Summer means a lot of sleeveless shirts and tankinis to let your underarms breathe. While we're all about doing you when it comes to your kilikili, sometimes going the extra mile to care for them can really work to your favor--you won't get dry skin flaking off (it happens), you'll lower your chances of getting body odor, plus you lessen that annoying chicken-skin effect that shaving does to your skin.

Give your underarms the love they deserve with these tips:

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Regularly groom your armpit hair.

Waxing slows down hair regrowth, while shaving is more affordable and pain-free. Whichever hair removal method you prefer, do it regularly it so you'll have hair-less kilikili all the time.

Don't forget to exfoliate them!

Doing this will get rid of ingrown hairs, leftover germs, and dead skin cells. But remember: The skin in this area is sensitive, so be gentle.

TRY: The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel, P1,395, Lazada

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Let your underarms breathe.

When you're home at night, go deodorant-free to give your pores a break!

Detox your pits.

Give them some weekly TLC by either doing the oil cleansing method to melt away gross residue or applying a clay mask to absorb all the pore-clogging bacteria in your underarms.

TRY: Human Nature Sunflower Oil, P174.75, Beauty Bar

TRY: Banila Co. Hi Bye Clean Up Mud Facial Mask, P845, Trinoma

Use a brightening + antiperspirant deodorant every morning.

Protect your kilikili by using an antiperspirant deo that has brightening ingredients. This will keep them fresh, dry, and smooth all day.

TRY: Kojie San Sleeveless Ready Deodorant, P99.50, Watsons

Wear tops made out of cotton.

If you're pawisin in your underarms, wear tops/dresses made out of cotton as they're more breathable and lightweight! This will also prevent you from getting pit stains.

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TRY: Cotton On Tbar Maeve Tie Front Tank, P799, Zalora

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This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.

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