Detoxifying the armpit helps in eliminating toxins that accumulate in the tissues under the skin of the armpits. We often overlook the role of our armpits in detoxification. Perspiration through the armpits helps in flushing out toxins from the body. However, deodorants and antiperspirants contain chemicals that are toxic for the armpit tissues. By suppressing the natural ability of the armpits to sweat they slow down the detoxification process of the body. Moreover, the chemicals in these products are linked to hormonal imbalance and disrupt the normal immune function. Detoxification of the armpits helps in flushing out these harmful chemicals from the body. Furthermore, eliminating toxins from the armpit tissues can also protect you from the unpleasant underarm odor. To detox your armpits you can try the following armpit detoxification methods.
Dry Skin Brushing
Dry skin brushing is the most effective method of stimulating detoxification of the armpits. It works by stimulating the lymphatic system. Dry brushing the armpits stimulates the lymph nodes in the armpits. When the lymph nodes in the armpits get clogged, they could not flush out toxins through the armpits.
Select a body brush with soft natural bristles. Before brushing the armpit make sure that it is dry. Raise your left arm. With gentle small circular motions, without lifting the brush, brush your armpit. In the same way brush your right armpit. Brush each armpit seven times. Take a shower after dry brushing the armpits.
Bentonite Clay And Vinegar Mask
Bentonite clay is an excellent detoxification agent. It absorbs toxins from the skin and opens up the skin pores. Vinegar acts as an astringent. It cools and soothes the armpits, reduces excess perspiration and destroys the odor causing bacteria.
How To Make
To prepare the detoxification mask, you will need one tablespoon of bentonite clay, ½-tablespoon of vinegar, preferably apple cider vinegar and ½-teaspoon of water. Combine the ingredients.
Evenly spread the paste on your armpits. Relax for 10 to 20 minutes. Rinse the armpits with lukewarm water.
Baking Soda And Epsom Salt Bath
Soaking in a warm bath helps in stimulating the lymphatic system. The warm bath helps your skin to detox. It also helps in detoxifying your armpits.
Dissolve a cup of baking soda and a cup of Epsom salt in your bathwater. Soak in the warm bath for 15 to 20 minutes.