Underarm Care: tips to care for the skin

Underarm Care: tips to care for the skin

Often overlooked in body care, the underarm area needs to be cared for too. 

Add these steps into your routine and give this delicate part of your body the attention it deserves. 


If you remove the hair in this area, or not, it is important to rid it of bacteria and dead skin cells. You can choose from a range of physical exfoliants, also known as scrubs, or chemical exfoliants, active ingredients in liquid form such as glycolic and salicylic acids. Regular exfoliation of the underarm can help prevent ingrown hairs, product build-up and facilitates skin regeneration. However, over-exfoliating can cause serious damage and irritation to the skin, so stick to a maximum of  2-3 times a week if using a scrub and every other day if using chemical exfoliants. 

Hydrate and moisturise

For most of us, the underarm doesn’t come first, second or even third when thinking about skin areas to moisturise. Make applying your favourite body cream to the underarm skin part of your post-shower skincare routine. Like any other areas of skin on the body, the underarm is prone to dryness and irritation, even more so if using any hair removal method, antiperspirants and deodorants. 

Massage the area

The underarm is home to lymph nodes, glands that provide vital support to the immune system. Lymphatic drainage is a form of massage that relieves swelling of these glands and regulates their functions. You can try lymphatic drainage massages yourself at home in a few easy steps, or visit a professional for a more thorough session.    

We formulated our deodorants to be kind to the underarm skin, and provide both care and protection using minimal and natural ingredients. Reapply as often as needed, without worry of harming your skin.