Dark armpits are fairly normal because the skin in our underarms is quite delicate and it is subject to the effects of shaving, waxing, and deodorants, but how can we lighten dark armpits?
Dark armpits could be the result of several factors such as genetics, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, sweating (moisture in the underarm area can irritate the skin), and some medical conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome or diabetes can cause the skin to become stained.
How to lighten dark armpits
It is absolutely fine if you are not bothered by the dark skin not to try to lighten it, however, you should check if the dark spots are due to an underlying medical condition. It you, on the other hand, want to lighten the skin, there are a few things you can try.
Yes, the skin under your arms is also skin, so you should definitely moisturize the area, preventing dryness can decreasing the chance of irritation and further darkening.
Vitamin C is good to even out skin tone, if the dark spots are not too noticeable, over time, they will surely lighten.
If the problem persists, you could try laser therapy to remove the pigment or ask a doctor for specific medication to treat the condition.