Posted in Beauty on October 8, 2013

Majority of women these days shave their armpits every other day for hygienic reasons as well as to have silky smooth armpits. But have you ever wonder if you are doing it wrong, I mean shaving your armpits wrongly!

Shaving your armpits might be annoying and a tedious task to do. But how unpleasant it might be, one cannot avoid this very essential, socially necessary beauty routine task.

Shaving your underarms make you look attractive, give you smooth silky armpits, helps in removing the bacteria which sticks to the hair. Fewer bacteria mean fewer odors from the underarms.

Underarm is one of the most delicate part of our body and shaving this part requires a lot of finesse on your part. If you are doing it wrong, it can lead to irritated skin, rashes, redness, nicks and scrapes and razor burns.

Shaving these days is no big deal for women. But doing it the right way is what matters. So, here are some beauty tips for smooth silky underarms.

  1. If possible shave at night. It will allow the sensitive skin to heal and recover overnight.
  2. Always take a warm water shower before shaving as it will open the hair follicles and will make hair and skin soft.
  3. Never do a dry shave. It will irritate the skin and will cause pain and redness.
  4. Always use a moisturizing shaving gel, a lotion or foam and wet your underarms before shaving.
  5. Use a sharp razor and don’t apply a lot of pressure while shaving as this could cause underarms bumps. Also rinse the razor after every stroke.
  6. Opt for a razor with lubricated strips and multiple blades.
  7. Always keep your armpits moisturized as this will make shaving smoother.
  8. Always pull the underarm skin to make it taut as this will help in stretching the natural creases and folds and it will become easy to reach hair which grows in different direction.
  9. Avoid shaving too close as this could cause pain or bleeding. And always exfoliate your skin before shaving as this helps to remove dead skin cells.
  10. Rinse the area thoroughly as leftover gel or lotion may cause redness, dryness or itchiness. And always pat dry the area as this will not irritate the skin.


So, these are the few tips to manage your armpit hair daily. Shaving is the easiest way to remove your armpit hair. Do it the right way!