What are parabens?
Are there any parabens in this deodorant?
I have sensitive skin. Can I use this?
How much of this deodorant should I use?
Is it true that natural deodorant makes your body odour worse?
How to switch to natural deodorant - without making your body odour worse.
Exfoliate.Your antiperspirant works by plugging your pores with aluminium. When they’re plugged, they can’t sweat. That’s how you stay dry.
Once you stop topping up this artificial barrier, your body will go through a short detox. Speed up the process by exfoliating your armpits in the shower. It will unclog your pores and help all the toxins leave as quickly as possible so you can wash them away.
Cut down on coffee.Coffee gets most of us through the day. But if you are detoxing from antiperspirants, it’s a good excuse to cut back on your caffeine intake.
Caffeine makes everything in your body run a bit faster and a bit hotter. That’s how those thermogenic diet pills work. Faster + hotter = sweatier. Not great if you’re already sweating a bit more than normal. Don’t worry, this will only last for a week or so.
Wear light and loose clothing.
Light, loose clothing is more breathable than tighter, thicker materials.
Because body odour is actually caused by the bacteria that breeds in your damp armpits (yuk!), keeping things breezy around there helps to avoid providing the kind of environment that the bad bacteria needs to grow.