

Benefits of baking soda to lighten dark underarms.

Baking soda is a baking soda that has been widely used as an ingredient for making underarm scrubs. The reason is that this kitchen ingredient is believed to be able to remove dirt such as the buildup of dead skin cells and dirt that accumulates in the armpits. Baking soda is also antibacterial which can reduce unpleasant underarm odor. Reporting from Boldsky, baking soda is a kitchen ingredient that can whiten black underarms. In fact, this ingredient is also effective in preventing the development of bacteria that cause irritation and blackening of the armpits.

With just these two kitchen ingredients, you can make an underarm scrub that is believed to be effective in whitening your armpits and making them evenly bright. You can also overcome unpleasant underarm odor with this scrub. Come on, see how to make and use it below.

Women treat black underarms with 2 TikTok kitchen ingredients

Women treat black underarms with 2 kitchen ingredients


- 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda

How to create and use:

1. Peel the lemon from the skin
2. Cut into 2 parts
3. Pour baking soda over the surface of the lemon
4. Clean your armpits first from dirt and sweat
5. Rub this lemon and baking soda scrub on the underarm area in a circular motion
6. Leave it for 5-7 minutes then rinse with water until clean
7. Continue using moisturizer to prevent skin irritation
8. Do this method regularly 2 times a week to get optimal results.

Women treat black underarms with 2 TikTok kitchen ingredients

Women treat black underarms with 2 kitchen ingredients

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