One of the lingering and questionable gifts from adolescence, acne can show up anywhere, including the armpit.
The combination of sweat, dirt, deodorant, stubble and skin under the arm makes for an ideal environment for acne to break out.
An all natural option is available, and all you need are a few kitchen staples.
During adolescence, acne breaks out because of hormonal changes, but adult acne largely occurs due to clogged pores.
The skin under the arm is susceptible to acne due to the accumulation of clog-poring impurities: flaky skin, stubble, dirt, deodorant and sweat.
Throw a razor into the mix and the friction from shaving may only worsen the situation.
You need to give the skin in your armpits facials just as you would on other parts of your body.
After deep cleaning the area, as you would the face, apply an all natural Armpit Facial, which is mainly astringent and consists of citrus and alcohol:
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- 1 to 2 tsp of lemon juice
- 1 to 2 tsp of lime juice
- 1/2 cup of rubbing alcohol
Mix the ingredients together and place in a spray bottle. Spray it on your underarms, or you can use a cotton pad and damp it with the mixture and apply like a toner every time you leave the shower.
This mixture will help keep your underarms bacteria free and also help lighten the skin there.
The acidic properties of the lemon and lime juice help destroy bacteria, close up pores and even help with staining that may occur from frequent shaving.
After the shower, it is recommended to spray the above mixture over the armpit area to get the most benefit from the home made astringent.