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Reasons you need to try armpit masks

Fashion and Beauty
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 Why you need to add armpit masks to your beauty regimen (Photo: A Blossoming Life, iStock)

 If you have tried facial and hair masks you should know by now that they work and yield promised results. Because of this, masks have become an essential part of skincare routines.

The reason they are effective is because of the active ingredients they are filled with to tackle different skin and hair problems.

Armpits are prone to ingrown hairs and darkening. One of the reasons for this is clogged underarm pores from years of using products.

And if this recent beauty fad is anything to go by, TikTok has us convinced. It turns out that applying a simple paste of water and activated charcoal on your armpits will not only reduce odour but speed up detoxification from aluminium-based deodorants.

To tackle body odour, a detox recipe made of bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar helps combat it. It works so well that you can forego deo altogether.

The ACV will kill bacteria promoting rejuvenated skin. Although the sweating doesn’t stop, it won’t be as pungent. Be careful when shaving and waxing to be as gentle as you can and skip a day or two before masking.

Your skin is too sensitive at this time and when you go in with a mask, add some coconut oil or vitamin E to soothe and calm any irritation.

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