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Fight Underarm Bumps

Shaving your armpits isn't just for summertime, and you probably shave them as much as your legs. But your underarm skin is really sensitive, and because you sweat, it's a breeding ground for bacteria.

You've probably been a victim of little red spots, but here's some tips to battle those bumps.

  • Wash your armpits (and the rest of your body while you're at it) after exercising.
  • Toss your dull razors - they can cause major irritation.
  • Try not to keep your razor in the shower - it ups the chance for bacteria to grow on your blade, which leads to those annoying bumps.
  • Clean your razor after each use with a quick dip in some rubbing alcohol.
  • Toss your disposable razor or blade after 3 uses.

Hope these tips help you look fabulous in your strapless New Year's Eve gown.

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scratch5 scratch5 10 years
I didn't shave in college to prove I was a good feminist But in truth, I am not very hairy and you really couldn't tell. My mother hated it though. I shaved for my sister's wedding and told her it was her Mother's day present. I shave now though. I use a Venus razor with an aloe strip - it helps with the bumps I think.
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
i know some people get really skeeved out when women let their armpits go natural but the always having legs shaved seems kinda goofy to me. when it's really cold, i don't see the point in making the skin on my legs more sensitive to the wind. :p brrr...*shivers* i used to be all about shaving all the time and making sure i looked hairless but now i'm really cool with my body doing what it wants to. your leg hair becomes really soft, it's only prickly when it's short and the end is cut/flat.
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
Hmmmm, well then I have no clue. I've always been taught to keep the pits and legs well shaven, and I'm so used to it that there's no way I could natural, I'd feel dirty (not saying you are dirty, just how I'd feel with it).
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
Where are you from bluejeanie? Cause I know a lot of it has to do with cultural influences.
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
i wonder why au naturel isn't an option for so many people? it really isn't that big of a deal.
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
Oh good thinkin la_clique. I use that Bikini Zone Gel on my pits AND you know REALLY helps fight bumps and irritation in both places! And there is no way I could throw out my blade after 3 uses. It cost like, $10 for 4 blades! Nu-uh, I'll use it till it's dull, and basically everything Crispy said!
la_clique la_clique 10 years
Or just use the bikini bump stuff if you have problems, I shave every day, and this seems to help if I have irritation. Agree with almost all of the above, must shave, au naturel is not an option, and I'm even a blonde! LOL at wiping with alcohol, and where else would I keep my razer?
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
lol, i dunno. i think shaving pits is only for the summertime. i just leave them alone if i'm not wearing a tank top.
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
Im speaking of just like the refill blades disposable are to harsh for me anyways.
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
Them thangs is to expensive to be throwing away every 3 uses. I shave everyday. I have to or I look like a monkey. Thats just to much money to be wastin. Ill use them till there dull and just keep em as clean as I can. lol
DStirk DStirk 10 years
i will say that i agree with throwing away a disposable razor after three uses... if i don't it looks like i shaved with a hack saw or something. Ey for sensitive skin!
Vannuccia Vannuccia 10 years
Just thinking that Crispet ;)
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
Crispet you say it all! I'm all in.
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
Amen to that, crispet!
rubialala rubialala 10 years
OMG, crispet, I HATE getting in the shower only to find out that I forgot something and I have to get out into the cold air while I'm wet!
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
If life were only that simple. First, I dont have enough money to throw out my blade after every third use, I dont have time to daintily dip it in rubbing alcohol, and I dont want to store it in any inconvenient place only to get in the shower and curse the fact that I forgot to bring my razor with me.
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