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Follow This Underarm Care Routine To Get Smoother, Brighter Armpits

It only has five steps!
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Something that usually takes a backseat in our routine is our underarms. After all, you just need to swipe on a deodorant and you're good for the day, right? It's definitely a lot different than your complex skincare regimen. If you have a lot more time on your hands, maybe you can give your pits a lot more attention.

Below, we put together an easy regimen you can follow that will grant you the smoothest and brightest underarms of your life:

  1. Use a detoxifying cleanser.

    Just like your face, your underarms tend to collect dirt and sweat after a long day. Cleansing them with the right product will stop the germs and bacteria that cause unwanted odors. Simply use a gentle bar soap to freshen them up and prep them for the next steps of your routine.

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     Pore Gentle Black Charcoal Soap, P630, BeautyMNL


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  2. Spread clay mask on the area.

    For further deep cleansing and detox, apply a clay mask to your pits and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Then, remove it using water or a warm, damp washcloth. This step will help immensely, especially if you've using deos that have formulas that may clog the pores.

     Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask, P525, Watsons


  3. Swipe on a chemical exfoliant toner.

    To brighten pigmentation and even out your skin tone, try applying a toner to your underarms with a cotton pad. Using a chemical exfoliant that's loaded with actives, such as AHA or BHA, will also help to gently slough away dead skin cells to reveal smoother underarms.

     AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner, P680, Lazada


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  4. Put on a natural deodorant.

    Our usual antiperspirant deodorants may be good at keeping the sweat at bay, but they contain harsh chemicals and ingredients that can irritate the sensitive skin. A gentler alternative is a ~natural~ deodorant.  It will keep you feeling fresh and odor-free sans the irritation.

     Aloe Mineral Deodorant Stick, P179, Watsons


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  5. Apply a moisturizer.

    As the final step of your underarm care routine, apply a gentle moisturizer or soothing oil that's loaded with powerful ingredients that address your underarms' needs. This step will also prevent your kilikili from having that "leather-y" feeling as it aids in softening the skin's surface.

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     Sunflower Beauty Oil, P174.75, Humanheartnature


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