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Home Remedies for Dark Underarms-Natural Tips to whiten Dark Armpits

Dark underarms is a cause of concern for many people. Many feel very self conscious about it and cannot wear sleeveless tops or dresses with short sleeves. Some of the causes of dark armpits are frequent shaving, allergic to deodorants, spraying perfume directly on the skin there, friction caused between tight clothing and underarms, improper washing resulting in dead skin build up, excessive use of hair removing creams, anti-perspirants etc. Find few natural tips to get rid of dark underarms below –

According to beauty experts, waxing is a better option to remove underarms hair than shaving or using depilatory creams. Most hair removing creams contains chemical which might cause darkening of underarms to some people. The only problem about waxing is that, you have to wait for a certain period of time before you wax again. Waxing not only helps to lighten your underarms but also removes dead skin. If you cannot avoid shaving, use a moisturizing shaving cream and a new blade. Also moisturize your skin well after shaving. 

Keep your underarms clean by washing them well. Have bath regularly. Wear cotton clothing and try to avoid synthetic clothing. Deodorants contain metallic salts that result in darkening of skin tone for some people. So try to avoid using it often.

Rinse your underarms with fresh diluted lemon juice to reduce odor caused by excessive sweating.

Exfoliate your armpits with sugar and olive oil gently once a week.

The safest way to whiten armpits is to go for natural skin bleaches like curd, lemon juice, cucumber juice etc.  Find some home remedies to get rid of dark armpits below-

Scrubbing will help in getting rid of the dead skin cells. Mix chickpeas flour with few drops of  lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric and make a paste. Rub on that area gently and leave it to dry. Wash it off after that. Follow this home treatment for a month to get rid of dark armpits.

Mix pure sandalwood paste with a few drops of lemon juice and cucumber juice to form a fine paste. Then apply on your armpits. Wash it off after it dries. This natural treatment also helps.

Apply sandalwood paste mixed with rose water and a few drop of lemon juice. Apply it on the area and wash it off after 15-20 minutes.

Mix curd with besan or gram flour, a pinch of turmeric powder and apply it on that area. Curd has natural bleaching properties and will help to lighten the skin tone. Do not use too much turmeric powder at they will leave an ugly yellow stain on the skin.

Mix olive oil with a pinch of turmeric powder and a few drops of lemon juice. Apply it on the dark armpits 20 minutes before bath.

Hope these home remedies will help you to get rid of dark underarms, if problem persist, consult a dermatologist who will help you.


Homemade Beauty Recipes

One does not have to spend a fortune on creams and beauty treatments to look beautiful. Our kitchen is packed with beauty products which are cheap, harmless and effective if followed regularly.  These simple homemade beauty recipes are very effective, easy to prepare which you could include in your basic beauty care. Get started and pamper yourself at home!

1.Apricot:

Apricot anti aging pack:
Massaging face with apricot kernel oil moisturizes the skin and slows down the aging process.

Mashed apricot applied on the face brightens the skin.

Apricot Hair Conditioner:
Apricot kernel oil is a good hair conditioner. Warm apricot kernel oil and massage into your scalp for healthy and shining hair.

2.Banana:

Banana anti-wrinkle pack:
Mash banana well and apply to the face. Rinse off after 15 minutes. It is an excellent anti-wrinkle pack.

Banana pack for glowing skin:
Mash banana until creamy, mix 3-4 drops of fresh lemon juice and 1/2 tsp of honey and apply to the face.

Banana mask for blemishes
Mash banana well, add 2 tsp of plain yoghurt to it and mix it well. Apply it on your face and rinse off after 15 minutes. This home made pack is very effective to get rid of blemishes.

3.Potato:

Potato for dark circles:
Dark circles around the eyes can be reduced by applying raw potato juice.

Potato as skin toner:
Potato is an skin excellent toner. Apply potato juice on the skin, leave it and wash it off after it dries.

Potato cleansing mask:
Mix potato juice, lemon juice, oatmeal and fuller’s earth well. Then apply this mixture on the face. It is an excellent cleansing mask. It also tightens the skin and reduces pores.

