How to Get Smooth & Beautiful Armpits

by S.R. Becker

If you want smooth underarm skin and you're not into waxing or laser hair removal, never fear -- with the right razor, products and shaving technique, your armpits will be smooth and beautiful. Whether you want to flaunt a sundress or an evening gown, flawless pits are essential. Preventing razor bumps and ingrown hairs isn't impossible if you take a few extra moments in the shower. The key to making your armpits look smooth and beautiful is treating your skin well.

Items you will need

  • Bath pouf
  • Bar soap or body wash
  • Razor with gel
  • Towel
  • Hypoallergenic deodorant
Step 1

Lather a bath pouf with mild soap and scrub your armpits gently in a circular motion. Do this every day to keep your skin exfoliated and smooth, and to help prevent ingrown hairs.

Step 2

Rinse the soap from your armpits to wash away dead skin cells. Lather them again with the same mild soap.

Step 3

Hold your arm above your head so your skin is taut. Shave your armpits with a fresh blade on a multi-blade razor. Use one with a moisturizing gel strip for extra softness. Shave slowly and gently, downward at first, then upward.

Step 4

Rinse your armpits and pat them dry with a soft towel. Do not rub, as this can cause irritation.

Step 5

Wait until your armpits are dry before applying an unscented, hypoallergenic deodorant. Use a clear gel to prevent the unsightly deodorant marks that white sticks can leave behind.


  • Depilatory creams keep hair away longer than shaving, but they can cause irritation, and some people find the smell unpleasant. If you want to use a depilatory cream instead of shaving, test it on a small patch of skin first to make sure you don't have a reaction.

About the Author

S.R. Becker is a certified yoga teacher based in Queens, N.Y. She has a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and has worked as a writer and editor for more than 15 years. Becker often writes for "Yoga in Astoria," a newsletter about studios throughout New York City.