Well, turns out you probably should. Just as you’ve adjusted to using natural deodorant, we’re throwing in a curve ball in the shape of face masks for your armpits. Armpit masks stimulate lymphatic drainage and assist in the natural detox process, meaning it should be a mainstay of everyone’s beauty routine.
Plus, your pits are sensitive AF. The poor little mites are home to a range of different nerves and lymph nodes, and they’re very rarely exposed to sunlight which breeds sensitivity. They’ve also been through the ringer a bit over the course of your life; who knew that using deodorants that contain a myriad of toxic endocrine disruptors and block the sweat glands from y’know, sweating, would be a bad idea? (Newsflash: it is).
Traditional deodorants certainly aren’t shy of a toxin or two. Aluminium, parabens, phthalates and formaldehyde form just some of the cocktail that you put on your pits, which means that switching to a natural deodorant and detoxing the area through a mask is something that we should all have been doing like, yesterday.
Thanks to the trend’s growing popularity, there are a couple dedicated pit masks you can pick up on the market. Here’s our faves:
This all-natural underarm mask is formulated to rid the underarm of buildup and impurities, whilst speeding up the transition to natural deo (less stinky, more smooth.) Powered by active charcoal, malic acid and silica, the mask works like a magnet to help absorb and draw out buildup and impurities to detoxify the area.
This completely natural formula harnesses the incredible power of Mother Nature to magnetically draw out toxins and impurities with ingredients such as Australian bentonite clay, activated charcoal, organic apple cider vinegar, colloidal silver and coconut oil
Making your own armpit mask at home is pretty straight forward and so much cheaper.
1 tbsp bentonite clay
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp filtered water
Mix it altogether in a bowl (Lee from America recommends using a wooden spoon and ceramic bowl to avoid activating the mask before it goes on the skin). Keep on for a maximum of ten minutes then wash off and feel appropriately smug and pitty. We mean pretty.