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How to prevent undearm irritation

We love treating our faces with extra special care, but the rest of our bodies deserve it too! If you’ve experienced underarm bumps or uneven skin tone, you may be wondering what causes them. From shaving to perspiring, our underarms go through a lot which can lead to changes in pigmentation and skin texture. Read on for tips that will cover: how to prevent underarm irritation, how to get smooth underarms and how to treat underarm rash.

Shave carefully

Many of us love the look and feel of smooth underarms but getting there isn’t always smooth sailing. Underarm skin can be extra sensitive, which is why it’s important to have a gentle routine if you do choose to shave.

Start with a shower to open your pores, softening your skin and underarm hair. This will give you a much closer shave that glides smoothly, reducing the chance of underarm irritation after shaving. Another great way to reduce irritation is by replacing your razor regularly, preventing underarm skin rash and bumpy underarm skin that keep you from feeling your beautiful best.


Exfoliating isn’t just something for your face care routine. Dry skin is one of many underarm irritation causes, so exfoliating is really important. It will prevent your pores from getting clogged, reduce the chance of ingrown hairs (which can lead to bumpy underarm skin) and help uneven skin texture and tone. You can use a washcloth, loofah or a gentle scrub – whatever works for you!

Wear looser fabrics

We hate to break it to you, but your favourite little black dress might also be causing underarm irritation. The fibres of tight, synthetic fabrics rub against your skin throughout the day which might upset your underarms, especially if you have sensitive skin. So, embrace a loose and flowy look, and try to stick to wearing natural fabrics to keep your underarms happy.

Switch up your routine

If you’re looking for a little extra something to help underarm skin look smoother and more even-toned in just two weeks, this tip is for you! With the right antiperspirant, you can have so much more than just odour protection. It can help improve the look of underarm irritation and improve the overall condition of your underarms too, so you can feel confident and comfortable all day long.

Our range of Advanced Care Antiperspirant Deodorants will give you all the care you need. With Omega 6 to help reduce skin damage and nourish dry skin, our Calming Blossom Antiperspirant Deodorant will help the appearance of bumpy underarm skin, helping your underarms look softer and smoother with every use.

And if you’re looking for something to help uneven skin tone, try our Clean Touch Antiperspirant Deodorant. Enriched with Vitamin B3 to help even out complexion, its caring formula works effortlessly with your skin to restore its natural tone in just two weeks – less than the natural recovery time for these kinds of underarm irritation. As the first products of their kind, Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant Deodorants offer a unique solution that helps skin recover. What’s not to love?

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