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Deodorant or Antiperspirants?

Deodorant or Antiperspirants?

Which should I use, an antiperspirant or a deodorant? I am confused!

Most people think that antiperspirants and deodorants are the same thing,
but they arenít. Antiperspirants work by clogging, closing, or blocking the
pores with powerful astringents such as aluminum salts so that they canít
release sweat. Deodorants work by neutralizing the smell of the sweat and by
antiseptic action against bacteria. Deodorants are preferable because they
donít interfere with sweating, a natural cooling process.

Baking Soda Simple Solution
Baking soda works wonders because it neutralizes the odor of sweat. Just
sprinkle a light covering of baking soda onto a damp washcloth. Pat on. Donít
rinse. This tipójust using baking sodaóhas saved me on many occasion,
especially when traveling.

Basic Deodorant Powder
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
A few drops essential oils such as lavender or cinnamon

Place the ingredients in a glass jar. Shake to blend. Sprinkle a light
covering of the powder on a damp washcloth. Pat on. Donít rinse.

Basic Liquid Deodorant
1/4 cup each witch hazel extract, aloe vera gel, and mineral water
1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
A few drops antibacterial essential oils such as lavender (optional)

Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake to blend. Makes 3/4 cup.

Shelf life: Indefinite.

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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8:37AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

thanks

5:33AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

Thanks.

1:55AM PDT on Jul 16, 2012

Thank you

4:17AM PDT on Jun 18, 2012

thank you!

9:58AM PDT on Oct 17, 2011

Thanks!~

11:41PM PDT on Jun 14, 2011

I really like this post. Another beauty and hygiene secret for me. I would also suggest Lifo. It's a fun site for girls where you can share beauty secrets like this one as well as fashion ideas.

4:01AM PDT on Aug 20, 2010

For individuals suffering from hyperhidrosis, a commonly used remedy is the anti-perspirant. These anti-perspirants often contain an aluminium based chemical formulation such as aluminium chloride that can help block the overactive underarm sweat glands, preventing sweat from surfacing out. Some popular brands that has been reported to be able to control light to mild underarm sweating include Drysol, Maxim and Certain Dri. Many people, especially women and young teenagers, aren't able to use these products because they will cause dermal irritations, such as itching, stinging and inflammatory skin. Since this is a common problem plus many people are suffering from allergies nowadays, dermatologists tend to recommend "gentle antiperspirants" (for example AHC20 sensitive) which are enriched with natural plant extracts. Herbs and plants like Sage, Clove or Usnea barbata help to reduce irritations of the skin to a minimum.

On the other hand, if you are suffering from excessive sweating that cannot be controlled by antiperspirants, a doctor would recommend oral medications, iontophoresis, Botox® injections or surgery as the next best treatment solutions to help you stop the heavy sweating.

4:01AM PDT on Aug 20, 2010

For individuals suffering from hyperhidrosis, a commonly used remedy is the anti-perspirant. These anti-perspirants often contain an aluminium based chemical formulation such as aluminium chloride that can help block the overactive underarm sweat glands, preventing sweat from surfacing out. Some popular brands that has been reported to be able to control light to mild underarm sweating include Drysol, Maxim and Certain Dri. Many people, especially women and young teenagers, aren't able to use these products because they will cause dermal irritations, such as itching, stinging and inflammatory skin. Since this is a common problem plus many people are suffering from allergies nowadays, dermatologists tend to recommend "gentle antiperspirants" (for example AHC20 sensitive) which are enriched with natural plant extracts. Herbs and plants like Sage, Clove or Usnea barbata help to reduce irritations of the skin to a minimum.

On the other hand, if you are suffering from excessive sweating that cannot be controlled by antiperspirants, a doctor would recommend oral medications, iontophoresis, Botox® injections or surgery as the next best treatment solutions to help you stop the heavy sweating.

10:47AM PDT on Aug 18, 2010

Deodorants are substances applied to the body to eliminate body odor caused by the bacterial breakdown of perspiration. A subgroup of deodorants, antiperspirants, prevent odor and reduce sweat produced by parts of the body.
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8:25AM PDT on Aug 17, 2010

Thanks Annie, I just came across this page, very useful tips.

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