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In order to find the best deodorant, you've got to go through a lot of bad ones. Luckily, TotalBeauty.com readers aren't shy about sharing what deodorants and antiperspirants work — and which ones are a (floral-scented) hot mess. If you're looking for a long-lasting, sweat-preventing, fresh-smelling deodorant, then have no fear.
Armpit breakouts can happen to anyone. Your deodorant can easily be the culprit of itchy and irritated flare-ups. Your underarm is a super-sensitive area of delicate skin that’s prone to react to certain ingredients commonly found in deodorants, like alcohol, fragrance, and aluminum.
To understand why antiperspirants can make you smell worse, let’s look at how they work. Deodorants don’t actually stop you from sweating — they target the bacteria that reacts with your sweat to mask the smell of body odor. Antiperspirants, on the other hand, are aluminum-based.You can first look at choosing a fragrance-free deodorant to see if your irritation gets better. If it is fragrance allergy you have, then it is likely the fragrance in deodorants are causing your skin irritation. There are also natural deodorants on the market that do not have chemicals in them.Some deodorants have aluminum component, which implies that you must read the ingredients used in a deodorant to ensure that it does not contain either aluminum or parabens before buying it. A combination of aluminum salts in a deodorant gives it an extra purpose of eradicating the smell of sweat and still getting rid of excessive sweat.
Natural deodorants are great if you're looking to stop using aluminum, and Native Deodorant is one of the most popular ones around. Read our review here.. 20 Natural Deodorants That Actually Work.Read More
When you break out from natural deodorant, you could be allergic or sensitive to one or more of the ingredients in your new deodorant including natural ingredients like baking soda or essential oils. Everyone is different and what works for one person, may cause another to break out.Read More
Whether an armpit detox works is dependant on the reason an individual has decided to try it: Easier transition to a natural deodorant. People who switch over to natural odor-fighting alternatives.Read More
However, with all deodorants (but especially natural deodorants), it is equally as important to see how that scent interacts with your body over a couple of uses. A scent I may have initially loved could have not interacted well with my natural body odor (see: cat pee). Finally, and most importantly.Read More
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It's not that I don't love natural products -- I do. But when it comes to deodorant, give me my Secret Clinical Strength any day -- because in my experience, even the best aluminum-free deodorants don't do what they're supposed to. Namely, keep us stink-free. Recently, however, I noticed a slew of new natural deodorants hitting the shelves.Read More
Second, are there any ingredients you are looking to avoid? If, for example, you are looking to avoid aluminum, than an antiperspirant will not be an appropriate choice for you. And you should carefully read the product label to ensure the product really is an aluminum free deodorant. And finally, does the product work for me?Read More
So rather than stopping you from physically sweating like a regular antiperspirant spray does, a natural deodorant will work on the odour of sweat. The base of the formulations of true natural deodorants are generally also as gentle and as eco-friendly as possible, without nasties like ethoxylated solubilisers.Read More
Ursa Major, unlike most of the competition, is serving up “No B.S.” with this 100% all-natural deodorant; aloe, chamomile, and shea butter calm the skin, while kaolin clay and hops eliminate odor.Read More
And while traditional deodorants and antiperspirants are designed to tamp down body odor and moisture, the ingredients used could be harmful, and even make your pits smell worse in the long run.Read More