MANILA – To those who are too shy to ask about their acne or their dark armpits, watch this Q&A with Vicki Belo.
In this 43-minute clip by vlogger Camille Co, the doctor to the stars gamely answered beauty-related questions from netizens, from skin care routines to cosmetic procedures.
At one point, she spoke of the importance of being gentle with one’s armpits to avoid dark spots and uneven skin tone.
“The most common cause of dark underarms is deodorant because it has aluminum oxide,” Belo explained. “You know naman if you have aluminum pots and pans, they get black, di ba? [With deodorants] especially if you combine it with perspiration, it gets acidic and it gets rusty.”
She went on: “The first thing you do is laser hair removal so you don’t shave, you don’t pluck, you don’t harm your armpits. No harm means no pigmentation… The worse thing you can do is to get a bimpo (face towel), which people do all the time, and wash out the black (spots). It won’t work and it just gets darker because you’re harming your armpits.”
Aside from underarm whitening, Belo also talked about the safety of using collagen and vitamins, the difference between cleansing milk and cleansing oil, and her thoughts on home remedies, to name a few.
Watch the informative video below: