5 Tips To Look After Your Underarms Cause They Deserve Some Extra TLC Too!
While this would have been the season for shorts and sandals, just like us, you’re likely cooped up at home in PJs. TBH, the only positive side is that the lockdown has given us the time to give the traditionally less-thought-of body parts a little extra love.
We spend so much time scrubbing and moisturising our legs, arms, and faces but the underarm area is neglected by the best of us. Underarm skin is very delicate and is analogous to eyelid skin in terms of depth which is why shaving, sweating, and harsh soaps can leave the area in rough shape. Hence, a very delicate routine is non-negotiable to even out the skin and keep it smooth and bright. So, if you’re in a quest for sundress-ready pits, keep swiping to get into the nitty-gritty of the much-needed TLC that your underarm deserves.
5 Ways To Build A Fail-Safe Under Arm Skin Care Regime
Cleanse Every Day
Under-arm skincare is not one-size-fits-all but this step is non-negotiable. Due to the lack of airflow, the skin is prone to being moist which can harbor particular fungal-yeast organisms and bacteria. Hence, a proper cleansing routine is important to reduce unwanted moisture and keep a natural balance. Cleansing it once a day with a mild cleanser will do the trick.
Moisturise, Moisturise, And, Moisturise
Just like we slather on our favourite moisturizer on our face and body. Likewise, the underarm skin needs hydration to look and feel its best. They just don’t need it quite as frequently, so moisturising it once or twice a week will do the trick. If you’ve dry skin, you can take it up to 3 to 4 times a week. If you notice inflammation or irritation, we recommend taking a break from deodorant and shaving.
Exfoliate To Improve Tone & Texture
Yes, chemical exfoliants aren’t just for the face but products containing active ingredients such as lactic, salicylic, and glycolic acid can help you strip off the dead skin cells. Avoid scrubbing your underarms if you’ve hyperpigmentation as physical pressure provides no benefits in treating it. Even if you do so, use gentle circular motions while you scrub. We recommend using this gentle exfoliator to gently melt away the build-up without damaging your skin and improve overall tone and texture.
Shaving is the easiest, fuss-free, and quickest way to get rid of underarm hair but did you know that it can take a toll on your skin? So every time you shave your underarms, make sure you put on a smooth surface by prepping your skin with a shaving gel or a cream. Alternatively, go to bed with a layer of moisturizer on the area you’ll shave for a friction-free experience, and always invest in a good-quality razor. It’ll help prevent razor bumps, burn, and damage.
Use Deodorant Consciously
If you want to take your armpit skincare to the next level, try opting for a deodorant that’s simple and clean. If you see your deodorant leaving too much residue or causing irritation, switch it with another. In addition to that, look for a product with the fewest chemicals and make sure to avoid harsh ones with ingredients such as parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and dyes.
Mask And Detoxify
Now’s the best time to give your pits the TLC they deserve. If your pits want a serious detox, try this mask from Dot & Key. This underarm detox mask will cleanse the armpit of dirt, dead skin, and product buildup. Think of it as a DIY facial for your armpits and use it at least once a week for the best results.
Get that smooth, baby-soft underarms just in time for summer.
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