The Best Ways to Shave Your Armpits

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Hairy underarms look less than lovely when you're wearing a tank top or swimsuit. Additionally, bare underarms are more hygienic and less prone to odor on a hot day, but shaving that curvy, concave area smoothly presents a challenge. You can use a disposable razor or an electric razor -- either way, be sure the blades are clean and sharp to prevent painful nicks and cuts. Most important, take your time and use caution to prevent accidental slips.

Step 1

Wash your underarms to remove antiperspirant or deodorant. Apply a thick, even layer of shaving lotion or gel.

Step 2

Raise your arm, and then bend your elbow and touch the back of your head or neck to smooth and expose your underarm area.

Step 3

Shave your armpit gently, moving the razor downward from the top of your underarm. Then move the razor in the opposite direction -- from the bottom of your armpit to the top. Move the razor gently and don't press hard.

Step 4

Rinse the gel or lotion off with lukewarm water. Dry your armpit by patting it with a soft towel.