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I don't want to use deodorant with aluminum, what do you recommend?

By July 17, 2014 - 5:43pm
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I'm trying to avoid using deodorant that contains aluminum. I have found that natural deodorant doesn't help me stop sweating (and as a result I smell bad). What do you recommend for this?

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Hi Lindsay Brown,

 Thanks for your post. When trying to choose a good deodorant for yourself. Know that alum works the same way as aluminum but won't irritate the skin. You may prefer using a product with mineral salts or minerals. Stone deodorants use all-natural ingredients that block the pores and keep the body from sweating. Avoid deodorants that lack aluminum but use zinc instead. Zinc can create the same type of skin irritation as aluminum. If you're prone to skin breakouts, you should also avoid products that contain artificial fragrances and colors. Some deodorants also use diethanolamine or formaldehyde, both of which may bother your skin. Keep in mind that even all-natural or organic deodorants include ingredients that can harm you when absorbed into your bloodstream. Also, follow the directions on the deodorant. Crystal stone deodorants, for example, require that you wet the stone before applying it as a deodorant. 

Hope this has helped?



July 20, 2014 - 4:59pm
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