Deodorants are part of our daily routine as they prevent the formation of unpleasant odors. One important point in skincare is antiperspirant, but it’s a very little-researched topic, so it’s time to address it. Deodorants are available in different forms, such as ball deodorant, spray format, or my personal favorite, the pin (which does not require propellant, is quickly absorbed into the skin, but you need to be careful because it can leave a mark on clothes).
Why do we sweat?
Sweating is a natural process in the body that regulates body temperature and protects it from overheating. Heat, stress, strain, fear, or fever can also trigger this process, causing drops of sweat on the skin. Many people do not know that fresh sweat is completely odorless, the unpleasant odor is formed by the breakdown by bacteria.
Deodorant or antiperspirant?
With the help of deodorant, you can prevent the bacteria from forming odors, thereby creating unpleasant odors. Antiperspirants are only found in traditional cosmetics because they contain synthetic aluminum salts that can narrow or even close pores to prevent the natural sweating process for a few hours or more. However, these ingredients are not used in natural cosmetics.
How does deodorant work?
Deodorants can work against excessive sweating and the formation of unpleasant odors. A good deodorant can provide this for a long time. It is important to use deodorant only on clean, healthy, and dry skin. Bio deodorants also contain several natural active ingredients that help prevent perspiration, such as alum, sodium bicarbonate, or a mixture of essential oils. However, it is important to note that long-term testing is important for natural deodorants as well, and if a branded product doesn’t work out, don’t give up but look for a new type for yourself, just as you would with any other cosmetic.