(Closed) how to reduce stubble/ under arm darkness?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014


With a decent epilator, you shouldn’t need to let your hairs grow much at all! I can get the tiniest hairs – often they’re so short it doesn’t even look any different after I’ve epilated, the only difference I can tell is if I run my hands over the area.


Post # 18
872 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

There is a deoderant from DOVE that removes dead skin cells, and lightens up your under arms in 2 or 4 weeks. You should try it! 

Post # 19
2 posts
  • Wedding: December 2012

I had the same problem, it was horrible.  Red painful, itchy, swollen bumps that I could not shave over reliably, so I had these ugly pokey coarse hairs.  It was awful – I was always embarassed to lift my arms over my head.

Until…Dove Cleartone.  I’ve been using it for about 3 months, when they discontinued the shave minimizing deodorant (I think it was called Visible Smooth).  Both worked great – I swear my underarms have never looked better!  Give it a try, really!

I don’t want this to sound like a commercial, but seriously it made all the difference for me!  =)

Post # 20
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Love this topic cause I had this same problem and i got awesome results. I am a dark hispanic with dark underarms and wanted to clear it up before my wedding. I youtubed and googled everything but what worked was putting the razor down and getting it waxed. I started doing it 3 months before the wedding and by the 2nd waxing you could notice a huge difference. So first stop shaving let it grow out a bit and get it waxed the pain is a bit but so worth it. Next go buy an exfoliating sponge at walmart and everytime you shower exfoliate under your arms. It helps get all the buildup residue from deo, sweat and it helps clear it up. Also dove is really good. I would recommend baby powder or even baking soda. Its not rubbed in and it doesnt leave all the residue deo leaves. Also lemon juice with a cotton ball works wonders to clear it up. Do it daily also after you have exfoliated or before going to bed. Not only is it good for dark underarms but the waxing last so long. I waxed under my arms maybe twice a month if that and it was so soft and barely noticeable so your under arms get some TLC with that instead of being scraped every week or so. Another thing get a potato, yes i said potato and cut it in half. Rub it under your arms. The juice or liquid it has helps reduce darkness. Let me know how it works out!!

Post # 21
1279 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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what epilators do you recommend?

Post # 22
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I got sugared for both my bachelorette and my wedding/honeymoon. It hurt like a mofo, but holy MAN was it worth it!!! My armpits were beautiful for like two weeks both times!

I’m not keeping it  — I’m holding out for laser hair removal eventually — but it’s AWESOME for a special occasion!

Post # 23
1425 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Epilate!!! 😀 I’m asian with darker hair/lighter skin so I epilate those little suckers out to avoid the spots. Waxing was too much of a hassle since the hairs all grow at diff rates.

I use the Braun Silk Epil


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