New York City Dermatologist and Dove partner, Dr. Rosemarie Ingleton shares essential guidelines to care for the area of your skin that isn’t widely discussed…your underarms! Here’s some of her tips:
- Removing Hair Leads to Underarm Care: The forms in which we remove our underarm hair are an easy giveaway into what may be causing your pigmentation issues. Constant ripping and pulling coarse hair from the skin, creates friction and makes your underarms susceptible to inflammation, ingrown hairs and darker skin. The skin can have an inflammatory reaction, which stimulates pigment-making cells to generate more pigment and make the skin darker. While some issues may go away on their own with appropriate care and attention, others may still linger around or worsen over time. If the problem you’re dealing with hasn’t gone away or is getting worse, you should see your dermatologist to seek the appropriate treatment you may need.
- Moisturization is Key: If you haven’t tried them yet, or already a big fan, Dove Antiperspirants aside from offering 48-hour protection, are also known for providing the brand’s ¼ moisturizing benefit, so underarms feel soft and smooth. They have both the Dry Spray and the Advanced Care stick for your disposal. I love the Cleartone variants, which are formulated with calendula to help restore skin to its natural tone, combatting uneven skin tone issues.
- Keep it Under Control: Hyperhidrosis, also known as excessive sweating, is very common among women. Especially some of us who may be on the curvier side, the extra weight can cause us to be prone to sweat more. This can easily get in the way of our daily lives, from work, when you’re out on a date or other important events in your life. Even the added layers we wear in the colder months can contribute to added sweat! Sweat is a natural process that allows us to regulate body temperature and flush impurities from the body. For many women, an antiperspirant/deodorant is the best option for controlling sweat and odor. I usually recommend using an antiperspirant that provides 48-hour protection. But if this is not working, I would always suggest consulting a dermatologist for help.
For more information about Dr. Ingleton visit Ingleton Dermatology