Let’s be real: We treat our armpits with begrudging care. We shave and roll on deodorant and unless we’re doing the YMCA, don’t give them another thought throughout the day. The skin there can become almost green from shaving daily, and frankly, it can get unsexy, especially if your skin is sensitive. In the past couple years, my “pits of despair” are no longer, thanks to laser hair removal sessions with Jennifer Belser at Pulse Laser and Skincare Center and using Dove Advanced Care Anti-perspirant/Deodorant. Its cocktail of humectants, sunflower seed oil and 48-hour odor and wetness protection keep me irritation-free, smelling divinely of Caring Coconut (my scent of choice) and softer and smoother. So when I’m strap-hanging in a sleeveless sundress, the only person scandalized is me — by things happening vis-a-vis other people’s pits.
Dove Advanced Care Anti-perspirant/Deodorant retails for $6 at drugstore.com.