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Did you know that there are downsides to regular underarm shaving? Believe it or not, it can be the number one reason for pigmentation and uneven skin texture. And let’s be real, nobody wants that!

It’s safe to say that almost every one of us (men included) has faced this dreaded issue, which can really affect our confidence, especially when we’re eager to pull off a stylish sleeveless look.

And even though we’ve tried to tackle it, the results we’re getting just aren’t up to the mark.

But hold onto those hopes, because there’s some buzz going on over at Xiao Hong Shu about this one product that’s becoming a total game-changer.

Keep reading to get the scoop on how you can wave goodbye to underarm woes!

Netizens are swearing by this product whiten their underarms

Many are now discovering the surprising versatility of The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution – a product initially designed for facial use. However, the buzz around this product has been steadily growing, and for good reasons.

It is claimed to address specific concerns like ingrown hairs, dark spots, and even bad odour. 7% glycolic acid provides a gentle yet effective exfoliation for the skin.

Additionally, it contains other beneficial properties, such as aloe vera for soothing hydration, amino acids to nourish the skin, and ginseng for its rejuvenating properties.

Together, these ingredients work in harmony to combat skin dullness and promote a more even skin tone and texture.

The intriguing part? Users have reported remarkable results when incorporating this toning solution into their underarm care routine and claimed that it has lightened their underarms as well as neutralised bad odour.

Hence, it’s effectively becoming a multi-purpose deodorant alternative.

Step-by-step routine

Ready to unveil those beautiful, whiter underarms? Here’s the routine that’s creating a buzz:

Step 1: Gentle exfoliation

Kick off your shower routine by using a gentle body scrub on your underarms and gently massage the scrub onto your underarm area, helping to remove dead skin cells and promote a smoother surface.

This exfoliation primes your skin for the next steps and is essential for allowing the subsequent products to work effectively.

Step 2: The glycolic acid boost

Once you step out of the shower, it’s time to introduce the game-changer: The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toning Solution.

The glycolic acid acts as a chemical exfoliant to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and promote a more even skin tone. Apply a small amount to your underarms and gently massage it in. Do give it some time for the solution to fully absorb into your skin.

This step not only aids in lightening pigmentation but also helps improve the overall texture of your underarm area.

Step 3: Lock in hydration

After letting the glycolic acid solution do its magic, it’s crucial to replenish your skin’s moisture.

Apply your favourite moisturiser to your underarms to ensure they stay hydrated and prevent any potential dryness or irritation that could arise from the exfoliation process.

Hydrated skin also tends to look healthier and more radiant, which is exactly what you should be aiming for as well.

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution retails for S$25 on Sephora.

Feature image credit:  Xiao Hong Shu