Beauty and wellness | Lighten Dark Underarms

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Being acidic, lemon is widely used in cooking and skincare treatments. While an excess of acidic consumption can harm the body, using the right amount of lemon juice can do wonders to the skin. Lemon not only helps in fighting infections but also helps in improving the texture and tone of the skin, which is often damaged by excessive usage of harsh chemicals.

A lot of women, including me, face issues with certain body parts being darker, resulting in uneven skin tone. Having dark underarms is the most common skin problem and is common among men and women. Fortunately, everything has a time-consuming home remedy but guarantees a permanent result. Plus, being a home remedy, it is completely chemical-free and with zero side effects.

Using a chemical-free scrub in regular intervals will help out in lightening the skin tone and will also help in eradicating skin infections if any.

Do checkout the simplest remedy to lighten dark underarms.

What did I use?

  • Baking soda – 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice – as required
  • Turmeric – a pinch

How did I make it?

  • I took a clean mixing bowl and combined baking soda and turmeric. I then added lemon juice to form a thick paste. Once formed, I allowed it to rest for about 2 minutes before application.
  • That’s it! I used the paste as a scrub and applied it on my underarms and massaged it in a circular motion for 5 minutes. Post massage, I allowed it to rest on my skin for another 10 minutes and then washed it with cold water.
  • To avoid irritation caused due to the acidic nature of lemon and baking soda, I applied a thick layer of skin lightening gel to soothe the skin.

Do try it out and let me know your experience in the comments section!

Beauty and wellness | DIY De-tan Pack

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Multani Mitti or Fuller’s Earth has proved to be one of the most silent and powerful healers for skin related problems. Due to its amazing properties, fuller’s earth is widely used in treating skin problems like tan and dullness.

I have heavily tanned arms and to even out my skin tone, I have started using fuller’s earth. Depending on the target area, fuller’s earth can be combined with other ingredients to bring the best results in a cost effective manner. 

Today, I am sharing a DIY de-tan pack that can be prepared keeping fuller’s earth as the base. Being chemical-free, this pack can be used three to five times a week. Using this pack regularly for a period of two to three months will not only even the skin tone but will also bring back the long-lost glow.

What did I use?

  • Fuller’s earth – 2 tablespoons
  • Bengal gram flour – 1 tablespoon
  • Buttermilk – as required

How did I make it?

  • First, I took a clean mixing bowl and combined all the dry ingredients. Once my dry ingredients were mixed, I started adding buttermilk to form a semi-thick consistency.
  • That’s it! The pack is now ready to be used. Use it on the affected areas like the face, arms, underarms, knees, feet, etc. As a pre-requisite, I had washed and cleaned the affected areas with cold water before applying the pack. Once applied, I allowed it to stay for 20 to 25 minutes or until the pack dries up. Once my pack was dry, I washed the area with cold water.
  • To complete my DIY treatment, I then used a thin layer of skin lightening gel for the body and serum for the face.

Do try it out and let me know your experience in the comments section!