CARE TIPS FOR THE UNDERARM
Do you know the armpits are one ver important part of the body? Wanting to rock those armless or sleeveless dresses, you want you a beautiful underarm to show off, don’t you think? Here are some tips to give you that lovely underarm that makes you confident enough to wear any and all outfits you desire:
1.NEVER, EVER SHAVE DRY OR WITHOUT CREAM
If you’ve ever dry shaved, you know what a complete and absolute nightmare it can turn into. Not only does it burn, but it can also leave you with unsightly red bumps that are not attractive or comfortable. Make sure you take your razor into the shower so you can shave with water and shaving cream. If you run out of cream, use a dab of conditioner instead so that your razor glides smoothly over your armpit skin.
2.EXFOLIATE YOUR ARMPITS FROM TIME TO TIME
Do you know your armpits collect dead skin cells, dirt and debris just like the rest of your body? A good exfoliation now and then can help smooth your pits and slough off the icky stuff. However, your underarm skin is surprisingly sensitive, so use a gentle exfoliator and only do so once or twice a week.
3.WEAR AN ANTIPERSPIRANT AND DEODORANT COMBINATION TO PREVENT SWEAT AND ODOR
Deodorant alone is only designed to keep body odour at bay when you sweat. On the other hand, antiperspirant is created to keep you from getting all sweaty in the first place. Use a product that combines both and you can stay dry and smell fresh, no matter what you are doing. You can find effective combination products at any drugstore.
4.MOISTURIZE YOUR ARMPITS EVERY DAY
The skin in your armpits can easily get dried out, which is why you should apply moisturizer to the area every day, just like you do for the rest of your body. You don’t need a ton of lotion there, but a quick swipe of moisturizer in your armpits will go a long way toward keeping them hydrated and healthy.
5.TRY WAXING IF YOUR UNDERARMS LOOK DARK
Because underarm hair is usually pretty dark and coarse, that shadow you see in your pits is the hair under the surface of your skin. It’s not really changing the colour of your armpits – it just looks like it. Experts say that waxing instead of shaving will easily solve this problem since it pulls hair out at the roots instead of just getting rid of the bit that’s sticking out of your skin.
6.SEE YOUR DERMATOLOGIST REGULARLY AND WHEN YOU SEE ANYTHING STRANGE
It’s a good idea to see your dermatologist once a year for a skin cancer check, but that should be more often if you notice anything going in your armpits that’s new or that you can’t explain. You’ll get an exam and see what’s going on so that proper treatment can be decided.
PHOTO CREDIT: Information Nigeria