Dark underarms hunt many Filipinas (or even Filipinos). This has made them feel uncomfortable, boxed, and extremely self-conscious, dulling down their sparkle. Due to underarm troubles, they feel as if it’s shameful and inappropriate to put their hands up or wear sleeveless clothes.
If you do have dark underarms, don’t worry because you are not alone! And don’t limit yourself because, as they say, there are always ways to make things brighter. And so, there is undoubtedly a way to make your armpits the same hue as the rest of your skin.
Before we get to the solution, let’s take a step back and find out the possible reasons why your pits got darker over time.
Shaving, plucking, and waxing
Zip, zap, and pluck. We do all kinds of things to our pits—from shaving, plucking to waxing.
But did you know that the underarm is one of the most sensitive parts of the body as it is thinner and a lot less exposed than the rest of the skin? This is why the constant and harsh tugging and pulling of the underarm make your skin prone to darkening.
We get it; tight clothes are in and are flattering. However, it may not be a good idea to wear it all the time.
When you wear tight clothes, especially up in the pits area, the skin and the cloth will constantly and excessively rub against each other. And when this happens often, it may lead to discoloration.
We are fed with isle and isle and advertisements after another of glamorous armpit deodorizing products, promising baby soft skin. Although we think we are doing the best for our skin by using loads of products, we are actually not.
Harsh antiperspirants and other deodorants contain alcohol, which will likely cause dryness and friction. Instead of reliving the soft glorious years of your armpits, applying harmful products will make the skin thicker and darker.
So how about we read the label first?
Overweight individuals often notice darkening of some areas of the skin, including the underarms. There are several factors behind this, such as water loss, change in blood circulation, and change of collagen structure.
The best way to resolve this is to consult your doctor and live a healthier lifestyle.
To cap it off, just because you have dark underarms, it doesn’t mean you’re less of a person. Focus on embracing your flaws and on working toward improving yourself.