Switching to a natural deodorant
Many people want to switch to natural deodorants for a variety of reasons: they may be concerned about the aluminum in antiperspirants, have skin sensitivities, or simply want to use products that are more natural and less processed. Whatever the reason, making the switch to a natural deodorant can be a big change.
The good news is that there are a lot of great all-natural and organic skincare products on the market now, including deodorants. And many of them work just as well as their conventional counterparts. Notably, the key benefits of natural deodorants include:
Most natural deodorants are made with ingredients that are beneficial for your skin. For example, coconut oil is a natural antibacterial and anti-fungal agent that can help to keep your underarms healthy. Shea butter and cocoa butter are excellent moisturizers that can make your skin smoother and softer.
Conventional deodorants are loaded with chemical ingredients that have the potential to not only pronounce but also affect your body's natural groove. By switching to a natural deodorant, you can be sure that you're not exposing yourself to these toxins.
Natural deodorants often contain essential oils, which not only smell great but also have antifungal and antibacterial properties. Also, since natural deodorants don't contain aluminum, they won't react with your sweat and cause that dreaded "BO" smell.
Better for the environment
Many conventional deodorants come in plastic containers that end up in landfills. This is something The Lekker Company is set to change. All our deodorants are packaged sustainably in cartons that can easily be recycled. We also make sure that our products are cruelty-free and vegan so that you can feel good about using them.
As you can see, there are many good reasons to switch to a natural deodorant. But what about the dreaded transition phase? Will you have to go through it?
Attention nice newbies!
Let's get straight to the point, there's a chance you're going through a transition phase when you switch to a natural deodorant. That's because your body is used to the aluminum in conventional deodorants, which helps block sweat glands. When you switch to a natural deodorant, your sweat glands will unblock and you may sweat more than usual for a few weeks. But don't worry, this is completely normal! Just make sure you wear loose-fitting clothes and avoid synthetics.
It's also important to know that not every natural deodorant is the same. For example, The Lekker Company uses active and effective ingredients like baking soda, which is a natural antibacterial agent that helps fight odor-causing bacteria. However, if you're someone with extremely sensitive skin, we always recommend using our deodorant for sensitive skin , which uses zinc salts that gently neutralize odor.
Tips to make natural deodorants last longer:
Keep it in a cool, dry place Heat and moisture can affect the substance of your natural deodorant, so make sure you keep it in a cool, dry place.
Don't use too much. A little goes a long way with natural deodorants. Start with a pea-sized amount for each armpit and apply more if needed. Also, make sure you give it a few seconds to sink in before getting dressed.
Be patient As we said before, there is a chance that you will experience a short transition phase when switching to a natural deodorant. So, be patient and give your armpits some time to adjust.
More tips to keep your armpits clean
To help you take care of your underarms, here are some more tips you can follow:
1. Exfoliate regularly
This helps to remove dead skin cells and prevent the build-up of bacteria. This also ensures that your natural deodorant works more effectively.
2. Wear loose-fitting clothes
Tight clothing can irritate your skin and make you sweat more. So make sure you wear loose-fitting clothing whenever possible. This allows your skin to breathe and prevents sweat from accumulating.
3. Avoid using harsh soaps
Harsh soaps can strip your skin of its natural oils and make it more difficult for your deodorant to do its job. So make sure you use a gentle, natural soap for your armpits.
4. Wash your armpits regularly
While this may seem obvious, it's important to make sure you wash your armpits regularly. This helps remove any sweat or bacteria that may be present.
If you follow these tips, you are sure to have healthy and happy armpits.
So what are you waiting for? Switch to one of The Lekker Company's natural deodorants today! You (and your armpits) will be glad you did. Not only is it good for your health, but it also makes your armpits smell great!
Guest Author: Katie Pierce