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Your Complete Guide to Getting Rid of Discoloration on Your Underarms

Prepare to see big changes!
Your Complete Guide to Getting Rid of Discoloration on Your Underarms
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Prepare to see big changes!

First of all, we'd like to say that pigmentation on the underarms is perfectly normal. Even dermatologists have assured us of this fact. But, if you prefer to brighten the area, it's perfectly fine, too. There are habits and products you could try to help even out the discoloration. While you may not see instant results, a daily routine will help heaps!

How to Brighten the Underarms

Switch to a different hair removal method.

It is said that shaving creates frictions which may result in darkening. Tweezing, on the other hand, may trigger chicken skin and dark spots. Your best options are sugaring, waxing, and laser hair removal.

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Start with a good cleanser.

Think of your underarm routine as something like your face skincare regimen: To be sure that all the products you'll be using will be effective, you must choose a good cleanser first. Pick a gentle formula to avoid irritation and itchiness.

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Extra Mild Facial Cleanser, P379, MIZUMI, BeautyMNL

Apply an exfoliating toner to your underarms.

Some deodorants accumulate buildup and when mixed with dead skin, may wreak havoc and result in rough texture! Restore the smoothness by applying a toner before you go to bed. Get one with exfoliating acids to help fade discoloration, too. We prefer one with polyhydroxy acids (PHA) that are the gentler counterparts of glycolic and salicylic acids.

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Get Bright Pore Toner, P150, HELLO GLOW, Shopee 

Massage a brightening serum or cream.

This step varies to your liking. If you find a cream too heavy or sticky on the skin, then try a serum, gel moisturizer, or oil. Choose a product with niacinamide, licorice extract, or vitamin C.

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Go for a brightening deodorant.

Since deodorant is a non-negotiable, consider getting one with a brightening formula. This way, you stay fresh all day while fading pigmentation.

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Take advantage of underarm brightening kits.

We're pretty lucky because brands have created sets that include everything we need to have bright, even-toned, and smooth underarms. These kits take away the guesswork! Plus, the items all work perfectly together so you can reach your goals faster.

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Pit Potions Set, P350, SKIN POTIONS, Lazada

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Sgt. At Arms Lightening Duo, P399, FRESH FORMULA, Lazada

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Try a professional procedure.

Nothing beats treatments that are done in clinics. Not only these are guaranteed effective, but these are also safe. Estheticians, nurses, and doctors are properly equipped with skills and knowledge to address underarm discoloration. Here are the services you can try:

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Luminisce Sexy Pit and Pits Perfect Peel- Sexy Pit eight-week program that utilizes the power of Angel White Deolase laser technology. Alternatively, you can try their at-home peel kit, Pits Perfect, for P3,650 each.

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Wink Laser Studio Laser Whitening Treatment - This quick laser procedure promises to get rid of the discoloration on the underarms for good!

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* This story originally appeared on Cosmo.phMinor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.

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