Are you Afraid to Wear Sleeveless & Off Shoulder Dress Because of Dark Underarms? Here’s the Solution!
Shaving is the quickest method to make underarms clean, soft, and smooth. But it tends to darken your underarms. So, let’s learn how to shave underarms without darkening.
Shaving underarms helps to remove body odor and armpits look more attractive.
It is one of the most important process of hair removal. You also feel more confident when wearing sleeveless clothes.
You can easily do it at home. We make some mistakes during shaving that darkens the underarms, but you can take care of few things to shave underarms without darkening.
Now let me tell you some tips regarding shaving underarms without Darkening
If you follow these tips then you will definitely not have this problem:
- Pick a quality and sharp razor: –
First and foremost tip is that you must choose a quality and sharp razor. Sharp razor can remove hair on the first try. When you shave your underarms, if you glide the razor multiple times, underarms become dark.
A sharp razor will remove the hair quickly and you won’t have to glide again and again. The rubbing action of the razor cuts your skin and when that skin heals, it darkens.
It also causes razor bumps and scars. So, it is better to use branded razors, which have high quality blades.
It will be better to choose a multi-blade razor, 3 or more.
- Use quality shaving cream and gel: –
Pre-shaving routine is also important. Before shaving, you must moisturize your skin.
A quality shaving gel or shaving cream will make your hair soft and cool your skin.
So that when you glide the razor, the skin will not feel the irritation caused by the razor. It will also prevent any nicks and cuts.
Actually, underarms skin is very soft and sensitive. That’s why it becomes irritated quickly.
If you don’t follow proper shaving tips during shaving then you may have to face several problems like unwanted cuts, razor bumps, ingrown hair etc. that’s why proper shaving is most important part of shaving underarms to avoid darkening.
- Skin must be softened and exfoliated before shaving: –
To make the process of shaving easier you need to remember that a soft and exfoliated skin is better than dry skin.
The most effective way to soften the skin before shaving is to use lukewarm water to clean your skin.
You can also use a wet towel to do the same.
When your skin is soft and exfoliated, you can get a smoother shave and it helps to remove dead skin cells.
It opens your pores and you get a closer shave without skin irritation.
- Shaving in the right direction: –
You must keep in mind that shaving in the right direction of underarms hair helps prevent razor bumps.
If you want a closer shave then you can shave against the direction of hair growth, but it will cause ingrown hair and razor bumps.
If your skin is extra sensitive then do not glide the razor more than two times. Razor bumps are also a big cause for underarms darkening.
So, make sure to only shave against your hair growth on special occasions and normally in daily routine.
- Using after shaving moisturizer or gel is important: –
It is very important to moisturize underarms after shaving, because after shaving, your underarms skin becomes dry.
It causes your underarms to look darker than they are.
Proper moisturization keeps your underarms soft and hydrated.
- Razor care tips
- Rinse your razor with warm water before using it.
- You must replace razor blades after using it 3-4 times.
- Rinse your razor properly after using it.
- Store your razor properly by keeping it dry. Because moisture will cause rust.
- Don’t share your razor because it increases the chances of infection.
- Rust and sharing will increase of getting tetanus infection.
We can also use skin brightening creams to improve the complexion of your underarms. But you must follow these tips discussed in this article to prevent other problems as well.
As you might have noticed, when we shave underarms, it becomes a little red and inflamed. If you try to put an aftershave on it, it burns like crazy.
It means that shaving upper layer of skin along with your hair. As with other wounds, the skin repairs itself and topmost layer becomes darker than rest.
Aside from shaving, dark armpits often occur due to a skin condition named acanthosis nigricans (AN). It tends to darken the folds around your body.
a) Use a shaving gel or foam & properly exfoliate your armpits.
b) Shave in the direction of hair, not against them.
c) Use triple blades or more, high quality razor to avoid repetition, as repetition of razor chafing is a big reason for underarms darkening.
d) If you need to do shave your armpits on daily basis (sometimes as requirement of the job), then you must consider switching to waxing. It is painful but can be done once or twice a month. It will not darken your underarms.
As mentioned in this article, you can try some home remedies to get rid of darkness after shaving.
Regular shaving with a razor tends to darken pubic area because of how the skin responds to chafing and cuts. It is commonly known as hyper-pigmentation. To avoid it, you must follow proper procedure as discussed in this article.
We often tend to search for ways to fix things overnight and getting rid of dark underarms overnight is no different. However, there is only one way to make your underarms lighter, via bleaching your skin.
Please do mind that if your skin is sensitive then it is not the best way. If you want to keep your underarms lighter, then you must follow a proper skincare regime.
It depends on what you are looking for. Waxing is painful, but it will make your underarms cleaner for nearly 1 month. The new grown hair will be weaker and less dense than current ones. They will also not be as pricklier as compared to shaved hair.
Shaving armpits with a razor will open your skin to razor bumps, pricklier new hair, regular shaving & darkened armpits (because of regular shaving). So, in one word, yes! waxing armpits is better than shaving armpits.
As you may already know, toothpaste contains elements (chemicals) to not only fight germs and bad breath (caused by germs and bacteria), it also has slight bleaching properties to make them whiter.
The bleaching agent is not too hard because we often tend to swallow a bit of toothpaste, especially kids. Now, the fluoride in toothpaste may irritate your armpits, so if you have a sensitive skin then this may not be the best method to get rid of dark underarms. You may try other home remedies.
I hope you gone through the article. Here’s a quick run down:
1. Don’t shave frequently. Irritation, redness and chafing caused by the razors is the main cause of dark underarms.
2. Use lubricant, either shaving gel or cream, before shaving.
3. Use multi-blade and high quality razors.
4. Try some home remedies as shown in the image above.
If you don’t want to bear the pain of waxing your armpit hair or the regular headache of shaving them every 3rd day, then there are two ways to try out:
1. Laser hair removal.
2. Hair removal creams or depilatory creams.
Laser hair removal is costlier than hair removal creams but it is a permanent hair removal method. Hair removal creams will painlessly remove your armpit hair but it doesn’t remove them completely, some hair will always be left untouched.
It is also not a permanent solution and you’ll be repeating this step every week or so. Some people also find using hair removal creams irritable and some have reported redness and rashes because of them. Make sure to choose a method that works for your skin.
Thanks for reading this article.