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Sexy Armpit Challenge | Socialite Self Help Series

In Education, Product Reviews, Self Help Series, Socialite Says on April 10, 2011 at 5:41 pm

I’m sure some of you have read the title of this post and thought WTF?!?!  Yes… you read it right.  I would like to challenge my fellow sisters in need to please do yourself  all of us  a favor & stop ignoring your armpits. The idea for this post was born from the tons of neglect I witnessed this weekend.  Many of us got a sweet taste of warm weather this weekend, and I honestly don’t think some of you were prepared. As women, we spend tons of time making sure our hair, nails, feet, and makeup are on point every time we step out on the town; but unfortunately we miss the mark on some things.  Nothing is more disgusting to me than to see a chick out in a sleeveless top or dress, and when she lifts her arm she has caked up deodorant, hairy armpits, razor bumps, or ingrown hairs out of the yang. Ugh!  It doesn’t matter how much you spent on your outfit for the night, nor does anyone care that you have on a hawt pair of “red bottoms” when your armpits look unloved. Just as you care for your hair and feet, PLEASE ladies…. DO AN ARMPIT CHECK!Flawless Armpits by Beyonce

Now I’m pretty sure that Beyonce has had laser hair removal under her arms, but you don’t have to spend a ton of money on laser treatments to make your armpits presentable. There are a few steps you can add to your beauty & hygiene regimen to be “barely there” for the summer (and year round). 

What are ingrown hairs?

Ingrown hairs are strands of hair that either begin growing but stay embedded in the skin or curl over and work their way back into the hair follicle.You’ll notice ingrown hairs showing up most often after you shave. Though they’re typically not dangerous, they can become infected and cause pimples to pop up, and at their worst, they can cause scarring.

How can you get rid of ingrown hairs you already have?

Painful Ingrown Hairs

 
  

1.Wax your armpits instead of using razors to shave underarm hair. This will also help get rid of those dark underarms after time.  Underarms generally look dark due to thick hair under the skin, caused by shaving. Waxing removes hair from the root, so there is no hair under the skin, and the underarms look clean.

 2. Exfoliate you armpits twice per week. Regular exfoliation removes dead skin cells from the surface layer of your skin, thereby releasing hairs that may be trapped under the skin’s surface. I use  the Mango Papaya Sugar Scrub by The Bubble Bistro and Honey Butter Tough Love Scrub by Beija Flor Naturals to remove dead skin & mositurize my precious pits.

3. Cleanse your underarms daily using an antibacterial cleanser. If bacteria gets into your pores, it can seriously exacerbate your ingrown hairs by delaying the healing process

4. Use a toner or astringent on your underarms. Choose one that is designed to prevent and treat ingrown hairs. Generally, such toners contain alcohol, which kills bacteria and encourages cell turnover. I use and recommend Tend Skin which reduces the appearance of ingrown hairs and razor bumps.  Warning!  This stuff burns like the dickens (for about 1 minute) but IT WORKS! Tend skin can be found at your local Beauty Supply Store.

5. Soothe & Smooth. After shocking away stubborn ingrowns with Tend Skin, I like to pamper my pits a bit before bed with my Amazon Antioxidant Treatment by Beija Flor Naturals to show them how much I love em…The Amazon Antioxidant treatment also fades skin blemishes-including those related to acne, and treats eczema and psoriasis. They feel super smooth and sexy afterwards!

Oh… and this challenge is ongoing.  Share this with someone you love *wink*

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 What can you do to prevent ingrown hairs? 
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  1. this is interesting…. i have been looking for a solution for my underarm darkness, i tried use honey and milk but no clear results so far … but seeing this now i finally think it might work … but just one thing.. isn’t the alcohol harmful in the underarm area? thnks for sharing the information this was really really on time 4 me =)….

  2. this is such a cute blog thing sort of strage though. Thanks for the tips i would wax my pits but im scared of the pain im not entirly sure how i got onto this website i was looking up a flag of india to begin with???

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