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TikTok’s Viral “Armpit Detox” Is Not For The Faint of Heart

Every day there seems to be some new viral TikTok Trend. From dangerous Benadryl Challenges to Whipped Coffee recipes, there is something that’ll surely catch your eye over there.

Well, this new TikTok trend is sort of turning heads (and noses) because it’s dubbed the “Armpit Detox” and let me just tell you, it is NOT for the faint of heart.

What is The TikTok Armpit Detox Challenge?

The TikTok Armpit Detox Challenge involves switching from aluminum deodorant to using non-aluminum deodorant. According to TikTok users, you need to “detox” from aluminum deodorants by skipping deodorants altogether for one to two days before you start using your new, aluminum-free deodorant. Some even swear by using a detoxifying mask on your armpits to help speed up the process of clearing the pores in your underarms.

Now you should know, some people have said that for a few days they notice their armpits being sticky, sweaty and even stinky. So, proceed with caution and maybe on your lazy days off or something.

So, you’ve decided to do the Armpit Detox Challenge but where do you start?

Well, if you want the sped up process, you need to start with a detox mask for your underarms.

You can grab something like this Healthy Underarm Detox Mask or you can make your own.

How to Make An Armpit Detox Mask

To make your own Armpit Detox Mask you will need two ingredients:

Simply mix equal parts of the clay and apple cider vinegar until it makes a paste. Then apply to your underarms and let sit for 5-10 minutes (no longer than 10 minutes). Rinse and your armpits should be nice and detoxed.

The next step would then be to find a natural aluminum-free deodorant that you like and give it a whirl.

I love this challenge and I am totally doing it!!