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Worried About Aluminum in Your Antiperspirant? Try Men's Deodorant

Why I Wear Men's Deodorant

Allow me to preface this piece by saying that I'm not some tree-hugging hippie who doesn't shave her legs. Confession: I am more eco than not, but when it comes to the products I slather on my body, I am very mindful of what gets absorbed into my body through my skin.

In terms of deodorant selection, it's been an on-going dilemma — do I go the all-natural route and opt for the aluminum-, artificial preservative-, and synthetic-free deodorants that won't mask my stinky after-gym odors? Or do I buy the generic drugstore brand that will keep me sweat-free and smelling like freesia throughout the day?

Here's the thing, it hasn't been proven that antiperspirants cause breast cancer, but I'm still not comfortable with wearing deodorant that blocks my sweat glands and contains aluminum.

Continue reading to see why my medicine cabinet looks like this.

Other than the natural deodorant brands available at specialty shops, there seems to be a limited selection of nonantiperspirant deodorants available for women. I've tried every natural deodorant under the sun and haven't had any success — mainly with protection longevity and odor busting. Which is why I ended up making the switch to men's deodorant. Unlike the women's deodorant aisle, men have a plethora of nonantiperspirant deodorants to choose from. Trust me, you won't find scents like baby powder or passion flower, but if you go with a fresh/sporty scent, your yoga-mates will never know the difference.

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