How to lighten dark armpits

How to lighten dark armpits

Dark armpits are fairly normal because the skin in our underarms is quite delicate and it is subject to the effects of shaving, waxing, and deodorants, but how can we lighten dark armpits?

How to lighten dark armpits 

Dark armpits could be the result of several factors such as genetics, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, sweating (moisture in the underarm area can irritate the skin), and some medical conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome or diabetes can cause the skin to become stained

How to lighten dark armpits

It is absolutely fine if you are not bothered by the dark skin not to try to lighten it, however, you should check if the dark spots are due to an underlying medical condition. It you, on the other hand, want to lighten the skin, there are a few things you can try. 

Try exfoliating

Exfoliate with glycolic acid or lactic acid once a week, but be very gentle, because over-exfoliation can actually cause further damage to your skin, so try to avoid physical exfoliators. 

Moisturize

Yes, the skin under your arms is also skin, so you should definitely moisturize the area, preventing dryness can decreasing the chance of irritation and further darkening. 

Vitamin C 

Vitamin C is good to even out skin tone, if the dark spots are not too noticeable, over time, they will surely lighten.

If the problem persists, you could try laser therapy to remove the pigment or ask a doctor for specific medication to treat the condition. 

Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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