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It’s hot out, and you want to keep your cloth­ing light and look great. You pull out your favourite racer back or spaghetti, but your dark un­der­arms are giv­ing you sec­ond thoughts about wear­ing what you want? Here are some ex­pert tips that can help lighten your un­der­arms:

SAF­FRON: Saf­fron pos­sesses beauty ben­e­fits. It has nat­u­ral skin light­en­ing qual­i­ties. Add a pinch of saf­fron for about two ta­ble­spoons of mild lo­tion. Mix it well and ap­ply to your un­der­arms. Not only will it whiten your skin, but it can also help you get rid of un­der­arm odour.

AP­PLES: If you scrub mashed ap­ple into your armpits daily, it can ac­tu­ally free you from dark spots and odour too. Ap­ple con­tains AHA, which is

ca­pa­ble of killing germs and bac­te­ria that cause the dark­en­ing of your un­der­arms.

OR­ANGE PEEL: The cit­ric acid, which is used for skin bleach, is found in or­ange peels. Dry some or­ange peels for about three to four days un­til they are com­pletely dry. Take about two ta­ble­spoons of it and mix with some rose wa­ter to ap­ply on your un­der­arms. Leave it for 10 min­utes be­fore wash­ing off with cool wa­ter.

CO­CONUT OIL: Co­conut oil is a uni­ver­sal ther­apy for beauty. This rem­edy in­volves a slow whiten­ing process. Mas­sage co­conut oil into the skin of your un­der­arms for about 10 to 15 min­utes be­fore tak­ing a bath. Also, co­conut is a nat­u­ral de­odor­ant.

LE­MONS: It is known to be a nat­u­ral bleach­ing agent. If you rub le­mon over your un­der­arms, it whitens your skin. Keep in mind that le­mon is dry, so af­ter rins­ing the le­mon, ap­ply mois­turiser or body lo­tion. Nev­er­the­less, le­mons are also good an­ti­sep­tic agents, so they rid you of un­der­arm odour too.

MILK: Milk is equally ef­fec­tive as le­mons when it comes to whiten­ing. Milk con­tains some vi­ta­mins and fatty acids that make our skin bright and healthy. Sim­ply ap­ply some milk on your un­der­arms and leave it on for about 15 min­utes. Do it once a day.

CU­CUM­BER: Cu­cum­ber not only helps in cool­ing your eyes, it helps in get­ting rid of dark un­der­arms too. Rub cu­cum­ber slices on the af­fected area. It will bleach your skin and keep it moist for some time.

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