Dark underarms usually aren't a sign of anything serious, but some people may find them embarrasing. Darking is often due to skin condition called acanthosis nigricans (AN). It causes skin to thicken and darken in folds around the body.
Armpit scarring is a common concern and is caused by the skin of the armpit rubbing against itself or tight clothing. To take care of scarred armpits, you must follow a few steps as mentioned below.
1. Get rid of the unwanted hair
The first step is to remove the unwanted hair from your armpits. It is best to get them waxed by an expert or get a hair removal laser treatment from an expert dermatologist to remove the hair. Do not indulge in frequent shavings of the armpits as it can make the armpits look darker.
2. Use skin lightening creams
There is a wide range of skin whitening creams available in the market that helps in making the underarms lighter. You must use a skin appropriate cream, scrubs that contain peptides and other natural skin-lightening ingredients.
3. Make natural masks
Use natural ingredients to lighten the skin with a mask. You can peel a potato and rub it on the skin, it will offer you skin lightening effects. Similarly, oatmeal, tomato and lemon have skin-lightening properties that work great on the skin in your armpits.