While there’s nothing wrong with dark underarms, some of us prefer that they have a brighter complexion and feel smoother. And this group is split into two. The first spends a lot to ensure flawless pits, while the other goes for budget-friendly and low-maintenance options. If you're part of the second group and want to know more, take notes from other Pinays. Below, they share their simple and trusted underarm care routines.
At night, I wash my underarms with sulfur soap to help reduce product buildup in the pores. Then, I use an AHA toner to remove dead skin. If I have to remove underarm hair, I use an epilator, then I moisturize with lotion.
I exfoliate my underarms once a week with a body scrub in the shower. Every other day, before I get dressed, I apply aloe vera extract on my underarms and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Then I rinse it off and put my clothes on.
My nighttime routine for my underarms usually consists of dabbing on the leftover toner I just used on my face—this helps get rid of leftover deodorant. I’ve also started using an epilator to remove hair, then I apply a non-comedogenic moisturizer to smoothen the skin. For my daytime routine, I exfoliate my underarms when I shower, then I use Rexona Powder Dry + Whitening Roll-On as my deodorant. It has sunflower seed oil to help brighten my underarms while keeping me protected from sweat and B.O.
This is so bad, but after I shave my pits, I sneak into my parent's room and use my mom's face oil on my underarms. It keeps them moisturized and soft, so I won't have to worry about underarm darkening from shaving. It's super expensive though, and I don't know what I'm going to do once she runs out.
Once a week, I do a clay mask on my face and underarms. After that, I use a K-beauty toner to help keep my underarms clean and supple, then I follow that up with a snail cream. They can be pretty hard to find though, and I always have to wait for my products to be shipped to my house when I run out.
Your underarm routine can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. What's important is using products that you know can help you get the underarms you want. Rexona Powder Dry + Whitening Roll-On has MotionSense Technology, which releases extra fragrance when you need it most, so armpits still smell fresh at the end of the day. It even has a powder-dry finish that feels light on the skin.