The 3 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Deodorant (ASAP!)
We all remember that step towards manhood that was first purchasing a deodorant. Chances are it was a supermarket aerosol, chosen because the name sounded cool.
Grooming has come a long way since then… but have you?
While many men are recognising the benefits of investing in their skin routine, their ‘under-arm’ choices are stuck in high school.
And while some of the reasons to upgrade your deodorant are practical (you’ll minimise body odour) others are more imperative (like avoiding long-term health risks).
Here are the 3 reasons why you should upgrade your deodorant (ASAP!).
Cancer and Long-Term Health Risks
Most conventional deodorants contain a list of toxic ingredients, such as aluminium, parabens, propylene glycol and triclosan. There is ongoing research to suggest that exposure to toxins such as these is linked to diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer.
Alcohol Will Dehydrate Your Skin
Just like frequently using the petroleum derivative Vaseline to your lips, and ultimately dehydrating them, alcohol will dry your skin and lead to further sweat-production and chafing. This in turn requires an increased use of the antiperspirant product – like a drink that makes you dehydrated, just like…alcohol.
Antiperspirant Can Cause Body Odour
It turns out that antiperspirants actually can make you smell worse in the long run by using antibacterial substances to block sweat glands.
Antiperspirants kill off natural, less-potent bacteria, which then allows aggressive bacteria to fill your underarm pores to dominate in their place.
What you need to know: use a natural, alcohol and aluminum free deo. It will be better for your skin, the environment and your long-term health!
Here are our top picks for alcohol and aluminum free deodorants:
Our top kits containing natural deodorant to refresh your bathroom routine: