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How to have beautiful underarms again after pregnancy

Charmaine De Lazo - Philstar.com
Pregnant woman
Due to hyperpigmentation during pregnancy, your underarms can get dark. Here's how you can make them light again.

MANILA, Philippines – Aside from the excruciating and sacrificial pain in giving birth, there are other difficult physical conditions that mothers go through during pregnancy. One is skin discoloration, and while it isn’t painful it is often bothersome and can affect your self-esteem.

Skin discoloration or hyperpigmentation is typical during pregnancy, doctors say. It happens when our body produces excessive melanin, the color-giving pigment. It can manifest on different parts of the body—usually on the face, belly, neck and underarms. But the problem many times is the discoloration won’t go away even after pregnancy.

Dark underarms caused by hyperpigmentation during pregnancy can fade and become lighter in the next few months after giving birth. But this is not always the case to all moms. If you have dark underarms now and you want to have your smooth and fair pits back, here are some tips on how you can make them beautiful again.

Avoid tight clothing Avoid tight clothing

tight shirt

The best way to help your underarms go back to its light and beautiful state is avoiding things that make them darker. For instance, wearing tight tops cause a lot of friction against your underarms, resulting in skin irritation and eventually darkening.

To help your skin become lighter more quickly, wear clothes that won’t rub too much on your underarms. Make sure your pits can breathe.

Ditch plucking or shaving Ditch plucking or shaving

pink razor

Are you plucking or shaving the hair on your underarms? You might want to turn to a less harmful alternative because these two methods are known to darken underarms the most. Try waxing or laser hair removal methods.

Also, take care of your armpits well after getting rid of hair. Getting into a chlorinated pool or salt water or scrubbing the skin are some no-no’s after you’ve just removed hair from your pits. Otherwise, you may suffer from skin irritations and ultimately, darkening.

Use the right deoUse the right deo

Your deodorant can ruin all your efforts in making your underarms lighter. It can be really counterproductive as it may have too many ingredients that harm your skin, leaving it only dry and dark. Maybe it’s time to use a new one, something that would really help, and mind the ingredients this time.

For example, Dove Ulitmate White deodorant now has face care ingredients, aside from the 1/4 moisturizing cream it always has, to give you whiter and more beautiful underarms. That’s because your underarm skin is just as delicate as your face’s skin. Dove Ultimate White deo also contains whitening omega-6 which can really help brighten your underarms.

Dove Ultimate White deo stick

You can learn more about Dove Ultimate White deodorant by dropping by Dove.ph and the Facebook page.

Getting rid of dark underarms after pregnancy shouldn’t be too difficult, especially if you’re using the right products and practicing correct underarm care habits.


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