Posted by Anahid Arsharuni on 10/23/2013 to
Your underarms are one of the most sensitive parts of your body and for many people too sensitive to even use a deodorant. For example, when someone touches this area you probably feel ticklish and notice that you can feel the touch more than you can on other areas of the body. Understanding your armpit area can help you to best care for it and keep the skin healthy and fresh.
Why Are Underarms So Sensitive?
The area of your underarms is home to many different nerves and lymph nodes. The skin also does not really get sunlight. When all of these factors come together, it produces sensitivity. This skin is also a bit thinner than the skin on other parts of your body, making it more sensitive.
Keeping Your Underarms Clean
Not only is your underarm skin sensitive to the touch, but it is sensitive in general. Because of this, the right hygiene techniques are critical to keeping the skin healthy. It is important to wash with soap and water at least once a day and it is generally recommended to not wear deodorant as you sleep so that the skin has time to breathe. When you are washing, use your hands or a soft sponge and a soap that is mild so that you do not irritate or dry out the skin in this area.
Caring for Underarm Skin
Many people do not think about their underarm skin like they think about the skin on other areas of the body. It is not really seen unless you are putting on deodorant or shaving, so it is easy to ignore. It is important to keep this area hydrated and exfoliated just like the rest of your skin. Since this area is so sensitive, facial products work better than general body products. For example, use a facial exfoliator and a facial moisturizer to keep the skin healthy. Also try more all natural products and antiperspirants as well as things like Clarsskin to help keep this sensitive area rash free and odor proof.