Thursday, 1 November 2012

Deodorants Vs. Antiperspirants

You likely use deodorant to mask underarm odour or use antiperspirants to reduce sweating. Unfortunately, health concerns over both are growing. If you have to use one, go with a deodorant. Antiperspirants clog and close your pores, inhibiting you from sweating; this is not a normal or healthy thing.

The dreadful truth is that more than a third of our personal care products contain ingredients that have been linked in some way to cancer and according to the Environmental Working Group, only 11 percent of the 10,500 ingredients used have ever been tested for safety. Some of the most common chemicals used in deodorants that you should avoid buying are aluminum, parabens, Propylene Glycol, and fragrance.

To protect yourself, here are a few things you can do:

• Don't apply deodorant right after shaving underarms
• Avoid application if there are open cuts.
• Read labels and look for a more natural deodorant
• Keep your body alkaline. Oral chlorophyll tablets can help reduce body odour and can eliminate the need for deodorants.

Or, choose from one of these healthier alternatives:

• Baking soda powder - Take a pinch of baking soda powder in one hand. Drop several drops of water on it, blend and then rub under arms. You'll be amazed how effective it is!
• Natural Mineral salts - a natural mineral salt deodorant stick will improve your skin's Ph level while protecting against odour-causing bacteria.
• Natural deodorant - natural health food stores will carry deodorants that don't have harmful chemicals.
• Au Natural - consider not using any deodorant! If you feed your body the right food and keep your body alkaline, you may not actually need it.

Article Source: Ezine Articles

Here are some good options for you!

I've tried this one, and the very first one at the top. They have an interesting smell, but they works! You can get them both at Lush

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