Most girls care for their skin like they care for their designer bags. But lots of times, lowkey spots like the armpits, elbows, and knees get no love. Constant friction, careless cleansing, and plain ol’ genetics can give them a dark appearance. And while this isn’t a big deal (you’re gorgeous regardless!), it keeps many of us from feeling our best.

To boost your confidence, all you need is a brightening exfoliator. These gentle scrubs and gels lighten trouble areas all over the body. They lift pigmentation from the surface of the skin and help new cells see the light of day. They’ll also leave you super smooth, like you’d never passed a razor over your pits or rested your poor elbows on a table. Five recos below!

1. V&M Naturals Exfobomb, P395
This moisturizing salve reduces discoloration, dead skin cells, and bumps. Rub it into darkened skin on the regular, and it’ll dissolve the impurities it finds there. The result: an all-over radiance you’ll want to flaunt.

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2. Leiania House Of Beauty Milky Lemon Peeling Gel, P495
You might find the word “peel” scary, but this gel is nothing to be afraid of. An organic lemon blend, it buffs away dark, dead skin without causing you pain. It can be used on both the face and body and tightens your skin over time. Trust us, it’s so gentle, even pregnant moms can use it!

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3. Organic Alley Skin Brightening Body Scrub, P280
This lightening scrub is spiked with citric acids to increase cell turnover and collagen. The turnover gives way to bright new skin, while the collagen keeps you smooth! The scrub also has apricot kernels that polish coarse texture and fade pigmentation. You’ll only need a tiny amount to get the job done.

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4. Be Organic Bath & Body Papaya Walnut Scrub, P225
Using fine walnut granules, this all-natural scrub blesses you with baby-soft skin. Its papaya infusion also paves rough texture and prevents new bumps from forming.

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5. Skin Genie Pit Perfect Scrub, P200
This exfoliator uses apricot kernels, apple cider vinegar, and papaya to smoothen and lighten your armpits. With daily diligence, it restores your skin to its natural even tone. Oh, and it doubles as a deo. Go ahead, scrub away!

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