I believe that black is beautiful, but if your underarms are darker than the rest of your body parts, then you might have a problem. Don’t give up just yet because there are secrets to whiter underarms, but the key to it is you have to know first the possible reasons of having darker underarms.
Improper shaving irritates your underarm skin thus there are some darkening after few weeks. Because if improper shaving, you may also have ingrown hair that causes chicken skin or raised bumps.
Solution: Remember that underarm hair grows in different directions so be sure to shave your underarms in all directions – downward, upward and sideways.
Scrubbing Too Hard
Yes, you need to exfoliate your underarm but anything excessive is not good. Too much or too hard scrubbing can irritate your skin that may result to darker underarms.
Solution: Exfoliate your underarms twice per week. This will avoid irritation from too frequent scrubbing.
Strong chemicals like alcohols and fragrances can cause darker underarms (depends on the chemicals present).
Solution: If body odor can be managed by bathing then opt to it. If not, use deodorants that are not heavily-scented or opt to natural ones like lemon.
Sadly, genes sometimes contribute to darker underarms but it doesn’t mean that because everyone in your family has it you also have to deal with it.
Solution: There are now laser treatments available on salons that can remove the unwanted hair and can whiten your underarm skin inside out.
So why bother to have whiter underarms (most especially the women)? Let’s face it…darker underarms are so unattractive that restrict you from wearing sleeveless and tank tops. It may also cause you humiliation. So why not bother?