How To Solve 4 Armpit Problems That Are Every Girl’s Nightmare

We talk about skincare a lot, but how many of us actually talk about caring for our underarms. Of course, you don’t need to have perfectly white underarms, but like our face, our armpits need some TLC too.

People, especially women are reluctant to admit that they have razor bumps or ingrown hairs because we’re afraid of being judged by our peers with far more superior armpits.

We’ve compiled a list of chic solutions to your underarm issues so you don’t have to be afraid to show off your armpits any more.

1. Ingrown hair

For some women, constantly shaving and waxing your armpit hair can be tiresome. They always grow back, no matter what. Why can’t our brow hairs be as resilient as our armpit hairs? The worst part is when they become ingrown hairs because of constant shaving and waxing. Use a physical exfoliator or a scrub and scrub the area before you use a tweezer to remove the ingrown hair. Soothe the area with aloe vera or a moisturiser afterwards to prevent infection.

2. Razor bumps

If you use a razor to shave your armpits, you may get razor bumps, which is usually not the ideal look you’d want under a tank top. Use benzoyl peroxide (often used as a topical treatment for acne) to reduce the appearance of razor bumps and make sure the skin under your arms is moisturised before every shave. It may be a good time to change your razor too. A new, sharp razor will cut closer to the surface of your skin and give you a better shave.

3. Body odour

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Some people can’t help body odour but there are ways you can reduce it. Apparently, you can try the armpit detox, which is a formula that detoxes your body from the dreaded B.O. The recipe combines activated charcoal, bentonite clay, water and essential oils to create a watery paste that can be applied onto your armpits. Simply let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing off. Do this every day for a week and say goodbye to body odour. The only catch is that you can’t use any deodorant whilst this detox is going on.

4. Darkened underarms

Dark underarms could be caused by excessive dead skin cells and hyperpigmentation as a result of chemicals in deodorants or antiperspirants. If your underarms are a tad darker than your natural skin colour, here is what you can do to lighten them. Exfoliate with a scrub and use natural bleaching agents like lemon or potato. Cut the lemon or potato in half and rub the exposed part all over your underarms for two to three minutes. Repeat every alternate day until you achieve the desired lightness.