Protection against sweating? Yeah, but at what cost?
If you are thinking that you should love your amazing body, you should also stop preventing it from doing what it does the best. The human body is like a perfectly thought-out machine - and sweating is an absolutely natural process. This is why you should avoid antiperspirants and prefer deodorants instead. What are the main differences and why pay attention to the composition?
Whether you use an antiperspirant or a deodorant, one thing is for sure - you certainly want to avoid the unpleasant odor, for which bacterias are responsible, which multiply and grow cheerfully in the moist armpit area. So if you want to reduce the unwanted odor, you don't have to prevent the body from sweating - a much better (and healthier) solution is to use a deodorant that prevents odor without clogging the sweat glands. And not to scare you but even in the case of a deodorant, it is important to pay attention to the composition - so that harmful substances do not get into your body.
Antiperspirant VS deodorant. So how is it?
Before we describe why you love using a natural deodorant with respect to your amazing body, you need to look at the basic differences between deodorants and antiperspirants. While deodorant allows sweating but aims to prevent unpleasant odors, antiperspirants are a tool to completely prevent sweating itself. Of course - as usual with the conventional deodorants, not in a very healthy way.
Aluminum compounds and other harmful substances are able to clog the sweat glands so that you feel like you have not sweated all day.
But - what happens when sweat has nowhere to go? Then inflammatory processes are formed and the microbiome (community of good bacteria) of the skin in the armpit is thrown away. Disruption of the community of these good bacteria leads to an overgrowth of the bad ones and the upsetting of the fragile balance of the microbiome - and thus sweating again leads to an undesirable odor or even skin reactions. Unlike antiperspirants, deodorant does not reduce sweating, it only neutralizes odors, but its composition may not be pure unless it is a natural product
What about the dreadful aluminum?
Antiperspirants and conventional deodorants contain aluminum salts and its compounds. Although it is generally considered safe, it is good to realize that this substance may not be so safe in daily and long-term use. In addition, aluminum enters the body not only from cosmetics, but also, for example, from food. Although there are not yet enough conclusive studies, scientists believe that higher concentrations of aluminum in the body may accompany some serious diseases, may lead to a deficiency of certain minerals and increase the risk of tumors (and breast cancer). And to make matters worse, in the end some natural deodorants may contain aluminum, because aluminum compounds differ from type to type.
Size matters, especially for aluminum
That's the way it is! In the size of molecules, after all! Yes, there is aluminum, which can have large molecules - and they just do not penetrate the skin. Large molecules do not clog pores and do not enter the body, so they do not affect human health. And these are the very reasons to choose proven and natural deodorants - either they may contain aluminum in the right version, or they may not even contain it at all - and they work on the basis of baking soda, alum or other substances.
Pay attention to the following aluminum components:
Aluminum Zirconium Octachlorohydrex Gly
Aluminum Sesquichlorohydrex PEG
Aluminum (i) um Chlorohydrate (aluminum hydroxyl chloride)
Aluminum (i) um Chlorhydrex PG (aluminum chlorhydrex, aluminum chlorhydrex PG)
Aluminum (i) um Chlorhydrex PEG (aluminum chlorohydrex PEG)
Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex GLY
Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex PEG
Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex PG
Aluminum Zirconium Trichlorohydrex GLY
Aluminum Stearate / Isostearate / Laurate
Sodium Aluminum Chlorohydroxy Lactate
Sodium Aluminum Chlorohydroxy Lactate
Permitted (suitable) aluminum components (search INCI):
Aluminum Hydroxide - aluminum hydroxide,
Magnesium Aluminum (i) um Silicate - magnesium aluminum silicate, Alumina,
corundum - aluminum oxide,
Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate - calcium or aluminum borosilicate dust, Potassium Alum - potassium-aluminum alum,
Ammonium Alum, ammonium alum.
How to naturally eliminate odor?
So there is an important part for everyone who wants to avoid the harmful composition of antiperspirants, but at the same time, of course, want to avoid odors. In addition to the fact that it is advisable to use a natural deodorant daily, which will take care of the skin comfort in the armpit area and eliminate odors, you can also influence the smell of sweat in other ways. Regular hygiene is one thing, clothes made of natural materials are another.
And what else will help? Life is full of wonders, but even what you eat affects your natural odor. To reduce the smell of sweat, treat yourself to some herbs regularly, such as parsley, mint and basil (ideal to revive your smoothie, right?). Healthy fermented foods and, of course, spices help - for example, fragrant cinnamon, which will make your autumn coffee special. The smell of the body and sweat is also positively affected by chlorella, spirulina or liquid chlorophyll.
Simply and easily - think about what you put in your body, drink enough water and keep the microbiota of the skin in your armpit healthy - because not only sweat but also overgrown bacteria may be responsible for the odor. And finally, just a natural caring deodorant that will help you feel fresh all day - without compromising the health of your body. Isn't it great?
TIP: How to make homemade deodorant? Mix two tablespoons of baking soda, two tablespoons of arrowroot root starch and three tablespoons of coconut oil. Thanks to coconut oil, the creamy deodorant is antibacterial, gentle and, of course, functional.
Are you thinking of buying one? Well, we've got quite a lot of them to discover your favorite. What frangrance will be yours?