article_underarm-facts.jpgOur underarms comprise a very small percentage of our body, and yet they're easily one of the parts we women are very conscious—and sometimes insecure—about. It's a common fact that our underarms take a lot of beating (whether through plucking, shaving, or waxing), resulting in skin that's far from smooth, white, and blemish-free.

A 2011 study conducted in Southeast Asia revealed a wealth of facts about women and their relationships with their underarms. Curious about the findings? Browse through the gallery to check them out.

(Source: Beauty Understanding Survey Report, Clear, December 2011 via Dove's The Little White Book on Underarm Skin Care. Photo by Ahmed Sinan via Flickr Creative Commons.)

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