While you’re paying close attention to your face and hair needs, there’s one area of your body you may be neglecting. It’s your underarms, armpits, pitters, pockets…yeah, those things! The skin around this often-forgotten area is super sensitive, and taking proper care of them can be tricky if you’re not well versed in the skincare art of underarms. And that’s OK because that’s what I’m here for! Now, let’s go over your main concerns and how to take care of them — the right way.
Shaving: Shaving the right way will eliminate stubble while preventing ingrown hairs and any possible inflammation. Remember that hair under there can sometimes grow in various directions, which means you may have to shave in more than just one downward motion. Gently exfoliate the area prior to shaving (your loofah will do or use an exfoliator) and use a conditioning shave cream for smooth results. (Exfoliation also helps fight off underarm odor, but more on that later!) For a close and comfortable shave, be sure to use a fresh blade!
Waxing: While waxing isn’t the most fun, it’s highly effective and can leave you hairless for weeks instead of days. Try it at home if you’re brave (and not the messy type!) or seek the help of a professional esthetician or wax expert to ditch the daily stubble.
Oh, the touchy subject of B.O…. Ever give yourself a smell check midday and think, well, this is not so great? Kick your body odor to the curb by keeping your clothes clean, your body squeaky clean and by using a deodorant or antiperspirant that are free from alcohol. Just be sure to wait at least 10 minutes after shaving to apply deodorant, so as to prevent any irritation or rashes!
Dark underarms is a cause of concern for many people. Many are self conscious about it and cannot wear sleeveless tops or dresses with short sleeves
Underarm hyperpigmentation, excessive darkening or changes of the skin can have various causes. Some of the causes of dark armpits are frequent shaving, spraying perfume directly on the skin there, friction caused between tight clothing and underarms, improper washing resulting in dead skin build up, excessive use of hair removing creams, anti-perspirants etc.
Other factors could be hormonal changes and irritated or allergic reactions to products — in this case, scheduling a visit with your dermatologist is recommended for treatment. Underarm hair tends to be dark and coarse, which gives off the appearance of a shadow since the stubble sits just below the surface of your skin. Waxing will help prevent this shadow!
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According to beauty experts, waxing is a better option to remove underarms hair than shaving or using depilatory creams. Most hair removing creams contains chemical which might cause darkening of underarms to some people. The only problem about waxing is that, you have to wait for a certain period of time before you wax again. Waxing not only helps to lighten your underarms but also removes dead skin. If you cannot avoid shaving, use a moisturizing shaving cream and a new blade. Also moisturize your skin well after shaving.
Keep your underarms clean by washing them well. Wear cotton clothing Deodorants contain metallic salts that result in darkening of skin tone for some. So try to avoid using it often.
Rinse your underarms with fresh diluted lemon juice to reduce odor caused by excessive sweating.
Exfoliate your armpits with sugar and olive oil gently once a week.
The safest way to whiten armpits is to go for natural skin bleaches like curd, lemon juice, cucumber juice etc. Find some home remedies to get rid of dark armpits below-
Scrubbing will help in getting rid of the dead skin cells. Mix chickpeas flour with few drops of lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric and make a paste. Rub on that area gently and leave it to dry. Wash it off after that. Follow this home treatment for a month to get rid of dark armpits.
Mix pure sandalwood paste with a few drops of lemon juice and cucumber juice to form a fine paste. Then apply on your armpits. Wash it off after it dries. This natural treatment also helps.
Apply sandalwood paste mixed with rose water and a few drop of lemon juice. Apply it on the area and wash it off after 15-20 minutes.
Mix curd with besan or gram flour, a pinch of turmeric powder and apply it on that area. Curd has natural bleaching properties and will help to lighten the skin tone. Do not use too much turmeric powder at they will leave an ugly yellow stain on the skin.
Mix olive oil with a pinch of turmeric powder and a few drops of lemon juice. Apply it on the dark armpits 20 minutes before bath.
Hope these home remedies will help you to get rid of dark underarms.
What are your steps to getting silky smooth underarms? Let me know in the comments below!