The foreign press had a field day when they caught a glimpse of Beyonce's underarms looking stubbly at the premiere of Cadillac Records.
I think those fools can't tell the difference between an unflattering shadow and a chinchilla, but I won't contest that underarm irritation and discoloration have ruined many a sleeveless moment.
To prevent any drama, remember to use shaving cream (not just soap) and a fresh razor blade (at least three blades are best to prevent nicks and red bumps), when you shave. Change your blade every five shaves.
Also be aware of how your underarms react to different antiperspirants. If yours is too harsh, you could get a mean rash. Look for gentle products like Almay Clear Gel Antiperspirant & Deodorant ($3.29), formulated with aloe vera, and Dove Antiperspirant/Deodorant for Sensitive Skin ($3.29). Secret Flawless Touch with Olay Aqua Current Technology ($4.99), is a good moisture balancing stick.
If your underarms are darker than the rest of your body--which is really common--try DERMAdoctor Total Nonscents Ultra-Gentle Brightening Antiperspirant ($28). It helps even out your armpits' skin tone.
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