Try that TikTok: How to Do an Armpit Facial
The latest skincare trend on TikTok...armpit facials.
They sound kinda weird, but they're surprisingly effective for evening out pigmentation, reducing redness, and leaving pits polished and smooth. As a matter of fact, you might even be able to skip the deodorant after giving yourself one of these DIY underarm treatments -- since they supposedly banish body odor.
Just type in 'underarm hyperpigmentation' or 'armpit lightening,' and you'll see millions of posts pop up related to armpit facials. They're becoming more and more popular each day.
Want to try it yourself? Here's what you need to know about armpit facials, and how to do one at home. We've got all the intel for you!
WHAT ARE ARMPIT FACIALS?
Armpit facials were essentially invented to improve the overall aesthetic of the underarms, and treat skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation and ingrown hairs. They involve applying exfoliating skincare products and soothing formulas to minimize hyperpigmentation, reduce irritation, and diminish dark spots.
We're adding our own twist on the beauty trend: seamless shaving! Since many women shave their underarms, it makes sense that we should be using hydrating shaving products to nourish, soothe, and heal skin.
Scroll down to try our step-by-step armpit facial skincare routine. All you need are a handful of beauty products.
HOW TO DO AN ARMPIT FACIAL AT HOME
It's actually surprisingly easy...
Step #1: Exfoliate
Exfoliation is a quick and easy way to brighten dark underarms, and minimize discoloration. Plus, it buffs away dead skin cells on the skin's surface which are often responsible for stealing your glow.
Glycolic acid is one of the best exfoliating ingredients for resurfacing the upper layers of skin. The alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) does this by dissolving dead skin cells and pore-clogging dirt and oil.
"Glycolic acid is a carboxylic acid derived from cane sugar. Applied to the skin, it enhances skin peeling by breaking down the intercellular connections," says the dermatologist team at DermNet NZ.
That said, any form of exfoliation including body scrubs can help with brightening the underarms, reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, and even eliminating body odor -- since you'll no longer have that buildup of grime sitting on your pits.
Using Moon Rocks Whipped Body Scrub
A fluffy, gentle sugar scrub formulated with a nourishing base of 100% organic coconut oil, brightening lavender, and exfoliating glycolic acid to buff and illuminate your underarms. The formula will also leave your pits soft and smooth thanks to moisturizing blue tansy.
Step #2: Shave + Soothe
Now it's time for the hair removal step -- if you like your pits hair-free, that is. Prefer them bushy? No worries! Just continue to the next step.
Since shaving can cause issues like razor burn, ingrowns, and hyperpigmentation, it's important to have a shaving routine in place that prevents these issues. Lucky for you, we've got the perfect solution for you. And it's way gentler than waxing! Ouch!
Ultimate Coco Cloud Shave Kit
Coco Cloud Bundle is our newest shave kit, featuring a line up of ultra-nourishing, super-smoothing essentials: Shave Butter, After-Shave Oil, Razor + After-Shave Body Moisturizer. Use these products altogether every time you shave for silky smooth results sans irritation, ingrowns, and bumps.
Powered by anti-inflammatory coconut milk, hydrating argan oil, and anti-bacterial vanilla, these products get the job done effortlessly. Plus, they work as a natural deodorant thanks to their delicious tropical fragrance.
Whether you've got sensitive skin or dry skin, this bundle works for all!
Step #3: Treat
Last but not least, let's target those dark spots and dull patches with a resurfacing and brightening body mask. TikTok users are obsessed with using everything from clay masks to jelly masks in order to achieve clear, glowing skin on their pits. Whether your issue is discoloration, sagging, or dullness, there's a treatment out there to solve all your skin issues.
You only have to look on social media to realize that. In this case, you don't need to look any further than here, since Truly has all the beauty products you need for beautiful pits.
With Goodnight Moon Mask
Good Night Moon mask may be designed for the décolletage, but it works just as well for smoothing, toning, and tightening the skin on your underarms. Plus, it can help reduce the appearance of discoloration, which is a common issue on the pits.
Its superstar ingredient has got to be hyaluronic acid. This powerhouse ingredient helps the skin retain moisture, leaving your underarms fully hydrated and soft as silk. Ginseng helps boost circulation, which produces natural collagen, in turn, smoothing out fine lines, wrinkles, and creases.
Apply it to your pits, let it sit for 10-15 minutes, then rinse and pat dry. For best results, repeat 2-3 times a week.
SHOULD YOU TRY THIS TIKTOK SKINCARE TREND?
Social media beauty hacks and trends tend to be controversial. This one is here to stay -- we're certain of that!
Armpit facials are a great way of showing your pits some much deserved TLC. By scrubbing, shaving, soothing, and hydrating them, you can combat a slew of skin concerns ranging from hyperpigmentation to dryness and sagging.
Instead of using concealers and other makeup products to make dark spots disappear, try investing in your armpit routine. All you need are a handful of products, and pretty soon your pits will be looking smooth, tight, and sparkling.
Armpit facials are our latest craze, and we can't wait for you to try them so you can see just how great they are! In the meantime, be sure to check out our NEW armpit facial TikTok video so you can get a visual of our armpit routine.