How to detox your armpits and why? : A Guide

How to detox your armpits and why? : A Guide

If you are making the to switch to natural deodorant, you may have heard that you should first detox your armpits. However, what exactly is an armpit detox and how does it work? Armpit detoxing is simply the process of removing deodorant build-up and toxins that have accumulated over time as a result of antiperspirant use. Applying a detox mask to your pits will help to draw out these toxins, allowing your natural deodorant to work more effectively.

Continue reading to learn how to detox your armpits!

Why would I switch to natural deodorant?

One of the main reasons to use natural deodorant instead of antiperspirant is that antiperspirants contain aluminium, which has been linked to cancer. Aluminium works by clogging your pores and causing you to sweat. And your body needs/wants to sweat its part of its elimination process, plus it helps to regulate your body temperature.

Why would I perform a detox mask?

Toxins can accumulate in your body as a result of using aluminum-containing antiperspirants over time, causing health problems. That's why it's critical to detox your armpits before switching to natural deodorant. It will also help your natural deodorant work more effectively.

Looking to get rid of that pesky underarm itch?

If your deodorant causes irritation or itchiness you may be having a reaction to the bicarb soda used in a lot of natural deodorants, an armpit detox may help to soothe that irritation while also ensuring that your deodorant is working as effectively as possible. At different times our skin can become more sensitive than usual so doing a detox mask can help soothe any sensitives.

Our mask has been designed to soothe sensitive skin and relieve irritation caused by antiperspirants or deodorants. Our mask, made with natural ingredients like aloe vera and camomile, will leave your underarm skin soft, smooth, and calm.

Or you may just have senstive skin and need to swap your deodorant to a bicarb free deodorant option.

The Best All-Natural Deodorant For Sensitive Skin

If the baking soda in natural deodorants makes your skin dry, itchy or irritated, you’ll want to make the change to a bicarb-free deodorant. A lot of sensitive skin deodorant is formulated without bicarb, parabens, aluminium, synthetic fragrances, or alcohol. We know that looks like a long list of “no-nos” but deodorant alternatives for sensitive skin work.

Our Black Chicken Axilla Deodorant Paste - Barrier Booster is formulated without bicarb while still providing all-day protection. Use our sensitive skin deodorant daily to keep your pits smelling fresh, feeling soft, and itch-free! We made this bicarb-free option especially for our sensitive friends who prefer to avoid bicarb. We use all-natural skin-loving ingredients instead. It not only has Diatomaceous Earth and Magnesium Hydroxide to keep you odor free but it has ingredients like Borage Seed oil and Vitamin E oil to help strengthen the barrier of the skin for those sensitive types.

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How do I prevent toxins from building up in my armpits?

You can take a few steps to stop toxins from accumulating in your armpits in the first place. Start by making every effort to avoid using antiperspirants. Deodorants with hazardous ingredients and synthetic fragrances should also be avoided. Use natural products that are kind to your skin and won't clog your pores as a rule. Finally, remember to frequently wash your underarms with soap and water.

A quick and easy technique to make sure your natural deodorant is functioning properly is to detox your armpits. You may aid in preserving the cleanliness and freshness of your pits throughout the day by drawing out toxins and pollutants. Try it out for yourself to judge.

Here is a list of some natural ingredients in our Detox My Pits – Armpit Detox Mask:

1. Mineral-Rich Sodium Bentonite Clay

Helps to absorb and remove toxins whilst soothing redness and irritations.

2. Diatomaceous Earth

Helps to drain lymph nodes from toxins and heavy metals.

3. Inulin Prebiotic

Helps to balance the skin’s microbiome under your arms and keep them free from foul odours.

Did you know your body absorbs a lot of toxins through your armpits?

An all-natural armpit detox powder to help unblock sweat glands, draw out impurities and eliminate odour-causing bacteria.

  • Supports the transition to natural deodorant
  • Packed with cleansing clays and prebiotics
  • Unclogs pores and draws out impurities
  • Soothes skin irritation and improves pit health
  • Helps to reduce redness, rashes, armpit darkening and odour
  • Balances the microbiome
  • Increases the effectiveness of natural deodorant

What are the benefits of using a prebiotic in a detox mask?

Inulin, a prebiotic, is included in our Detox My Pits - Armpit Detox Mask to help establish a healthy environment for your good bacteria to flourish and thrive. The beneficial bacteria in your stomach convert inulin into short-chain fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial characteristics. Therefore, our Detox My Pits aids in both the removal of pollutants and the creation of a healthy environment for your skin.

Studies regarding prebiotics for the skin are still in their infancy but the research that has been done so far is very promising! In an article by Teknoscienze, they said "in addition to their moisturizing, film-forming and occlusive properties, prebiotics may also offer other interesting effects on the skin microbiota and its metabolites. In particular, inulin and oligofructose have been shown to increase the number of Bifidobacteria on the skin surface".

How would I use Detox My Pits – Armpit Detox Mask?

Apply the mask to the armpit preferably using our mask brush. Relax for 10-15 minutes then remove with a warm cloth. When making the switch to natural deodorant use the mask every day for 7-14 days. Once you’ve initially detoxed use the mask once per week for maximum benefits.

Why does it contain Bentonite Clay and Aloe Vera Powder?

It is a potent detoxifier that aids in removing impurities and toxins from your skin! A natural mineral called bentonite clay has been used for generations to detoxify the body. The material is volcanic ash. It creates a gel that can be applied on the skin when combined with water or apple cider vinegar. The clay aids in the body's detoxification by absorbing toxins and pollutants from the skin. We've also included some aloe vera powder to help you feel better if you're irritated! Aloe Vera benefits the skin greatly. Additionally, it has antibacterial qualities!

Why should I buy Detox My Pits – Armpit Detox Mask?

This cruelty-free and chemical-free armpit detox mask is made entirely of natural ingredients. It can be used to help remove heavy metals and toxins from your armpits.

Our unique armpit detox formula includes a prebiotic that helps strengthen and rebalance the natural biome of your armpits and soothe any skin irritation.

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