Many people suffer from this condition, not ever knowing why they have it or where it came from. It seems that it usually just starts appearing out of nowhere, and never goes away. There are 5 basic causes of this condition and there are few things that may help alleviate the embarrassment dark underarms cause for so many people.
- Hair Removal Creams
- Deodorant and Anti-perspirant
- Dead Cell Buildup
- Medical Condition – acanthosis nigricans, hyper-pigmentation
There are some things that can get rid of or lessen the appearance. First, if you are a shaver, Stop! This causes hair to be caught under the surface of the skin and if your skin is lighter than the hair, it show through. Start waxing or plucking the skin. You may see an almost immediate change after the 1st waxing. To combat dead cell build-up, exfoliate with a product containing lactic acid and try using a pumice stone after you clean. If you suffer from a medical condition, watch your diet. I would recommend going to a dermatologist to get prescription strength lightener.
Some more things you can try to ease the darkness is OTC bleaching, applying lemon juice to the area, steer clear of polyester in those areas, and keep the areas clean and dry and only wax for hair removal. Avoid using anti-perspirants!
If you suffer from this, you know how embarrassing and self consciences it makes you. With a little research you may be able to help yourself with this problem.