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How Can I Whiten My Underarms Naturally?

By May 21, 2010 - 8:27pm
 
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I have no idea why I have dark underarms. I bathe and scrub twice a day and I use a whitening deodorant (Nivea). I thought it was the hair at first, but even after I shaved the color remained the same. I tried plucking. The same happened.

I noticed that other girls my age (that I personally know of) have this issue as well, some even appear to have more severe conditions than mine. But then, all those teen celebrities I see on television of magazines seem to have perfectly normal, even toned armpits. Am I missing something? Do these celebs have certain secrets of do I and all my female teen acquaintances just have unhygienic practices?

Also, what could be causing my parts of my clothes near my underarms to stain? Is it my sweat or my deodorant? It's very embarrassing, plus almost everyone now thinks I don't take a bath or something.

Thank you for your time and more power.

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I have this problem too! I'm light skinned and my armpits are getting darker as time passes by and it's not pretty. At first i thought it was the deodorant i was using so i changed it, but it didn't make a difference. Then i thought it was the razor so I started using a cream, but didn't work either. A couple of days ago i was told that by mixing baking soda and lemon and putting it in my armpit at night, without any type of chemical on, eventually it will begin to lighten up. I haven't tried it yet, but will start one of these days because its kind of embarrassing to wear a spaghetti strap and when i lift my arms it looks like i haven't shaved.
I hope this does work :)
Let me know if it works for u

August 10, 2011 - 5:05pm
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incyst- Thanks so much for writing - it's important information! Here's an article from one of EmpowHER's writers that will also interest readers: http://www.empowher.com/acanthosis-nigricans/content/do-you-have-acanthosis-nigricans

May 27, 2010 - 5:26pm

Dark skin under the arms, around the neck, and in the groin can be a sign of insulin resistance. The clinical term for this condition is acanthosis nigricans. You can Google it to see if the photos that come up look like what you have. If that's what you're seeing, You may wish to show it to a physician, as left untreated it can develop into diabetes.

May 27, 2010 - 2:26pm
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