Though I don’t think we should exaggerate and use deodorant three times a day, I can’t deny that I like to use it (almost) daily since I can be sensitive for body odors.
Lots of antiperspirants contain parabens or/and aluminum. Those toxins are being used in a wide variety of products such as food additives, food preservatives, make up or any other body care products. I like to avoid aluminum on any level of personal health care but today I’ll explain why I like to avoid it in my deodorant.
Difference between deodorant and antiperspirant
First of all let me explain why I use the term deodorant and not antiperspirant. It’s important to understand the difference between those two in order to understand why you shouldn’t opt for an antiperspirant in the first place.
Deodorants allow perspiration but block the odor. In other words: they kill the bacteria that cause the smell but leave the underarm wetness. This might sound a little distasteful at first, but it actually is a way more natural process.
An antiperspirant prevents your perspiration from occurring. The aluminium is absorbed by the body and actually blocks the pores. Keeping your body from perspiring is like preventing the toxins in your body from leaving through the underarm lymph nodes. It doesn’t even seem
Last but not least
Aluminum has been associated with breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and obesitas. I don’t want to scare anyone but I like to inspire you to be more conscious about these kind of matters. Next time you buy a deodorant I challenge you to have a look at the ingredients. In fact let’s make this a habit and start looking at the ingredients of the food you buy or any other body care products as well.