1Too embarrassed to wear sleeveless tops because of your dark underarms? While we think that you should be free to wear whatever you want however you want, a little confidence also goes a long way. Here, five tips to help you bare your underarms without feeling dyahe!

1. Stop shaving and tweezing
They're the main culprits behind dark, chicken-skin underarms. Your razor's blade causes friction, turning your pits dark, while tweezing stretches your skin and causes it to sag. Getting a wax can pull the whole follicle out, causing slower and finer hair regrowth.

2. Exfoliate.
Just like your face, your underarms need to be freed from accumulated dead skin. A face peeling gel with soothing properties is mild enough to lift dull skin while calming cuts from shaving or tweezing.1
Tony Moly Peeling Me Aloe Soothing Gel, P548
Tony Moly is available at SM North, SM Megamall, SM Makati, SM Mall of Asia, and Alabang Town Center.

3. Change your deodorant.
Your deodorant can lead your pits to the dark side. Switch to a whitening deo-spray formula to solve the problem.1
Dove Advanced Whitening Care Deodorant Spray, P109
Dove is available at department stores.

4. Go old school
Indonesian brides have been using Lulur body scrub for centuries to make their skin glow and smooth on their wedding night. This particular tub has licorice extract that helps lighten skin. Using gentle circular motions, massage it on your underarms daily to see visible results.1
Asian Secrets Lulur Indonesian Lulur Body Scrub, P120/ 250g; P80/135
Asian Secrets is avaialble at department stores.

5. Consult a dermatologist
Doctors can investigate the root of the problem and suggest professional treatments to banish all your underarm problems for good. Revlite, a popular laser procedure, can solve skin pigmentation in just a few sessions. You can also get rid of your underarm hair temporarily by going through a series of laser hair removal treatments.

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