Do you have uneven skin tone in your underarms and are self-conscience about it? Don’t ignore it and hide it with long sleeves. Break out the tank tops and that sexy strapless dress you’ve been dying to wear out. Here are a few tips to help lighten your underarms, and get that confidence back.
1. Exfoliate: Treat yourself to a great exfoliate to help remove the dead skin cells and show off your natural beautiful skin. Do this and in about two weeks you’ll start seeing improvement.
2. Wax: Though it isn’t the greatest feeling ever to wax your underarms, it is a fast and very convenient way to keep the hair from growing fast and contributing to the darken underarms. When you shave its only shaving off the top part of the hair, leaving your underarms for thicker and darker looking hair to show when it grows back.
3. Deodorant: Our underarms are sensitive and some deodorants contain too strong of fragrances, alcohol, and other ingredients, which are too harsh for the skin, thus causing darkening. Try switching to products with no scent and use sunscreen.
Also, please be aware that there is a disorder called acanthosis nigricans, which results in darkening of the skin. It is mostly common in obesity, if you are taking hormone pills, people that come from African decent, and some cancer. Talk with your physician if you have concerns.