We see so many companies advertise products that would help lighten the skin in different areas of the body, including the armpits. There are roll-on products and other chemical based products that promise skin whitening within just 2- weeks. However, many of these products fail to really whiten the skin, and worse some could even create further side effects. There are a lot of Bloggers and Youtubers that are professing the key secrets that they use to make the areas of their skin lighter and one natural ingredient that is frequently associated with whitening dark armpits is Coconut oil. Which leads us to the question Is coconut oil really effective for making dark underarms look whiter?
The skin care experts at Ladieshave.com conducted a research to help decipher if there is a grain of truth to this claim, and the resounding verdict is YES!
Coconut oil can indeed help improve a person’s overall skin tone and make the skin appear brighter and smoother. But, it should be done in a correct manner, and the results do not appear within just 3 months. Treating the underarm area and other dark spots takes more than 30 days and coconut oil becomes more effective when combined with other natural skin care ingredients.
Coconut has natural compounds that help lighten and brighten the skin. It has essential fatty acids like lauric acid and myristic acid including vitamin E that is the main cause why it is effective. Some people who want to make the process after, apply coconut oil together with a stronger lightening agent which is lemon juice.
How to Use Coconut Oil to Brighten Dark Underarms?
Coconut oil has the tendency to clog the pores, so it has to be used in pea sized amounts especially if you are just new to using coconut oil. Just use a small amount when massaging on the skin and leave it overnight. Use it daily until you see noticeable results, but if you want the results to be faster you can combine coconut oil with pure lemon juice but remember that this can cause a stinging sensation. So if you have sensitive skin, make sure to use only a small amount.
What Coconut oil should you use?
It is best to get pure and organic coconut oil that is unrefined, raw and combine it with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Massage it on the affected area and let it sit for 6 to 12 minutes before you rinse it. You can do this every night and after a while are definitely going to see results.
You can repeat the process 2 to 3x a day.
Why Do you need to use Organic Coconut oil?
Pure or raw coconut oil is better to use for the lightening process because it has the power to prevent discoloration Most of the time our underarms and other areas of the body suffer from discoloration or hyper pigmentation due to the bodily sweat and the kind of clothing material that we are using. Discoloration also happens to the skin due to harmful chemicals in the environment, the food that we eat and could also be because of skin rashes.
Organic coconut oil is effective due to the fact that it is packed with fatty acids. It also contains lauric acid that kills the bacteria, viruses and fungi on the skin, and it also moisturizes the skin at the same time.
Coconut oil can be used as a form of body treatment, just make sure that the oil you are using is cold pressed, unrefined, raw and certified organic coconut and avoid other products that contain additives.
Expert Tip: We would recommend that you consider applying coconut oil 1–2 hours before a bath/shower, the feeling is amazing. Try it!