Dark Underarms: Major Causes Of Having Dark Underarms

Dark underarms, causes of dark underarms

There are a lot of things can make your underarms dark.

Dark underarms is a very common problem. It restricts us from raising our hands, wearing sleeveless clothes etc. We know that none of the flaws can make you less beautiful but in public, showing dark understands may make you embarrassed. However, it is not a disease or a health issue. It happens because some of your habits unknowingly make your underarms hurt and leave a dark patch on it. So, here we are going to talk about the major causes of having dark underarms. This will help you not to repeat the causes again. Have a look! (Also Read: What are the home remedies to get rid of dark underarms and neck)

Causes of dark underarms:

  • Applying deodorant
  • Armpits shaving
  • Lack of exfoliation
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Bacterial interference

Applying deodorant:

Dark underarms, causes of dark underarms
Applying deodorant is one of the causes of having dark underarms.

You must be thinking we use deodorants to kill the body odour, especially from the underarms area. But you do not know the right way to apply a deodorant to your body. It has certain chemicals and definitely alcohol which can make your upper skin layer burn and that is why your skin starts appearing patchy and dark. So, always apply a deodorant from 10 inches distance. This makes the application spread everywhere and does not affect a single area.

Armpits shaving:
Shaving is one of the most common causes of having dark underarms. When you choose to shave underarms hair, it makes your underarms hair follicles hard and dark. As you are not plugging the hair out, the head of the hair remains inside the skin. So, the skin becomes dark and hard. In fact, shaving makes the underarms skin itchy and infected. (Also Read: How to get rid of dark underarms in 10 days)

Lack of exfoliation:
Our skin needs exfoliation. No matter how soft the skin texture can be. Usually, people do not prefer to exfoliate the armpits which lead to collating a lot of dead cells there. These dead cells make your underarms dark. So, regularly scrub your underarms like you do with your body.


Dark underarms, causes of dark underarms
Hyperpigmentation of one of the causes of having dark underarms.

Another very common causes of dark underarms are hyperpigmentation. It is a condition in which the spots on the skin appear darker than the other area of the skin. Melanin is mostly responsible for this. So, sometimes melanin collected in some of the places of our body and makes the area darker than the entire body. This mostly happens on or underarms. You should consult a dermatologist to get rid of this problem.

Bacterial interference:
As the armpits are a good place for bacterial buildups as it stays unexposed to air. So naturally, you sweat excessively which leads to bacterial interference. This excessive sweating makes you suffer from the serious problems of body odours. In fact, you can suffer from chronic infections in your underarms. (Also Read: Home And Natural Remedies How to get rid of dark underarms with baking soda)

So, these are the causes of having dark underarms and you need to prevent these causes from next time to protect your armpits. Read this article in Hindi also.

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