There's a lot of talk recently about the harms of deodorant and its ingredients.
We're here to break it down for you.
Aluminum is a chemical element found (literally) everywhere. It’s in our cars, our electronics, our homes, and yes, even in some of our beauty and skincare products. Aluminum is not considered dangerous in all of its forms but deodorant that contains aluminum may lead to issues for consumers with sensitive skin.
If your underarms often feel irritated, appear red, or just simply do not seem to agree with your deodorant choice, aluminum may be one of the ingredients causing you trouble.
Many deodorant brands now offer aluminum-free options as an alternative choice to traditional deodorants.
There’s only one kind of baking soda and it’s used in many ways. It's a chemical compound that is alkaline by nature and can balance the pH levels of your skin and exfoliates dead skin cells, which is why it's often seen as a top ingredient in many beauty products. Baking soda is used in deodorant because of its antibacterial properties and ability to absorb sweat. It’s assumed that if a deodorant contains a higher percentage of baking soda it will help your pits smell less, but a greater concentration of baking soda also may cause an allergic reaction to your skin.
Although it's not proven that these ingredients can harm you, it is important to seek caution and listen to what your body is personally telling you.
ANTIPERSPIRANTS VS DEODORANT
To put it simply, antiperspirants prevent you from sweating while deodorants allow for your pits to sweat, but prevent the bad smell from coming along.
In our view, you should allow your body to sweat as it releases toxins from your body as it's a healthy process. We believe that deodorants should be your #1 pit pal when it comes to choosing something to put on your body each day.
Always remember to perform regular patch tests before using a new product/ingredient to test if it works with your body or not.