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.