How To Get Silky Smooth Armpits Without Having to Shave
Shaving the armpits is a normal part of every woman’s everyday hygiene routine. Although shaving will leave your armpits soft and hairless, it can get quite annoying and monotonous to do it every day. If you’re tired of using the razor on daily basis, but still want silky, smooth, hairless armpits, this is the perfect article for you.
Here are natural ways to get silky smooth armpits without having to shave:
Milk and turmeric
This mixture will reduce the speed of your hair growth and reduce the thickness of the hair.
Mix 1 tbsp of milk with 3 tbsp turmeric powder until you get a thick paste. Apply the mixture on your armpits and let it sit for 30 minutes. Wipe the mixture off using a washcloth.
Cornstarch and egg whites
This mask is great for removing armpit hair. Whisk one egg white with ½ tbsp of cornstarch and 1tbsp of sugar. Apply the mixture on your armpits and let it sit. Peel off afterwards.
Sugar and lemon juice
Mix ½ cup honey, 1 cup sugar and 2 tbsp of lemon juice. Mix it well and then heat it in the microwave for 2 minutes. Let the mixture cool and apply it to your armpits. Rip it off once it’s dry.
Turmeric and baking soda
Mix 1 part turmeric with 2 parts baking soda. Add water until you get a thin paste. Rub the thin paste into your armpits and let it dry. Wipe your armpits with washcloth afterwards.
Papaya and turmeric
Mix 2 tbsp of mashed raw papaya with ½ tbsp of turmeric. Apply the paste on your armpits and let it sit for 15 minutes. Wash it off afterwards.
Apply an oil
Moisturizing the skin under your arms plumps it up, so there’s less likely to be irritation when you shave. Instead of a regular moisturizer, though, you want to use something that offers more intensive hydration. That’s why it helps to apply an oil at least 24 hours before you plan to shave. You want to give the oil enough time to fully absorb into your skin.
Shave in the evening
You probably shave whenever it’s most convenient in your schedule, but choosing the right time to do can help you get a smoother shave. Shaving removes several of the skin’s protective layers, so it may be more easily irritated and prone to infection afterward. Doing it at night is the better option because you can give your underarms time to calm down before you start applying deodorant and other personal care products in the morning.
Exfoliate the area
Whenever you shave, it’s a good idea to exfoliate first to remove dead skin cells. That helps bring the hair under your arms closer to the surface so you can get a closer shave. Use a mild exfoliating scrub or some body wash on a washcloth to gently exfoliate your underarms before shaving.
Before you pick up a razor, it’s important to dampen your underarms. Splashing them with warm water not only helps plump the skin, but it can actually help soften your underarm hair, so it’s easier to cut. The easiest way to wet your underarms is to shave while you’re taking a shower.
Apply a shave gel
While moisturizing your skin ahead of time can help give you a closer underarm shave, you’ll need extra lubrication to ensure that the razor glides over the skin. Apply a moisturizing shave gel or cream to your underarm area. Because the shave gel helps the razor move easily across the skin, you need to use less force to cut the hair, which means you’ll have less irritation.
Choose the right razor
For the smoothest shave under your arms, you want a sharp razor, so be sure to change yours regularly. It also helps to use a razor that has multiple blades and a pivoting head when you want a close shave. Some razors are actually designed specifically for the underarms, so read the packaging carefully.
Pull the skin tight
When you’re ready to move the razor over your underarm area, it helps to make the surface as smooth as possible. Try to pull the skin as tautly as you can, so there are no wrinkles or creases for the razor to skip over.
Use the correct motions
For the closest shave under your arm, it’s important to move your razor in the right direction. Underarm hair doesn’t grow in a single direction so you need to move the razor in multiple directions to get the smoothest shave. Start by working the razor in a downward motion over the underarm. Next, move the razor from one side of the underarm to the other.
Rinse the razor often
Each time you move the razor across your skin, it picks up shaving cream, hair, dead skin cells, and other debris. Leaving all of that on the blades can make it more difficult for the razor to cut the hair, so you don’t get as close a shave as you’d like. Rinse your razor with hot water after every stroke if possible.