In the summer, the thing that prevents women from wearing cool two-piece outfits is nothing but dark underarms. This is the area of the skin that makes many women self-deprecating, even some people say goodbye to cool two-piece shirts just because of the dark underarm condition that clings to it month after month.
Beauty blogger Soyeon (YouTube channel @A Coreana Beauty Soyeon Beauty) has a very simple way to treat dark underarms from very simple ingredients. She has maintained for 10 years, so the skin under her arms is always smooth and bright. But most of all, these are 2 things that Soyeon always avoids to improve the smoothness of this skin area.
What causes dark underarm skin?
#first. Using the wrong deodorant roller/spray
* Using too much deodorant can have the opposite effect, making body odor worse, clogged pores, making the skin under the arm darker.
* Use immediately after waxing/shaving: Hair removal methods such as shaving, plucking, waxing, etc. will damage your skin, so your skin needs to rest for a while. Using deodorant immediately after shaving / waxing will create conditions for bacteria to penetrate into the pores, causing your skin to become inflamed, pimples appear and it is easy to darken. So at least 48 hours after waxing / shaving you can use deodorant for this skin area.
#2. Shave / pluck armpit hair the wrong way
Plucking and shaving armpit hair is a common cause of dark skin, which many people often do accidentally harm this skin area without women even knowing it. Shaving or plucking armpit hair causes damage to the skin, stimulates the increase of melanin, causing darkening. In addition, plucking armpit hair also makes the skin prone to inflammation, larger pores, rough, rough skin.
How to treat dark underarm skin
About every 5 days, Soyeon will shave her armpit hair, but right from this step she tries to do it properly to improve the darkening of this skin area.
Before shaving, soften the skin with cream/lotion
Lotion or lotion will soften the skin under your arms, so it’s easier and faster to raise your armpit hair.
Move the blade in a certain direction, avoiding inconsistent up and down movements
Often women do not pay much attention to the blade movement when shaving. Moving the blade up and down indiscriminately will affect the pores, making the skin prone to inflammation, causing dark spots or making this skin darker. For the best skin safety, you should move in a certain direction.
Massage while in the shower
Focusing on massaging the skin under the arms right while using the shower gel will help clean the skin deeply, remove all the remnants such as sweat, deodorant … accumulated all day long. Not to mention this step also limits the sweat glands to secrete a lot for this skin area, very effective for those who sweat a lot.
Exfoliate 2 times a week
If you want to improve the darkening of the skin under your arms, you must definitely exfoliate twice a week. Dead skin cells are removed, stimulating new cells to grow so that the darkening of the skin is significantly improved.
Deodorize, treat dark spots with a slice of lemon
Soyeon treats dark spots with a natural ingredient in every home’s kitchen. She cut a lemon in half. After bathing, while the skin is still wet, gently rub half a lemon into the armpit area for 1-2 minutes. Let the lemon juice stay on the skin for a few minutes, then wash it off with warm water. Soyeon does it 3 times a week and the skin is completely darkened, sweat is not secreted as much as usual.