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How To Lighten Dark Underarms


Struggling with dark underarms?

As we age, it's very common to notice our underarms getting darker. Forget those home-remedies on the internet- here's a detailed look into dark underarms, and how to target them!


10 Simple & Effective Home Remedies for Dark Underarms

What causes dark underarms?

Your skin gets darker when the pigment cells multiply faster than usual. This is called hyperpigmentation, and this is not a dangerous condition. However, it can be an eye-sore!

There are many factors that cause hyperpigmentation. Many people acquire darker skin because of genetics and pregnancy. Pregnant women are prone to skin discolouration because of their hormonal fluctuations.

Underarms may also get darker because of these habits: repeated shaving, plucking or waxing of underarm hair. These practices lead to ingrown hair, friction, inflammation and skin trauma.

Very often, dead skin cells build up in your underarm area and this makes it look darker. This is a result of non-exposure of the skin in that area, heat, and use of skin products that contain harmful chemicals. For example, deodorants may have harsh content that causes discolouration.


How can I get rid of dark underarms?

The first step is to limit the habits that cause discolouration of your underarm such as shaving, plucking, and waxing of underarm hairs. You may also consider changing your current deodorant with a non-toxic alternative.

Regular exfoliation of your skin can also help lighten your underarm. Exfoliating helps remove dead skin build-up that makes your skin look darker. It is recommended to exfoliate at least once a week to prevent dirt, oils, and dead skin from clogging your pores.

Exfoliate using the CheekyGlo Glove to help improve the appearance of your underarms! Dermatologists recommend using tools like this to easily remove unwanted skin instantly! 

Simply make firm upward and downward strokes until you see the dead skin rolling away. Control the pressure that you apply depending on your level of comfort. This massaging motion not only helps remove all the dirt and dead skin under the arms, but also helps smooth out any razor bumps or ingrown hairs!

Our CheekyGlo Glove is made with plant-based viscose that is perfect for your deep exfoliation. You also don’t need to use other products as it only requires you to soak your skin in warm water for at least 5 minutes! 

As you include exfoliation in your routine, you will notice the skin under your arms looking clearer, and lighter. Remember to hydrate with our Juicy Peach Body Oil after, to ensure the skin stays soft and supple! 




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