How to get smooth underarms
Facemasks, hand massages, pedicures… we love to pamper our bodies, but some parts tend to get a little overlooked. Like our underarms, for example. Think about it: when was the last time you showed your underarms some love? Here are six scenarios, from the wardrobe to the shower, when you can keep them looking soft and feeling beautifully smooth. You’ll be dying for an opportunity to show them off.
When you're getting dressed
Want to know one of our best underarm care tips? Keep an eye on what you wear. The friction between your skin and clothes can leave your skin dry and irritated, and in some cases it can lead to visible dark marks [link to other article on dark marks in relevant markets], so avoiding tight tops and choosing natural fabrics could leave your underarms smoother
In the shower
Our underarms don’t get that much pampering in the shower, so make sure you’re giving them the same effort as everything else. Use a gentle moisturising body wash that keeps your skin feeling soft
When putting on deodorant
Choose it like you would any other beauty product. That means making sure it contains products your skin loves, as well as ones that keep you feeling fresh. Our Dove Original Roll-On contains our ¼ moisturising cream, so it offers your skin extra nourishment, leaving you with beautifully smooth underarms
When you have dry skin
Keep that moisture coming. Remember to apply moisturiser to your underarms after your shower, too (if you’re in a rush, make sure it’s something fast-absorbing so you can apply your deodorant directly after). Hair removal can leave them dry and irritated, so keeping the delicate skin there nourished at every opportunity is essential
After hair removal
Speaking of hair removal, whatever method you use (if you choose to use any) make sure you give the area some TLC. If you shave, always use a lubricant (shaving cream should do the trick, but we also love conditioner for extra smoothness), and post-treatment apply something soothing (look out for ingredients like Aloe Vera) to keep redness and rashes away
When you have sensitive skin
Whether that’s from treatments such as hair removal, the harsh winter or just the luck of the draw – extra special care is necessary. Our Pure Roll-On deodorant contains no fragrance, parabens, colourants or alcohol, and as well as caring for your underarms, leaves them softer and smoother.