Sometimes life “catches” us with open arms: a party, a dance or simply a hug. That’s why it’s important to take care of a somewhat forgotten area of our body: the underarms. I have to confess that I didn’t always include underarm care in my skin care routine. After all, it is always easier to prioritize what is “visible” or most exposed to skin diseases, such as the face and the rest of the body. However, some time ago I decided to pay more attention to the underarms, especially in summer. This time I want to share with you some of the care and precautions I take to keep them soft, smooth and moisturized.
Choose a good deodorant
Since not all women have the same skin, there are deodorants of all types and shapes to combat every problem. Do you have dry, irritated underarms or are you prone to excessive sweating and bad odors? Next time you go to the supermarket, take an extra minute to read the label of the deodorant you’re buying and analyze its ingredients.
Instead of buying one with aluminium, be sure to choose a dermatologist recommended deodorant. This type of product contains skin-friendly glycerin and is perfect for people with dry underarms, as it acts as a moisturizer for the complexion. Also pay attention to the natural ingredients they are made with: a deodorant with ingredients such as cucumber or avocado is ideal for refreshing underarms and preventing excessive sweating, while one with white flowers is perfect for whitening dark areas and preventing unpleasant odours.
If you’re wondering which format is best for your deodorant – spray, roll-on or stick – the truth is that they can all be equally effective and it’s just a matter of taste. If you prefer a fresh and moisturizing sensation, then the roll-on or stick deodorant will be your best allies. If, on the other hand, you prioritize quick absorption, the spray is the ideal product. Be sure to try and choose what your skin prefers and what you feel most comfortable with.
Pay attention to aftercare after waxing
Whether you choose a razor, depilatory wax, creams or machine, you should prioritize skin care to avoid irritation. To do this, it is advisable to use a dermatologist recommended deodorant, like a creamy glycerin deodorant, right after waxing to moisturize the area well. If irritation occurs, you can soothe the area with a wet towel or a natural cooling ingredient, such as aloe vera. Try not to let your skin rub against any fabric and avoid hot showers.
Learn how to lighten underarms
You’ve probably been a victim of the dreaded dark spots on your underarm skin. While there are commercial products to treat this coloration, there are also natural alternatives to lighten the area. A very simple way is to mix baking soda and water in equal parts to form a paste, rub it on the skin for a few seconds and rinse with plenty of water. This process should be repeated three or four times a week, although it is worth mentioning that the results are not usually immediate.