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Top 5 Tips for Softening Underarm Skin

Use a Moisturizing Deodorant

If you already use special moisturizing products for your face, hands, feet, arms and legs, why skimp on your underarms? Even though the skin of your underarms is naturally moisturized by your own sweat, that area can get dry and irritated after shaving or from reactions to harsh deodorants and antiperspirants.

One solution is to use a deodorant that also contains moisturizers. There are several products on the market that are designed to provide smoother and softer underarm skin [source: Daily Beauty]. Some contain dimethicone, a moisturizing agent that helps replace the lipids that hold skin cells together. Others are made with a touch of olive oil, an effective natural moisturizer.

Moisturizing deodorants may also contain fragrances and chemicals that act as antiperspirants. If you find that you're sensitive to those ingredients, you can simply use the same moisturizer on your underarms that you use for the rest of your body.

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