5 Ways to a Whiter Underarms using Glutamax Underarm & Inner Thigh Cream
Who wouldn't want smoother and whiter underarm? Ideally, our underarm skin should match the rest of our skin, but some would have a darker tone in their underarm and other parts of the body.
This skin condition is called Acanthosis Nigricans (AN), and it affects certain parts of the body, such as the underarms, inner thigh, groin, nape, elbows, and knees. Although it is not a severe skin condition, it causes confidence issues in individuals.
There are a lot of reasons why our skin becomes darker. Some are health-related, and some are caused by our lifestyle.
Obesity and Hormones
High levels of insulin can increase the production of skin pigment cells. People with Type 2 diabetes would be most likely to have hyperpigmentation in the areas mentioned above.
People with hormone issues like PCOS, Cushing Syndrome, Acromegaly, and hyperthyroidism disrupt insulin and cause AN.
Make sure you maintain a healthy weight and seek your doctor's advice.
Wearing Tight Clothing
Wearing tight clothes can cause friction between the textile and your skin. The skin becomes irritated, causing dark underarms in the long run. As much as possible, wear breathable clothes and tank tops at home.
Excessive Hair Removal
Waxing, plucking, and shaving can cause dark underarm. For waxing, it strips the first layer of the skin together with the hair. If you have sensitive skin, it will result in redness then darkness as it heals. Plucking and shaving cause ingrown, making your underarm look darker because of the trapped hair inside the pores. Consider permanent hair removals like lasers and IPL for safer and smoother underarm.
Using Harmful Products
Some antiperspirants and deodorants contain ingredients that can irritate the underarm skin resulting in dark underarms. The ingredients from these products cause build-up, too, the reason why our underarms appear to be darker.
In this article, we will teach you 5 ways to whiten your underarm. Our skin responds to these remedies differently, so make sure to figure out the best routine for you.
If symptoms persist, see your dermatologist.
As mentioned earlier, using antiperspirant and deodorant causes product build up in your underarms. If you are not removing the product completely every day, it will be harder to get rid of it over time.
One trick you could do is to use cleansing oils or baby oil to your underarms. Oil removes product build-up revealing smoother underarms if you do it religiously. Before you take your nightly shower, get a cotton pad, and soak it in oil. Rub it gently upward or in a circular motion to pick up all product build-up. Do this twice a week, and you will see the difference.
To trigger skin renewal, it is also advisable to use a gentle scrub on your underarm. It will also help get rid of any ingrown from plucking and shaving.
When choosing a scrub, use a non-abrasive one like fine salt, sugar, beads, or nutshells.
This is the next best step after deep cleansing with oil. This will give an instant result of smoother and lighter underarm.
We already mentioned for the third time that antiperspirants could be a culprit of your dark underarms. You can choose to switch using natural deodorants, but before you do that, make sure you detox your pits.
This will help unclog the sweat ducts from any aluminum products you have used before.
You can find detox masks for underarms or mix the trusted formula of bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar. Doing this at least twice per month can get rid of the smell too.
We know this is too much, but a little sacrifice for a whiter underarm won't hurt, right? Using a toner for your underarms will remove bacteria and leftover residue.
Some toner available in the market contains whitening agents that help brighten your underarms in the long run. It is ideal to this twice a day to prep the skin for deodorants (if you use one).
The last step to restore and renew your underarms is using a smoothening or a lightening product, choosing a product with potent ingredients made for your skin's concern.
Homegrown Cosmella product, GlutaMAX Underarm & Inner Thigh Cream, is our best pick. It lightens not just your underarms but also your intimate area. It also reduces the appearance of cellulite, minimizes stretch marks, and delays hair regrowth.
Continued use will help the skin become firmer, whiter, and smoother. Make sure to apply it on a clean underarm. Do not use if you have broken or irritated skin. GlutaMAX Underarm & Inner Thigh Cream is best to use at night as you should not use a deodorant after applying it.
Let us know your favorite products to use in any of the steps mentioned above.
Cheers to whiter and smoother underarm!