How To Avoid Underarm Irritation

Last Updated on August 6, 2021 by Ellen Christian

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I tend to have dry, sensitive skin so I make sure that my hands, face, knees, elbows and feet are always moisturized. It is something that I have been doing for years so I don’t really even think about it any more.  I have bottles of lotion stashed all over the house. You’ll find some on my desk, in the bedroom, in the bathroom and in my handbag. It’s one of those things that I never leave home without.

When I started experiencing irritation under my arms, it never occurred to me that the cause was underarm dryness.  Really, it only makes sense when you think about it. If I have dry skin everywhere else, I probably have dry skin under my arms. I certainly didn’t want to put lotion in my underarm area so I wasn’t exactly sure how to deal with the dryness and irritation.

How to avoid underarm irritation

How To Avoid Underarm Irritation

Here are some tips for how to avoid underarm irritation that have been working well for me.

  • Shave within the first 10 minutes of getting in the shower.  The water will have softened the hair but your skin won’t have swollen from the heat.
  • Make sure you replace your razor at least every two weeks and keep it dry between uses. A dull razor is more likely to irritate your skin.
  • Shaving gel softens the hairs instantly so it is a better choice than soap.
  • Bathe regularly to remove dirt and bacteria from forming under your arms.
  • Use Dove Clear Tone to help restore skin to its natural tone. Dove Clear Tone moisturizes skin to help accelerate the natural skin renewal process.

Dove Clear Tone contains calendula and sunflower seed extracts and is both an anti-perspirant and deodorant.  It’s available in both pink and sheer touch and each has a very delicate scent that isn’t at all overpowering. It helps visibly reduce dark marks and helps to restore an even skin tone. Dove Clear Tone provides 48 hour odor and wetness protection.

How to avoid underarm irritation

Shaving can really be harsh on your underarms.  Did you know that 32 million women in the U.S. experience underarm red and dark marks that result from shaving irritation? As a result of shaving, underarm skin loses 50% more moisture, which can lead to dryness and irritation. Dove Clear Tone is available at drugstores nationwide.

I definitely have less irritation in the undearm area now that I have started using Dove Clear Tone.  It works just as well as an anti-perspirant and deodorant as others I have used in the past.  I love having a solution to undearm irritation that is so easy to implement into my daily routine. I don’t have time to add in an extra product into my beauty routine.  Thankfully, I can replace my old anti-perspirant/deodorant with the new Dove Clear Tone to solve my problem.  You can find more information at

How to avoid underarm irritation

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Dove. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.

6 thoughts on “How To Avoid Underarm Irritation”

  1. This is good advice. I tend to try to keep my razors far past their life expectancy. I have been using soap to shave under my arms when the nice Skintimate shave cream is sitting right there. I shall give this advice a try!
  2. I was having that problem for a while and it was making me crazy! I discovered for me it was using clinical strength anti-perspirant that set it off. When I stopped, the problem went away!
  3. This is good advice! I hate when your underarms get all red and itchy and it just happens to be a day when you have on a tank top or need to wear that 'little black dress'!

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