Here are the valid reasons why you need to stop using deodorant with immediate effect. Stay Tuned!!
1. Deodorants and antiperspirants may actually increase odor-causing bacteria
Antiperspirants use antimicrobial agents to kill bacteria and other ingredients to block your sweat glands. However, antiperspirants actually affect the bacterial balance in your armpits. Ultimately, their use can actually create an even greater odor-inducing sweat problem.
The bacteria killed off by deodorants and antiperspirants allow bacteria that produce even more pungent odors to thrive instead. [Read: 7 Tips on how to keep your Vag!na Clean]
2. They may contain dangerous chemicals
Unfortunately, deodorants and antiperspirants may contain a whole slew of questionable ingredients, including toxic chemicals that can lead to some pretty serious health issues when absorbed through the skin. In fact, chemicals placed on your skin can be even more dangerous than if you ingested them orally. [Read: 5 Reasons your breast are arching]
3. Regular use can potentially lead to breast cancer
A group of questionable ingredients found in some deodorants are parabens, which are used as preservatives. While these preservatives are what help prevent the growth of odor-causing bacteria, they can also mimic estrogen in the body, and extra estrogen can potentially lead to the development of breast cancers. Aluminum compounds, which are used in many antiperspirants to block the sweat ducts from producing odor-causing perspiration, have also been found to mimic estrogen. [Read: 7 common mistakes you make while brushing your teeth]
4. Phthalates in deodorant also mess with your hormones
Phthalates are added to many deodorants and antiperspirants to help the product stick to your skin. Like parabens and aluminum compounds, phthalates can mess with your hormones. It differs, however, in that it disrupts the way your body produces and uses testosterone. Granted, women do produce some testosterone naturally, much like men produce a certain amount of estrogen, but too much testosterone can lead to variety of reproductive and other health issues. [Read: Herbs that cure malaria naturally]
5. A ‘clean lifestyle’ may be the solution to foul-smelling odors instead of deodorant
There are other ways to control pit odor other than relying solely on deodorants and antiperspirants. One way to reduce your body odor is to follow a clean lifestyle of healthy eating, drinking plenty of water and getting regular exercise. Other recommendations include bathing daily, avoiding spicy or strong-smelling foods like garlic, limiting caffeinated beverages and trying relaxation techniques like yoga or biofeedback to reduce the nervous sweat that can lead to body odor. [Read: 5 Fat Burning drink you have to try now]
The safest options are homemade: Even though you may be led to try deodorants and antiperspirants labeled organic, thinking it’s a safer option, think again. Just because a product claims to be “natural” or “organic” does not necessarily mean it actually contains all-natural or organic ingredients. Other questionable ingredients may also be in the mix.
If you’re like me and aren’t quite prepared to give up the deodorant just yet, you might want to consider homemade solutions instead. A paste of baking soda and water can be a very effective deodorant for some people. Other options include dabbing a bit of apple cider vinegar under your arms.