Deodorant or Antiperspirant: Benefits of Choosing Natural
We’ve all been patiently waiting for the sun to come out and the temperatures to rise, so we can get outside and take advantage of the summer. When it finally does gets here, none of us want to worry about the unpleasant body odour that comes from sweating. To keep you feeling fresh, it’s important to choose the right protection.
Deodorant or antiperspirant;
what's the difference?
Simply put, deodorant unlike antiperspirant permits your body to breathe. It eliminates odour causing bacteria with active ingredients that don’t obstruct your pores. This allows your body to perspire naturally (sweat doesn’t smell). Antiperspirants on the other hand, control odour and reduce wetness by using active ingredients like aluminum. Aluminum-based antiperspirants form a chemical reaction to the moisture of your body which creates physical plugs that deposit into your sweat glands.
No one wants to be clogging their pores with toxins and chemicals that can cause irritation and possible health complications. Some studies even suggest that aluminum found in antiperspirant could potentially be linked to the development of breast cancer. Though the evidence of this research is inconclusive, why take the chance if there is a worry-free alternative that will keep you smelling lekker?
Double check for aluminum in the ingredient list!
We all know how challenging it can be to read the ingredient list of our cosmetics. To help identify whether aluminum is found in your product, keep an eye out for the following terms:
1. Aluminum chloral hydrate
2. Aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex gly
3. Hydroxy bromide
why switch to clean products like natural deodorant?
Many over the counter personal care products contain questionable ingredients that raise concern for our health and wellness. Opting for a natural alternative, like our lekker deodorant, it'll put your mind at ease and it will benefit you in more ways than one. How you ask?
1.It's gentle on your skin
Switching to a natural deodorant with nourishing ingredients will help keep your skin at its best. Lekker Sensitive Soft Bamboo is the perfect option for those who suffer from sensitive skin and allergies.
2. It allows for your body to sweat
Sweating is good for you; it helps regulate your body’s temperature and remove harmful toxins from your body. When blocking your pores with the use of aluminum-based deodorant your preventing your body from doing its job.
3. Kills foul odour with powerful ingredients
Baking soda, diatomaceous earth, zinc salt, arrowroot, and/ or cornstarch are all active ingredient that help combat odour causing bacteria and absorb body moisture naturally.
4. It keeps your clothes clean
When aluminum mixes with the protein in your sweat it leaves behind yellow stains on your shirt that is nearly impossible to get out.
Written by Erika Sagh