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
- Hypoallergenic deodorant
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.
Rinse the soap from your armpits to wash away dead skin cells. Lather them again with the same mild soap.
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.
Rinse your armpits and pat them dry with a soft towel. Do not rub, as this can cause irritation.
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.