Underarm Hair Removal: Waxing vs Plucking vs Shaving

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!

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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:

 

Waxing


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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.

 

Plucking

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.

 

Shaving

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.

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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.

 

 

80 Responses to Underarm Hair Removal: Waxing vs Plucking vs Shaving

    • Hi Sneha, we will forward your email address to our International Sales Team and they’ll get back to you regarding the price of the Underarm & Bikini Skin Whitening Gel in Rupees 🙂 As for the application, we suggest that you use it after shower, before applying your deodorant (if for underarms). If it’s for the bikini area, elbows or knees, you can use it before applying lotion. 🙂 Thank you!

  1. hi,, is the product available here in Abu Dhabi UAE,I wanted the underarm whitening, I tried many products but nothing happens.

    Thanks and regards

    • Hi Kaireen, we have authorized sellers abroad. 🙂 We will forward your email address to our International Sales Team and they’ll get back to you regarding this. Thank you for your interest in our products!

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    • Hi Sheng, the Gluta-C Underarm & Bikini Skin Whitening Gel is SRP Php199.75, the Whitening Deodorant is SRP Php84.75 🙂 Yes, we actually recommend that you both use the gel and the deodorant! Thank you for your interest in our products! 🙂

      • Hello Maam and Sir….Gusto ko lang pong itanong kung paano makakaorder ng Gluta C and that Whitening Deodorant???Dito po ako sa Batangas City Philippines.Thank you

        • Hi Cecile, available po ang Gluta-C products sa mga Mercury Drug, Watsons, SM Supermarket, Mart One, Robinsons Supermarket, Citimart Supermarket and Puregold sa Batangas. 🙂

    • Hi Mitch, thank you for your interest in our products! 🙂 We suggest that you give your skin some time to heal and recover from waxing. Kung wala na po ang redness, you can start using the Underarm & Bikini Skin Whitening Gel after 2 days.

    • Hi Chryza, thank you for your interest in our products! We will forward your email address to our International Sales Team and they’ll get back to you regarding this. 🙂

    • Hi Christine, magkaiba po ang Gluta-C Underarm & Bikini Skin Whitening Gel at ang Gluta-C Whitening Deodorant. 🙂 You can use both para mabilis niyong makita ang changes sa skin niyo. Based on clinical studies and customer feedback, mapapansin niyo na ang pag-whiten ng underarms niyo within 2 weeks of regular use. 🙂

    • Hi Kym, we have authorized sellers abroad! We’ll forward your email address to our International Sales Team and they shall get back to you regarding this. 🙂 Thank you for your interest in our products!

  2. Hi! I started using this product for one week now, kitang-kita ko na ang difference, nag-lighten na bikini area ko.. I’ve tried many skin whitening products but they didnt work. I bought this in Dubai Mall and I bought only one for trial, is this available here in Abu Dhabi UAE.

    • Hi Andeng, thank you very much for the positive feedback! 🙂 We’re glad na gumagamit po kayo ng Gluta-C. You can buy our products sa Abu Dhabi in the following stores: Spinneys Khalidiya Branch, TCA Deli Branch, Mangrove Village Branch, Musaffah Branch, SAS AL Nakhil Branch, Al Bateen Branch, Saadiyat Island Branch, Al Murjan Branch, Waitrose Sun & Sky Branch, Al Zeina Branch, Etihad Tower Branch and Eastern Mangrove Branch. 🙂

      • Hi Raza, yes! We have authorized sellers in Dubai Mall (Spinneys). 🙂 We hope you can check it out!

  3. Will Gluta-C underarm and bikini skin whitening helps me whitens my groin area? Because I seriously have a dark groin. I hope you could help me. Thanks!

    • Hi Ray, the Gluta-C Underarm & Bikini Skin Whitening Gel can help you whiten your concerned areas like the underarms and bikini. We hope you can try it soon! 🙂

    • Hi Keng, we have authorized sellers abroad! We will forward your email address to our International Sales Team and they shall get back to you regarding this. 🙂

    • Hi Ann! Thank you for your interest in our products! 🙂 We will forward your email address to our International Sales Team and they shall get back to you regarding this.

    • Hi Josiepena, ia-apply niyo muna ang Gluta-C Underarm & Bikini Skin Whitening Gel, followed by the Whitening Deodorant. 🙂 Thank you!

    • Hi TM, thanks for the inquiry! The Gluta-C Underarm & Bikini Skin Whitening Gel are intended for the underarms, bikini area, elbows and knees. It’s not advisable to use it on the face and neck. 🙂 You may use the Gluta-C Face & Body Soap and Facial Day Cream with SPF25 instead. 🙂

    • Hi Raza, our products are available in Spinneys and Waitrose in Dubai Mall Branch/Dubai Marina Branch. 🙂

    • Hi Erika, we have authorized sellers abroad. 🙂 We will forward your email address to our International Sales Team and they shall get back to you regarding this. Thank you for your interest in our products!

