There’s nothing worse than feeling self-conscious about your underarms. Whether it’s the dark patches, excessive sweating or irritation, we’ve all been there. But fear not, for achieving smooth and flawless pits is easier than you think.
In this guide, we’ll explore some of the most effective ways to maintain silky-smooth underarms that are sure to make you feel confident and care-free.
The Importance of Proper Hygiene
Before diving into specific remedies for smoothing your underarms, let’s talk about the importance of proper hygiene when it comes to keeping them healthy and smooth.
First things first – keep those pits clean! Make sure you shower daily and wash your underarms thoroughly with a mild soap. This will help prevent bacterial growth leading to unpleasant odors or skin infections in the long run.
Pro Tip: If possible use natural soaps made from organic ingredients which do not contain harsh chemicals that can irritate sensitive skins.
Hair Removal Techniques
Hair removal is necessary for maintaining fresh-looking armpits. There are several hair removal methods including waxing, shaving or depilatory creams among others.
Shaving: A quick method but may result in razor bumps sometimes followed by itching particularly if one has sensitive skin while beneath-the-skin hairs remain visible and lead eventually support stinky reactions through bacterial actions (not nice).
Waxing – More enduring since roots are removed but can also be quite painful especially on persons with very fine hair! So its Ok Mr(s) Gryffinor just pick up some courage ;).
Depilation Products: These come as gels/cream lotions that dissolve hair on application making it easy-matching…seems nice right? Hold up!!! Since they work by breaking down proteins turning them into jelly-like texture that one can easily wipe off with a spatula, expect some skin irritation or even wounds if the acids in it penetrate deep into your armpits.
Dry skin may lead to darkening and thickening of underarm skin. Therefore, it’s recommended to moisturize regularly using a natural moisturizer such as coconut oil immediately after bath time.
Natural Remedies for Smooth Underarms
Arguably you’ve been wondering if there is an eco-friendly option for attaining smooth pits? Well here are six natural remedies that promise silky yet healthy underarms;
Lemon juice is favorable when discoloration is your biggest woe. Its bleaching agents get rid of any unsightly darkness on the pits so they look sleeker than art deco sculptures plus delivering antiseptic properties hence fighting odor resulting bacteria.
– Extract juice from two lemons.
– Apply the lemon juice onto your underarms using cotton wool.
– Leave on for 15 minutes then rinse off.
Pro Tip: Never apply directly onto freshly shaven/waxed pits since juices will irritate them further!!
Potatoes contain mild acidic agents that help lighten discolored areas caused by razor burns, friction and sweat. Plus their soothing nature helps combat bumps leaving you feeling confident about your peaches-and-cream colour tones naturally grown :).
-Cut one potato into thin slices.(Choose organic Potatoes)
-Rub the potatoes lightly onto each armpit.
-Allow this treatment up to 10 minutes before rinsing well.
Baking Soda & Coconut Oil Paste
As mentioned earlier over-sweating can create a breeding ground for bacteria which eventually cause odors including unpleasant smells especially when surrounding environment involves large crowds suchlike public transport among others ; sounds like doom right? Fear not! Mixing baking soda and coconut oil will stink those bacteria dead by soaking into skin pores leaving the area smelling like a meadow spa!
– Mix one tablespoon of coconut oil and one tablespoon of baking soda to make a paste.
– Apply this paste onto your underarms for about 10 minutes then rinse off finish it up with some hydrating moisturizer if desired!
Pro Tip: This mixture is also an antiperspirant; You can apply it sparingly on sweaty spots before heading out.
Tea Tree Oil
If ingrown hair or acne are ruining your dream armpits, tea tree oil has got you covered!The essential oil kills bacteria further slimining ingrown hairs helping lessen inflammation,if any
-Mix three drops of tea tree oil with four or five drops of carrier oils like olive/Coconut/Sunflower/Rosehip etc…
-Gently massage the blend onto each pit prior taking bath.
Aloe Vera Gel & Honey Blend
Irritation caused by products used in treating ailments such as Acne(pimples) ,or even simply waxing/shaving can potentially leave behind rashes that result in scarring and discoloration!! Luckily, mixing honey with rich anti-infectional agents found within Aloe leaf sap will combat infections while reducing redness&itchiness …so do I see hope?
To Use:-Mix two tablespoons fresh honey and one teaspoon fresh gel from Aloe leaves well until they form homogenous mix
-Stick to pits rubbing gently for about ten minutes .
-Rinse off thoroughly using warm water .
Oats contain antioxidants which soothe irritated skins thereby mitigating unpleasant reactions including itching .In addition,the scrub removes dead cells so sweat doesn’t clog pours leading to bad smells rather exfoliated smooth renders walls adoring paintings decor making happy moods!.
– Grind half cup oatmeal into powder.
– Mix the oatmeal with 2 tablespoons of honey and milk to make a thick paste-like consistency.
– Massage gently onto your underarms
Lifestyle Changes for Smooth Underarms
Beyond the home remedies, here are some lifestyle changes that can contribute greatly towards smoother armpits.
As improbable as it may sound, what you eat plays an important role in how well (or not) your body functions. Including food rich in vitamin C like broccoli ,citrus fruits or bell papers helps decrease rashness since VitC aides metabolism-defeating infections promptly. Also supporting hydration through increasing water intake will avoid dehydration which often translates into excessive sweating thereby influencing smelliness & itchyness of pits…that is so wrong on many levels!
Pro Tip: “wipeout caffeine beverages from your diet!“
Sweating is inevitable yet changing outfit regularly and washing work-out clothes frequently help prevent bacterial growth banishing smells away outta pits upwind!!!
If on-the-go always carry alcohol-based pads for emergency quick-I-can’t-make-it-to-salon clean-ups!!
There you have it – my go-to guide on achieving smooth, flawless underarms! Whether incorporated through dietary changes, natural home remedies or just maintaining proper hygiene practices, these tips should become part of your daily routine for effective results. Remember to give yourself grace and take time practicing self-care because no one likes to stash anything less than artfully charming ;).
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