Underarm hair will be history …
The Best Ways To Smoother Underarms
Ladies, if you’ve uttered a pronounced “UGH!” every time you see those dark underarm hairs in the mirror, trust us, you’re not alone!
You’ve done your part. Regular shaving addresses unwanted hair, but it doesn’t address the issue for good. And even after shaving, many women are still left with dark underarms.
So, how do you go about solving the issue? Glad you asked. So is Cosmopolitan, which made this very topic the focal point of a recent article.
Why are dark underarms common? Is there a way to brighten underarms? Also, what is chicken skin? And how do I address that? Cosmo addresses it all, and also gives readers insight into various methods – both temporary and permanent – to face the condition head on.
And you’ll be happy to know that perhaps your best option to address all of these conditions is laser hair removal … but we’ll get into that more in a bit.
Let’s first address why dark underarms happen. And unfortunately it’s the result of repeated outdated hair-removal techniques like shaving, waxing, and plucking. Those methods stimulate melanocyte production, and the darkness is also enhanced from friction, underlying medical conditions, or repeated ripping and pulling hair from the skin.
It’s possible to brighten underarms. You can do this with spray powder deodorant to minimize darkness. You can also exfoliate, which will gently rid you of dead skin cells and leave you with smooth skin.
Something else that can result from repeated shaving is chicken skin, which is a condition that happens when hair curls back and pierces the skin, causing the hair to grow inwards and appear as a bump. There’s no harm associated with chicken skin, but it’s not exactly a desired appearance, either.
So what’s the solution? Many options exist, from moisturizing skin or using epilators to waxing or using at-home intense pulsed light or IPL.
But the best, most permanent solution is laser hair removal. Underarm hair will be history following multiple sessions.
How does it work? The laser targets the hair follicle and stops the hair’s growth cycle. Once your treatment schedule ends, you’ll be left with smooth, hair-free skin and no more underarm dark spots. You’ll probably see results long before your treatment concludes, too!
To find out more about the best ways to address underarm hair, be sure to read Cosmopolitan’s full article for all the helpful tips.