How is your going? Today is another HOW TO Wednesday and I am happy to bring to you guys HOW TO PAMPER YOUR ARMPITS!
A lot of people overlook this part of their body because it is usually under clothes but It is a important as every other part of your body and should be pampered as well.
So lets begin...
1. CLEANSE DAILY AND EXFOLIATE REGULARLY
Lather on body wash and massage into your armpits using a wash cloth, then rinse thoroughly. The goal is to
gently get rid of any dried sweat or debris buildup. If you have super-sensitive skin, you can use a gentle facial cleanser or look for a body wash formulated for sensitive skin. It is also very important to use an exfoliating scrub under your arms at least twice a week, always exfoliate before shaving and don't over do it. If you start to see irritation, you are either scrubbing too hard or shaving with the wrong products.
2. SHAVE MINDFULLY
A study shows that 36% of what you actually remove when you shave is skin. This process can be rough on armpits, often sapping skin of about half of its moisture. To help counteract the dehydrating effect and avoid cuts, be sure to replace your shaving blade as often as possible and when it comes to protection, shave gels are a better choice than soap or body-wash because they are formulated with glycerin. This ingredient helps skin absorb and retain moisture and keeps the product in place when you shave, creating a smooth surface for the razor to gently glide across.
Dry shaving is never a good idea, but you may find yourself in a situation where you have no other option. If this happens, use a moisturizer before and immediately after shaving to help avoid irritation.
3. ALWAYS TOWEL OFF
It is important to dry the underarms thoroughly after showering. If you do not not pat skin dry,you risk trapping moisture in the area which may lead to dryness and flakiness.
4. MOISTURIZE OFTEN
Most of us moisturize our legs, arms, hands and feet and diligently use creams on our face and neck leaving our underarms out...(guilty as charged). But moisturizing the underarm at least twice a week will help combat parched skin and ingrown hairs. Those with coarse and thick hair should moisturize more often because they are more prone to ingrown hairs.
5.PICK THE RIGHT DEODORANT
Choose a deodorant that is filled with nourishing ingredients and moisturizers. Look out for deodorants that contain sunflower seed oil, which helps retain moisture and calendula (marigold), known to heal dry, damaged and patched skin.
Prevention is better than cure, but If you already have dark underarms there is hope...Here are 10 Ways to get rid of dark underarms by Miss Glam.
I hope this post was helpful, if you know any other way to pamper the armpits please leave a comment below, I would love to hear from you.
Thanks for reading
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Credit; Miss Glam www.myglamosphere.com