You probably have a more tedious and complex skincare regimen for your face compared to your underarms' swipe-and-go deo procedure, but they definitely deserve the same kind of care. After all, they go through quite a lot from skin and clothing friction, sweating, and shaving or waxing.
If your home remedies like calamansi or baking soda didn't do the trick, then having an underarm routine using these local products can come to your rescue:
Exfoliating Toners for Underarms
Toners with active ingredients like AHA (alpha-hydroxy acids) will help even out skin tone and get rid of dead skin cells. BHA (beta-hydroxy acids) is for skin concerns like clogged pores and improves the texture of your skin!
Tip: Note that exfoliating with a scrub and toning with another exfoliating toner might have varying effects on your skin. If you have sensitive skin, toners are recommended since they're less abrasive.
Luxe Organix Miracle Toner AHA/BHA Pore Clarifying Treatment
This toner contains glycolic acid, a known AHA that treats hyperpigmentation and evens out your skin tone. It also has salicylic acid to decongest pores and exfoliate the skin, leaving your underarms feeling smoother.
Miracle Toner AHA/BHA Pore Clarifying Treatment, P349, LUXE ORGANIX, Watsons
Skin Genie Apple Cider Vinegar Toner
You heard it right! This facial toner can also be a part of your underarm care routine. It has AHA in the form of apple cider vinegar (acetic acid) which also has antibacterial properties, plus Russian vodka to help cleanse the pores. Moreover, these ingredients can restore your skin's pH balance!
Skin Genie Apple Cider Vinegar Toner, P125, SKIN GENIE, Shopee
Exfoliating can help break down and remove dead skin cells, leaving your pits with a better texture. Keep in mind your armpit skin is sensitive: don’t scrub too hard or too long. Here are some products that can help scrape and dislodge gunk from your pores!
Skin Genie Pit Perfect Underarm Scrub
This scrub contains ground rolled oats, apricot kernels, apple cider vinegar, apple oil, and papaya extract to remove the impurities from your underarms and smoothen your skin.
Pit Perfect Underarm Whitening Cream, P100, SKIN GENIE, Shopee
Beauty Bakery Skin Perfecting Underarm Scrub
Got sensitive skin? This light scrub contains coconut oil, tea tree, lavender, and papaya fruit extract to help repair skin damage from plucking and shaving with its healing formula.
Skin Perfecting Underarm Scrub, P225, BEAUTY BAKERY, Shopee
Underarm Creams and Moisturizers
After deep-cleansing your underarm, it's important to let your skin heal by applying creams that will moisturize and aid repair overnight. Check out the products below for some options:
Skin Potions Pit Potions Sorcery Cream
Pit Potions Sorcery Cream, P199, SKIN POTIONS, skinpotionsph.com
Fresh Formula Sgt. At Arms Overnight Cream
Jam-packed with nourishing and brightening ingredients like grapeseed oil, glycolic acid, and papaya extract, this overnight cream will help reveal brighter and firmer pits in as little as four weeks.
Sgt. At Arms Lightening Overnight Cream, P299, FRESH FORMULA, Lazada
Detoxifying Clay Masks
A weekly detoxifying treatment that cleanses impurities and protects you from sweat and bacteria build up is a great addition to your underarm care routine. Clay masks with ingredients like kaolin clay and charcoal are your best bet for purifying the skin!
Human Nature Pore Clarifying Face Mask
This natural, hypoallergenic clay mask contains powerhouse detox ingredients like bamboo charcoal, bentonite, and kaolin clay to help lift impurities from your pores.
Pore Clarifying Clay Mask, P275, HUMAN NATURE, Lazada
Rraw Pot of Pink Clayey Mask
This pretty pink mask is formulated to balance your complexion and nourish your skin at the same time. It contains kaolin clay to get rid of impurities and virgin coconut oil to keep your skin soft and supple.
Pot of Pink Clayey Mask, P325, RRAW, rrawph.com
Next to having a deep cleansing ritual for your underarm, your pits will also need anti-perspirants to keep sweat at bay and fight off that funky smell during the day. These spray-on deodorants guarantee protection from the gunk and funk, leaving you fresh all day!
One Earth Organics Antibacterial Whitening Deo-Spray
This spray deodorant is formulated with antibacterial ingredients like witch hazel that boasts of anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties. It also contains niacinamide to lighten skin pigmentation, plus antioxidants to repair and rejuvenate your skin for brighter and fresher underarms!
Antibacterial Whitening Deo-Spray, P352, ONE EARTH ORGANICS, Lazada
Fresh Formula Sgt. At Arms Lightening Deo Spray
Aside from having brightening perks, this antiperspirant leaves your skin fresh with a mixture of witch hazel, beta glucan, and green tea extract.
Sgt. At Arms Lightening Deo Spray, P199, FRESH FORMULA, Lazada
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