WHILE everybody is waiting for the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) to end, here’s one skin improvement hacks people may try during lockdown.
People, especially women, are very conscious about having unattractive underarms. Unattractive underarms would mean presence of pimples, discoloration, dark splotches, and soreness caused by itchiness or too much scrubbing. These are the most concerns why people are hiding or not showing their underarms.
Well, there are solutions to the problem. In a matter of weeks you will feel confident raising your arms in happiness without covering your underarms with one hand.
* Exfoliate. Look for gentle exfoliants, and limit your exfoliation to once or twice each week.
Did you know that your skin renews itself about every four weeks? But you can speed up this process along by practicing regular exfoliation.
Exfoliation removes the old, dead skin cells from the outermost layer of your skin, giving it a softer texture and more youthful appearance. Skin-care products that contain exfoliating ingredients gently scrub off the build-up of dead cells. Do the same flow when you exfoliate your face and any part of your body.
* Moisturize. One simple way to minimize skin irritation (whether it's from an antiperspirant, razor burn, or other factors that could irritate your skin) is to keep your skin hydrated.
Moisturizing skin on a daily basis protects it from the harshness, decreasing its scaliness and increasing its softness. Apply lotions before applying antiperspirant.
Some moisturizers like petroleum jelly trap water in your skin while hand creams attract and draw water to your skin from the air. Dimethicone-based moisturizers soothe dry skin through silicon-based polymer technology, and are successful in treating -- or decreasing -- underarm skin irritation, too.
There can be too much of a good thing when it comes to exfoliation, though, leading to cause skin irritation, dryness and inflammation. Do not use rough exfoliant. Use instead soft cloth, and exfoliate gently before shaving. Do this no more than twice a week (less if you have sensitive, pigmented or acne-prone skin or if you use other hair-removal methods).
Shaving can actually cause skin irritation, so while most people who choose to shave do so for aesthetic reasons, they could be self-sabotaging.