Its summer time, that time of the year when the only way you can survive the heat is by wearing loose cotton, sleeveless tops and dresses. But is your underarm ready to see the light of the day? They are probably one part of the body that you pay least attention to. However, with summer knocking on our doors, its high time you showered it with some TLC and stopped doing these three big mistakes!
Shaving your underarm
Sure, shaving is quick and gets rid of all the hair on the surface of your skin. But did you know, shaving also removes up to 35% of the top layer of the skin cells. As the protective layer is removed, your skin begins to dry out and becomes sensitive to any skin care products you may use on that area. As far as possible avoid shaving your underarms and adopt methods that pluck hair out from the roots.
Forgetting to moisturise
A light moisturising formula is essential to keep your underarm skin healthy and minimize irritation. Apply virgin coconut oil or coconut based moisturising formulas such as the St. Ives Naturally Softening Coconut Milk & Orchid Body Lotion. Coconut has natural antibacterial properties and soothes dry and irritated areas.
Using deodorants with alcohol in it
Your underarm skin is different than the rest of your body, while keeping it clean is of utmost importance in summer be careful of what you put on it. Products with high alcohol content will darken the area and also cause a burning sensation, instead opt for an alcohol-free deodorant such as the Rexona Women Shower Fresh Deodorant. This dermatologist tested formula provides superior protection from odour, bacteria and keeps you feeling fresh all day long.