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Hi everyone!

Hi everyone!

I've read some interesting tidbits here and there about users using some actives (I.E things like CosRX BPL) on other parts of their body like their legs after shaving to help prevent ingrown hairs etc. I've always thought this was a pretty smart idea (of course in moderation and with hydration) however, I do have a few questions about using it in other areas, primarily your armpits.

I know some ladies (cough me) have slight discoloration there due to ingrown hairs, etc. Has anyone ever used actives for the skin in that area? Both to help with ingrown hairs and potentially to help lighten the area (due to skin cell turnover, etc)? Or has anyone found that area may be too sensitive? Any thoughts/advice/insight is greatly appreciated!!

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While discoloration could be due to irritation, it can also be from acanthosis nigricans, which is related to blood sugar. I’d suggest mentioning it to your doctor and asking about getting your blood sugar levels tested. It’s better to know if that’s an issue sooner rather than later!

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CosRX BHA can be good for ingrone hairs. It won't fade dark spots. It's not a bad choice in that it's pretty mild. Don't over use.You could try a mild AHA toner like Pixi Glow.

Check out this video by Dr. Dray and gog about 18 minutes in. She discuss Palmers Fade Milk and serum for those kinds of body discoloration. It has some hydraquinone.

Besides actives, serums with niacinamide, licorice, c, arbutin, tranexamic acid might help. Hada Labo's new Shirojyun line expecially the premium in the dark blue bottles. .

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Hi, firstly- thank you heaps (and everyone who replied) for the insight/advice! Quick follow up question- I think the link for the video you referenced may have gotten lost in translation (or I'm a big dummy and don't see it, which is always a possibility). Any possibility this is the video in question; https://youtu.be/ACMpVGKA8LU?t=1066 ?

Yep that is it. Sorry I forgot to include the link.

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Yeah, like the other reply said, the discolouration in those areas is typically due to hormones.

Though I did see slight brightening, probably because I took off a layer of dead skin or something.

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I use an AHA or bha every day. It really helps with shaving. It does not impact skin color which is not surprising as skin color on our privates/armpits is not due to sun exposure.

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