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Treatment for Dark Underarms and Excessive Sweating

Updated on January 27, 2012
Angel Locsin, an Emmy-nominated Philippine movie/tv actress for her challenging role in Lobo (Wolf) aired at ABS-CBN in 2008-2009
Angel Locsin, an Emmy-nominated Philippine movie/tv actress for her challenging role in Lobo (Wolf) aired at ABS-CBN in 2008-2009
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DARK UNDERARM (Photo courtesy of http://mybeautyandfashion.blogspot.com/)
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Now that El Nino (prolonged summer season) is devastating the country (Philippines), Filipino families and tourists flock to many popular or even hidden beaches to lessen the effects of said phenomenon. Well, for me, I can always have a quick dip in the early morning at the river bank near my place in the barrio while enjoying to collect fresh water edible shells. But my cousins and friends always invite me to go to the beach for a more enjoyable swim and skin dipping. I don’t want to because I’m getting darker and darker everyday (sun tanned, I think). And I’ve noticed that my underarms are getting darker and I experienced excessive sweating in my arm pits nowadays. Maybe this is because of my exposure to the outdoor activities, like beach hopping, mountain hiking, among others. Really, I am enjoying my vacation, but I am bothered by my arm pits.

Good thing, the health advisory this summer delves on how to treat dark underarms and its excessive sweating. I quickly jotted down the causes and cure of these abnormalities and hoping that fellow hubbers could learn a thing or two if you are experiencing what I am into right now.

Major causes of dark underarms

Armpits have sensitive skin. So if we use bimpo or face towel to rub it if you’re taking a bath, then it will surely darken. Some of the things that triggered the darkened arm pits are the following:

1.Pregnancy contributes to dark underarms among mothers due to the high estrogen level.

2.Friction when you rub the towel (like I wrote above)

3. Shaving and plucking irritate the skin of under arms.

4. Deodorant and anti-perspirant contribute to the darkening of the armpits due to the aluminum fluoride present in these commercial products.

5. Dead skin buildup

There are three kinds of treatment that you can avail in a beauty clinic. According to Vicky Belo, MD, a popular cosmetic surgeon and beauty expert, these procedures are affordable and are being used to prolong the effects on whitening underarms.

1) Skin Master uses pressurized oxygen to cure darkened underarms. This is the same with Jet Peel that uses vibration that removes chicken or flaky dead skin that makes underarms darker.

2) Laser Treatment requires five sessions to cure dark armpits.

3) Melanin Treatment is the most affordable treatment for dark underarms. Specially formulated cream will ease your discomfort of having such armpits.

Excessive sweating

It is uncomfortable to feel my armpits wet all the time. So I always apply tawas (white-crystalline aluminum fluoride stone) or available deodorant. It worsen my discomfort. The traces of wetting can be seen on my shirts or clothes.

Hyperhydrosis or excessive sweating can cause underarm hygiene problem. When we are excited, the muscles and sweat glands ( receptors of the skin) pushes the fluid that makes us sweat. The Department of Health (DOH) explains that perspiration is very important because it releases toxins that are present in our body.

Beauty experts explain that it’s only the armpits that they want to moderate the sweating. By doing it, we will not have a bad smell and will not need of deodorants anymore.

Here’s how to treat excessive sweating in our armpits:

Botox, the method is often associated with facial muscles tightening. It can now be used when treating excessive sweating of the underarms. Sweat receptors of the skin is blocked by botox for six months. The procedure will require only half an hour for the pair of armpits. Cream anesthetic is first applied, then iodine solution to darken the pores to locate the part to be injected with botox solution, and special talcum powder for relief.

Most entertainers (singers, artists, stage performers) always take care of their underarms. Critics notice first your flaws in personal hygiene if you have dark and sweating armpits. Even ordinary women will never wear sleeveless shirts or blouse if they experience having dark underams and excessive sweating.

How to lighten dark underarms

If you don't have the capacity to go to medical health clubs for 'dark underarms treatment and excessive sweating', you can also use the most available treatment at home. I'm sure with this guide, you'll have a much lighter skin tone under your armpits.

