Struggling with dark underarms can now be a thing of the past! I found that using this affordable toner from The Ordinary can get rid of dark armpits FAST… and also does double duty as a deodorant!
Read on to learn more about this miracle product for armpits… The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Exfoliating Toning Solution.
Product: Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Exfoliating Toning Solution
This the Ordinary Glycolic Acid toner is awesome for underarms and is probably one of the most versatile, multitasking products you can have in your beauty cabinet.
I also use it for keeping my heels baby soft. Here is one of my Pinterest pins demonstrating how. (BTW, this pin has over 10 million impressions on Pinterest! I can’t believe how interested people were in using glycolic acid on your heels.)https://www.pinterest.com/pin/584905070358749925/sent/?invite_code=3bf15d5952d646238de812cfaeac493f&sender=584905207763432490&sfo=1
You can learn how I do it here – Read More: Cracked Heels: Causes + Glycolic Acid As A Quick & Easy Fix
So, how can you use it on the armpits? I’ll explain it below.
How To Get Rid Of Dark Armpits
While it might not mean anything is wrong with you, darker armpits might be embarrassing to some. When my armpits are darker, I feel like it makes me look like I haven’t shaved in a while.
We need to start with this question first – why do we have dark armpits?
According to Healthline, “Darkening is often due to a skin condition called acanthosis nigricans (AN). It causes skin to thicken and darken in folds around the body.”
There can be many reasons that cause this condition, (from Healthline)
- Repeated shaving which causes irritation on the armpits
- Certain medications
- Dry skin, irritating deodorant
In my case, I believe that repeated shaving has been contributing to my darker armpits. I already have dark hair, so that combined with shaving and my deodorant causing lingering irritation has caused the skin in my armpits to be unsightly.
Luckily, we can get rid of dark armpits with the Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Exfoliating Toner.
It only costs $10 and is available at accessible places for all. This works better than any other remedies I have tried before – and is surprisingly gentle on the skin. It’s main use is actually for the face, but many have used it on their armpits too to get rid of dark skin!
How Does The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toner Work On Armpits
As in its title, this toner contains glycolic acid.
Read this definition from Medical News Today: “Glycolic acid is a substance that chemically exfoliates the skin by dissolving dead skin cells and oils…Glycolic acid can remove the very top layer of skin cells without the need for scrubbing, which can cause irritation.”
Obviously, using this toner on the armpits continuously can get rid of the dark, unsightly skin in the armpits and reveal baby fresh skin underneath!
Just make sure that you start by working up to using glycolic acid at its full strength. I would start out by using a little bit on a cotton pad, then adding some lotion like my all-time favorite CeraVe to prevent it from drying out the skin.
Eventually, you will probably get to a point where you can apply it directly.
How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Dark Armpits?
This is almost the way to get rid of dark armpits overnight!
While it might get rid of dark pits instantly (depending on the severity of your dark armpits), you will definitely see improvement after the first use!
In my experience, I would apply the solution with a cotton pad on days that you don’t shave your armpits. I started with twice a week, then worked up to 3 times a week. I believe that after a month, my armpits are completely transformed!
Using Glycolic Acid as Deodorant
A great side effect of using glycolic acid on the armpits is that it works as a deodorant too! It kills the bacteria on the underarms to get rid of any smell.
Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Dark Armpits
I have heard of people using turmeric, baking soda, and lemon as ways to naturally get rid of armpits. Unfortunately, I do not recommend that because these items can be too harsh on the skin.
Using lemon and baking soda can actually contribute to irritation and darkening of the skin on the armpits. Turmeric also can stain the skin!
Other Ways To Use Glycolic Acid On The Body
As I mentioned above, you can use glycolic acid on the feet, armpits, face (as it was originally intended), and dandruff. I am going to look into how to use it on dandruff in the future, so stay tuned if you are interested!
Thanks for reading, and I hope you try this soon! This is an easy way to get rid of dark armpits at home.
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