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:
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.
Dear Klairs Pore Gentle Black Charcoal Soap, P630, BeautyMNLContinue reading below ↓
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.
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask, P525, WatsonsContinue reading below ↓
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.
COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner, P680, LazadaContinue reading below ↓
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.
DeoNat Aloe Mineral Deodorant Stick, P179, WatsonsContinue reading below ↓
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.
Human Nature Sunflower Beauty Oil, P174.75, HumanheartnatureContinue reading below ↓
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