It is that time of the year once again to welcome the sun and say our goodbyes to the cold winter. Are you ready to wear your bikinis and tank tops? Or are do you still belong to the group of women with underarm problems?

By underarm problems, I think we all refer to having dark underarms. This underarm scenario may or may not be accompanied by another notorious underarm problem called chicken skin. Skincare experts believe that this is a result of shaving and/or plucking which made waxing very famous over recent years.

While waxing can prevent chicken skin, it cannot whiten the underarm skin directly. This puts most women today at a difficult scenario of getting their underarms exposed for the fear of being criticized by today’s judgmental society.

Lucky for you, with the help of skincare experts who performed years of researches on how to whiten the underarm skin naturally, you now have a variety of options on how to finally solve your problem. Here are some of the most effective ways of whitening underarms naturally:

Lemon 

This is probably the oldest way of whitening underarms. Our ancestors actually used this to whiten any dark part of their body. Lemon is like a 3-in-1 skin treatment. It acts as a cleanser, antibacterial, and antiseptic. What you should do is get thicker than normal slice and rub it to your underarm. Wash properly and apply a moisturizer afterward as lemon can cause skin dryness. A newer version of this is to add yogurt or honey to counteract lemon’s drying effect.

Cucumber 

Many are still not aware that cucumber has bleaching properties. The application is the same with lemon. Get a slice and rub it in your underarm. Another way to do this is to mix the cucumber juice with turmeric and lemon juice to get the best bleaching effect. Apply the paste for 30 minutes and wash thoroughly. You can do this every other day.

Potato 

Potato is slightly acidic and this makes it a great bleaching agent as well. Despite the acidic properties, you are not at risk of skin irritation because you are using a natural ingredient. The application is the same with lemon.

Baking Soda 

It has been said that there are endless ways of using baking soda. From acne to bath stains to pet care, baking soda has truly proved to be a must-have ingredient in every home today. For dark underarms, just mix baking soda with water to achieve a paste consistency and scrub. Not only will this remove the dead cells in your underarm but help unclog pores as well. This would be very helpful for those who have chicken skin too.

Coconut Oil 

This has the capability to lighten your dark underarms because of its high vitamin E content. Vitamin E lightens and smoothens skin making it look soft and supple. Another plus factor here is that coconut oil is believed to be an effective natural deodorant.

Sandalwood 

This is probably the least famous of all-natural underarm whitening ways. However, the effect is just as great as the other ones we have mentioned here. What you should do is mix sandalwood with some rose water. Stir until you achieve a paste consistency and apply to the underarms for 15 minutes. Wash thoroughly. Sandalwood also helps keep body odor due to excessive sweating in control. You can do this daily.

The key point here is religious application in order to see visible results. Remember that these are natural products and do not contain any chemicals so generally, it may take a longer time to see the actual difference. There are commercially prepared products that are way more expensive but some contains harmful ingredients that may possibly damage your sensitive skin even further.

This is why more and more people are choosing to go natural on treatments. They are cheap and do not put your skin at any risk for further damage.