It’s officially summertime, so time na para ilabas ang mga sleeveless tops and dresses natin para fashionable tayo. But you know what’s more fashionable, hindi lang pag summer, kundi all year round? Smooth, white underarms!
Underarm hair removal methods
Let’s face it; nakaka-affect talaga ng confidence kapag may unwanted hair sa underarms. Ganoon din kapag dark ang skin sa kilikili, or may bumpy na chicken skin. So wouldn’t it be nice to have smooth, white skin all over, even sa kilikili?
There several ways to have smooth, hair-free underarms, but which one is the best? Tingnan natin ang main differences ng waxing, plucking, and shaving:
What happens: Melted wax is spread on the skin of the underarms. The hair will be embedded in the warm wax, and will be grasped when the wax cools. The wax will then be pulled off in the opposite direction of hair growth.
Benefits: Waxing is good for removing large amounts of hair in one go. Also, the area will be hair-free for up to eight weeks
Drawbacks: It can be pretty painful, depending on how well you handle pain.
What happens: Hair is plucked using tweezers, from the tip up until the root.
Benefits: Effective in removing hair, but it can take up too much time.
Drawbacks: Plucking causes micro abrasions to the skin, leaving the pores looking enlarged and the skin looking bumpy (chicken skin). Plucking can be painful, but it can be minimized if you take a warm shower first. Also, take care to use clean tweezers; using dirty ones can cause an infection and lead to scarring.
What happens: Hair is removed using a razor or other bladed instrument.
Benefits: It’s the fastest and easiest way to get rid of underarm hair.
Drawbacks: Shaving over the same spot also shaves off a bit of the skin. Regular shaving interrupts the skin’s natural cycle by exposing new cells sooner, and this leads to damaged, dry and “chicken” skin. Shaving is painless, since it does not remove hair at the root. However, that means the effects are temporary. Hair can grow back anywhere from a few hours to a few days.
Out of the three, the best way to go hair-free and smooth is waxing. It’s safer and the effects last longer. If you have to shave, do it after you shower when the skin is most supple and the hairs are softer.
Quick Fact: The Gluta-C Underarm & Bikini Skin Whitening Gel not only whitens your underarms, but also helps slow down underarm hair growth so you don’t have to wax, shave, or pluck so often.