So, underarm masks are now a thing

Just when we thought we’d seen it all

Beauty Crew Digital Content Editor / April 02 2019

Every now and again we get word of something weird and wonderful in the beauty world. And we think it’s our responsibility, dear readers, to share these finds with you.

Last summer we learnt about the existence of butt masks, and now we’ve stumbled across a new kind of mask that’s possibly even more peculiar!

The Armpit Detox by KIND-LY is an activated charcoal detox mask like no other. This underarm detox mask is designed to purge your underarm area of nasties like aluminium that are present in many commercial deodorants, and prep your pits for the transition to a natural deodorant.

The Armpit Detox by KIND-LY

You apply a thin layer of the armpit mask to the underarm area daily and leave it on for up to 15 minutes. From a practical perspective, this isn't the kind of mask you can apply and go about your business with ease. You'll need to lay down with your arms above your head so the mask can dry, which may seem a little annoying or inconvenient, but perhaps it's the perfect opportunity to indulge in a quick spot of meditation or some deep breathing exercises? Some forced self-care time, if you will. 

Once it's dry (and you're feeling pretty zen), you just need to rinse it off with warm water. Repeat this daily for up to two weeks, then use it weekly after that.

The clay mask formula contains a cocktail of ingredients intended to cleanse and detoxify, including Australian bentonite clay and coconut oil. And, it's fragranced with an energising blend of lemongrass and ginger essential oils.

According to KIND-LY, the “detox period” for your sweat glands can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks (or more!) and once it’s complete, your body will have cleared the toxins that you’ve unknowingly had trapped in your pits this whole time.

The result? Impurity-free underarms and reduced body odour. We’re also thinking it could have the side benefit of treating ingrown hairs and clearing underarm pimples or razor-induced red irritation bumps.

We’re so intrigued that we think we might just give these a try.

Would you try an underarm mask? Let us know in the comment section below.

Isobel is a Digital Content Editor at BEAUTYcrew, marie claire and InStyle. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously BEAUTYcrew's Junior Beauty Writer.