BEAUTY RESOLUTIONS: smooth SUMMER underarms
Warmer temps call for sleeveless shirts and swimsuits, exposing an area of the body that receives very little attention: The pits! No one wants to worry about the occasional redness or dry skin that all too many of us experience. How about keeping the underarm’s pH in check for a worry-free, comfortable day with a gentle soap-free cleanser.
The mindless daily shave and quick roll of deodorant steal 50% of moisture from skin and wreak havoc on underarm’s delicate pH balance, causing problems like dryness, redness, bumps and itchiness. Constant irritation also exacerbates hyperpigmentation, which is one cause of darkened armpits. With summer in mind, try Sebamed gentle cleanser and help your skin restore itself making for a natural smooth feel.
Fortunately, pits aren’t picky. Here’s a 60 second on this easy, 3-step routine to keep the pits’ pH in check:
Use a gentle cleanser like Sebamed liquid face and body wash for sensitive skin. Using your hands or a gentle microfiber cloth, cleanse the underarms with the ultra-mild wash soap-free formula deep cleanses while naturally conditioning and restoring skin to the ideal pH 5.5.
Consciously Rinse and Pat Dry: Most of us forget to completely rinse and dry this area, causing water and cleansing residue to linger under the arms for unwanted itchiness. Instead of rubbing harshly with a towel, gently pat skin dry, which is much less abrasive.
Swipe on Sensitive Skin Deodorant: Don’t underestimate the power of a good, natural deodorant. Many deodorants are based on harsh chemicals. Look for one made with balsam, a common hydrating oil that’s plant derived and soothing on sensitive skin. Apply one thin, even layer to the full area of the armpit (about a three-inch circle) using a gentle, single up-and-down swipe.
Armpit irritation is very common, but also very simple to get rid of. Using this routine will make you feel confident stretching your arms out on that beach chair this summer! BEAUTY RESOLUTIONS: smooth SUMMER [under] armswritten by Bianca Scherrei.