Dark Underarms

Dark Underarms: Find Out causes And Derma-Approved Solutions

Dr. Shireen Singh
Medically Reviewed By:

Dr. Shireen Singh, MBBS.

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Dark underarms are a more common occurrence than we might believe it is almost 74% of people face the problem of dark armpits although it is most often benign and not something you will have to fret over it is undeniably true that it does appear as minor inconvenience when you want to wear a sleeveless shirt and tank tops and if you recently have been wishing to eradicate those dark patches in your armpits then you have come to the right place!


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What causes dark underarms?

Underarms that are darker than the rest of the body’s skin color are due to a condition called acanthosis nigricans. This condition causes the skin to become thick and velvety and then proceeds to darken. AN is predominantly inherited genetically, but people with darker skin tones are more likely to develop it. Sometimes the hard chemicals that are present in deodorants, shaken creams, and continuous use can also lead to hyperpigmentation of the underarms.

Doctors also cite other reasons for AN, and those include:

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Excessive sweating
  • Friction from wearing tight clothes.

Dermatologist approved solutions to get rid of them?

It is common that most of us would like to have a DIY fix to this issue, but doctors warn that not all DIY masks that promise the magical disappearance of dark patches on the skin are trustworthy. If you are wondering, what are some DIYs and products that provide consistent results? Don’t look too far because we have a derma-approved list of products and DIY remedies you can use to treat dark underarms.

1. Dark Patches Corrector

ThriveCo's Dark Patches Corrector is packed with four powerful ingredients: retinal, acetyl tranexamic acid ester, niacinamide, and lactic acid to act as a triple-action formula that speeds up skin cell turnover, exfoliates dark skin and regulates melanocytes all at once! Dark Patches corrector has been a success among the many who have been trying to lighten their dark arms and to join the happy club add ThriveCo’s Dark Patches corrector to your cart Right now!

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2. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

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Aloe Vera contains aloesin, which has the property to inhibit the enzyme responsible for skin pigmentation, thus making it a perfect remedy to treat dark patches on the skin. To reap the benefits of aloe vera, purchase aloe gel from your nearest department store or use natural aloe gel to massage it into your underarms and wash it off. Do this process two to three times a week to see results.

3. Lemon


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Lemons contain citric acid, and this acid has the property of rubbing away dead skin cells by acting upon the darkened top layer of the skin, thus scrubbing away the dark spots to reveal bright skin. To immerse yourself in this process, cut lemon slices and run them on your underarms. Leave them on for 10 minutes, then rinse them off to reveal bright skin. Repeat it twice or three times a week to see visible results.

4. Over-the-counter medication as creams and serums

  • Hydroquinone
  • Retinoic acid
  • Azelaic acid
  • Kojic acid
  • alpha hydroxy acids AHAs
  • Beta Hydroxy acids BHAs

Dark underarms as we have mentioned before can occur for various reasons and they are more likely to occur than we would like to believe hence be kind to yourself and give yourself grace if you catch yourself feeling insecure about it. There are multiple honest options out there like ThriveCo’s Dark Patches Corrector that provide consistent results for your problems.


About Doctor :

Dr. Shireen Singh

Dr. Shireen Singh, MBBS, MD Dermatology, is a trusted dermatologist with over 8 years of specialized experience. Passionate about empowering individuals to achieve their hair and skin care goals, she combines cutting-edge technologies with personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual's needs. She's dedicated to helping you achieve vibrant hair and glowing skin. Dr. Shireen loves research and is here to share her expertise for your health and happiness.



Disclaimer: All the content published on www.thriveco.in is solely for information purposes. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consider seeking the advice of your physician or a qualified healthcare provider. The information, suggestion, or remedies mentioned on this site are provided without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied.

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