Whether you’re a natural deodorant user or new to the world of aluminum-free deodorants, chances are you’ve heard the term ‘armpit detox’.. But what does an armpit detox do and why might you need one? There’s nothing more frustrating than going about your day only to discover your deodorant has failed to keep you odor-free. At some point in their lives, everyone has experienced odor. It’s one of those “human discomforts” that are universal. This is why we've crafted this guide as a compass designed to navigate each reader through the intricate pathways of holistic underarm care, unraveling each term and practice with clarity and depth.
What is Meant by "Armpit Detox"?
Before getting into the nitty gritty of it, I want to clarify that the term “armpit detox” is not to be confused with an internal detox. The term armpit detox is referring to a topical, or external detoxification to remove impurities on the skin’s surface.
An armpit detox can be the key to tackling the root cause of body odor issues by eliminating odor-causing bacteria and helps the body get rid of impurities that have built up on the surface of the skin. It is a bridge, a passage ensuring that your transition from conventional deodorants to natural alternatives is smooth and informed. Plus, it empowers nature's potent elements and the body's mechanisms of renewal and purification to work harmoniously eliminating the odor-causing bacteria.
Stages of Armpit Detox
When you switching from antiperspirant to natural deodorant is no easy feat and science has shown that the body goes through a process to adjust to this change. This is commonly known as the 'Stages of Detox". Many who switch to natural deodorant experience high odor levels after the first week and give up because they think the natural deodorant is not workiing. Yet, there’s a remedy - and it comes in the form of an armpit detox.
Signs you need an Armpit Detox using Kaia Naturals
1. Transitioning to a Natural Deodorant
The shift from conventional antiperspirants to natural alternatives isn’t always seamless. There's a transitional phase, often accompanied by increased odor, as the body adapts. It's a fleeting phase, yet many abandon the natural route, mistaking this transient stage as a permanent experience.
2. Persistent Midday Odor
For seasoned natural deodorant users, if the menace of odor persists and breaks through before the day is half spent, an underarm detox might just be the solution needed to restore freshness and confidence.
3. Struggle with Clogged Pores
With the congregation of hair follicles, the underarm can become a hotspot for clogged pores and blackheads, courtesy of deodorant buildup and inadequate cleansing. An armpit detox can effectively address this, ensuring your underarms are as healthy as they are fresh.
Daily Armpit Detox using the Takesumi Detox Method
If you are experiencing any one of the 3 signs mentioned previously, detoxing your armpits on a daily basis will be the key to preventing odor and buildup. This can be done by using the Takesumi Detox® two-step method.
First, use the underarm bar in the shower each morning. This bar is made with activated charcoal, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, and is specifically formulated to remove deodorant residue and buildup while killing odor-causing bacteria.
Next, follow with the Takesumi Detox Charcoal Deodorant. The activated charcoal formula continues to draw out pore impurities throughout the day while neutralizing odor for all-day freshness.
Final note, Armpits, a delicate and often overlooked area, are rich in hair follicles and sweat glands. While natural and essential, these characteristics also make them susceptible to certain skin challenges, with clogged pores and blackheads being notable concerns. This isn’t just about aesthetics but speaks to the holistic health and breathability of your underarm skin.
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