If the skin under your arms is darker than the rest of your body, you might feel insecure about wearing sleeveless tops or raising your arms. However, there are whitening products that can treat dark underarms. Here are some tips on choosing the right one for you.
Treat the Cause
Dark underarms are usually caused by numerous things, such as an accumulation of dead skin cells. Sometimes exfoliation can help in such a case, but if the problem is stubborn or its origin is something else, such as pigmentation, then a bleaching agent can be beneficial. Knowing the cause of your underarm darkening can help you choose the right solution for it.
Keep it Subtle
The skin on your underarms might not feel sensitive – it’s used to being shaved and waxed, after all – but don’t be fooled because it is delicate! Therefore, you want to avoid using any skin whitening products that will be too harsh or result in irritation. Plant-based ingredients are good to look for in skin whitening products as these are gentler than chemicals. Often, these products have skin-soothing ingredients such as Aloe Vera that keep your skin looking healthy.
Skintrium’s Esthetic Blend Skin Whiten Complex brightens skin all over your body while nourishing it with botanical elements, with one of its main ingredients being pure Aloe Vera extract.
Aloe Vera is also a good ingredient for people with combination skin because it hydrates the skin without creating unwanted oiliness. If you suffer from dry skin, on the other hand, natural products are especially beneficial because they won’t cause irritation.
Ingredients to Use – and Lose
Other good skin whitening ingredients include retinoic acid and glycolic acid. These are known to be effective, plus they are good for use on sensitive skin. After applying the product for a few weeks, you will see results. Skintrium’s xF 3.0 Exfoliating Brightening Pads contain glycolic acid and can be used two to three times a week to exfoliate and brighten skin simultaneously!
An ingredient to avoid, however, is hydroquinone. This chemical has been banned in some countries for being too harsh on skin as well as its link to health issues such as cancer.
Don’t Sweat it!
If you suffer from excessive sweating under your arms, it can be beneficial to exfoliate the area well to prevent the accumulation of dirt and dead skin cells which can lead to darker underarms. Skintrium’s Physical Pigment Reduce Body Smoother improves your skin tone with oatmeal, walnut and lactic acid to slough away dead skin cells and boost your skin texture. It also prepares the body for lightening so that you will achieve best results.
Follow a Gorgeous Skin Routine
When using a skin whitening product, bear in mind that it’s always good to follow a proper skincare routine to work with the product. It’s not enough to bleach your underarms but then never moisturise your skin, for instance.
- Try switching from shaving your underarms to waxing them instead as this can result in less irritation.
- Follow a proper cleansing and moisturising routine twice daily.
- Start using organic deodorants that don’t contain ingredients that can be harsh on the skin.
These good skin habits result in radiant, even skin.