Weird topic today but what’s new with that?
Specifically your arm pits.
For some reason this is a topic of discussion. Seriously though, Snapchat holds a real discussion about arm pits, this may sound odd but people are wondering about…arm pits.
So I figured, let’s open the gates on this one. Especially since it’s Valentine’s Day on Sunday— I mean shit, we all gotta have smooth pits on V-Day right.
I’m no expert but I figured this is entirely a team effort: you help, I help, we help someone…you know, with ARM PITS.
My first arm pit tip is easy: a razor, but a MEN’S razor.
I ALWAYS use a men’s razor on my arm pits.
This is weird but I’m telling you, it’s a closer shave. Like a close, CLOSE shave. It gets the hair real good.
Also, this is bizarre too, but I’m a big fan of shaving with oils.
Like avocado oil. Just a few drops ( extra virgin olive oil works too. It’s a natural lubricant so it protects the skin from nicks & cuts ).
Forget shaving cream because there are so many chemicals in it, & there’s too many other options.
Keep it simple, stupid. With oils. It’s faster, cleaner, & leaves your skin baby smooth. I swear, a real game changer.
After the shower, I rub raw coconut oil on my arm pits ( make sure it’s post-shower ). You know, like deodorant. Because of its antibacterial properties it’s great for a pre sort of deodorant. Then after a few minutes, I apply my actual deodorant.
( …By the way, I have YET to find a deodorant that I like AND works. Anyone? )
Here’s the thing: this all provides a much closer shave WITHOUT razor burn.
Also I shave in one direction always & avoid travel-ish razors at all costs.
If you still get razor burn after this, you gotta try Tend Skin. It literally takes away razor burn. No one is telling me to say this, I’ve used this since 8th grade ( LOL ) for razor burn. It just works. A real miracle worker.
I’ve recommended it to a lot of my friends who get razor burn down there…if ya know what I mean.
And of course, if you’re prone to ingrown hairs or pimples, try tea tree oil. FAVORITE. If that still isn’t working speak with a laser specialist because they ALWAYS know what to do. Especially if you feel like nothing else is working.
Other tips: stay out of the sun ( I feel like it makes any razor burn worse- sun spots suck anyway ), dry brush ( fabulous for the skin’s stimulation ), & always moisturize head to toe ( I use basic coconut oil but what else is new there ).
So on that note, how do you keep your arm pits super soft & smooth? Anything I’m missing?
Share your tips, tricks, weird-ass advice too. I think by this point we’re all game!
Next up: bikini line. HA!