We ladies fuss over most parts of our bodies. We fuss over our hair and nails, hands and feet, face and skin. But one part of our body that’s often neglected, are our armpits. Sure we make sure we shave regularly, and put on long lasting deodorant but that’s about it, and the result? Darker armpits. Whether your are light-skinned or dark-skinned, we all have this problem and sometimes it can be embarrassing.
Most people think that dark armpits are a result of constant shaving, or waxing, but the major cause is our deodorants. The solution is to switch deodorants, avoid deodorants that contain harsher aluminums. Antiperspirants usually do, so if you don’t get very sweaty you could switch to a plain deodorant.
However shaving could be a contributing factor to your dark pits, especially when you don’t shave in the right way. Shaving the right way gets rid of any stubble and prevents ingrown hairs that might make your pits look darker than they really are. Shaving in the direction of your hair growth, and doing it after you take a shower so that the hair follicles there are softened usually helps. If you can’t seem to get rid of the stubble no matter what direction you shave -and this happens often- just wax. Yes I know it’s painful, but on the bright side you only need to do it once every couple of weeks and there’s even an almost painless alternative -sugar waxing.
Have you ever watched those Dove deodorant ads? Notice how their armpits are always the same tone as their faces? Well forget that, it’s almost impossible, except you are Beyonce and I’m pretty sure you can’t afford whatever Beyonce is using.
We do have away for you to achieve up to 75% of that perfection, and it’s exfoliating. Use a body scrub to get rid of dead skin cells and clogged pores in your pits and brighten them up. You could use your regular body scrub or make a homemade one out of lemon and brown sugar.