A human body comes with so many wondrous things that we all are going to take ages to be thankful for it. It is so amazing to think that we have an actual pit on our body that collects and contains sweat, bacteria, and germs; over that, we are guilty of filling with several amounts of deodorants, perfumes and many other chemicals that can be harmful to it! We do a sweaty workout, run errands around and all this can lead it to build toxins, bacteria and what not!
At Svanah Beauty, we would like to enlighten you with the efforts our armpit takes and how we should take care of it by detoxifying it on a regular basis. Also, don’t forget that detoxifying it will help you flaunt your beautiful underarms in sleeveless dresses and spaghetti tops!
The ones who use deo regularly and sweat more than usual or have a problem with dark and tanned underarms should definitely try these tricks and try to pamper your armpits. Also if you shave them, detoxifying will help you improve the skin texture of your underarms once in a fortnight.
Benefits of Armpit Detox
1. Reduces body odour.
2. Improves blood circulation.
3. Draws out toxins.
4. Detoxifies lymph nodes.
How to Detoxify Armpits?
You can follow these very simple techniques to give your armpits a thoroughly clean and refreshed feeling once in a while.
1. Try Skin Brushing:
While deodorant helps to block the foul smell, the aluminium and parabens found in it can clog the pores. Using it without detoxing your arms can suppress your natural immune system. Now, in case you are not aware, the armpit contains an army of lymph nodes that work to drain excess toxins. Try dry brushing to speed up that process. Skin brushing really helps detox the armpits by draining the lymph nodes there and de-clogging the pores from aluminium residue. Gently move the brush from the outer part of the armpit down towards the breast to help drain the lymph effectively.
2. Clean Up Your Diet:
A diet of vegetables and fruits is recommended since those foods have natural, detoxifying elements. Getting the toxins out will lead to the reduction of body odour. Vegetables like cucumber will help keep the body hydrated and flush out toxins. Citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, or grapefruits add fibre to your diet, which helps you maintain a regular digestive system. This rids your body of the toxic compounds that can contribute to the lingering smell. The acid in citrus fruits helps flush water through your body.
3. Bentonite and Coconut Oil Mask:
A great way to detox your armpits is making your own mask at home with bentonite clay and coconut/ almond oil. You can add a couple of drops of essential oils like tea tree and lemongrass for anti-microbial action and a more refreshing scent. Mix one tablespoon of bentonite clay with one tablespoon of coconut oil. Let the mask sit on the skin for at least 15 minutes, and rinse it off with warm water. Bentonite clay can produce an ‘electrical charge’ when it is hydrated. The oil’s ability to fully hydrate the skin gives the clay the ability to absorb the underarm toxins.
4. Choose Waxing over Shaving:
Put your razor down and book a salon appointment. As it turns out, waxing which lasts longer than shaving has extra benefits for your armpits. If you shave, you should try waxing instead, as it removes the dead skin cells that sit on the top of the skin. Waxing in any area opens up the hair follicles, which will allow detoxifying masks to penetrate deeper to remove toxins.
5. Bentonite Clay and Apple Cider Vinegar:
Mix 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in 1 tbsp of bentonite clay in a bowl. After cleaning out the armpits, apply a thin layer on the armpits and allow it to dry for 20 minutes. Now, wipe it off with a clean cloth using warm water.
Also, once you’ve thoroughly cleaned up your underarms, buy a natural deodorant to keep them in pristine shape.
Here’s what to look for in an organic one – it should be aluminium-free, should contain an absorbent powder such as baking soda or cornstarch; and it should be formulated with antibacterial ingredients like essential oils.