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Antiperspirants Don't Let You Sweat

Antiperspirants Don't Let You Sweat

Taking care of yourself, watching what you eat and exercising, you might be a little more sensitive about what you put on your body. While the myth that aluminum in deodorant causes breast cancer has been debunked, you might not feel comfortable with using antiperspirants that contain aluminum since they actually prevent you from sweating.

The aluminum in antiperspirants is drawn into the cells of your dermis (the middle layer of your skin), and it squeezes your sweat gland ducts closed, trapping sweat, preventing you from perspiring. It is not the sweat that creates odor, but the bacteria on your skin and the sweat combined. There are some important days when I can't avoid antiperspirants, but other days I like to just use deodorant. It seems more natural.

I have tried many aluminum-free deodorants and here are some that I have liked.

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Is there an aluminum free deodorant out there that you like? Let me know in the comment section below.

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i-am-elle i-am-elle 10 years
Hmm interesting! I've always been worried about stinky sweat, maybe I shouldn't worry so much anymore.
SassAndBide SassAndBide 10 years
ive been using the adidas aluminum free deodorant since last yr. nothing else compares.
Food Food 10 years
I can never seem to find the ladies adidas - also the toms of maine lemongrass smells really nice, but it always feel really slimy. I've heard myths about aluminum causing alzheimers and man my memory is bad enough as it, i don't need the help. Also, Bella told me about a stella mccartney deodorant that is fully organic, but I haven't had a chance to try it yet.
girlboy girlboy 10 years
sweating is good
any any 10 years
i used to sweat a lot last year it was awful but i have a thing called drysol i wear it at night like 2 times a week and the rest of the day i put secret deodorant (the only one that keeps me clean)....
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
I refuse to go around without my antiperspirant/deodorant under my pits. I have backups in my desk drawer and gym bag, just in case. That's just the way I roll.
carrieplh carrieplh 10 years
I stopped using deodorant and antiperspirants years ago and I will never use them again. I don't have that stank "bacteria" thing going on. My pits smell better than when I used deodorant.
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 10 years
whats so terrible about not sweating in one small part of your body? the part that causes wet marks on your shirts, and makes you smell awful. I use Mitchum (yes the men's version). It is unscented, and has the maximum protection against sweating. It really works better than anything I have ever tried, plus I'd rather my armpits not smell like baby powder or "mystic rain"...
paramita paramita 10 years
I use Lush's Aromarant. Less chemical and it really works =)
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 10 years
origins - 'no offense'
CamillaCat CamillaCat 10 years
I know the Crystal is not supposed to keep you dry, but I don't like walking around all day with wet armpit stains...little embarrassing. If the Crystal could somehow manage to keep you dry, I would be a big promoter. I'm still using it though (it lasts a long time, it was well worth the money spent)
ktacce ktacce 10 years
I'm sure it has alluminum in it but i sweat, like a waterfall, and have started using secret clinical strength and it is PIT STAINS NO MORE!! woo hoo!
SpicerK SpicerK 10 years
I love the Crystal roll-on deoderant. I haven't used the actual crystal rock version that you only have to wet. But I will when my roll-on runs out. I've tried Toms but it makes my arm pits burn. My skin is extremely sensitive and I stopped using it.
kungfubunni kungfubunni 10 years
I use the Thai Crystal Deodorant stick. I like it a lot. and I have always had a problem with sweating, and this helps keep me pretty dry all day at work.
facin8me facin8me 10 years
It's not like anti-perspirants prevent you from regulating your body temperature- the rest of your body still sweats. Just because you're not sweating under your arms doesn't mean that anything bad is happening.
muchacha muchacha 10 years
I use the Adidas aluminum free deodorant, and I think it works REALLY well!
Fitness Fitness 10 years
That's right - deodorants don't keep you dry - they let you sweat, but at least the sweat doesn't stink!
CamillaCat CamillaCat 10 years
I know Crystal is very popular, but I have tried it and it just does not keep me dry. Although it does a good job of keeping the stink away ;)
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