Dear CLEO, Why is my skin darker on my underarms?
There are a handful of reasons behind this. Shaving, is one of them. During regrowth, the hair follicles start to appear, giving your skin a slight shadow. Build up of dead skin cells is also a factor, so remember to exfoliate the area during your weekly scrubs! Finally, chemicals in commercial antiperspirants and deodorants sometimes cause skin discolouration and hyperpigmentation. So if you use a spray-on or liquid roll-on, switch it to a more organic solution, which uses natural mineral salts to banish bacteria and odour. SMELLY-NO-MORE CRYSTAL ROLL ON DEODORANT