With the monsoon almost over, it’s back to sweaty October, that time of the year when we long to bring out our sleeveless tops and cutout dresses. However, for that to be possible, sleek underarms are crucial.

You don’t usually pay attention to your underarms and when the time comes to sport those sleeveless duds you’re left thinking twice about your clothing choices. However, this time around, you don’t have to be. We’re tackling the 3 problems that underarms are plagued with which is, bad odour, hair growth and darkness.
Hairy pits
 

Hairy pits

While hair growth is a natural function of the body, we cannot let it come in the way of wearing a strapless dress. The solution is hair removal for which, the most effective method is waxing. Although it can be painful at the start, it removes hair right from the root as well as the outer skin cell layer along with it. The result is phenomenally smooth underarms that you can’t wait to show off!

Bad odour
 

Bad odour

The odour of your underarms makes your nose scrunch due to the mingling of underarm sweat and bacteria. Curb this by treating your underarms with care. Use a scrub of brown sugar and coconut oil to exfoliate them. This will open the pores effectively and rid the surface of any present bacteria. As hair prevents sweat from evaporating effectively, make sure you remove underarm hair periodically to prevent sweaty armpits.

Darkened areas
 

Darkened areas

When you find darkening in your underarm region, it is due to the accumulation of dead cells in the area. To treat the problem of dark underarms, you can rely on a number of home remedies like the application of lemon juice and potato slices which bleach your skin naturally. You can also include the Dove Original Whitening Deo in your skincare regime which is specifically created for underarm whitening. As it contains Vitamins E, F (from sunflower seed oil) and 1/4 moisturising cream, it repairs the damaged, darkened skin so that you are left with fairer underarms.

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Hair removal, Hype Hair