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How To Get The Perfect Underarms

Do you own several sleeveless tops but never wear them out because you are afraid they’ll expose your dark pits? Or do your armpits make you feel insecure because they appear darker than the rest of your skin? Well, you are NOT alone. Up to 7 out of 10 women are suffering from dark underarms or are very self-conscious when it comes to their armpits. But do not fret. There are ways to make the dark pits go away. To get rid of dark armpits you have to first of all know what is causing them and then then you’ll figure the solution.

1. Build up of dead skin cells. The skin is constantly growing and renewing itself. That is why we exfoliate and use body scrubs to buff the dead cells away. Most people neglect their underarms when exfoliating the rest of their body. Which is wrong because the armpit is one of  the most vulnerable body parts for the build up of dead cells (other parts include the knees and bum area) that is why it is usually darker than the rest of the body. To get rid of the dead skin cells, exfoliate, scrub and buff your underarms as often as you buff the rest of your body. Do this regularly and you will see a huge difference.

2. The Razor is your armpits number one enemy. The most common cause of dark underarms is shaving. Razors do not completely shave off the hairs under the armpits.Shaving cuts the hairs at the surface of the skin. If you have hair that is darker than your skin color, the stubble will show up as a dark stain. Also, razors irritate the delicate armpit skin (sometimes cutting it) this causes scarring and skin irritation which results in the dark appearance. Instead of shaving skin, consider waxing or tweezing the hairs. These procedures remove hair below the skin’s surface and reduce the visibility of the hairs. You can also try using a mild hair removal cream which will smooth and moisturize your pits.

3. The use of deodorants can also cause the pits to appear darker. The component of some deodorants are not compatible with the delicate underarm area. This will irritate it and cause it to darken. To avoid this you can try switching deodorants or using antiperspirants. Antiperspirants are a better option but must be used correctly. Most people apply their antiperspirant sprays directly on the armpit which is wrong. The right way is to hold the can about 15cm away from the underarm and spray. This is explained on most cans. Dove are also introducing a new deodorant which they call the Piticure. It is a three-step journey to perfect pits. They claim the treatment cares for the delicate area by removing dead skin and impurities through exfoliation, thus preventing unwanted irritation from shaving, sweating and contact with fabrics. Are they for real or is this just another marketing antic?  I can’t say because I haven’t tried it before. But sure does sound promising.

4. Excessive sweating and odour-causing bacteria can result in dark underarms. The perfect remedy for this is a homemade recipe of baking soda and lemon juice. Baking soda is the perfect cure for sweaty underarms while lemons will act act as a skin lightener. Mix the baking soda and lemon juice and use it to wash your pits daily (apply it under your arms and let it sit for about 10 minutes). Some people use the mixture as a deodorant after the shower but it’s entirely up to you. You can also slice the lemon in two halves and rub it directly under your arms for about 5-10 minutes before you shower. You should notice a difference after regular use. Some people would suggest a skin lightening soap or cream for the underarms. This usually works but it is best to consult your dermatologist before choosing one as some of them might be harsh and could instead irritate your underarm area.
Hope you found this post helpful.  I will add more remedies for dark underarms if I come across new ones. But for now, Free that sleeveless dress that has been sitting in that closet waiting for this moment to come!
Thanks for stopping by.
Holla 🙂

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  • Tiki
    December 11, 2011

    In fact, I owe you 1 big fish @ downbeach for this one! will def be trying out the baking soda and lemon one…

  • MsAidyl
    December 12, 2011

    okay, waiting for my one fish oh!

  • Astrid
    July 24, 2012

    I use lemon for my arm-hole and it works perfectly.The more often i use it,the lighter the area.Also lemon is a pore-opener so u may decide to sit a slice of lemon under both arm-holes/armpits for abt 3minutes and hence use use ur lightening cream.Tanx enje i’ll add the baking soda to my under arm recipe!

    • MsAidyl
      July 24, 2012

      thanks for this tip. and am glad to know it works. i had given up! i’ll start again lol

  • Jeyinti
    March 18, 2013

    Great tips!:)

    • MsAidyl
      March 18, 2013

      yea. trying out a few at the mo. hehe

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    October 27, 2015

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  • Ruthie
    April 27, 2016

    My aunt is a total expert on skin remedies and she told me a couple times that baking soda and lemon juice work great. I didn’t believe her at first. . . but I guess I should try it. Anyway, great tips on how to get flawless underarms. . . I’m definitely grateful. 🙂

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