Many people chose to shave the hair under their arm for some reason but according to "healthline", there are no health benefits to shaving your arms, though some people may choose to do so because they like the look or feel of smooth arms.
So if you’re thinking about shaving your armpit, it’s a good idea to know the potential benefits, risks, and also how you can do your shaving to avoid razor burn, nicks, and skin irritation and maybe an infection.
It will interest you to know that some people are not bothered by the hair on their arms, while some people prefer how their arms and armpits look hair-free.
Let's first take a look at some of the benefits of shaving your armpit hair for those that like the feel of smooth, hairless arms, shaving will be beneficial.
1. Moisture free armpit
Because hair holds onto moisture, shaving your armpits may result in less sweating, or at least less noticeable sweating especially when wearing a sleeves
2. Less odor
Shaving may also cut down on the odor which is associated with sweat. Most hair is porous, meaning it’s able to absorb and hold onto sweat. But there are plenty of other options besides shaving that can be used to reduce armpit sweat, which includes; antiperspirants and deodorants, and even certain diet changes like drinking more water and limiting alcohol and caffeine.
Now, here are side effects of shaving your armpits
Shaving arms and armpits can result in unwanted side effects which may include:
1. Razor burn
Razor burn can occur when you make use of an old or clogged blade or shaving without lubrication.
2. Painful Ingrown hairs
This happens when shaved hair begins to grows back into the skin instead of straight out you have some pains which can also be followed by some irritating hair bumps.
3. Skin irritation
This may also occur when you shave and it could be in the form of folliculitis, an inflammation of the hair follicle. It can be caused by bacteria, wearing tight clothing, shaving with a dull blade or even shaving too quickly.
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