How you can remove underarm pigmentation

New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANSlife) Confused about what glycolic acid is and how it may magically remove pigmentation? We are here to dispel all of your doubts! Glycolic acid is a water-soluble alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from sugarcane. It’s one of the most common acids found in skincare products. AHA are natural acids derived primarily from plants. Glycolic acid penetrates the skin and exfoliates it further. It works by removing dead skin and excess oil, which accelerates skin rejuvenation.

How does it help in promoting fresher & brighter underarms?

Raising your hand to grab an exciting opportunity feels great and so does wearing the clothes of your choice! But not when your underarms make you conscious and kill your vibe and confidence. According to Zeal Shah, Founder & Director, of Bare Body Essentials: “Glycolic Acid helps in maintaining underarms’ Ph levels by breaking down the bacteria, clearing up the sweat, and creating a fresh odorless environment. Glycolic acid when used correctly can do wonders! Look out for glycolic acid as the main ingredient when picking out an underarm cream – it’s everything you need for taking care of underarm pigmentation. It not only brightens but also leaves the skin feeling really soft, refreshed & smelling super fresh throughout the day!”

Few things to know before using glycolic acid for your underarm skin

Glycolic acid products are available in various concentrations, Zeal Shah suggests a few things to keep in mind before introducing it to your daily skincare routine.

Start with using lower concentrations of glycolic acid and give your skin some time to get used to this ingredient. Some redness, burning, and stinging can be expected initially.

Do not use Vitamin C products with glycolic acid, because it causes an imbalance in the pH level and becomes useless.

Be sure to include SPF in your routine while using glycolic acid.

It is an exfoliating agent. Do not use a scrub with glycolic acid to avoid irritating your skin.

Consult your dermatologist before using a product with more than 10 per cent glycolic acid.

(N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe can be contacted at lothungbeni.h@ians.in)

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