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Common Questions About Underarm Skin Brightening Process.

Like other parts of the body, the skin of the underarms can darken or become discoloured by daily habit. Underarm skin that’s darker than the rest of the skin can keep some people from dressing in sleeveless shirts, wearing bathing suits in public, or participating in sports. If you are facing this issue and have tons of questions on how to lighten up your armpits effectively? We are here to help.


Why does your underarm darken?

  • Shaving excessively can lead to underarm discolouration. This causes friction and inflammation on the skin, which results in pigmentation. Shaving the skin stimulates regeneration of melanin resulting in dark armpits.
  • Deodorants with harsh ingredients can leave your armpits looking dreadful. The chemicals can damage the skin and cause discolouration. It is recommended to use a mild deodorant.
  • Wearing tight clothes can cause friction and may darken your underarms. 
  • Unhealthy eating habits such as frequently gorging on greasy and sugary foods can lead to skin pigmentation, too.


Does rubbing lemon on your underarms really help?

Sorry, ladies. It’s all #FakeNews. Instead of bleaching your underarms, acids found in lemon and apple cider vinegar do the exact opposite. This may cause irritant contact that could lead to dark underarms eventually.


Does exfoliation lighten underarms, or does it make them even darker?

To exfoliate or not to exfoliate, that is the question. However, we are pretty sure that the repeated friction and skin trauma could actually contribute to darkening and discoloration. Scrubbing or the use of any exfoliating agents too frequently can further darken underarms.


How do you lighten underarms that are already dark?

Do avoid frequent scrubbing, shaving, or manipulation of any sort and get the right treatment for your condition.

EstheClinic’s IPL Body Skin Brightening will instantly brighten the skin on your body, and lighten dark spots caused by hyperpigmentation. Our pain-free Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology will restore your youthful, natural radiance and improve the condition of your skin.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), also known as photo rejuvenation, is based on emitting high-intensity pulses of light to promote collagen production in the dermis and restore skin to a more youthful state.

IPL penetrates deep into the dermis to disperse dark pigmentation. When the light touches the skin, it hits directly on the dark pigments and lightens them. The lightening effect can be seen immediately after the treatment, and your skin will also feel smoother.


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