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Applying Serum On Your Underarms? Here’s Why It Actually Works

Plus, our recos to get you started on your underarm routine.
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Underarm routines aren’t new—a lot of people use multiple products on their kilikili nowadays. And that’s probably because people have realized that underarm skin is very sensitive and delicate, so it’s important to take just as much care of it as you would with your face. Not to mention, the underarms accumulate a lot of sweat and go through trauma during shaving or waxing, which could cause problems like hyperpigmentation, dryness, and irritation. That’s why underarm routines usually include a serum to address these pain points. But does a serum actually do anything for the underarms?

Is serum good for the underarms?

ICYDK, serums usually include actives like acids and vitamins in their formulas, making them a lot more potent than creams and moisturizers. This means that if you’d like to target problems like acne or dark marks on your underarms, your best bet would be to integrate a serum that addresses these concerns into your routine. The way that underarms differ from your face, though, is that they fold into themselves, heightening the power of skin absorption. So if you’re using a particularly potent serum on your underarms, it’s possible that they could become more irritated than if you applied it to your face. 

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When you use a serum on your underarms, you need to know what problem you’d like to tackle and the right product that can address it. It’s also important to observe how your underarms feel when you do apply a serum and to start slow—using it two to three times a week before adding more days. You should also be applying a thin layer and allow it to dry and absorb into your skin before lowering your arms. 

So now that you know how to use serums for your underarms, check out these products that you can easily add to your underarm routine:

The Best Underarm Serums To Add To Your Routine

  1. One Earth Organics Healthy Glow Booster Serum

    This local brand’s serum is infused with naturally sourced skin brightening ingredients—like rosehip oil, licorice root extract, and hyaluronic acid—that will leave your underarms feeling soft and looking even. It can help fade acne scars and dark spots while also moisturizing your pits. This serum was specially formulated for your underarms (it’s even part of One Earth Organics’ Underarm Therapy Set), but you can also use it on your face, neck, and other areas.

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    One Earth Organics Healthy Glow Booster Serum, P780, Lazada

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  2. Mink PH Rad Pits Underarm Serum

    If you’re struggling to fade dark marks, then this serum is for you! It’s formulated with beta arbutin, niacinamide, carica papaya fruit extract, and aloe vera to help slough off dead skin and reveal a brighter kilikili complexion. And if your skin is sensitive, you don’t have to worry because this serum will also help moisturize and hydrate your underarms, keeping irritation and dryness away. 

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    Mink PH Rad Pits Underarm Serum, P349, Lazada

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  3. Face Republic Vita Capsule Luminous Serum

    Vitamin C is a great brightening active, but it also has the reputation of being a bit irritating on the skin. But the Face Republic Vita Capsule Luminous Serum can revitalize the skin without causing damage. It’s formulated with niacinamide and vitamins C and E to help brighten the skin, balance oil and moisture levels, and soften the area.

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    Face Republic Vita Capsule Luminous Serum, P850, BeautyMNL

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  4. Issy & Co. Multi Nourishing Drops Booster Serum

    If you’re dealing with dry, cracked underarm skin, try adding this nourishing serum into your underarm routine. It was designed for dull, dry, and mature skin and it includes ingredients like edelweiss flower, sea daffodil, seawater algae, and trexanamic acid to help strengthen the skin barrier as well as improve hyperpigmentation.

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    Issy & Co. Multi Nourishing Drops Booster Serum, P599, BeautyMNL

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  5. Dr. Sensitive Underarm Whitening Serum

    This budget-friendly serum is a great option if you want to tackle problems like dark marks, hyperpigmentation, uneven texture, and chicken skin all at once. It contains arbutin and vitamin C to help brighten the underarms, and it’s also formulated with sodium hyaluronate to help make your skin softer and smoother. If you have sensitive skin, worry not! This serum is also alcohol- and fragrance-free. BTW, you can use this serum on areas like your knees and elbows, too!

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    Dr. Sensitive Underarm Whitening Serum, P199, Watsons

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  6. The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA

    If you’re struggling with acne scars and dark spots on your underarms, try this serum on for size. It’s a concentrated serum of purified alpha arbutin and hyaluronic acid, making it a great product for addressing spots, hyperpigmentation, and texture. 

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    The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA, P905, BeautyMNL

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