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3 Things You’re Doing Wrong To Your Underarms

There's a simple way to care for your underarms.

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You’ve probably tried a looot of those home remedies to get smooth, bright, and fresh-smelling underarms but to no avail (trust us, we’ve been there too). There’s no shortage of clickbait-y skincare TikTok trends or Instagram reels that offer countless tips and tricks to achieve flawless underarm skin. From DIY kitchen remedies to seemingly too-good-to-be-true whitening kits, social media is overflowing with skincare content vetted by models, beauty enthusiasts, and even famous dermatologists! You might even have a five-step underarm routine involving one of those trending home remedies that takes a lot of time, effort, and money to accomplish every day. What if we told you there's a simple way to care for your underarms?

But first, we list some popular DIY solutions that claim to yield "perfect underarms" but can actually do more harm than good:

1. “Dark underarms? Apply some lemon juice!”

There are many different reasons for having dark underarms, and not all can be treated by simply making some lemonade. Lemons are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, and are claimed by many to be an “all-natural bleach.” While the former is scientifically true, vitamin C can be better absorbed by the skin when it is in the right concentration and using the proper vehicle. Our very sensitive, thin-skinned underarms may not welcome pure lemon juice due to its high acidity! So best to sit this one through.

2. “Need to exfoliate? Make your own scrub!”

If you look in your kitchen, you’ll find everything you need to create your own little exfoliating scrub: sugar, honey, coffee grounds, etc. While it may be fun to mix together all these ingredients and savor the sweet, delicious smell as you scrub your pits, you must remember that too much friction using undiluted and abrasive ingredients will only cause irritation and darken your underarms even more. Not worth it!

3. “Smelly pits? Lather on some coconut oil!”

From hair masks to cuticle creams, coconut oil has been a beauty household name for quite some time already. Sometimes, the Internet suggests the craziest beauty hacks, and coconut oil as a deodorant is one of them. It’s never been proven scientifically, so where did this come from? Besides, it’s a very thick oil that might just block your pores, definitely something you don’t want to smear on your underarms (unless greasy pits are your thing).

With so much information online, it’s difficult to keep up and experiment with every DIY underarm remedy to check if they actually work, so it’s important to remember to stick to the basics because you don’t want to end up damaging your skin even more. So when it comes to underarm care, the simplest routine you can do is to wash regularly and apply a gentle deodorant.

Here at, we’re currently raving about Dove Zero—it's a gentle deodorant that has just the essentials, nothing more, nothing less. Dove Zero helps care for your underarms without being harsh, allowing you to treat your pits with TLC. The gentle deo is aluminum-free and alcohol-free, making it a great deodorant for every day. It’s #CareMadeSimple thanks to its moisturizing formula, and with regular use, you’re on the road to fresh and smooth underarms. Plus, it has a refreshing scent of cucumber and green tea!

So ditch the scary home remedies and make the switch to Dove Zero for underarm care made easy. Remember, some things should come easy, just like fresh and beautiful underarms.

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