Armpit and Groin pimple: How to avoid and treatments

For some women, spots on the skin after shaving are common, especially in the armpits, groin, and upper lip. These spots are annoying, especially because it seems that the waxing was done poorly or that the area is dirty. Those who use the blade or depilatory creams very often (every day or alternate) suffer from this problem , since the blade and the cream irritate the skin, which reacts by producing melanin. If the skin is very burned by the sun, at the time of hair removal, spots may also appear.

The spots can also appear when the woman has very thick hair or an allergy to any component of the deodorant, which irritates the skin and makes it dark.

Other reasons that cause the problem are: hormonal changes, allergies, irritations caused by creams and diaper rash.

Who suffers from this problem of spots in the armpits and groin?

Some people are more prone than others to this condition, it affects both men and women, although most treatments are performed on women.

The overweight people are more vulnerable in both cases, as the region of the fold creates more friction on the skin. Athletes also tend to develop darkening in some areas, which can be caused by the presence of fungi. The groin is usually covered and tends to be a hot spot. People who play sports sweat, which often leads to the multiplication of these microorganisms and the appearance of mycosis, which darkens the skin.

Hair removal is also a factor that can, over time, cause darkening in the groin, because recurrent inflammation from cystic hairs causes a dark color . On the other hand, the use of blades can affect people who are allergic to metals.

How to avoid spots in the groin and armpits?

To avoid these points, the ideal is to perform laser hair removal . The complete removal of hair reduces another cause of the darkening of the region: inflammation of the hair follicles. The use of hot wax and razor is not recommended , as they can damage the skin and stain it. If you do not want or cannot do permanent hair removal, choose cold wax, always being careful with sun exposure before and after waxing.

Important tips to avoid stains

  • Use and abuse sunscreen , even when wearing sleeveless shirts and blouses, when you go to the beach or the pool; the sun always intensifies the problem.
  • Choose laser or cold waxing over the razor.
  • Always exfoliate your skin at home and don’t forget your armpits. This will help remove all impurities and dead cells. Complete the process with a good alcohol-free moisturizer.
  • Never use deodorants or creams with alcohol .

Tips to prevent the appearance of dark areas in English and armpits

As the saying goes “prevention is better than cure” , so the experts leave us some tips that will help you avoid the bad stains:

  • Use alcohol-free deodorants or creams
  • Use and abuse moisturizers
  • Prefers cold or laser waxing
  • Wear light clothing and less close to the body
  • Use specific creams for your skin type
  • Do not forget the sunscreen, because the sun intensifies the problem

How to lighten the armpit region?

The area can be treated at home with lighteners such as hydroquinone, kojic acid or phytic acid, always prescribed by your dermatologist . If the stains are persistent, you can go to a specialized center to perform peels or apply the whitening laser or use iodized radish .

Physical peeling renews the skin through friction, because the layers where the spots are are removed, allowing new skin to emerge. The chemical bleaching peel uses glycolic acid, which causes peeling and renewal of the skin, and kojic acid, which acts to whiten it.

A good option to solve the problem in a short time is laser whitening , which removes some of the dark pigmentation with bleaching acids, depigmenting acids and superficial peels that do not damage the skin and help remove dead cells.

There are many specific creams and treatments for those who suffer from blemishes that, in addition to being efficient, are safe. However, the dermatologist warns of the dangers of using them on your own: if your skin is rough and less pigmented and you use a cream for oily and dark pigmented skin , you may have even more difficult-to-remove blackheads. Ideally, you should seek a specialist and follow the appropriate treatment.

There are also cosmetics such as deodorants that help relieve or prevent darkening of the skin. Whitening deodorants generally have substances with soothing, moisturizing, and anti-inflammatory properties. These help to gently lighten the skin. The cream and roll-on versions are the most suitable, as it does not contain alcohol.

We have an article on what really works to lighten skin blemishes , not only in these two areas that we are talking about, but the whole body, so if your problem is not in the groin or armpits, better look at the article.

Side effects and contraindications of various commonly used substances

  • Cornstarch : Starch really does soothe irritation, but it isn’t capable of whitening the skin, so it doesn’t work.
  • Lemon with sugar : This is the worst solution. If you expose yourself to the sun, you can get serious burns.
  • Cornmeal with oats : The thickness of the granular mixture can damage the skin even more, making the darkening more intense.
  • Hydrogen peroxide : It is a chemical substance that can damage the skin intensely, causing injuries, burns and even poisoning.
  • Talc : Helps reduce friction on the site, but its chemical composition can irritate the skin, causing the opposite effect. Please do a test before use.

Homemade recipes to lighten spots on the skin of English and armpits

There are controversies regarding homemade recipes for skin lightening. Some say they work … on the other hand, some dermatologists do not recommend the use of these homemade preparations, and indicate that they can even make the situation worse. So we decided to publish these recipes, but warning that they may not work.

Rinse the armpits or groin with baking soda

To rinse the armpits and groin with baking soda you must prepare a paste with the following ingredients:


  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 20 ml milk

Preparation mode

Mix the ingredients well to form a paste and apply it on the affected areas, leaving it to work for 15 minutes. In the end, you should wash with warm water and use a moisturizer. Apply 2 times a week.

Rinse the armpits or groin with oatmeal

To lighten the armpits and groin with oatmeal you should make an exfoliator with the following homemade recipe:


Preparation mode

Mix the ingredients into a paste and rub it into the dark regions in a circular motion while bathing. Rinse well and then apply some hypogloss or dexpanthenol.

This homemade scrub can lighten the skin, as it removes the most superficial layer thanks to the oatmeal, while the lactic acid in milk is known for its whitening effects.

Lighten the armpits or groin with white clay

To lighten the armpits and groin with white clay, the following paste should be prepared:Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of white clay
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 3 drops of orange essential oil

Preparation mode

Mix the ingredients until you get a paste and apply it to the region you want to lighten. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash it off.

You can buy these ingredients in food stores, pharmacies and on amazon.

Although it is very common to use a homemade cream made with clay to whiten the skin , this is not recommended since when used incorrectly it can cause irritation and even stain it.

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Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.

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