Second opinion is best heard from professionals (like dermatologists). I'm not a professional, yet I am sharing you this hub in order to help those who have 'dark' problems that cause shyness and shame to those who are affected.


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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Mark: Thanks for this useful info. I hope others will catch up and use your tip.

      Thank you for the hub-visit.

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      Mark 4 years ago

      Have you head about Scion Deo. My friend used it and it stopped her underarm sweating. You can email me for more info... markvy @ yahoo.com

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @maso1: Thank you for sharing your experience about this topic. I'm sure other hubbers and readers will follow your recommendation.

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      mas01 5 years ago

      For the pas year, I have been using this product called AHC 20 and I can assure you that it really helped me control my excessive sweating under my armpit. I will highly recommend it.

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @ramos.lizamarie@yahoo.com - Here's a link at sulit.com.ph regarding some info for your problem. You can click the Health and Beauty section or just buy a product listed at the site.

      http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/classifieds+dire...

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      ramos.lizamarie@yahoo.com 6 years ago

      how i can avail this n how much cost for the 5 seccion treatment in uderarm?

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Franz: Thanks for your tips. I'm sure many readers who are interested will take your hint.

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Ally: Well, let's hope for the best. What's the name (brand) of that magic if you want to recommend it to others?

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @ashii23: How could I miss your very enlightening comment? It's been 8 months though. I'm sorry for that.

      Your recommendation will help others facing underarm problems featured on this hub.

      Thanks for helping. It's been greatly appreciated.

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      Franz 6 years ago

      I suggest you should go to dermatologists for more effective underarm whitening results. I highly recommend D'Spa and Skin Center for these treatments. You can check out their promos here: http://dealstent.com

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      Ally 6 years ago

      To whiten underarm, use magic cream.. From the word itself, its magic !!! But mind you all, not all magic creams work! It has to the right one , the one im using:)

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      ashii23 7 years ago

      Maxim has been developed specifically for excessive underarm sweating/ hyperhidrosis which is a common problem for most individuals on the go. The active ingredient in this proprietary anti-perspirant is a patent-pending formula recommended by leading Dermatologists and Surgeons in USA on treating extreme or just occassional underarm sweating.

      This product is recommended for people who had long been burdened by underarm sweating and has been prevented to live life to the fullest. It is also very much recommended to those people who just don't want to ruin a special moment in their life. Go and search the internet for thousands of People who have proven the 100% guaranteed effects of Maxim.

      We are the sole licensed distributor of Maxim Anti-Perspirant Deodorants in the Philippines authorized by Corad Healthcare, Inc. Minnessota, USA.

      Price is at P1,050 each plus 70 delivery in Luzon, 90 Visayas, 110 Mindanao. Value pack bundle of 4 for only P3,500 with FREE shipping is also available.

      For provincial orders, payment could be done through BPI Bank Deposit, LBC, Western Union.

      I personally use this product and i guarantee 100% effective!!

      1st application you're excessive sweating will be over!

      Try it now!!!

      for more info just txt me at 09236502887

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      Ireno Alcala 7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @thethinktank: Thanks for providing the link. Others readers will benefit from it, too. :D

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      Ireno Alcala 7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      followed your link and found out what megdry deodorant is all about. maybe it will lessen too much sweating on underarms but let us consider the skin type of each person using it. A dermatologist or reliable doctor should explain its effects on the users.

      http://www.megadry.com/

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      Ireno Alcala 7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @execessive sweating: I hope you can share it with other hubbers, too and readers alike here on my hub by 'spilling the beans'. Can't wait on your revelation.

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      excessive sweating 7 years ago

      I really enjoyed to read this blog. Thanks for sharing nice information I would like to tell you about antiperspirant to stop excessive sweating. This is such useful to stop excessive sweating.

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      excessive sweating 7 years ago

      Nice post about excessive sweating. Excessive sweating may cause of hidrosis. But it can be solve with antiperspirant. Try this, hope you like this.

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      Ireno Alcala 8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      I think, it's just a rumour. Talents in the entertainment industry like actresses and actors have many detractors, especially those who are in the limelight.

      Personal hygiene should be the first priority of many entertainers to help them become bankable.

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      bacville 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Is it true that Angel Locsin have dark armpits? Or is it just a rumour?

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