(SPOT.ph) We don’t know what it is about smooth and bright armpits, but everyone seems to be mesmerized when someone posts a photo that bares flawless underarms. Sure, unblemished pits are nice to look at, but really, not having the smoothest and brightest underarms doesn’t make you any less of a person. In fact, it’s very common for people to get discoloration and chicken skin in that area because of shaving or plucking. If you’ve been wanting to give your underarms some love, we spotted a few things that might help.
Here are 10 finds that can give your underarms some TLC:
Under Armed Forces Micro-Refining Peel Solution (P699) from Snoe Beauty
Dead skin can build up in your underarms which causes skin to look dark. This product from Snoe Beauty sloughs off dead skin from the surface, revealing smoother and brighter skin. It’s packed with multi-fruit acids that help exfoliate the skin as well as mistletoe extract which helps delay hair growth so you won’t have to pluck or shave as often.
See a list of Snoe Beauty stores.
Miracle Promise (P680) from V&M Naturals
For smooth and hair-free skin, give V&M Naturals’ Miracle Promise a try. This multi-use cream can be applied to underarms to help smoothen the skin while delaying hair growth, thanks to the pomegranate extracts in the formula. It’s also packed with citronella, to help prevent unpleasant odors.
See a list of V&M Naturals stores.
Pit Perfect Underarm Whitening Scrub (P200) from Skin Genie
There’s nothing like a good scrub to get rid of the gunk buildup in your underarms and this one from Skin Genie is a good bet. It removes dirt, minimizes pores, and restores skin’s natural balance while stimulating skin elasticity thanks to its nourishing ingredients like apple cider vinegar, ground rolled oats, and papaya extracts.
Deodorant Dry Serums (P145) from Dove
If you want to minimize pores, remove dark marks, or smoothen the skin on your underarms, Dove's new Deodorant Dry Serums promise to do just that. They’re basically deodorants that double as serums, targeting your concerns from beneath the skin, revealing a healthier and brighter underarm area. Just squeeze a pea-sized amount and apply directly to your underarms. It dries quickly too, so you won’t have to worry about leaving those annoying white marks on your clothes!
Available in leading supermarkets, department stores, and drugstores nationwide.
Sunflower Beauty Oil (P174.75/50ml, P299.75/100ml) from Human Nature
Beauty junkies swear by Human Nature’s Sunflower Beauty Oil. In fact, it’s one of the brand's best-selling products. This oil can be used from head to toe—including your underarms. Packed with vitamins A, D, and E, this all-natural oil claims to smoothen skin and lighten dark spots.
See a list of Human Nature stores.
Shiro Waki Hime (P795) from Shiro Washi Aki
If you want brighter underarms in an instant, this peeling cream from Japanese brand Shiro Washi Aki is worth a try. It absorbs dirt, oil, and other impurities while removing dead skin cells thanks to fruit acids. To use, apply a pea-sized amount to clean and dry armpits and allow it to dry. Once dry, massage for a few seconds and wipe away excess product—this leaves a powder-like finish giving the illusion of light underarms.
Available on BeautyMNL.
Deo Whitening Cream (P300/50g) from Hello Gorgeous
This overnight cream from Hello Gorgeous was specially formulated to brighten your underarms while you sleep. Packed with papain enzymes (from the papaya fruit), licorice extract, shea butter, and kojic and ascorbic acids, the cream works to brighten, smooth, and even out skin discoloration while keeping it healthy and nourished.
See a list of Hello Gorgeous stores.
Miracle Salve (P299) from Organic Alley
Everyone loves a multi-purpose salve because those things can pretty much solve anything, and this Miracle Salve from Organic Alley isn’t very different. It’s a balm that relieves different skin concerns, including rough skin, dark spots, and unpleasant odor. It’s formulated with manuka honey, tea tree, papaya, licorice, calendula, and chamomile extracts as well as lemongrass, patchouli essential oil, beeswax, vitamin E oil, virgin coconut oil, shea butter, and argan oil. These ingredients all work to reveal healthier skin.
Available on BeautyMNL.
Underarm Whitening Cream (P455) from Belo
This underarm cream from Belo is formulated with alpha arbutin and hydroxyphenoxy propionic acid, and if you don’t know what those are, all you have to know is that they both work to prevent hyperpigmentation a.k.a. skin darkening. If you notice your skin turning red from plucking or shaving, this cream promises to solve that problem, too. Just apply a pea-sized amount on both underarms every night before you sleep.
Available at Watsons and Lazada.
Everbright Blue Body Cream (P895) from Pasjel
This body cream from Thai beauty brand Pasjel claims to brighten and refresh skin while protecting it from sun damage. Packed with a blend of peppermint extract, multifruit extract, and curcuma longa extracts, this tub promises to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and skin darkening in areas like your underarms.
Available on BeautyMNL.