It’s that time of the year when you need to slip a strapless dress, slop a hat and slap on some sunscreen. But wait! What if you’ve dark underarms? O my god! It just pisses me off.
I’ve had this problem of dark underarms for a great couple of months. I did follow a few remedies and tried out some of the store-bought creams to get rid of this annoying issue. Although the results are temporary since they were not effective to diminish the problem.
So, I’ve followed a regime for underarms like all other skincare regimes inspired by celebrities. This routine made me get rid of the dark underarms in no time. Stick on to the article, to know about the celebrity’s underarm routine.
Celebrities secrets to getting flawless Underarms
1. Cleansing the armpits
Besides regular washing, you must also give utmost priority to your underarms because just like the skin on other parts of your body, the underarms skin also needs extra care. If you don’t clean thoroughly, there are chances for dark patches to develop. Those dark patches will certainly ruin the appearance of your underarms. So, you must take extra care by cleaning armpits with lemon juice which makes the skin on underarms get rid of bacteria, dirt or any other impurities.
What to do?
In a small bowl, squeeze 1/2 cup Lemon juice. Dip cotton balls in the lemon juice and rub over dark patches for a few minutes and wash off. Doing this every day will make the underarms area light with even skin tone.
2. Exfoliate the Armpits
Dark patches in your underarms form by the accumulation of dead skin cells, sweat, and dirt. To prevent this from happening, you must exfoliate your underarms oftentimes. Therefore, you must exfoliate the underarm skin with body scrubs and skin lighteners. You must exfoliate the underarms very gently once or twice a week because the armpit region is quite sensitive.
What to do?
Take a quarter-sized amount of body scrub or any good natural exfoliator to a damp washcloth. Massage your underarms with the washcloth for a while creating a lather. Then wipe off the scrub with a washcloth. You can do this quite often because you’re scrubbing with a washcloth. If you use any other natural exfoliators, then use them twice a week.
3. Massage… Massage and Massage
You need to moisturize every part of your body to keep it moist and supple. And if you’re looking for a perfect solution to get rid of those dark patches, you must moisturize your underarms. Furthermore, your underarms are always in contact with cloth and skin which makes them darker due to constant chafing. So, use a mild and chemical-free moisturizer or lotion on your underarms right after the exfoliation step to seal in the moisture.
4. Waxing rather than Shaving
Both waxing and shaving have their own benefits and flaws. As celebrities underarms are exposed every time, they must prefer a good method. Although it’s good to shave any body part, they don’t prefer shaving underarms because shaving often increases ingrown hair which gives unseemly skin and odd appearance. To avoid that, you can switch to waxing. You must wax your skin in the opposite direction of your hair growth just like shaving. This ensures to reduce the chances of getting an ingrown hair.
5. Don’t use Antiperspirants
Yes, the deodorants that don’t contain alcohol are better than most of the antiperspirants. Deodorant is one which neutralizes the body odor, whereas antiperspirants stop the sweat by blocking skin pores. Many skincare experts claim that antiperspirant can darken the underarms especially those which contain aluminum or other parabens.
6. Go for Underarm treatments
In case, if any home remedies are not working for you to get a flawless underarm, then go for underarm treatments such as using vitamin D, salicylic acid or alpha hydroxy acids creams which can improve the skin complexion. Else follow certain home remedies like using turmeric, baking soda or lemon. Before applying any ingredient topically, get an appointment of your dermatologist to avoid any irritations or skin complications.
7. Avoid Chemical Creams
You might be fooled sometimes by the television ads which endorse depilatory creams. Prolonged use of such depilatory creams could darken the underarms as they’re formulated with chemicals. Also, these creams will not remove the hair from its roots. So, there is a chance for the ingrowns to sprout up. That being said, never get fooled by the marketing gimmicks and use such depilatory creams.
8. Change your Deodorant brand
These days most of the deodorants are formulated with parabens, chemicals, artificial fragrances and other ingredients which cause harm to your skin. Constant usage of such deodorants or antiperspirants could be the ideal reason for dark underarms. Therefore, you must not randomly pick a deodorant, instead you should clearly examine the ingredients list of the particular deodorant and then should get hands on the product.