Caring for our facial skin is almost second nature to us. We are constantly buying expensive skincare products and religiously following elaborate skincare routines, but there is one area of our body that most of us unknowingly end up ignoring – our underarms.
In our hectic lives, we forget to take care of our underarms, but all the pulling and tugging from waxing as well as the daily friction. To help you nail the art, we have rounded up underarm tips that address everything from hair removal to discoloration. Read on…
Tone and moisturise your underarms
The skin in your underarms is as thin and sensitive as the one on your face and that’s why it needs regular and constant care. And the best way to do that is to cleanse your underarms every single day. Use a gentle, fragrance-free soap to get rid of any oil, sweat and dirt that may have accumulated in the area. Next, use a toner to balance the pH levels, as well as, get rid of any residual dirt. Finally, just like your face, apply a generous amount of any moisturiser. This will ensure that your skin remains smooth and supple.
Underarm odour usually occurs due to sweating. But don’t worry, there are some things you can do to prevent it. For starters, always keep your clothes and body clean. Use a deodorant or antiperspirant like Rexona Aloe Vera Underarm Odour Protection Roll On. It contains aloe vera extract that helps moisturise and nourish the area and keeps it soft and odour free for a longer period of time. But remember to wait at least 30 minutes after shaving to apply deodorant to prevent any irritation or rashes.
There are several causes of underarm hyperpigmentation and skin darkening. Overexposure to UV rays can stimulate and produce dark pigment. Hormonal changes and allergic reactions to products are other major causes of dark underarms. You can indulge in a DIY remedy mentioned here to get rid of this discolouration.