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4 Dos And Don'ts For Whiter, Smoother Underarms

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Dark underarms holding you back from wearing what you want? There is hope! Let this guide bring you closer to IG-worthy armpits you won’t need a filter for.

1. DON'T shave (!!!)

Never shave even when you're in a rush and you're dying to wear that gorgeous tank top. Shaving can cause irritation and the growth of stiff hair under the skin, which leaves your underarms looking dark. 

If the damage has been done, there are whitening boosts you can turn to. Try Belo Intensive Whitening Bar with Kojic Acid + Tranexamic Acid. The whitening actives it contains form a unique yet powerful combination to give you visibly lighter underarms. 

2. DO find the deodorant that perfectly suits your needs.

Let's face it: The hunt for the best deodorant is a challenge because not every product suits your skin. Worst case scenario, your pick can darken the armpits even more.

If you prefer deo sprays, go for Dove Deo Spray Ultimate White or Dove Deo Aero Spray Original. The Omega 6 and 1/4 moisturizing cream content of these handy deos help lighten your underarms. 

If you're into roll-ons, then go for NIVEA Whitening or Extra White. And if you're dealing with skin aging, give your underarms a boost with NIVEA Extra White and Firm.

3. DO exfoliate once or twice a week.

The buildup of dead skin cells may also be the cause of discoloration. To avoid this, use Belo Kojic Acid Exfoliating Lemon Scrubs. Packed with natural whitening ingredients, this soap helps remove dark and rough skin.

4. DON'T shy away from glutathione.

Saying yes to glutathione is not just about being vain; it's about saying yes to overall skin health! Glutathione helps detoxify and remove free radicals, which are known to damage cells. It lightens discoloration and gives your skin a boost of radiance from head to toe—yes, even your underarms!

But if you're still wary of glutathione pills, opt for SkinWhite Glutathione Soap to test the waters.

Good news, CGs! Watsons' Big White Blowout is ongoing! Go crazy on discounts and special offers on various brightening products until February 22, 2017. Don't forget to bring your SM Advantage Card to get a chance to win an iPhone 7.

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