Now You Can Shave Your Underarms Minus The Dark Patches
So you've taken an oath to resort to anything but shaving when it comes to removing armpit hair because of those ugly-looking dark patches that come along. And now you're stuck because you so wanna wear that pretty spaghetti top, have absolutely no time to make a trip to the parlour and don't have an option apart from shaving. Stop stressing girl because we have you covered! It's proven that if you shave the underarms the right way, you won't have to deal with those dark spots. Wondering how? Allow me.
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- For starters, let's know the relation between shaving and underarm darkening. Regular shaving is traumatic for your delicate skin. Every scrape of the razorblade causes micro tears on the surface of your skin. The wounds heal over time but your skin appears grayish after a period of time.
- Firstly, you need a fresh, sharp razor and some shaving gel because shaving creams are thick and clog the razor. Don't hesitate to use a razor blade designed for men because as a matter of fact, they are better than those designed for women.
- Know the correct time to shave your underarms. The best time is mid-shower, right after you've used a body wash. Your pores are more open and your hair shafts are more exposed. Plus wet hair is always easier to shave than dry hair.
- Apply shaving gel to both your underarms and allow them to soften your hair for a minute.
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- Raise your hand completely over your head so that the skin on your underarm is tight, thereby decreasing the chances of a cut.
- Choose one specific direction of strokes and be consistent. Rinse your razor properly after a stroke and then repeat.
- When you're done with both the underarms, ensure that you rinse your razor of any gel by holding it under running water.
- Pat dry your underarms using a clean towel. DO NOT RUB. Check for any hair that you may have missed and rework on the specific area.
- Apply moisturizer on your underarms after you come out from the shower. Aloe vera gel, too, soothes your skin.
- Avoid using a deodorant immediately. If it's unavoidable, wait for your skin to first absorb the moisturizer.
Following this routine every time you shave your underarms will result in better-looking underarms in weeks. Time for those sleeveless tops and strapless dresses, ladies!