Beauty

4 products to brighten your elbows, underarms and other problem areas

While we still want to target a dull eye area, we shouldn't ignore the much-neglected elbows, underarms and bikini line

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ELBOWS
L’Occitane Almond Velvet Serum, $76.
This light and silky body serum dries to a velvety-smooth finish and leaves skin brighter with continued use, thanks to the vitamin C in its formula. And since elbows (and knees) tend to be more pigmented compared to the rest of the body – due to the friction from constant movement or the build-up of dead skin cells – be sure to slather on this serum whenever you get the chance.

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UNDERARMS
Nivea Anti-perspirant Extra White & Firm Q10, $4.90.
This roll-on deodorant has liquorice extract to brighten skin that has been darkened by regular shaving.

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EYES
Cle de Peau Beaute Concentrated Brightening Eye Serum, $120.
If you want to look like you’re getting the recommended eight hours of sleep every night (even if you’re not), use this lightweight brightening serum twice daily. It has silk and pearl extracts, and leaves your eye area hydrated and more radiant with continuous use.

BIKINI LINE
Bikini Wax at Strip: Ministry of Waxing, from $28.
Opt for a new (and limited edition) type of white-coloured hard wax when you go for a waxing treatment at Strip: Ministry of Waxing. This wax reportedly leaves skin brighter, which is great, since the bikini area is prone to pigmentation due to chafing or perspiration. The citrus-scented wax also has camomile and aloe vera to soothe redness.

This story was first published in HerWorld Magazine May 2015.

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