guys. guys. my friend michelle turned me on to a product that is like, so far, the product of my dreams. i asked on facebook if anyone had any armpit beauty tips- since i don’t shave my pits, they don’t get as exfoliated as well as they normally would, and because i have sensitive skin i often get a lot of clogged pores or painful bumps in my pits. michelle recommended this product from amazon:
Tea Tree Oil Exfoliating Scrub with Activated Charcoal, Neem Oil & Natural Pumice by Oleavine TheraTree
i used it two days in a row and the skin in my armpits is about three shades lighter from all the dead skin removed, all the bumps/clogged pores are calming down, and the skin is super soft. it basically has everything in it: pumice, activated charcoal, diatomaceous earth, coconut oil, jojoba oil, neem oil, olive oil, tea tree oil, willow bark and arnica for pain relief, etc.
apparently this is also really good for roll maintenance and other areas of rough/dead skin, and it treats things like yeast infections in the skin, body acne, body odor, etc. i’m not sure how it would affect acanthosis nigricans since i don’t have it, though.
the only downside is that it smells really minty, but like… a sort of muddy mint. it doesn’t smell great, but the smell also doesn’t really linger.
two things though:
1) there is nothing wrong or weird or bad about having dark skin in your pits. i know a lot of people are self-conscious about it, but there’s nothing wrong with it and it happens to a lot of people ! i’m recommending this product specifically because the dead skin in my pits causes a lot of clogged pores and painful bumps. i don’t want to encourage anyone to feel self-conscious about their body and the stuff it does naturally, and i don’t want you guys to think i’m telling you that you need a product to cosmetically alter your skin. <3 i love you all just as you are.
2) this post isn’t sponsored at all/that isn’t an affiliate link. i’m just passing this on because i love a good fat product. plus with summer coming up it’s like, Boil Season.