At this day and age when the society has become judgmental of how we look, more and more people are becoming conscious about their physique. The most common problem areas in the body are the tummy, arms, legs, and chin. Since many of us are dealing with excess fats on these certain parts, we are already well aware of how we can get rid of those.
But what if you are dealing with excess fats and skin on a least common problem area like the armpit? The excess fats in this area of the body can certainly hurt your self-confidence. This is most especially true during the summer season when wearing sleeveless tops are the trendy outfits. If you wish to get rid of the hanging skin under the armpit, you need to read this letter.

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What Causes Saggy Underarms?

Why does our skin, especially in the armpit area sag? Well, there are plenty of reasons!


A hanging skin is one sign of aging. The elasticity and firmness of the skin are maintained with the help of collagen and elastin. As we grow old, the production of these substances in the body is significantly reduced.

Sun Exposure

We know that UV rays are harmful to our skin. It can darken our skin tone and cause unwanted hyperpigmentation. But another result of too much sun exposure is saggy skin.
This is because our skin cells are damaged by the sun's UV rays when exposed to the sun for a long period of time. This unwanted exposure can hasten the aging of the skin which causes the breakdown of the collagen and elastin in the skin. Aside from saggy skin, sun exposure may lead to wrinkles and fine lines too.

Rapid Weight Change

If you have lost weight rapidly, there is a high chance that the skin will sag. This is also true if you have undergone bariatric surgery or liposuction. This is because your skin has been too stretched out, so it is having some problems snapping back.
How to Get Rid of Loose Skin Under Armpit?
Yes, there are lots of things that may cause saggy skin. But don't worry! There are also lots of ways on how to get smooth underarms skin. Yes, you are not necessarily stuck with saggy underarms your whole life! Here are some of the treatments that are here to your rescue:

Drink water

Our skin cells are made up of water. If we do not drink enough water, our skin gets hydrated and our skin cells will not properly function. The skin will then be at risk of wrinkling and sagging. That is why you need to make sure that you will be drinking at least eight glasses of water a day.

Take collagen supplements

The main reason why you have saggy skin is that of the reduced production of collagen in your skin. If you are already of age, the only way that you can do to increase the production of collagen in your body is to take a supplement. When choosing collagen supplements, go for the hydrolyzed collagen option as it is more absorbable by the body as compared to other types of collagen supplements in the market.

Lose weight gradually

Since rapid weight loss can cause the skin to sag, the best thing that you can do is to take your weight loss journey slowly. If you want to lose weight, do not go for losing more than 1 to 2 pounds a week. In addition to that, you should also try to maintain your muscle mass even as you lose weight. You can do that by still maintaining a balanced portioned diet instead of going for a restrictive type of diet.


When you try to tone your tricep muscles, you can be able to reduce the flabbiness not just in your underarms but your arms as well. The best way to do this is to regularly carry out different types of strength training and aerobic exercises.
Some of these exercises include triceps extension, rope pushdown, bench dips,tricep pushup, tricep kickback, and many more. You can also do weightlifting to speed up the entire process. If you do not know how to properly execute these moves, it would be best if you visit the gym and hire a personal trainer so he can guide you on what to do.

Try laser treatments

If you want to do things the way the beauty industry does it, the best option that you have is a skin rejuvenation laser treatment. This can deliver heat to the underlying skin which can stimulate the production of collagen. In addition to that, it is also effective in tightening the fibers of the skin. You may need to undergo a few sessions of this treatment, and it may take a while before you can see results but rest assured; this treatment can give you long-lasting effects.

Apply skin firming creams

The saggy skin has become a common problem, and that is why the beauty industry has formulated various products that are designed to tighten, tone and firm the skin. These products contain active ingredients like retinoids, beta or alpha hydroxyl acids.

Undergo a surgery

If all else fails, your final option is to try an arm lift surgery or more commonly known as brachioplasty. This procedure is designed to remove the excess fat deposits in the skin and tighten the loose, sagging skin in your underarms. If the saggy skin is already interfering with the use of your arms by restricting its movements, this is the best option that you have.
The saggy skin under your armpit can certainly be a nuisance-it can be unsightly and can make you feel self-conscious. But the good news is, you do not have to suffer its consequences because you can find a way to get rid of it! We hope you will find an effective treatment from the ones that we have mentioned above!

Author's Bio: 

Lisiana is a renowned independent researcher with a major interest in makeup, beauty and trendy fashion and has a philosophy of ‘Live, Love and Laugh’.