Tips to lighten dark underarms

Tips to lighten dark underarms

Want your underarms to look lighter and feel silky smooth?

Of course you do! The last thing you should have to worry about is your underarms appearing darker than they should. Make these easy and essential steps part of your beauty routine and in no time, your underarms will be thanking you.
  • Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate! (And Moisturize)

While you’re singing in the shower, be sure to exfoliate with a gentle and natural scrub (can even be a DIY sugar scrub). Getting rid of dead skin cells not only reduces the odor that comes along with bacteria builds up, but also keeps your pits super fresh and looking good. Say no to any rough scrubs that contain ingredients like coffee grounds and walnut shells. Those types of products can irritate your sensitive pits. 

Plus, moisturizing with The Original underarm brightening cream is the key to success. With just the right amount of organic avocado oil, your pits will be replenished. Be mindful that applying any product, including The Original, to your pits immediately after shaving may cause irritation. Be sure to test a small area before applying to your entire underarm after shaving or simply wait at least two hours before applying.

Shave days off shaving

Practice proper shaving techniques. How to perfect your technique exactly? First off, try to hold off on shaving daily, since shaving can cause damage and irritation to your skin. Space out your shave days -- it’ll be worth it in the long run.
Lather your pits with a protective shaving cream so the blades glide right over your moist skin to avoid bumps and burns. Bacteria can build up on the blades, which can cause underarm breakouts. Easily avoid a breakout by storing your razor outside of the shower. Changing your razor blades every 2-3 weeks keeps your blades sharp and guarantees a cleaner shave.

All natural, baby

When picking out products to be part of your everyday pit care routine, stick to natural products, like The Original, that don’t put junk on your skin. You don’t need that mess in your life. Natural deodorants that are free of aluminum and parabens are way safer and better for your skin. Unnatural ingredients found in other products can clog your pores, make your pits stink and feel irritated. Nobody wants stinky pits, so remain loyal to products made with mostly natural ingredients and use them in combination with your favorite baking soda free deodorant for that fresh & clean feeling.

Out here feeling loose

The looser the clothes, the better. Especially when it’s a scorcher out there. Tight clothes on a hot day or worn at the gym can rub against your skin and cause irritation. The friction can lead to darker underarms as a result. Opt for looser clothes to reduce darkness and bumps.

Say no to synthetic fragrances

The Original and other synthetic fragrance-free products are the way to go. Soaps with synthetic fragrances can clog your pores, cause allergic skin reactions, and result in ingrown hairs, smellier underarms, and darker skin tone than your surrounding skin. Hard pass.
Fear not -- your pits will still smell nice when using fragrance-free products like The Original. Fragrance-free products contain natural ingredients like essential oils rather than perfumes and other synthetic fragrances. The Original has a light scent of fresh grapefruit and is made with high quality natural essential oil.
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