Are you one of those girls who owns a lot of sleeveless outfits but shies away from wearing them because your underarms embarrass you? Join the club, sister! Most of us feel this way because we tend to overlook that part of our body. Smooth and flawless underarms are every girl's dream and it's not that difficult to attain them. Here are 7 ways to get smooth and spotless underarms so that you don’t have to keep your arms glued to your body!
It is very important to keep your underarms adequately hydrated. If you prefer shaving, then prepping your skin before the ritual is a must. Using a good moisturizing lotion or oil before shaving plumps up your skin causing less irritation. As a daily ritual to keep your underarms healthy, apply coconut oil before you sleep and let it stay overnight. This not only hydrates your skin, but also helps you get rid of the scars or dark spots.
2. Shaving in the right direction
While shaving it is important to know which direction your hair is growing in. Especially while shaving your underarms. Spend some time in front of a mirror and note the direction in which the hair is growing. Shaving against the direction increases the chances of ingrown hair. Underarms are comparatively more sensitive than the rest of your body and hence it is important to be extra careful while shaving.Gillette Venus has been made to suit the contours of the female form and thus allows for a smoother shave. The three precision blades and a moisturizing indicator strip help prevent nicks and cuts.
3. Choose the right shaving cream
Never resort to a dry shave. No matter how much of a hurry you are in! Your underarm skin is super sensitive so don’t shave in haste. While many girls use soaps and lotions to get a smooth shave, it’s always advisable to use a shaving cream or a gel since it helps soften the hair making it easy for the razor to glide without applying too much pressure. It is also important to use the right product so that you don’t end up causing skin allergies or irritation.
Exfoliating your underarms is as important as exfoliating any other part of your body. It helps get rid of dead cells and to let your skin breathe. Use a mild scrub to scrape off the dead skin. Apply it in a circular motion and make sure you do not miss out on any area. Tip: Using a scrub before you are planning to shave lifts the hair from the skin ensuring a closer and smoother shave. You’re welcome!
5. Choose the right razor
For a smooth shave that gets rid of ALL your underarm hair (even the tiny little bristly kind), one should always use the right razor. Ensure you change your razor from time to time so that you save yourself from the post shaving trauma or simply use the Gillette Venus that comes with an aloe vera strip that not only moisturizes your skin but also tells you when it’s actually time to change your razor. Win-win!
6. Do not use perfumes immediately after shaving
We have often been cautioned by everyone around us to not use perfumes or deodorants directly on our skin right after shaving. The reason for this is that these products contain alcohol and that tend to sting a bit (or a lot depending on how sensitive your skin is). It is hence advised to not use them directly on your skin. Spray them on your clothes instead and if you want the effect to stay then apply them from a distance.
7. Hold your skin taut while shaving
Pull the skin of your underarms tightly when you are shaving so that there are no creases in your skin. The stretch gives your razor a smoother area to go over and ensures that not a single hair gets left behind. If you are unable to stretch with one hand then hold your hand far over your shoulder so that the skin is pulled taut.