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How to get rid of dark skin of under arms?

There is dark skin under arms and the neck is also dark skin .Previously it was not dark but after the usage of talcum powder both on under arms and neck they became dark. And also once used the deodorant stick under arms . Now suggest me some skin cream so that that darkness should go.
Thu, 21 Jan 2021
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Hello,

To lighten underarm skin you should stop shaving and prefer waxing or laser hair removal instead. Stop smoking, change your brand of antiperspirant / deodorant. Switch to a natural alternative such as baking soda or apple cider vinegar. You can use topical creams or lotions containing hydroquinone or tretinoin to lighten the skin of underarms.

You can also consult a dermatologist for laser therapy and other treatments (dermabrasion, chemical peels, etc). You can use natural methods to lighten underarm skin like massaging a few drops of lemon/coconut oil in the underarm skin, leave it for 25-20 minutes and then wash it. Cucumber and tree tea oil are also equally effective but natural methods may take time.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
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How to get rid of dark skin of under arms?

Hello, To lighten underarm skin you should stop shaving and prefer waxing or laser hair removal instead. Stop smoking, change your brand of antiperspirant / deodorant. Switch to a natural alternative such as baking soda or apple cider vinegar. You can use topical creams or lotions containing hydroquinone or tretinoin to lighten the skin of underarms. You can also consult a dermatologist for laser therapy and other treatments (dermabrasion, chemical peels, etc). You can use natural methods to lighten underarm skin like massaging a few drops of lemon/coconut oil in the underarm skin, leave it for 25-20 minutes and then wash it. Cucumber and tree tea oil are also equally effective but natural methods may take time. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician