We all want to smell nice (don’t worry, we’re not just going to point out the obvious in this guide!). The way to achieve this for many years has been aluminium deodorants and products. But we’ve now learned that products containing aluminium aren’t the best for your overall health. People learn this information and make the switch to natural deodorant, but they aren’t prepared or informed of how this goes.
Aluminium-based deodorants work by preventing sweat and controlling body odour. But what happens when we stop using them?
First and foremost, let’s get under our skin, quite literally. Our skin, the body’s largest organ, is like a sponge, soaking up everything we slather on it – even deodorants. Brace yourself for this fun fact: traditional antiperspirant deodorants use aluminum compounds to play “sweat police,” blocking sweat ducts from doing their thing.
When we break up with this deodorant, our skin goes through a rebound phase. It’s like a detox for our body, making up for lost time in the sweat department. We call it the “detox period” – a few days to a few weeks of increased sweating, body odour, and maybe even a little skin irritation. Consider it your body’s way of saying, “I’m adapting, baby!”. People think that their shiny, new natural deodorant isn’t working but it’s actually the detox period that your body needs to go through to get used to the change.
But don’t worry. Temporary and totally normal: just like that catchy song stuck in your head. Sweating is our body’s natural detox and temperature control system. Unlike aluminum-based deodorants, natural ones neutralize odour-causing bacteria without blocking the sweat party. Stay fresh, stay witty. The worst thing you can do at this stage is throw your effective men’s natural deodorant in the bin and grab your aluminium product again.
Your sweat will eventually decrease and your body odour will follow suit (hooray!). Your body is back to its natural sweat game, thanks to the adaptation process. And guess what? The natural deodorant has done its job flawlessly, keeping those odour-causing bacteria far, far away. As if that’s not enough, these deodorants often come with nourishing ingredients that give your skin some serious TLC. No more irritation, just pure freshness.
You’ll be glad to hear that avoiding chemicals isn’t the only benefit of natural products (although it’s a pretty good one, if you ask us!). Not only will you feel healthier and smell better, but you’ll also have less body odour overall. With the wide range of scents and formulas out there, finding a natural deodorant that suits your personal preferences is a breeze. Say goodbye to stinky situations and hello to freshness.
Ready to ditch the chemicals and go natural with deodorant? Give yourself a detox period and be patient. Your body is just adjusting, but trust us, it’ll thank you in the long run. Plus, you might stumble upon a new favorite deodorant scent. Embrace the adventure, try different brands and formulas until you find the perfect match for your body and lifestyle. Let the natural freshness shine.