  4. Hi Gluta C,

    Is your products are available in Doha, Qatar? If yes, please let me know were I can buy your products. Thanks.

    • Hi Gracia, you may visit Spinneys and Waitrose in Doha. We have authorized sellers in these stores! 🙂 Thank you!

    • Hi Shaleika, we have authorized sellers abroad. We will forward your email address to our International Sales Team and they shall get back to you regarding this. 🙂 Thank you!

    • Hi Genevieve, whitening products are generally not recommended by Ob-Gyne to pregnant women. We suggest you use Gluta-C after pregnancy. Besides yung blackening of body parts are caused by hormones while pregnant, so even if you use whitening products bale-wala din. 🙂

    • Hi Richelle, thank you for your interest in our products! 🙂 We will forward your email address to our International Sales Team and they shall get back to you regarding this.

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    • Hi Jhen, we recommend that you apply the Underarm & Bikini Gel first before the Whitening Deodrant. 🙂

    • Hi Genevieve, thank you for your interest in our products! 🙂 We will forward your email address to our International Sales Team and they shall get back to you regarding this.

  5. Hi this is interesting. My underarm is not dark but it has few chicken skin. I think its because i pluck the remaining hair after waxing it. I just want to know if this product will work for me and if it is 100% safe. FYI i dont use any product for my underarm because im scared of darkening issue. Please give me your idea. I will be glad. Thank you.

    • Hi Anj, thanks for sharing your skin issues! 🙂 For your underarms, we recommend that you apply the Gluta-C Whitening Deodorant and the Underarm & Bikini Gel. These products can help whiten your skin and reduce chicken skin. Within 2 weeks of regular use, you’ll see the changes in your skin!

    • Hi Gia, thank you for your interest in our products! 🙂 We will forward your email address to our International Sales Team and they shall get back to you regarding this.

    • Hi Megan, available po ang Gluta-C products sa SM Supermarket, Puregold, Harrison Dept Store at Mart One. 🙂

    • Hi Katherene, you can check out our products po sa Gaisano Capital Kalibo, Iloilo Gen Trade – Farmacia Gomez, Iloilo Gen Trade – G & C and Iloilo Gen Trade – G& R Pharmacy 🙂 Available din po ang products namin sa Mercury Drugstores, Watsons and leading supermarkets nationwide!

    • Hi Caroline! Here is the pricelist of our products 🙂

      Skin/Body Care
      Gluta-C Intense Whitening and Anti-aging Face & Body Soap (60g) – 54.75
      Gluta-C Intense Whitening and Anti-aging Face & Body Soap (135g) – 99.75
      Gluta-C Intense Whitening with Papaya Exfoliants Face & Body Soap (60g) – 54.75
      Gluta-C Intense Whitening with Papaya Exfoliants Face & Body Soap (135g) – 99.75
      Gluta-C Intense Whitening Original Lotion with SPF 25 (125ml) – 164.75
      Gluta-C Intense Whitening Original Lotion with SPF 25 (300ml) – 329.75
      Gluta-C Underarm and Bikini Skin Whitening Gel (20ml) – 199.75
      Gluta-C Intense Whitening Body Scrub (120g) – 99.75
      Gluta-C Intense Whitening Feminine Wash (50ml) – 65.00
      Gluta-C Intense Whitening Feminine Wash (120ml) – 120.00
      Gluta-C Intense Whitening Deodorant (40ml) – 84.75Facial Care
      Gluta-C Intense Whitening Toner (100ml) – 99.75
      Gluta-C Intense Whitening Facial Day Cream with SPF 25 (30ml) – 149.75
      Gluta-C Intense Whitening Facial Night Serum (30ml) – 199.75

      Sachets
      Gluta-C INSTA-WHITE Whitening Cream – Php57.75/3 sachets

      Gluta-C Kojic Plus+ Soap 60g – PHP 59.75
      Gluta-C Kojic Plus+ Soap 60g x 2 – PHP 99.75
      (Available at Watsons and SM Supermarkets)

      Gluta-C Kojic Plus+ Lotion 150ml – PHP 219.75
      (Available at Watsons and SM Supermarkets)

      Gluta-C Kojic Plus+ Powder 40g – PHP 74.75
      (Available at Watsons only)

      Thank you very much! 🙂

    • Hello Sandra! We hope you are taking care of your skin even you are using an epilator! We suggest for you to use our products to keep your skin soft and smooth! Thank you! 🙂

  6. Hi,
    I have started using your whitening gel last week but I will be having a diode laser treatment for my UA next week. Do I need to stop using the whitening gel before the treatment or can I still use it day and night?
    Thanks. 😊

    • Hello Nel, thank you for your interest in our products. We have authorized resellers abroad. We will forward your email address to our International Sales Team 🙂

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