Post # 1
Hay bees! (=
like most women of color some of my skin is darker is some places i.e elbows, knees, and the worst my underarms. My dress is strapless and I tent to put my hands up when I dance lol how do i eliminate or at least minimize the darkness? I will most likely begin exfoliating and waxing instead of shaving, but any other suggestions??
Post # 3
Moisturize moisturize moisturize! I’m dealing with the same thing right now (Filipina), and aside from stopping the shaving, that’s the best thing you can do. Stick with the Dove antiperspirants since they’re better for your skin. I’ve seen on other posts that there’s a specific one for dark underarms but can’t remember the name right now. I shower at night, and afterwards I slather body butter on and beginning to see an improvement. If you shower in the morning, maybe at night you can rinse off the deodorant and lotion before bed, too. Good luck!
ETA: Found it. Dove Clear Tone
Post # 4
Besides stopping with that shaving I’ve had pretty amazing results with the Nivea Naturally Even roll on.
Post # 6
I am pretty sure you need to exfoliate and then use lemon juice to assist in the lighting and then moisturize. Reducing any fricting and reducing shaving helps also. This works with other areas of the body too like your elbows and knees. Hope that helps!
Post # 7
I think Secret or Dove just released a deoderant to help with that!
Post # 8
When I was getting ready for pageant back in the day I would not shave for months on end. I eventually switched over to an electric razor not as sharp but gets the job done. I stopped using antipersprant which would clog my pores. Since then I used a salt rock and a roll on deoderant, with it still being cool you will prob stay dry. But know that if you did switch to deoderant it dose not keep you dry. The chemicals in antipersperant do, but they can clog pores and not allow for proper drainage of glands. Try exfoliating. Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent as well as potato and cumcumber, yummy.
Post # 10
@Ladyy: Waxing! Stop the shaving, and wax.
I started doing it about 2years ago, and saw a tremendous lightening of skin after about 3 – 4 months. As you wax, you are actually removing layers of dead/dry skim. It’s great!
Wax, and then some exfoliation…
Post # 11
to lighten up the dark underarms and even other areas of the skin use the pure raw cocoa butter, not the cosmetic kind that smells sweet and is commercially made.
Rub it on every night in the dark areas and you will be sure to see results
Post # 12
@NadzB: Where can I buy this? I want to even out my elbows before my big day (next year lol)
Post # 13
can someone explain a lemon routine?
Post # 14
@icetea: I am pretty sure it’s cutting a lemon in half, applying salt or sugar to the fruit, and rubbing it on the pits or elbows or knees a few times a week.
OP, I’ve been using Dove Go Sleeveless and it really did noticeably lighten my underarms in about 5 days.
Post # 15
hey it depends , in Barabdos and in London, it’s sold in most black hair stores and stores which cater to Afro Americans . It’s also very cheap. IT comes in square blocks in a small plastic pouch.
If you want to order it online then check it out on the links below though I dont think its worth paying shipping and handling for something some inexpensive.
I usually pay like 2 British pounds a pack or about 1.50 US dollars so check around first before resorting to online buying
Post # 16
@LaCroix: Thanks! I bought a lemon…and then was like um now what LOL!