Try These Tips To Relieve Itchy Armpits

Some basic skincare tips can make a noticeable difference for your armpits and the health of the skin in and around your armpit. A lot of the times the combination of warmth, dampness, and the presence of body hair makes your armpits especially prone to itching. Here are few tips that will help relieve armpit inch and hopefully prevent it altogether.

Relieving armpit itch starts with the following routine:
  • Exfoliating regularly
  • Pre-shaving care
  • Using a sharp razor
  • Aftercare everyday
  • Use the right deodorant

Exfoliate your underarms regularly

If your armpits are not experience inflammation or itchiness, you should work on preventative measures. One skincare best practice is to exfoliate. Exfoliation can be done using a gentle exfoliating scrub that is filled with natural ingredients and nourishing oils. Give Bushbalm Nude Ingrown Hair Exfoliating Scrub a try, or use Bushbalm Bermuda Dark Spot Exfoliating Scrub to exfoliate while reducing the appearance of dark spots. 

Also, exfoliation is crucial for armpits ingrown prevention as it removes excess sebum and dirt that’s clogging your pores, and trapping the hair underneath the surface. Fur Ingrown Concentrate is a smoothing spot solution that gently banishes bumps and redness. Paired with its exfoliating finger mitt, it soothes irritation and eradicates ingrowns, resulting in clear, smooth pores for even the most sensitive skin.

Pre-shaving care for your underarms

Softening the hair on your armpits or pubic area pre-shaving will ease the shaving process, irritating the skin less. Dry hair on dry skin inevitably turns up with bumps and ingrown hairs. Give your armpits some love with Fur Oil and you’ll be set!

Use a sharp razor to shave your armpit hair
When you use an old, dull razor, you’ll have to run the razor over the same parts of your skin multiple times to get a close shave - the more times you shave the same area, the more irritated your skin’s going to get, resulting in the tell-tale bumps and razor burn. So it goes without saying that your razor shouldn’t be rusty and clogged with old skin and hair - all that stuff will just get pushed deeper into your pores. Ideally, your razor should be as sharp as possible and squeaky clean.

Shaving your armpit is critical to preventing itch and irritation so make sure to use a sharp razor when shaving your armpit. If you are using a disposable razor, replace it regularly, typically after 7 shaves. Using a sharp razor helps preventing irritation, bumps and the itchy post-shaving feeling.

Another option is to use a close grooming trimmer for your armpits, as this won't cut the hair beneath the skin in your armpits. Trimming typically leads to less irritation, which in turn can cause less itchiness in your armpits.

Use a razor burn or ingrown hair oil for aftercare

Once you’re done with your shave, it’s time to nourish your armpits and protect it from any irritation. To make sure shaving doesn’t dry your skin out, apply a healthy amount of lotion or body oil as soon as you get out of the shower to seal in moisture. Look for lotions that have healing ingredients, like tea tree oil, that don’t just moisturize skin but also prevent burns and bumps. Bushbalm Nude Ingrown Hair Oil is formulated with non-comedogenic and natural oils blend that will quickly soften your skin and hair found in your most sensitive areas, relieve redness after shaving or waxing, and improve the look of ingrown hairs, razor burn, and bumps.

Remember, it's important to moisturize your armpit regularly. We tend to have a moisturizing routine for our face or body, but the armpits area is forgotten. To reduce inflammation and armpit itch, use a moisturizing agent daily in your armpits. You can try Fur signature aftershave Stubble Cream; a lightweight full-body moisturizer that not only quenches any potential razor burn, but contains olive extracts that softens your regrowth as it comes back in.

Also, to help reduce hair regrowth thereafter, The Chemistry Brand Inhibitif Body Serum contains advanced technologies to minimize the looks of hair regrowth, irritation, redness and ingrown hairs, while hyaluronic acid hydrates deeply.

Do your research and opt for a deodorant free of toxic chemicals

The skin under the arms is extremely thin, so it can be pretty easy to irritate. A lot of the ingredient found deodorants that keep you smelling fresh all day can actually irritate your armpits, causing uncomfortable redness and itching. The good new is that doesn’t mean you have to skip deodorant if you have sensitive skin. If you choose a formula free of the most common irritants in conventional deodorants, you’re much less likely to trigger itchy armpits. The key here to do your research and find a gentle deodorant that’s tough enough to control body odor but gentle enough on your underarm skin

Schmidt's deodorants are plant-based and do not contain aluminum or baking soda, so it’s safe for sensitive skin. It takes just one or two swipes to provide odor protection that lasts all day, too. Also, their ingredients are certified natural origin. 

Agent Nateur Holi (Stick) Sensitive Deodorant is another option specially for sensitive armpits loaded with skin loving ingredients and free of common irritants like baking soda. type:A deodorant is another safe, non-toxic, long-lasting deodorant for all day protection with no stains, streaks or irritation and comes in an easy squeeze tube for active individuals on the go.  

In summery

Hair care for body and itchy armpits is just as important as skincare, and the two aren’t as siloed as you think. We often have products for our hair and products for our skin, but remember that our hair follicles are in our skin - so for regimens such as daily armpit care and shaving, you’ll want a product that takes care of both.

 

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