How often do you tend to check your armpits? Not nearly enough, if you have the affliction of armpit pimples. This can happen to anyone, regardless of gender or skin type, and it’s one of the most embarrassing things about the human body when it happens, especially on the part that’s always exposed – your underarms! If this has happened to you, here’s everything you need to know about armpit pimples and how to get rid of them as soon as possible!
What are pit pimples?
Pit pimples are a type of acne that form in the underarm area. They are caused by a combination of factors, including sweat, bacteria, and dead skin cells. Other risk factors include wearing tight clothing, heavy sweating from exercise or heat, not changing clothes after work outs, or not washing shirts as often as they should be washed. Some people may have an allergic reaction to deodorant or antiperspirant; this can cause irritation that leads to pit pimples.
How do you get them and how can you prevent them
This can happen when you wear tight-fitting clothes that don’t allow your skin to breathe. The good news is that there are things you can do to prevent pit pimples.
Here are a few tips:
1. Wear loose-fitting, breathable clothing.
2. Keep your armpits clean by showering regularly and using an antibacterial soap.
3. Use a deodorant or antiperspirant that contains an acne-fighting ingredient like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.
4. Exfoliate your armpits regularly with a gentle scrub to remove dead skin cells and help prevent clogged pores.
5. Don’t shave in the same area two days in a row as this might irritate the skin.
6. If these strategies don’t work for you, consider trying some over-the-counter treatments such as products containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) and consult to doctor.
What causes them, how common are they, and what do they look like
Acne in the armpit is caused by the same things that cause acne on the face: excess oil, clogged pores, and bacteria. The condition is more common in people who are overweight or have diabetes, but anyone can get it. Acne in the armpit usually looks like small red bumps or whiteheads. The bumps may contain pus in some cases.
They can also become infected, which will require medical attention. While pit pimples may look similar to a yeast infection, they’re different conditions. Yeast infections only affect the vulva area and not the armpits; also, pit pimples tend to be larger than yeast infections. Lastly, while there’s no cure for pit pimples (except if you lose weight), there are products available at your local drugstore that will help clear them up.
How to treat them with home remedies
If you’re dealing with a pit pimple — an infected hair follicle — you can try a few at-home treatments to help it heal.
First, clean the area with an antibacterial cleanser and apply a warm compress for five minutes to open up the pores and draw out the infection. Then, use a cotton swab to apply a spot treatment like benzoyl peroxide or tea tree oil. Finally, cover the area with a bandage or adhesive tape to keep it clean and protected while it heals.
When it comes to treating pimples in your armpits, try these tips to help soothe and heal inflammation and reduce redness. Use a gentle antiseptic cleanser like Dial or Cetaphil on your skin once or twice a day, and apply an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream for itchiness. Keep your armpits moisturized with lotion, especially before you shave — it’ll minimize ingrown hairs. If you have sensitive skin, avoid tight-fitting clothing that might rub against armpit pimples. Do not pop a pit pimple yourself because it can lead to scarring!
To avoid pimples in the armpits, maintain good hygiene in general. If you sweat a lot, make sure you’re taking a bath twice a day to remove all the sweat. Change your clothes as soon as possible if they are sweaty, damp, or dirty. Wash them in hot water to kill bacteria that could cause a breakout. And always wear deodorant to control body odor.
How do I know if I have one? You may notice red bumps under your arms after shaving. These bumps will usually go away within one week, but if they don’t start fading after two weeks you should see a doctor.
The role hormones play in getting pimples in your armpits
Hormones play a big role in why you might be getting pimples in your armpits. When your body goes through puberty, your hormones go into overdrive and can cause your skin to break out. If you have an imbalance in your hormones, that can also trigger pimples. So if you’re going through puberty or have an underlying hormonal condition, that could be why you’re getting pit pimples.
-If this is the case, it’s important to talk with your doctor about it. They’ll help figure out what’s causing the breakout and how to treat it so you don’t feel embarrassed by your skin again.
-It can take time for the treatment to work, but many people are able to get rid of their acne with medication prescribed by their doctor. Even laser treatments work in some cases!
What causes the armpit area to get pimples?
There are a few reasons why someone might get pimples in their underarm area:
– Some people are more sensitive than others, so any little irritation can result in acne. That includes sweat as well as makeup and deodorant rubbing against the skin
– Stress is one of the most common triggers for people with existing acne problems. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by life, then it’s not uncommon for those who are susceptible to start breaking out on their chest or back instead – Another possible reason is because there’s more bacteria on the armpit than other areas of your body.