by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.org
Activated charcoal is big right now and with DIY still ideal for many women, combining the two has turned into a goldmine. For a while we've been seeing women using activated charcoal for teeth whitening and fighting acne but now it's being used for underarm lightening.
Activated charcoal is just carbon that's been treated to increase its absorbency and it can draw toxins out. This newest beauty wonder can be found in the top the beauty products. How about not spending a ton of money and simply use it straight from the capsules? That's what several beauty bloggers and vloggers are doing and for lightening their dark underarms.
Sounds hard or messy? Not really because it's a quick process with only two ingredients. The recipe calls raw honey and three activated charcoal capsules. What's even better is that it actually works as one popular vlogger has learned in the video below:
Lovely Bryana had real results and we have a picture below to show how even one application can make a difference. Shaving is one of the reasons our armpits get darker anyway and I've recently heard brown and black girls need to nix shaving and wax their armpits instead. I'm really thinking about doing that.
Kinda cool, huh? I'm excited and ready to give it a try. Here's what you need:
-1 tbsp. raw honey
-3 capsules of activated charcoal (any natural food store, GNC or the like)
-1 old or cheap foundation brush
-1 plastic bowl
Mix raw honey with activated charcoal (simply open capsules and pour over honey). Mix well with foundation brush before apply to clean armpit. Apply to whole area and keep on for 20 minutes. Your body will heat the mixture and start to run so wear an old tank top (or go al naturle!)
Rinse with warm water and see the difference. You can do this weekly to see more lightening. I'm going to get a waxing and give this a try soon!
Someone commented on this video that the SOAP & GLORY The Scrub Of Your Life works great at lightening too. Never tried it but thought I would mention.
Have you tried or are you willing to give this DIY a try? Share below!
I've always used activated charcoal to prevent a hangover (taking a few pills prior to going out), for teeth whitening and any time I was unlucky enough to get a gum abscess. It's truly a miracle for all of those purposes and I'll definitely give this a try too!