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How to Lighten Dark Underarms?

Aside from the embarrassment, dark underarms can also affect your quality of life. You may find yourself avoiding certain outfits, actions, or activities requiring you to raise your arms in front of others. 


You can choose from many products and home remedies on the internet that can lighten dark underarms. Still, before you start mass-buying products in hopes that they will lighten your underarms, it is always good to do your due diligence before committing to any of these methods. The skin on your underarm is susceptible, so proceed cautiously and always do a patch test! 


Topical Creams 

There are many topical creams in the market that can lighten underarm pigmentation. Usually, these products only target the skin’s outermost layer, and consistent use can fade the pigmentation in your underarms over time! 


However, before using these topical creams, one thing to note is to ensure that you are not allergic to any ingredients or chemicals used. A patch test is always recommended before you put any products on your underarms, as any irritation or allergic reactions might cause the pigmentation to worsen! 


Home Remedies 

A quick search online will reveal several popular home remedies to lighten dark underarms naturally; here are some highly recommended methods: 



Potatoes are renowned bleaching agents; they act on dark spots and lighten them. After squeezing the juice out of a potato slice, apply the liquid to the underarm skin with a cotton pad and wash well after 10 minutes.


Baking Soda 

Baking soda can help exfoliate the underarms. It unclogs the skin pores and removes dead skin cells, bacteria, and dirt!


Mix four tablespoons of baking soda with one tablespoon of rose water to exfoliate the underarms. Apply the mixture on your underarms and rinse well after 5 minutes of application.



Lemons are also a renowned bleaching agent, it contains a high concentration of citric acid that can remove dead skin cells from the underarms, lightening it over time. Cut lemon slices, gently rub the lemon slices on the underarms for up to 10 minutes before rinsing it with cold water!


While these home remedies might seem like a quick and easy fix, one should always proceed cautiously and do a patch test beforehand! While rubbing lemon slices or exfoliating with baking soda on dark underarms have worked for some, for others it might actually lead to a nasty burn, irritation, rashes, and even darker underarms! It’s best to seek a professional for their opinion and their expertise.


Skin Brightening Treatments

EstheClinic’s Intensive Body Skin Brightening treatments will instantly brighten the skin on your body and lighten dark spots caused by hyperpigmentation. Our pain-free, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology will restore your youthful, natural radiance and improve the condition of your skin. This treatment is painless, non-invasive, and has zero downtime as well!


You can expect smoother, lighter, and visibly brighter skin using our Epidermal Peel. This deep but safe peel will treat the superficial epidermal layer, remove dead skin cells, and stimulate your skin’s regenerative cells!


Combining our Epidermal Peel with our Body Skin Brightening treatment, our Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), also known as photorejuvenation, is based on emitting high-intensity light pulses to promote collagen production in the dermis and restore skin to a more youthful state.


IPL penetrates deep into the dermis to disperse dark pigmentation. When the light touches the skin, it directly hits on the dark pigments and lightens them. This lightening effect can be seen immediately after the treatment, and your skin will feel smoother!


About EstheClinic 

EstheClinic is the multi-award-winning aesthetic clinic your beauty was waiting for. Over 20 years ago, passion for beauty pushed EstheClinic founding doctors to develop specialized aesthetic treatments for the face, body, and hair removal as an alternative to surgery. Tired of spending thousands of dollars on non-efficient over-the-counter products but not willing to undergo a painful surgery? Using exclusive French patented cutting-edge technologies, all EstheClinic treatments are safe, painless, and non-invasive with immediate and lasting results. What’s more? Expect visible results from the first session! From IPL Permanent Hair Removal, and innovative medi-facials to advanced body shaping treatments, we are proud to be Singapore’s #1 aesthetic clinics. Choose only the latest innovation for your beauty and join over 20,000 happy customers today. 

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