UNDERARM WHITENING HOME REMEDY
“The skin in the armpits is thin, and if you put calamansi there and leave it on, most probably, it will burn your skin and make it darker. So, please do not use calamansi on your armpits because the skin is so thin.” Dr. Vicki Belo said in a video when asked to talk about the underarms.
If you’re following Dr. Vicki Belo on Instagram, you should know that she gives tons of advice about skincare. She believes that ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’
Last June 21, the dermatologist got around to answering some questions there is to know about underarms.
DOES CALAMANSI WHITEN THE ARMPITS?
Dr. Vicky Belo said, ‘no.’
She continued to explain that calamansi is an acid and that it can whiten some parts of the body like some marks of your legs. She continues to say that sometimes calamansi even makes it even darker because it burns your skin.
IS TAWAS BETTER AS A DEODORANT?
More people are into choosing the most organic and natural products in beautifying themselves. And why not? Using natural or organic goods hurts you way less [if it ever does] than the commercial products out there.
When we talk about deodorants, more brands are promoting no aluminum [or no parabens] in their products, and for good measure. According to Dr. Vicki Belo, ‘the scientific name for tawas is aluminum chloride. Aluminum, it sure sounds familiar, right?’
Yes, you heard it right. She continued to say that we have aluminum pans in our kitchens which becomes rusty after putting calamansi on it. When we perspire, that’s acid that comes out of our bodies; therefore, it will rust – thus the dark underarms.
CAN SCRUBBING WHITEN ARMPITS?
The beauty doctor debunked in her video that scrubbing your armpits does more harm than good to it. As she repeatedly said, ‘the armpit, is again, very manipis sa skin, very sensitive.’ She continued to say that ‘Asian skin is very unstable. Therefore, scrubbing the armpit can cause trauma to your skin. Scrubbing the armpit with bimpo and you rub it roughly, you’ll create trauma. Whatever effect of scrubbing your body with bimpo has triple its effects on the armpits.’
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TREATMENT TO WHITEN ARMPITS
If you are interested in whitening your underarms, you can try and get Botox Hyperhydrosis. This will not only whiten your armpits but prevent it from sweating as well. This Belo Medical Group underarm whitening treatment is priced at P17000 per session and the effects will last for about six months.
Dr. Vicki Belo said that if you happen to have a serious case of dark underarms, you can try the Angel Whitening Treatment. She said you could do this once every three weeks and you just have to do 6-8 sessions. This is the most effective whitening treatment you’ll ever need. Another treatment you can try is the Ultrasonic Wave that removes dead skin and the dark color of your armpits. You can do this in between the Angel Whitening treatments.
But if this not in your budget, ladies, and gentlemen, you can still use tawas, but you have to put a whitening agent to it. Aluminum chloride is known to be the best antiperspirant there is.
Dr. Vicki Belo is a celebrated dermatologist and doctor to the stars which owns the leading Medical Aesthetic Clinic in the Philippines. So when she says that we should reconsider using calamansi for the armpits, we should believe her.