Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tawas: Get Rid Of Body Odor While Lightening Your Skin

Tawas (Potassium alum) is used for centuries in Asia, particularly the Philippines to whiten skin and eliminate body odor.


Tawas is a natural white crystalline mineral salt of potassium or double sulfate of potassium. Tawas is antimicrobial so it prevents the growth of bacteria that causes body odor. It is natural, therefore it is safe. 


Unlike Deodorants, it does not inhibit sweating, instead, it stops the bacteria from growing which results to the elimination of body odor.


Tawas should not be used on cuts and burns as it will cause a stinging sensation and irritation. 


When combined with honey and lemon, tawas is an effective skin whitener. I personally use tawas as a body scrub. I use the powderized form. 


I started using tawas since high school. It was introduced to me and my siblings by my Mom. This was to prevent us from having body odor and to lighten our skin color as well.


At first, I thought, it wasn;t really working. But then I realized that it did make a big difference. I stopped using tawas when I got pregnant. It just slipped out of my mind.


Recently, I looked at some of my old pictures and saw the big difference. I was really dark when I was younger and during my college days, I got fairer skin. Since I stopped using tawas, my skin got a little darker and I noticed some dark spots.


I am using tawas again, and so are my children and I see considerable results. My eldest daughter often complains that her armpit smells when she perspire. I'm having second thoughts with deodorants since she's still too young. She's only 10 years old. And so, I decided to let her use the ever reliable tawas.


In just one day of use, my daughter told me that her pits no longer smell and she is very happy about it. She's just too excited t grow. And she's starting to notice a lot of changes on her body.

I have been using powdered tawas as a body scrub for a week now and I see my skin getting lighter. It feels good to the skin too. Old skin is removed and new, glowing skin is starting to show.


Tawas is very affordable and it works. It has been tried and tested over the centuries. It is hypoallergenic and does not need any special gadgets and concoctions to work.  

38 comments:

  1. can i use it for body whiting help me plzz

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  2. hello sandy,

    Yes, you may use it as a skin whitener. If you have sensitive skin, you may start by applying the powdered version of tawas. You may add honey on it for a better effect. I use it as it is. I wet my body and put soap, then apply the powdered tawas while there is soap on my body. It works for me. I hope it does for you too.
    Good Luck

    Icafrancoel

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  3. Is it effective for Armmpit Odor for a 12 yr old girl that is now using deo?

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    1. Yes, it is better to use tawas than deo for kids. Deo stops sweating, while tawas lets you sweat naturally. Tawas eliminates the bacteria that causes the odor. MY 11 year old daughter is using tawas.I will not allow her to use deo as she is too young for it. So far, so good.And her armpit is whiter compared to her clasmates :)

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    2. Can the powderd / durog na Tawas can scrub direct to singit kasi nangingitin

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    3. Can the powderd / durog na Tawas can scrub direct to singit kasi nangingitin

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    4. Yes. Just be careful not to put on your "you know what" as it can cause irritation.You can also mix it with honey for smoother skin.

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    5. hello gumagamit po ako nang tawas pero may baho parin siya pero yung baho niya ay iba, yung baho niya is iba sa hindi nakadeodorant or antiperspirant.

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  4. KAYA LNG mas malakas siya magpawis sa kilikili pag gumamit ka ng tawas mas lalong magpapwis ang katawan mo

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  5. Pwede po ba sa mukha yan?? At paano po gamitin?

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    1. yes!! i use it to my skin.. :)
      face and all over the body, and my cousins and titas too, and you got to see them, they really glow.. this is actually a family secret, but now, its busted.. hehehe

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    2. How is it used on face, hands and legs? Mixed with water?

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    3. Wet your face then scrub the tawas powder gently. If you have acne, do not scrub. Just place a little on the affected area until the acne gets treated. Add some honey too to help get rid of acne faster

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  6. Pwede po ba sa mukha yan?? At paano po gamitin?

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    1. Opo. Basain mo muna face mo tsaka mo ipahid ng dahan-dahan. Mas ok kung may kasamang honey lalo na kung may pimples ka.

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  7. Totoo po bang hindi dapat araw araw na gamitin ito? If it is true ilang araw lang po?

    Sa pagapply po sa pimples paano gawin? After a bath po ba? Then after applying huhugasan rin po ba?

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    1. Before bath dapat i-apply. Leave for 1 to 2 minutes only kasimahapdi then wash with water.

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  8. Pwede ba ihalo un sa tubig at un ang gawin pambanlaw to avoid body ofor

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    1. ok naman ihalo sa tubig na pang banlaw but make sure to use moisturiser afterwards kasi nakaka dry sya ng skin.

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  9. Pwede ba ihalo un sa tubig at un ang gawin pambanlaw to avoid body ofor

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  10. Pwede ba ihalo un sa tubig at un ang gawin pambanlaw to avoid body ofor

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  11. So I should wet my feet before applying it

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    1. If you add honey to it, there is no need to wet your feet. But if you are using it as standalone, it would be best to wash your feet with soap before and after application.

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  12. Okey lang po b Tawas for bathing,how to use po?

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  13. Okey lang po b Tawas for bathing,how to use po?

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  14. 2 months pa lang akong naglalagay ng tawas. Unang lagay ko maganda ang epekto pero ng maka ilang araw na nag start na magpawis ang armpits ko. Tapos ngayon maasim na ang amoy ng isang armpit. 6 months na din akong parating stressed.

    Dahil lang ba ito sa stress? Ano ba pwede kong gawin lalo na at ayoko na gumamit ng deodorant?

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  15. Can i use for my 6 yrs child her sweat is ver smelly and how can i use for her

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  17. How long tawas powder takes to whiten skin?

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  18. Hi Icafrancoel!
    Question: Am I supposed to rinse after putting Tawas on my underarm? Thank you!

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  19. ung pamangkin ko nga 1 year old palang nirecommend na ng pedia nea na lagyan ng tawas panligo nya madalas kc mag pawis ung pamangkin q, tapos huminto na pag papawis nya at the same time pumuti pa siya lalo hahahahaha

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  20. Can it be mix with body lotion

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  21. Can it be mix with body lotion

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  22. Meron mga dumikit sa mga buhk ko sa balat dumi..Pano yun matatangal?

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  23. I kinda have this stinging and burning sensation when I first used this tawas, before it, I used to have lemons for my armpit. should I still continue tawas? I just want to lighten my armpit 😞

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