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How to prevent underarm irritation

We love treating our faces with extra special care, but the rest of our bodies deserve it too. If you’ve experienced bumps or uneven skin tone, you may be wondering what causes underarm irritation. 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 prevent 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 underarm irritation is by replacing your razor regularly, preventing underarm skin rash and bumpy underarm skin that can keep you from feeling your beautiful best. 


Exfoliating isn’t just something for your face care routine. Dry skin is one of many underarm rash 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. To get the best results while exfoliating, you can use a washcloth, loofah or a gentle scrub – whatever works best for you.

Wear looser fabrics

Skin irritation from clothing rubbing happens more often than you would think. We hate to break it to you, but your favorite little black dress might also be causing underarm irritation or chafing under arms. The fibers 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

With the right antiperspirant, you can have so much more than just odor protection. Deodorant for irritated skin 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. Their gentle formulas work effortlessly with your skin to care and protect your underarms. What’s not to love?

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