Get Rid of Dark Spots Under Your Arms Naturally December 11 2012, 0 Comments
Summer will be here again before you know it. Use the winter to prepare for those sleeveless tops and bare-all bikinis.
Most dark spots under your arms come from a build up of dead skin cells, hair and residue or even mild burns from chemically based deodorants and antiperspirants. Follow these simple tips to improve your pits
1. BE PLUCKY
Wax or pluck; don't shave. Waxing is the way to go (especially if you have dark hair) because it takes the hair out at the root preventing 5 o'clock shadow and stubble. Also, waxed hair doesn't grow back as quickly or heavily. For those of you worried about pain, consider using anbesol before you get started to numb your skin.
I recommend Nair's Milk & Honey roll-on wax because the applicator is easy to use and keep clean. The package also comes with a set of great instructions about how to properly wax your underarms as well as other body parts. I use it on my eyebrows too by applying it with a toothpick. (Any product I buy needs to multi-task)
2. WHEN LIFE GIVE YOU LEMONS
After I wax, I wipe down my pits with a cool damp washcloth followed by fresh-squeezed lemon juice. Why? The citric acid in lemon juice kills bacteria without the harsh sting of alcohol and is also rumored to help lighten skin discoloration (think, a real world version of Freckle Juice).
3. DON'T GO BACK TO THE PRODUCTS THAT HURT YOU
Think about all of the chemicals listed on the backs of most deodorants and then think about the way that any one of those single ingredients might impact your skin. So many of the products we use everyday contain ingredients we don't know much about. Get smart and use simple, natural deodorants like Sydelle Cosmetics' Pampered Pits which has a bevy of natural moisturizers as well as baking soda to keep you fresh. Pampered Pits is so mild that you can even use it after waxing or shaving!
4. HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE
Don't be afraid to add even more moisturizer to your underarms, especially during itchy, scratchy sweater season. I recommend Sydelle Cosmetics' Shea On You! moisturizer as a nice pairing for Pampered Pits deodorant.