Dark underarms


Dark underarms are common and usually not a disease or medical condition and may not have any particular cause. The fact is that mostly all joints are dark like knees, elbows and armpits compared to other body parts. It could be simply because of constant rubbing of skin.

Dark underarms can be thought of as the skin’s response to exposure to certain elements. Some of the main causes of dark pigmentation of underarms are scrubbing, shaving, regular use of hair removing creams, poor ventilation of underarms, accumulation of dead skin cells and use of alcohol-based deodorants and antiperspirants.

However, at times dark underarms may also be due to a medical condition called as Acanthosis Nigricans which is often associated with insulin resistance, obesity, hormonal disorders and certain medications. If your dark underarms are caused by this condition then you must consult a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.


1. Permanent laser hair removal
2. Chemical peel
3. Botox
4. Skin lightening creams
5. Home remedies

Laser hair reduction is the best option because this results in permanent hair removal and improves the skin tone of the area as well. The process requires 6-8 sessions depending on the hair growth.

Chemical peels exfoliate the dead skin and also help in lightening the skin tone. It needs around 6-8 sessions to see the appreciable results.

Botox treatment is limited to 2-4% people who suffer from excessive sweating. The result lasts anywhere between 6 months to 1 year.

The acidic properties in some vegetables and fruits lighten the skin naturally. Potatoes, cucumbers and lemons can help eliminate dark skin under the arms.

Wearing tight clothes on a daily basis could also cause the rubbing and can cause dark armpits. Wear loose cotton clothes and free your skin.

Drink 3 litres of water everyday, wear a broad spectrum sunscreen daytime and a moistutiser at night. Follow these daily skin care routine for a flawless beautiful armpits.

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