Many women struggle with dark underarm spots, which can prove to be embarrassing and unsightly during the summer months. Dark underarm spots are a signal that shaving is irritating the skin. In order to combat it, it’s important to modify your hair removal routine and take great care of your shaving utensils. If you use a razor to shave under your arms, here are some tips that can decrease the chance you’ll develop dark underarm spots:

  • Start by using a gentle exfoliating body wash or towelette to remove impurities that cause irritation, ingrown hairs, and red bumps.
  • Rinse thoroughly, shave normally, and pat underarms dry with a towel.
  • Apply deodorant with a moisturizing system that soothes shaving irritation.
  • Don’t keep your razors in the shower. Items left in the shower can become breeding grounds for bacteria — which can lead to shaving irritation and infection.

How do you get rid of dark underarm spots, Clutchettes?

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  • I’m happy you guys are discussing beauty issues that generally affect women of color. Please keep it up.

    I didn’t really find the actually advice that helpful though.I’d love to have someone interview a dermatologist or skin care specialist a variety of them actually and pick out the most uncommon advice. I hate reading the same tired advice that never tends to work. Any products that we might try like Dove Tone or any specific exfoliator for example.

    Just my two cents, but definitely keep this type of advice coming.

  • Abi

    My personal advise is: Do not use a razor, apply depilatory cream, use a scent free deodorant and hydrate with a good cream when dry. I have baby`s underarm!

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