Your underarms should naturally be about the same shade as the rest of your skin. But sometimes, the skin in the armpits can turn a darker hue.
Dark underarms usually aren’t a sign of anything serious, but some people may find them embarrassing especially during tank top and swimsuit season.
Darkening is often due to a skin condition called acanthosis nigricans (AN). It causes skin to thicken and darken in folds around the body.
Common areas of darkening include the:
- back of the neck
Your skin might also itch or have a foul odor in those areas.
Anywhere from 7 to 74 percent of people experience some form of AN.
The likelihood of developing dark underarms often depends on factors like race, health, and family history.
Keep reading to learn to know how to get rid of it naturally
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Steps To Follow
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon powdered milk
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoon Honey
- 4 tablespoon lemon/lime juice
- 10ml olive oil or coconut oil
Mix all the ingredients
Then use it to scrub your dark underarms or elbows. Leave it on your skin for 30mins before washing off.