Different Causes of Dark Underarms?

Different Causes of Dark Underarms?

May tinatagong “dark secret” under your sleeves? If you’re one of the many people who suffer from dark underarms, here’s what you need to know about this embarrassing skin issue:

What Causes Dark Underarms? - Gluta-C Intense WhiteningCauses of Dark Underarms

There are many causes of dark underarms and friction is one of them. Skin experts agree that anything that irritates or traumatizes the skin can cause it to darken. When the skin is irritated, it alerts your body’s melanocytes, which carry the skin-darkening pigment called melanin. These melanocytes get bigger when stimulated, so as a result, the skin becomes darker.
  • Rubbing of the armpits

    The most common cause of darkening is actually our anatomy. Frequent scratching and wearing tight clothes can also darken the skin.
  • Shaving and plucking

    When you shave or pluck underarm hair, you cause tiny wounds or microabrasions. These wounds are so tiny, you won’t notice them until you apply products and they feel mahapdi. The tiny wounds cause the darkening on your underarms. Shaving or plucking can also make your kili-kili look like chicken skin.
  • Deodorants and antiperspirants

    If your skin is not hiyang with the deodorant you use, the allergy can cause dark armpits.
  • Acanthosis Nigricans

    In some cases, dark underarms can be caused by a medical condition called acanthosis nigricans, which is often found in people with insulin disorders, Addison disease, or hyperthyroidism.  

How to Lighten Dark Underarms

Now that you know the causes of dark underarms, here are some ways you can lighten them:
  • Hair Removal: Go for waxing instead of shaving or plucking.
  • Use deodorants or antiperspirants that are suitable for sensitive skin.
  • Wear looser clothes and breathable fabrics.
To lighten dark underarms, you can also try Gluta-C Underarm & Bikini Skin Whitening Gel. It’s enriched with Glutathione and Vitamin C plus Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower extract to whiten dark spots and slow down underarm hair growth.    

18 Responses to Different Causes of Dark Underarms?

      • Hi, Ms. Daylinda! Wala po kaming wax but you can try the Gluta-C Undearm & Bikini Skin Whitening Gel. Apply nyo po 2x a day after you shower. Aside from whitening your underarms, it also slows down hair re-growth and hair also grows back softer and thinner.

    • Hi Honey, Gluta-C products are available in Mercury Drug, Watsons stores and leading supermarkets nationwide. May we ask your location please? :) And which among our products po would you like to try? Based on clinical studies and customer feedback, effective naman daw po ang Gluta-C products and within 2 weeks of regular use, you’ll see the changes in your skin na. :)

    • Hi Pearl, all ingredients in Gluta-C products are derma-tested for safety and compatibility with all skin types. :) In case you have sensitive skin, we recommend doing a skin patch test first when using any new skin care products to check. You can apply po a small amount of the product behind your ear or on the inside wrist area. If no irritation occurs, you may safely use our products! :)

  1. Hi, kung i-aapply siya after shower, that means magiging deodorant na rin sya o anti-perspirant? o mag’de-deo pa rin after applying it?

    • Hi Grace, if pawisin po kayo, you may use the Gluta-C Underarm & Bikini Skin Whitening Gel before applying your antiperspirant deodorant. :)

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