Thursday, March 4, 2010

How to Get Rid of Dark Spots Under the Arms

  1. Step1

    Try waxing the hair under your arms instead of shaving. The dark spots you see might actually be small hairs just under the surface of your skin. If you wax instead of shave, the hairs won't be as visible, and the dark spots should disappear.

  2. Step2

    Exfoliate the skin under your arms. This will get rid the skin of dead cells that can cause dark spots on your skin. Use an exfoliating product, such as a loofah or exfoliating brush, and an exfoliating soap. Such products can be found in most drug stores and department stores, or you can ask your dermatologist for a recommendation.

  3. Step3

    Use products that don't contain harsh chemicals or fragrances. These types of substances can cause reactions on the skin that result in dark spots. Instead, use natural products. These can be found at health and beautystores or online., located in the Resources section below, is an excellent place to find natural products, as well as information and reviews.

  4. Step4

    Schedule an appointment with your dermatologist to rule out skin conditions that can cause a dark pigmentation under the arms. Such conditions include acanthosis nigricans and hyper-pigmentation. Once diagnosed, follow your doctor's recommended course of treatment. Tests and treatment options are usually minimally invasive and may involve a change in the types of products you use.

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