Why are armpits even so dark in the first place and solutions to lighten it. Suggestions pls
I used to too till I stopped shaving with sticks. Use hair removers and moisturize like crazy after. In my case I use a mixture of jojoba, evoo, and castor oils (essentailly the same oils I use on my hair). And again do not use deodorant each time you shave, i doubt if a day without it will make you stink.
Stop using deodorants and antiperspirants that contain irritating ingredients. According to Dr.Audrey Kunin of Dermadoctor, fragrances, and harsh ingredients in commercial antiperspirants lead to inflammation of the sensitive underarm skin that eventually shows up as underarm discoloration.
Use a gentle deodorant or antiperspirant with a built in brightener. Anti-perspirants that contain aluminum zirconium tetra chlorohydrex glycine as the main ingredient are reported to be gentle and less irritating. Look for a deodorant that is also unscented and has gentle botanical brightening ingredients such as licorice, kojic dipalmitate rather than harsh bleaching agents to lighten underarm discoloration.
Shaving causes irritation due to friction and results in underarm discoloration. Switching to waxing underarm hair, or using laser hair reduction treatments for a more permanent solution can reduce irritation and help alleviate the problem.
use google to find special deodorants and antiperspirants that lighten your underarm.
i think shaving the area contributes to it. so try waxing it cox waxing removes the hair from the root. make sure to exfoliate the area at least once a week. with a product that have lactic acid this removes the dead skin buildup in that area which darkens it.
it is also caused in some ppl by hyper-pigmentation if it's really that dark and quite noticeable from your complexion you can get a dermatologist to prescribe a hydroquinone cream.
also i heard that rubbing a lemon on it after cleaning it lightens it, dnt knw how true/false this is. some claim that lemon contains a natural lightening agent. some also say that some deodorant does make them armpit dark, so you could try switching brands just to experiment which one works.
finally sometimes dark armpit and dark necks are cause by a medical condition called Acanthosis nigricans but it's sometimes noticeable in obsess ppl