Why are my Underarms Darker Than My Arms?
It’s summer again – time to move the heavy jackets and long-sleeved sweaters into storage and pull out your beautiful summer dresses, tank tops, and shorts! It’s such a fun and exciting time of the year – vacations, festivals, and warm nights on the beach. But when you look in the mirror after donning one of those cute tank tops, you notice something – dark underarms.
While you remembered to shave, the pigmentation of your underarms is now bothering you – when did they get so dark, and why? Is there anything you can do to lighten the skin in this area so they look like they used to? Before you run out to the drug store to buy some skin-lightening creams (which may not be the best idea, anyway), learn about why your underarm area has darkened in pigment, and what treatments will really help to lighten it back to normal. One of these treatments is known as Intimate Lightening, and can help bring your confidence back without any harsh chemicals at all!
What Causes Darkened Underarms?
There are several different reasons why you might be dealing with darkened underarms. One of the main reasons why men and women may see the skin under their arms darkening is friction. When the skin rubs back and forth on itself, or when tight clothing or bras rub and cause chafing, it can cause the skin to darken over time. One of the best ways to combat this is to wear properly fitting clothing that isn’t too tight.
Another reason why individuals may see a darkening of the underarms is from shaving. Over time, the skin can become irritated and can become darker from excessive hair removal. This can also be due to creams and waxing – anything that may irritate the hair follicles and skin.
Hormones and aging are more things that can cause darkening. While you may not be able to do as much to prevent this from happening, it is still a common cause. When your hormones are imbalanced, it can cause hyperpigmentation.
Finally, sweating can also be another reason behind the darkening of your underarm area. Since we tend to sweat a lot in that area, the constant moisture and rubbing can cause the skin to darken over time.
What Can I Do About My Dark Underarms?
When it comes to darkened underarms, there are a few things that you can try, although not all of them will work, depending on the severity of the hyperpigmentation.
Over-the-counter creams and ointments tend to be very popular, although they aren’t always the most effective, especially for more severe cases. They can also contain harsh, harmful chemicals to bleach the skin. Those who have an allergic reaction to these chemicals can even get chemical burns from the ingredients in these types of creams, so it is not always the best choice to try these, especially for those individuals with sensitive skin or skin concerns such as eczema or psoriasis.
Can Intimate Lightening Help?
A procedure known as intimate lightening is a great way to help with issues with hyperpigmentation. It is done by using a solution on the darkened area of skin that the individual wishes to be lightened. While the treatment was created to be used on the intimate areas of the body, it can also be safely used on other areas, such as the face, and the underarms, and even to help lighten scars and marks on other areas of the body.
The solution is all-natural, made from fruit essences and botanicals. Because of this, it is safe to use all over the body. The solution contains natural acids that will help bleach and lighten the skin. This safe and painless process may need several treatments, but has a huge success rate and can be used on all skin types and shades.
After the first treatment, you may find that your skin has lightened by one or two shades, but following a treatment plan from your doctor, which will likely include several visits, you can achieve several shades lighter!