The obsession with pretty underarms is very much alive, so we're always ~investigating~ every tip we can try and share with you. So, we're thrilled to inform you that we've found another brightening routine that really works! Pinay vlogger Kath Melendez revealed all the products she used to transform her kilikili. After seeing the before-and-after pics in her video, we got intrigued!
Before she revealed her ~secrets~, Kath discussed the common causes of chicken skin and discoloration. She said that for her, it was shaving. The hair removal method is indeed fast, but the friction caused by it results in darkening. She resorted to waxing, which lessened the texture of her armpits. She then suggested that if you can afford it, invest in laser hair removal treatments to get rid of underarm hair for good. Alternatively, you can try the at-home device she got from Lazada. The exact product she showed is no longer available, but this is the closest one we could find.
2in1 IPL Laser Hair Removal Machine, P3,919, Lazada
(Ed's note: Please be careful when buying beauty devices. Research on the product before purchasing. Read reviews and make sure that it comes from a reputable manufacturer. When in doubt, consult your derma!)
According to Kath, her armpits were once dark and rough, and the products she used in her a.m. and p.m. kilikili routine (yup, she's got one in the morning and at night) improved the pits' appearance. Good news: They're all affordable! See her complete regimen below:
Kath's Morning Underarm Routine
Gluta-C Body Scrub with Papaya Enzymes
Kath said that regularly exfoliating her pits loosened dead skin buildup. The Gluta-C Body Scrub contains both physical and chemical exfoliants that can brighten and smoothen the texture of the underarm's surface. Massage the product gently on the area to avoid excess friction.
Gluta-C Body Scrub with Papaya Enzymes, P99, Lazada
Fresh Skinlab Jeju Aloe Lotion
Kath swears that this lightweight gel lotion softened her skin and hair stubbles. She loves this product so much, she also uses it for her p.m. routine!
Fresh Skinlab Jeju Aloe Lotion 300ml, P199, Lazada
Kath's Evening Underarm Routine
Fairness & Flawless Sgt At Arms + Underarm and Bikini Whitening Cream
After letting her skin absorb the Fresh Skinlab Jeju Aloe Lotion, Kath applies this brightening cream all over her underarms to work its magic.
Fairness & Flawless Sgt At Arms+ Underarm and Bikini Whitening Cream, P249, Fairless and Flawless
Kath reminded her viewers that her brightening experiment did not give her results overnight. She emphasized that it's important to be patient and consistent to score flawless and smooth underarms. If you want to know more about her routine, watch her video below:
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