Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

Why is my armpit still dark after I shave even though it's really smooth? Can i cure it?

By Anonymous May 1, 2010 - 4:17pm
Rate This

Add a Comment2 Comments

EmpowHER Guest

The underams turn dark after shaving on individuals with darker skin tones because it is considered trauma to the skin. The condition is called Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation.

May 3, 2010 - 5:29pm

Are you referring to the skin that is dark, and that you have no hair after shaving? Depending on your skin color, there are different products available that can lighten hyperpigmentation with varying results.

Or, are you referring to the presence of hair stubble that is left after shaving? Many women do still have hair showing, even after shaving, as the razor can only remove the hair at the surface of the skin, and then the hair underneath the skin can still be dark and be seen. There are various hair-removal options, besides shaving, that women find successful. Let us know if you are interested in learning more about these options.

May 2, 2010 - 11:15am
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.