Post # 17
I’ve started laser hair removal ( with the diode not the individual hair removal). I’ve only gone once and already see a considerable difference. I am vefair air and have black hair. You could always see the darkness even if having shaved and sometimes waxed. This slime around the hair is much finer and is significantly lighter. I’m going again tomorrow. Not only am behaving my armpits done but Brazilian and legs. Definitely worth it!
Post # 18
I said and meant toner since the Clinique memory was with toner, but apparently I am using an astringent. Oops, ha. It’s Neutrogena Clear Pore. I don’t use it everyday bc of the alcohol content. No point in working so hard to moisturize only to dry them out at the same time. That being said, both toners and astringents do the same thing basically, so there you go.
Post # 19
Try getting a body scrub at a spa. I did that a month before my wedding and thought it made a big difference.
Post # 20
- Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center
Thank you guys for the tips 🙂 And lovely, I’m glad I’m not the only one! Hopefully you can use some of this advice, too!
Post # 21
Oh, I have this problem too. Apparently there are many causes for the darkness. It’s mostly because the skin there is really sensitive. Shaving, waxing, plucking and deodorant chemicals irritate it causing the darkness, sometimes it’s so sensitive even the skin rubbing against each other causes the irritation.
I’m doing a lot of things for it now and they’ve all been working.
1) stop shaving, or if you do shave, shave without applying any pressure on the skin, very lightly. If you can, opt to just cut the hair with scissors, or if you can afford it, get it lasered off. I’m doing this now, just laser and then very very light shaving if needed.
2) stop using deodorant that has all sort of chemicals like fragrance. Right now, I’m just using an antiperspirant (not a deodaorant) with bleach.
3) At night, apply whitening cream with AHA (alpha hydroxy acid). I got this one from the dermatologists’.
4) Use a whitening soap when washing. I’m using something with Kojic acid.
5) The first thing I did was get a glycolic acid peel for the underarms done by the dermatologist. It can be expensive but it’s very effective and gives a good starting point. Within 5 days most of the dark skin peeled off already. It didn’t hurt at all.
All this I started about a month ago, and now I’m more confident with my underarms. I’m not yet where I want it to be but it’s a big improvement. I hope this helps 🙂
Post # 22
Hi I have the same issue. Will be trying something I found out about yesterday. Take coffee (powder) + kharo + honey and rub on underarms. Lets all see if it works. 🙂 Good luck
Post # 23
piyu: Even easier…swipe your underarms with a freshly cut lemon. Lemons are antifungal and antibacterial and have skin brightening properties. Works wonders. I do it at bedtime (no deodorant) and then wash and put on my deodorant in the morning.
Post # 24
Can be hyperpigmentation in which case I’d recommend professional skin bleaching at a dermatologist, can be insulin resistance if your a good deal overweight, in which case weight loss and blood sugar regulation will completely resolve the issue. You don’t have to be diabetic to have insulin resistance it’s a precursor.