[summer ready] Why Underarm Masking Should Be Your Part of Your Beauty Routine

Although spring isn't here yet, I've already had the pleasure of experiencing some pretty warm days.  The moment I'm exposed to warmer temperatures, I automatically start thinking about prepping for summer.  More specifically, I like to focus on detoxing before summer hits.  Why? Because I have this theory that everything sort of slows down during the winter months. Our metabolism slows, circulation slows, cell turnover slows and so forth.

When warm weather finally arrives, we start to sweat again, oil production peaks causing us to suffer some unwanted side effects like acne, unflattering body odor, and congestion.  This year, I plan on adding a new ritual to my summer hygiene routine that I think will have some amazing benefits.
As soon as the temperature went up, I immediately noticed an increase in moisture in my underarms.  That's to be expected.  I accepted the fact that excessive underarm sweating is something we just gotta deal with.

In actually, we might be able to incorporate a simple routine that *may* help minimize unsightly underarm sweat (and the undesirable effects that come with it).

The routine I'm referring to is the underarm detox.

What is the underarm detox? Essentially, it's the act of applying a detoxifying clay mask to our armpits.  Why would we do that? Apparently, with the underarm detox we can enjoy benefits that include drawing out toxins, controlling odor and, get this, reducing sweating.

How is this even possible?

When you think about it, one of the most "active" parts of our body is our underarms.  Over the course of each day, our body is using that area to eliminate waste.  The pores on our face are active as well and we mask our face pretty regularly to prevent congestion and to clear out dirt/oil. Wouldn't it make sense to do that to our underarms as well?

Our armpits are a breeding ground for bacteria.  The combination of sweat and bacteria is a recipe for trouble.  Add the fact that our lymph nodes are located near our underarms which means that our armpits are an outlet for releasing stored toxins.  Then we layer on sticky antiperspirant which can sometimes make matters worse.

Masking will help to deeply purify and cleanse our armpits on a regular basis.  Word on the street is that this type of masking could actually reduce excessive sweating over time.  Some also speculate that masking consistently could also help even out the tone of your skin.   Discoloration in the underarm area could be related to our sweat interacting with aluminum-based antiperspirants.  Masking helps to ensure that we remove all traces of antiperspirants from our underarms.

 All it takes is a simple application of an all-natural clay mask prior to jumping in the shower.  Charcoal-clay masks make for a great option.  While you're at it, feel free to experiment with masking other hyperactive areas of the body (like your chest, neck, and back).  Allow a few minutes to pass while you shave your legs or scrub your heels with a pumice stone.  Then simply rinse off and you're done!

Don't have time to whip up a clay mask every time you shower? I suggest you try a ready-made option like Fresh's Umbrian Clay bar or their Pore Purifying Face Mask.  Yesterday, I quickly masked with their clay bar and I can attest that I'm already experiencing improvement with regards to perspiration and scent.  It was super easy and it worked beautifully!

Anytime we mask our face, let's take it to the next level and include our underarms as well!



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  1. Pretty interesting, I'll have to try it! Soon we'll all be doing full-body multimasking!

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  2. i have been doing this for a couple of months and I can see the difference in pigmentation in my under arms. Furthermore I use the Clinique toner every evening after showering when I dont mask and I then slather some coconut oil and this has also improved the pigmentation

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