Potato: A natural home remedy for dark underarms

Having dark underarms can lead to feelings of insecurity and embarrassment, especially if you want to wear sleeveless clothes or raise your hands.

While many believe that the dark coloration is genetic, a study says it could be due to your skin’s reaction to exposure to certain elements, like excessive sweating, accumulation of dead skin cells, use of alcohol-based deodorants, and  shaving.


But did you know that there’s a food item that can actually lighten up your dark armpits? And it’s far more effective than the whitening products you can buy in the market. What is it? The humble potato.

According to skin experts, potatoes contain catecholase, a component that aids in restoring the even color of irritated skin. The mild acidic property in this vegetable is a perfect bleaching agent for your undearm.

To do the home remedy, simply slice or grate the potato and apply it on your armpits. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. For best and faster results, do this routine twice a day, everyday.

via Celine Rahman
via Celine Rahman

What’s great about this method is it’s very natural and does not contain any harmful chemicals compared to commercial creams and lotions.

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