How to Choose Safe and Natural Deodorant Options

Believe it or not, your skin is permeable and absorbs pretty much everything you apply to it, which explains why "transdermal" skin patches exist. These patches are 95% even more reliable than certain medications orally. Drugmakers know the fastest way to introduce a drug into your blood is through your skin.

Certain skin areas are more effective than others – especially those with high blood flow and bigger sweat pores. Your armpits are good examples, and this is why you should be careful about the deodorant you choose.

Here are ingredients to avoid.

# 1) Aluminum: It stops sweat by swelling cells to close your sweat ducts. Be aware of aluminum chlorohydrate, lightweight aluminum zirconium, and any phrase with "aluminum" in it. This metal may accumulate in your body over time and may lead to Alzheimer's.

# 2) Triclosan. You can easily find this in air fresheners. It is a carcinogenic chemical that can reside in your body fat. Even though it is antibacterial, it can lead to the creation of antibiotic-resistant germs.

# 3) Talc. Talc, or "talcum powder," often has asbestos in it and is known to be carcinogenic. Though it helps keep skin from becoming too dry, you should avoid it.  

# 4) Parabens. Parabens consist of anything that begins with methyl, ethyl, propyl, benzyl, or butyl. They are hazardous petrochemical materials that can negatively affect your hormones. They can act like estrogen and other types of hormones. They can reduce your chances of reproduction and function much like carcinogens.

# 5) Propylene Glycol. This is a form of mineral oil in brake and gas fluid as well as commercial antifreeze. In air fresheners, propylene helps stop the loss of water. It is neurotoxic and can cause liver and kidney issues.

# 6) Steareth-n. The "n" in this name can represent any type of number. The ingredient reacts with"ethylene oxide" to create a cancer-causing material compound. 

# 7) Silica Silica reduces wetness, but it could have crystalline quartz, which is carcinogenic. And breathing in silica can cause respiratory disease or even cancer.

 If you check out the tag of your air freshener or deodorant and see any of the compounds above, simply replace it with another type or brand.

So Which Antiperspirant is Best?  

Try products that use lichen extract and rosemary to keep odors down and stay refreshed. The blend has antibacterial properties and keeps bacteria from producing strong odors. To stay dry, try cotton extract and witch hazel. And to prevent sensitive skin, try organic aloe vera. These are all clean and healthy options for your skin.

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