4.Oatmeal:

Oatmeal cleansing mask:
It is an excellent cleanser. It removes the dirt and softens the skin. Mix it with raw milk and a few drops of honey and use it as a pack.

Oatmeal anti-wrinkle pack:
Mix oatmeal with a little curd, honey, egg white and almond paste. Use it as a face pack to prevent wrinkles.

Mix together 1 tbsp of oatmeal and little milk. Cook on low flames till it becomes a soft paste. Add a tsp of rose water and apply it on the skin. Wash it off after 20 minutes. This mask is effective for aging skin.

Oatmeal exfoliating mask:
Mix oatmeal with a little warm water and make it into a paste. Apply it on the face and wash it after it dries with warm water.

5.Cucumber:

Cucumber Toning Pack:
Cucumber is a natural toner that lightens the skin and has cooling properties. Cucumber juice is used as an astringent to cleanse the skin. Grade cucumber, strain the juice using a cheese cloth. Apply that juice all over the face and neck to prevents pimples, blackheads and dryness.

Cucumber anti-tan pack:
Mix cucumber paste with fuller’s earth, few drops of fresh lemon juice and apply to the skin. It is a wonderful soother, lightens freckles and an excellent anti-tan pack.

6.Honey

Honey face mask for dry skin:
Honey is a wonderful moisturizer and is especially great for dry skin. Mix honey with raw milk and apply it to the face and wash it off after it dries.

Honey Mask for oily skin:
For oily skin, mix a tsp of honey with an egg white and apply on the face and neck, wash it off after 10 minutes.

So what are you waiting for? Head to the kitchen and try these home made beauty recipes and pamper yourself at home.

tips to prevent hair fall

Natural Home Remedies to prevent Hair Fall

There are many reasons for hair loss. It is absolutely normal to loose 80-90 hair per day as it is usually replaced with new hair.There are many reasons for hair fall or hair loss like
Hereditary
Stress
Hormonal imbalance
Illness
Fungal infection of the scalp
Poor diet and nutrition
Child birth
Side effects of some drugs etc

Some forms of hair loss can be prevented with natural home remedies and a healthy lifestyle. But if one observes sudden increased loss of hair, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist or a trichologist.

Do’s and Don’ts

Certain practices like tying your hair tightly, combing the hair back, drying the hair vigorously with a terry towel, treating your hair with chemicals, combing vigorously causes the hair to break and results in hair fall. Try to avoid such practices as it will affect the overall health of the hair.

Include a diet rich in iron, protein, zinc and other nutrients.

Water is vital to proper hydration and also flushes out toxins from the body. It is necessary in order, for all nutrients to be utilized properly by the body, proper functioning of every cell in the body including hair follicles.

Keep yourself free of stress as stress is one of the reasons for hair fall.

Natural Home Remedies to prevent Hair Fall

Grind grated coconut with a little water and squeeze out thick milk. Massage this milk into the hair roots 3 times a week to prevent hair loss naturally.

Apply paste of gooseberry powder to prevent hair graying and falling. You can add gooseberry powder to henna paste also. Include amla or gooseberry in your diet as it is a rich source of vitamin C. (Few gooseberry recipes – Gooseberry raita, gooseberry rice etc)

Grind fenugreek seeds soaked in water overnight and apply the paste on the scalp and wash it off after half an hour. This is an age old natural remedy for hair fall.

Apply Egg white on the scalp and wash it off after 15-20 minutes. It controls hair fall and also nourishes the hair because of the protein in the eggs.

Fenugreek tea is not only good for the health but also nourishes and promotes hair growth if taken regularly.

Dandruff  hinders hair growth and leads to hair fall. So take necessary step to get rid of dandruff.

Amla Oil (gooseberry oil) prevents greying and also stops hair fall. It nourishes and promotes hair growth. Check out  homemade hair oil recipes to prevent hair fall and promote hair growth.

Refer our

Natural Hair care tips

These home remedies will help to stop mild hair fall, if your problem is severe, kindly seek medical help.