Armpit irritation is a well-known but little-mentioned ailment. It affects many people on a daily basis, especially in summer when the heat is unbearable. Sweating, rubbing, frequent hair removal or hormonal changes can cause hyperpigmentation in the underarm area. Then comes the excruciating itching, accompanied by reddening and peeling of the skin. Finally, pimples can form, causing inflammation. There are natural remedies to overcome these irritations and recently, treatments whose function is to soothe the irritation and to clarify this very often abused area.
What are the causes of armpit irritation?
The first factors of armpit irritation are heat and friction . In summer, the high heat causes excessive sweating. Your clothes in contact with your perspiration, constantly rub your skin which promotes the appearance of redness.
But irritation can occur at any time of the year if:
- You have a habit of wearing tight clothes that tend to rub the skin or if you use an unsuitable deodorant especially after shaving. Bad substances like alcohol and aluminum can tingle and irritate your skin.
We then speak of allergic contact eczema due to the use of cosmetics or the wearing of unsuitable clothing…
- You shave your armpits very regularly, as this can cause micro-cuts and promote ingrown hairs. Especially since the skin is weakened.
- Your personal hygiene is not adapted. Be aware that a lack of hygiene as well as excessive hygiene can cause skin irritation.
But other causes can also come into play. This is the case with:
Atopic eczema (or atopic dermatitis)
It causes inflammation of the armpits: itching, redness, burning, etc. Atopic eczema is often caused by food allergies, hay fever or asthma and manifests as a rash and itching. In these cases, it is advisable to consult a doctor or dermatologist to determine the cause of the irritation and adopt the appropriate care.
Irritations can also be caused by a mycosis caused by fungi called Candida. These fungi mostly thrive on moist, heat-prone areas, including the armpits. This area constantly sweats and becomes a fertile ground for the development of fungal infections. Hence the formation of red plaques which can be painful when the inflammation is highly developed.
This inflammatory disease is often caused by a dysfunction of the immune system such as being overweight, stress and ear, nose and throat infections. You will recognize this inflammation by red patches, thick and hard, covered with white dandruff called scales.
How to get rid of armpit irritation?
The first thing to do is to adopt good hygiene by washing the armpits with a mild neutral pH soap once or twice a day. It is also necessary to wear loose clothing with soft materials, especially in summer to prevent perspiration and chafing. When the redness has set in and the inflammation becomes painful , you have to resort to other solutions.
At first, you have to think about soothing the pain by applying a warm, moist compress to the irritated areas. This promotes blood circulation and soothes pain quickly. Alternatively, you can use cold milk to freeze first, as the lactic acid helps restore the skin's natural pH, with a cooling effect as a bonus.
You can also apply honey, twice a day, to the irritated area and let it act for about ten minutes before rinsing. Honey has a moisturizing and anti-inflammatory power to soothe redness and inflammation.
Finally, you can use a soothing lotion, cream, or oil with vitamin E, aloe vera, or almond oil to help heal redness and burns and nourish the skin. But who says irritation very often says dark traces, especially when the inflammation is very important.
Particularly in black skin, this aggression pushes the skin cells to produce more melanin , thus promoting the appearance of pigment spots. It is to overcome this problem that we have developed the anti-stain treatment for armpits, Axiclar.
How to fix dark armpit spots?
Shaving, hair removal and friction accentuated by perspiration cause irritation on the skin of the armpits. This area tends to darken and it is very unsightly especially on sunny summer days. Fortunately, Axiclar, our armpit anti-stain treatment allows you to:
- Regulate excessive production of melanin
- Hydrate the skin while restoring the barrier damaged by inflammation
- Neutralize bad odors and stay fresh all day
At the same time deodorizing, healing, unifying and moisturizing, Axiclar by Nubiance is the new solution for getting rid of hyperpigmentation spots in the armpits. What's more, its alcohol-free formula and its integrated roll-on ballpoint technology allow practical and secure application. It is recommended to apply it on clean and dry skin, morning and/or evening, replacing your usual deodorant.