Jun 19, 2024, 10:39 PM IST

8 effective home remedies to lighten dark underarms

Shweta Singh

Rub a lemon wedge on the dark area for a few minutes, leave for 10 minutes, then rinse. Apply a moisturizer afterward as lemon can be drying.


Rub a potato slice on your underarms for 5-10 minutes or apply potato juice. Do this twice daily for best results.


Rub cucumber slices or apply cucumber juice to your underarms daily. Mix with lemon juice and turmeric for enhanced effect.


Make a paste with baking soda and water, scrub gently for a few minutes, then rinse. Repeat 2-3 times a week as a natural exfoliant.

Baking Soda

Massage coconut oil into your underarms for 10-15 minutes before showering. Wash off with mild soap daily; it contains vitamin E.

Coconut Oil

Apply fresh aloe vera gel to your underarms, leave for 15-20 minutes, then rinse. Use daily for its soothing and antibacterial properties.

Aloe Vera

Make a paste with turmeric powder and water or milk, apply for 10-15 minutes, then rinse. Use 2-3 times a week for its skin-lightening properties.


Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and water, apply with a cotton ball daily. Acts as a natural deodorant and exfoliant.

Apple Cider Vinegar