Don’t you hate those dark underarms that make you reluctant to wear that cute top or raise your arms up too high?
A bacterial infection can create dark armpits. A doctor will be able to perform the appropriate test to see if a bacterial infection is the cause of the dark armpits. There are also fading creams that a dermatologist can prescribe. Fading creams are available online without the need for a prescription but the doctor will prescribe a cream that has been safely tested and has some level of success. Dark armpits may be a hereditary condition that indicates a high level of insulin or other hormone levels known as acanthosis nigricans.
Yet, the culprit could be trapped dead skin that needs to be exfoliated. However, the underarm may be sensitive to exfoliation. Underarm products containing glycolic or lactic acid will help with exfoliation. Using a mild exfoliant such as baking soda can help to lighten dark armpits, too.