I know it’s not just me, but a lot of us would rather keep our pits hidden so as to save our faces from embarrassment. I’ve used several underarm whitening products, and while some of them showed positive results, a lot of them barely even worked.
I’d end up blaming the product for not being as effective as they were claimed to be, not thinking of the condition of my underarm skin.
Then it dawned on me. One of the things I learned about skin and skincare products is that no matter how good a facial product is, if I don’t exfoliate and moisturize, that product won’t work. Because of the dead skin cells and the layer of old skin, the product can’t effectively penetrate the skin.
I thought, if those steps worked on my face, then perhaps it might work on my underarms, too. So using the products I haven’t emptied yet, I started an underarm skincare routine.
28 Days A-Free Toner
This is one of the toners that helped clear my skin through micro-exfoliation. It has AHA and PHA that deep cleanse pores and remove dead skin cells without any irritation. It also has Peptide 3 that soothes and moisturizes the skin.
After taking a bath and drying my pits, I soak a cotton pad with this toner then I gently wipe my underarms with it. Since this is a mild exfoliator, it gently removes the layer of old skin without visible scary peeling. Exfoliation also enables the skin to easily absorb the products in the next steps.
Derma Natufian Niacinamide Serum
Niacinamide has a lot of benefits on the skin. This can help reduce the lines and wrinkles on my underarms, which is one my issues. It can also help lighten the dark spots and make the skin firmer and healthier.
Derma Natufian has 10% Niacinamide and 1% Zinc, making the formula quite potent. It really did well on my face so I thought it could also do wonders on my pits.
After the toner, I just put a few drops of the serum on the palm of my hand then apply it on my underarms.
Esfolio Honey Ampoule Nourishing Solution
This is one of my favorite products from Esfolio. This helps minimize the wrinkles, helps brighten the skin, and improves the elasticity of the skin. This has honey extract that boosts skin’s moisture and radiance.
I really love the texture of this product. It’s jelly-like that turns watery when applied. It has tiny capsules that contain nutritious vitamins.
When the skin is properly moisturized, it becomes soft and can fully take in all the goodness of the products.
Using the spoon that this product comes with, I pick up some product and apply it all over my underarms until all the tiny capsules are dissolved.
Skin Potions Sorcery Cream
Finally, I put a pump of Skin Potions Sorcery Cream on each pit. Aside from brightening ingredients, this product also contains Alpha Arbutin that reduces dark spots and hyperpigmentation. It contains Tea Tree Extract that has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. It also has Hyaluronic Acid that draws moisture from the deeper layers of our skin and brings it to the surface. This also has Bentonite that clears and heals skin, as well as lightens minor discoloration.
What I like about this product is that it has a really pleasant smell. It gives off that fresh-from-the-bath scent. Using this product has improved my skin’s texture over time, making it soft and smooth.
My only trouble with it is the pump. Getting some product is often a struggle because the pump doesn’t always deposit the product properly. I need to keep pressing and squeezing until I get the right amount.
In just a few days of doing this routine, I have seen improvements! Of course the whitening effect is not instant, but I see that it’s gradually happening. My pits look and feel a lot smoother and softer.
I am never super confident with my armpits, but today, I feel like they are in such a condition that it’s okay to show them. The complexion isn’t that light yet, and the lines are still quite visible, but this is far better than how it used to look.
However, if your armpits tend to sweat during the day, you’ll want to add in a deodorant that keeps them from sweating. Skin Potions Wizarding Spell Underarm Deo Spray and Love Thy Self Jeju Berry White Underarm Deo Spray would be a good choice. I’ve also used BN Whitening Deo Spray and Skin Klarity Deo Spray, and both of them worked wonders, too! Derm Care Deo Roll-on is also effective when it comes to keeping the pits dry and protected.
This routine may take a little of your time, but you’ll thank yourself later.
This is actually the first time I am publicly showing my pits. So that means something. 😉