A very reported aesthetic problem is the appearance of dark spots in some regions of the body, such as the groin and armpits.
Usually, some people do not know what the real reason for the skin change is, so they are unable to treat it properly to even out the tone of the dermis again. But, after all, how to lighten the armpits?
Therefore, in this text, the Healthy Minute will clarify your doubts about the dark pigmentation of the armpits and what are the forms of treatment for them. Check out!
Why are the armpits dark?
Epilation with hot wax is one of the responsible for the darkening of the armpits.
In general, the armpits are dark due to some common actions of daily life, but which end up being harmful to the skin, triggering an inflammatory process that results in the darkening of the affected area.
Typically, the habits that cause inflammation are:
Use of tight clothing: those who wear T-shirts or very tight blouses daily , may have dark armpits, as the garment creates friction with the skin, causing irritation that, consequently, causes dark spots in the armpit region.
Deodorants with alcohol: people with more sensitive skin may have dark armpits due to the use of antiperspirants that contain alcohol in their formulation, since this substance, when in contact with the skin, can cause irritation.
Depilation with razor or wax: those who remove underarm hair using razors or through wax (especially hot) are more likely to have dark armpits, as these two methods of epilation harm the skin, which can cause folliculitis (infection at the root of the hair), which results in dark spots.
Incorrect hygiene: the armpit region is more susceptible to the proliferation of infectious agents, such as bacteria and fungi, so, if after the bath the area is not dried properly, this will provide the perfect environment for these microorganisms, which in turn instead, they cause stains, irritation and a bad smell in the armpits.
Therefore, to revert the situation, it is recommended to look for a professional, such as a dermatologist, who will identify which of these habits are influencing the dark pigmentation of the armpits, which can be avoided or replaced in the routine.
Can deodorant darken your armpits?
Yes, because some people are more sensitive to cosmetics, certain deodorants can trigger an inflammatory process in the skin, which results in dark pigmentation of the armpits.
My name is Veronika and founded “Hickey Solution” in an attempt to pass plain and working solutions of Health, Fitness, and Skincare related issues.
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