Detoxifying face masks that clear up our complexions are a standard part of our beauty routine. But what if we said that the same power of purification can be applied to — wait for it — your underarms. The oft-overlooked area can harbor bacteria and buildup that can lead to discoloration, odor, and discomfort — all reasons why this new beauty buy is essential.

Lavanila The Healthy Underarm Detox Mask ($26) is meant to be applied for five to 10 minutes to deep clean your pits of sweat and product that’s often left over from daily deodorant application. The charcoal acts as a magnet to pull out underlying grime and impurities. “Over time, toxins and buildup accumulate in the underarm due to diet, stress, hygiene, and pollutants,” says Danielle Raynor, founder of Lavanila. “The use of conventional antiperspirants also introduces new chemicals like aluminum and metal ions to the skin.”

Other than giving that neglected area some much-needed attention, the brush-on treatment can also aid the switch to natural deodorant, making the transition time shorter, so you can sidestep the long, stinky adjustment period.

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