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How to shave your underarms without darkening it

How to Shave Your Underarms without Darkening Them

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Introduction

Underarm hair removal or Armpit hair removal is quite a norm in many places. We remove underarm hair not just to keep our physical appearance attractive, we also want to prevent unpleasant body odor. One of the cost-effective ways to remove underarm hair is by shaving. Some of the most common methods of shaving include using a razor or electric shaver. However, shaving too frequently will likely cause underarm darkness. For that reason, we would like to share with you the right techniques in shaving so that you can stay away from armpit discoloration.

In order to facilitate the process of shaving, remember to wet your skin with water

1. Soften Your Skin Before Shaving 

In order to facilitate the process of shaving, remember to wet your skin with water. This is to prevent your skin from unwanted irritation and unwanted cuts. This is especially so if you have sensitive skin. Also, if you cut yourself accidentally, the scars can contribute to dark skin under your armpits. The most effective way to soften the skin before shaving is to use lukewarm water to clean your skin. You can also use a wet towel to do the same. When your skin is soft and exfoliated, you can get a smoother shave and it helps to remove dead skin cells. It opens your pores and you get a closer shave without skin irritation.

2. Exfoliate the Areas Before Shaving 

Just like the skin on your face, your underarms benefit from exfoliation to break up bacteria, dirt, and sweat. Similarly, you can choose to do this with either a physical or chemical exfoliator (or both) to get the most effective shave. 

3. Apply Shaving Gel Before Shaving

Pre-shaving routine is also important. Before shaving, you must moisturize your skin.. Shave gels contain moisturizing benefits that quickly get moisture into the hair to soften your skin so that the razor will glide smoothly. Also, it can help you to remove hard-to-reach hairs. Actually, underarms skin is very soft and sensitive. That’s why it becomes irritated quickly. If you don’t follow proper shaving tips during shaving then you may have to face several problems like unwanted cuts, razor bumps, ingrown hair etc. that’s why proper shaving is most important part of shaving underarms to avoid darkening.

It is very important to moisturize underarms after shaving, because after shaving, your underarms skin becomes dry

4. Apply Lotion or Moisturiser After Shaving 

Every hair removal treatments make your underarm skin dry. As a result, dry armpits normally look darker than ones which are properly moisturized. That being said, remember to put on gentle moisturizer to soften your underarm after you are done shaving. It is very important to moisturize underarms after shaving, because after shaving, your underarms skin becomes dry. It causes your underarms to look darker than they are. Proper moisturization keeps your underarms soft and hydrated. Actually, underarms skin is very soft and sensitive. That’s why it becomes irritated quickly. If you don’t follow proper shaving tips during shaving then you may have to face several problems like unwanted cuts, razor bumps, ingrown hair etc. that’s why proper shaving is most important part of shaving underarms to avoid darkening.

5. Use a Quality Shaver or Razor 

Always remember to use a sharp and clean razor. Remember to check your razor for signs of rust and avoid using the same razor day after day. A sharp razor will remove the hair quickly and you won’t have to glide again and again. The rubbing action of the razor cuts your skin and when that skin heals, it darkens. It also causes razor bumps and scars. So, it is better to use branded razors, which have high quality blades. It will be better to choose a multi-blade razor, 3 or more. Take a clean, sharp razor never use dull blades!

Therefore, as a safety measure, discard your shaving blades after three or four uses to prevent ingrown hairs

6. Change Your Shaver or Razor Regularly

It is not safe to shave with a rusty razor. Therefore, as a safety measure, discard your shaving blades after three or four uses to prevent ingrown hairs. You must replace razor blades after using it 3-4 times. Rinse your razor properly after using it. Store your razor properly by keeping it dry. Because moisture will cause rust.

7. Avoid Applying Deodorant after Shaving 

After you shave, wait a little bit before putting on antiperspirant. Applying deodorant to freshly shaven skin may cause some discomfort. So, allow your skin time to rest to reduces the chances of irritation from the deodorant. Sometimes, the stinging and irritation we experience after using deodorants can be caused by alcohol and aluminium oxide, which are common in mass-produced drugstore deodorants. This product has none of that, and is an all-natural blend of essential oils in a base of coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax.

Wellaholic’s PTT with AfterGlow 

If you are already suffering from darker skin or skin pigmentation issues in your underarms or other areas, Wellaholic’s PTT with AfterGlow is the right treatment for you. Enhance the tone and suppleness of your skin after your hair removal session with our PTT with AfterGlow treatment. Choose from either Whitening Therapy for hyper-pigmented or darkened skin, or choose our Hydrating Therapy for accelerated skin repair from the harsh SHR energy rays. End it off with our AfterGlow™ red light treatment which helps to repair and rejuvenate your treated skin.

Whitening or Hydrating? You Decide

  • Whitening Treatment – With dipotassium glycyrrhizinate which inhibits tyrosinase activity and melanin production.
  • Hydrating Treatment – Helps calm inflammation and reduce irritation associated with hair removal treatments.
  • AfterGlow – Red light therapy penetrates deeper into the skin to heal, repair and rejuvenate your skin.

PTT with AfterGlow includes the following:

  • WHITENING THERAPY – Study has shown that dipotassium glycyrrhizinate inhibits tyrosinase activity and melanin production. It is a potential skin whitening agent that prevents skin pigmentation. It is used in skin whitening products by Shiseido, M.A.D., LiftLab, Amarte, and covered by Truth In Aging.
  • HYDRATING THERAPY – Using our skin-smoothing moisturising cream will help to calm inflammation and reduce irritation associated with post-hair removal treatments. This helps to prevent and reduce the onset of rashes and also keep the skin hydrated and supple, giving it a clear healthy shine.
  • AFTERGLOW™ RED LIGHT TREATMENT – Red light therapy penetrates deeper into the skin than other light wavelengths and is able to rejuvenate skin. Red Light Therapy is one of the few non-invasive tools available that can reverse the appearance of ageing skin, such as wrinkles and mottled skin tone.

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