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Four female body parts you should not neglect

17 June 2015, 21:47 Winnie Mwirikia

Nairobi - Because people mostly notice our faces readily, so spend extra time taking care of the facial skin than the feet, underarms and so on.

A lot of us are familiar with the concept of exfoliation. The problem is, we limit it to just our faces and forget the rest of the body.

Would you like a flawless face with an imperfect body? I guess the answer is no. Well, those often-forgotten parts are more important than you imagine. That’s why we need to remind ourselves and pay attention to other parts of the body that need exfoliation.

Here are four body parts that we often neglect:

Armpits need some love too. There are three noticeable underarm problems that can affect our daily lives; underarm odor, underarm hair and dark underarms. It is usually huge turn-off when women have hair under their armpits, no matter how beautiful or sexy they are. Shave your armpits regularly.

Dark armpits on the other hand, tend to leave an impression that one is poorly groomed. It could also affect one’s self-confidence especially when wearing sleeveless shirts in public. You can’t raise your hands freely; reaching books from high places or tying up your hair becomes a very uncomfortable situation. Did you know that the dark hue that forms on the armpits is due to constant use of deodorants? Studies say you can get rid of those unsightly marks through regular exfoliation especially if it contains skin brightening properties leaving them germ-free and odor-free.

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The lips are one part of the body that doesn't get so much attention. After scrubbing our faces, we dash out without fully concentrating on the lips. The lips require little or no products for exfoliation. Whip out an old toothbrush, a lip scrub or just some white/brown sugar and/or olive oil and scrub. Always remember to brush your lips after brushing your teeth for soft succulent lips.

Our hands go through all sorts of pressure and in the process, suffer from sheer neglect. Some people are of the opinion that they do not need much exfoliation because we're constantly washing them. Believe me when I say exfoliating your hands is one of the best things you can do especially for people with dry skin. Constant exfoliation will eventually lead to softer hands. Don't forget to moisturize thereafter.


Feet scrubs have been around for a while but some of us barely pay attention to them. Caring for your feet is something that should be done on a weekly basis at the comfort of your house. We're probably used to pumice stones too but foot scrubs are so much milder and more gentle especially for those with sensitive skin.

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