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Summer fashion calls for shorter hemlines and sleeveless tops to help us stay cool and comfortable all season long. Although we're all about looking and feeling confident no matter what you wear, there are some aspects of our summer wardrobe that can highlight areas of our bodies that we may be insecure about — like darker skin patches.
Dark skin patches under our underarms can make some of us feel self-conscious to wear shorts or tank tops during summer. Changes in our bodies are the sign that something may be wrong. If you've noticed your skin colour changing under your armpits, you might want to visit your physician dermatologist to rule out any potential health concerns like diabetes or a bacterial infection.
For those who have noticed changing skin colour due to irritation from shaving or deodorants, melasma or hyperpigmentation, there are products that can help lighten underarms and dark skin patches, like Dark Spot Cream from AsaVea.
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What is it?
AsaVea’s gentle dark spot cream helps lighten dark skin patches on underarms, elbows, knees, neck and more using skin-safe ingredients like glycerol, hydrolyzed collagen and bamboo charcoal.
With consistent use twice a day, AsaVea’s cream helps moisturize, smooth and restore the appearance of discoloured skin, for a more even-looking appearance.
What people are saying
Like all online purchases, it's important to read reviews before you decide to buy. AsaVea's cream currently has a 4.2-star rating based on more than 250 reviews from customers who have seen noticeable results in the overall appearance of their skin.
"I've been using it every night only because I am always on a rush in the morning before work," one shopper wrote. "After I shower I put on this cream and just go to bed and leave it until I wake up. I just checked my underarms - some spots are now lighter than the others, I am very impressed! In less than a month I've seen significant results and got rid of those stubborn spots that I've had for years."
"I just started," another wrote. "I wanted it for my bikini area, underarms and neck and I'm seeing the result slowly. It's amazing for the price."
For best results, customers have stated that AsaVea's cream requires consistent use and takes a few weeks to notice a difference in dark skin patches.
If your skin becomes irritated after application, discontinue use immediately. If you don't notice results or feel as though your dark skin patches are becoming worse, you might want to visit a dermatologist for a consultation. Dark patches under the arms are usually harmless, but could be a sign of a hormone imbalance or infection, in which case a prescription product might be necessary.
Nobody likes to feel self-conscious about showing off their bodies, especially not during swimsuit and T-shirt season. If you're looking for an affordable way to try and brighten your underarms, AsaVea's Dark Spot Cream with collagen might be for you.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.