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How to Prevent Darker Underarms

It is a common problem for women to have darker underarms. This can be due to the following causes:

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Causes of darker underarms

It is a common problem for women to have darker underarms.

This can be due to the following causes:
  • Hormonal changes in puberty that cause more pigmentation in the armpit area.
  • Skin irritation from shaving or wearing tight clothing.
  • Using deodorant with aluminium content which can irritate skin and lead to darkening of the underarm area.
  • A reaction to certain types of clothing/fabrics such as wool or nylon.
sometimes the skin in the armpits turn into a darker hue because chemicals from deodorant and other personal products react with sweat glands present in that region leading to darkening of the color pigment cells called melanocytes which produce black/brown pigments (melanin).
This is usually caused by wearing tight clothing which prevents air circulation helping reduce bacteria buildup; using aluminium containing deodorants on regular basis causing irritation; reactions due to certain types of.
A very common problem with the skin on our underarms is that it becomes darker than it was before. This is often due to sweat, a change in hormones, or even because of diet. Whatever the cause may be, there are some things you can do to help reduce this issue.
Additionally, avoid wearing tight clothing made with materials like wool or nylon because these fabrics are known irritants that may worsen dark underarms from shaving.

Solutions

We recommend that you take the following steps to combat this issue:
  • Switch to deodorant free of aluminium and other harsh chemicals.
  • Apply a skin lightening cream containing alpha-hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid or lactic acid for two weeks. You can also use Indian gooseberry (Amalaki) which is rich in antioxidants, anti-bacterial properties, vitamin C, and minerals
  • Use unscented laundry detergents/detergents on your clothes without dyes or perfumes if it's not already done so.
  • Do not shave your underarm area. You may opt for laser hair removal if you need a permanent solution.

You can also switch to natural fibers such as cotton or linen

Sometimes the skin in the armpits turn into a darker hue because chemicals from deodorant and other personal products react with sweat glands present in that region leading to darkening of the color pigment cells called melanocytes which produce black/brown pigments (melanin). This is usually caused by wearing tight clothing which prevents air circulation helping reduce bacteria buildup; using aluminium-containing deodorants on regular basis causing irritation; reactions due to certain types of

A very common problem with the skin on our underarms is that it becomes darker than it was before. This is often due to sweat, a change in hormones, or even because of diet. Whatever the cause may be, there are some things you can do to help reduce this issue.

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