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The reason your underarms appear dark (and how to get rid of it)

THE REASON YOUR UNDERARMS APPEAR DARK (AND HOW TO GET RID OF IT)

Do you find yourself stressing out about the appearance of your dark underarms, pesky bumps?

4 causes that can play a role:

1. Irritation caused by shaving

Your underarms can become irritated because of the repeated movements of the razor. This causes an excess melanocyte production, which is the pigment that makes your underarm are appear darker. Minimize excessive shaving or try out waxing your underarms, this also helps to get rid of dead skin cells.

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2. Infrequent exfoliation

There are times that microscopic cells can stack up underneath your skin. This can cause the discoloration of your underarms. This issue happens when you do not properly wash your underarm area. Make sure to wash your underarms thoroughly and exfoliate 🙂

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3. Friction of tight clothes

Tight clothes create friction and cause chafing, especially when you wear synthetic fibers. Synthetic fibers don’t circulate air, leading to dampness. When there is dampness there will be more sweat and the rubbing friction makes your armpits darker. This also makes your armpits even a better place for bacteria to grow, leading to unpleasant odor.

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4. Health issues

Dark underarms could also be related to multiple health issues. Such as diabetes, obesity, hormone syndromes or medication. If you have any concerns, make sure to contact your GP.

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How to lighten dark armpits:

There are several tips and tricks to lighten dark armpits. However, start with trying one at a time. The skin in the underarm area is thin and very delicate.

1. Mildly exfoliate.
A mild exfoliant like the PURE Saved By the Scrub for underarms could be helpful. Over scrubbing could worsen the problem. That’s why this scrub is perfect. It’s very mild and the coffee grounds function as a scrub.

2. Moisturize the area.
Moisturize skin in the underarm area to prevent dryness (which may increase the chance of irritation and darkening).

3. Shave with enough shaving cream.
Never dry shave! It will increase the chance for irritation.

4. Laser therapy to remove pigment.
There is a chance that dark underarms worsen after shaving. In that case you should consider laser hair removal.

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Aqua, Acacia Senegal Gum, Coffea Arabica Seed Extract, Carrageenan, Dimethylimidazolidinone Rice Starch, Glycerin, Xylitylglucoside, Moroccan Lava Clay, Anhydroxylitol, Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate/Succinate, Phenoxyethanol, Xylitol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glucose, Parfum, Propylene Glycol, Horse Chestnut Seed Extract, Alcohol Denat., Polysorbate 20, Tocopherol, Linoleic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Hypericum Perforatum Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Tilia Cordata Flower Extract, Biotin.

INGREDIENTS

AQUA/WATER, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, PEG-8 STEARATE, SORBITOL, MOROCCAN LAVA CLAY, CARBOMER, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, SACCHAROMYCES/COPPER FERMENT, SACCHAROMYCES/IRON FERMENT, SACCHAROMYCES/MAGNESIUM FERMENT, SACCHAROMYCES/SILICON FERMENT, SACCHAROMYCES/ZINC FERMENT, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT, HEDERA HELIX (IVY) EXTRACT, MALVA SYLVESTRIS (MALLOW) FLOWER EXTRACT, PARIETARIA OFFICINALIS (PELLITORY) EXTRACT, SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDERBERRY) FLOWER EXTRACT, PHENOXYETHANOL.

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Aqua/ Water, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, Phospholipids, Carbomer, Moroccan Lava Clay, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Glycine Max (Soybean) Sterols, Stearic Acid, Parfum/ Fragrance, Safflower Oil/palm Oil Aminopropanediol Esters, Squalane, Sodium Hydroxide, Carnosine.

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Aqua/ Water, Coco-caprylate, Glycerin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Lecithin, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Octocrylene, Caprylyl Glycol, Beta Vulgaris Root Extract, Fructooligosaccharides, Moroccan Lava Clay, Fragrance/ Parfum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Propylene Glycol, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John's Wort) Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Flower Water, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tilia Cordata (Linden) Flower Extract.

INGREDIENTS

Aqua/ Water, Coco-caprylate, Glycerin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Lecithin, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Octocrylene, Caprylyl Glycol, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Fructooligosaccharides, Moroccan Lava Clay, Parfum/ Fragrance, Sodium Hyaluronate.

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Water/aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behenoyl Pg-Trimonium Chloride, Coco- Glucoside, Moroccan Lava Clay, Ceteareth-20, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Fragrance/parfum, Hexylene Glycol, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Glycol, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John's Wort) Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tilia Cordata (Linden) Flower Extract.

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Aqua/ Water, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, C13-15 Alkane, Glycerin, Steareth-2, Steareth-21, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carnosine, Parfum/ Fragrance , Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Moroccan Lava Clay, Propylene Glycol, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Phenethyl Alcohol.

INGREDIENTS

Aqua/ Water, Pentylene Glycol, Coco-Caprylate, Lecithin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Propylene Glycol, Crambe Maritima Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Himanthalia Elongata Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Gigartina Stellata Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Palmaria Palmata Extract.

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Aqua, Montmorillonite, Bentonite, Moroccan Lava Clay, Camellia Sinensis, Polysorbate 20, Maris Sal, Betaine, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Allantoin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hypoallergenic Parfum, D-Alpha- Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Hedera Helix Extract, Malva Sylvestris Flower Extract, Parietaria Officinalis (Pellitory) Extract, Sambucus Nigra Extract.

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Aqua/ Water, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol,

Sodium Hydroxide, Allantoin, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Gluconate, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John's Wort) Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tilia Cordata (Linden) Flower Extract, Chlorophyllin-copper Complex (Ci 75810).

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