Take Good Care Of Your Pits!
Did you know that many conventional deodorants actually cause harm to your body rather than good? Unfortunately, many antiperspirants contain Aluminum which basically clogs up your underarms pores. The pores in your underarms are some of the largest and most concentrated on your body, therefore you need to let those glands sweat out the bad and apply the good back in it!
We all sweat naturally whether it's more than others and we sweat for a reason! I'm someone who feels awkwardly shy about my underarms mainly because I sweat under there for every reason, any season, and I'm also self cautious about any bad odors reaching the nostrils of someone else. Because of this, I've used antiperspirants such as Secret or Dove which contain Aluminum and other toxic ingredients for many years. Yes, they did help out with the body odor and sweating, but thinking back on it I now realize that those deodorants just masked my underarm insecurities.
Last year when I was gradually making the switch to safer, cleaner, and toxic free skin care, I saved underarm care for last. After reading reviews on more natural deodorants I was convinced I wouldn't be satisfied until I downloaded the Think Dirty app. The app suggested I try the Schmidt's brand as it rated super low meaning super clean so I bought a jar! The first week using it was amazing because my sweat was bearable and it nearly left me with no bad odor. But soon after that short period of time I noticed the skin under my armpits getting irritated and discolored. A while after that the skin started to peel and at that point I knew I had to stop using the deodorant to let my underarms breathe and heal. It was a horrible experience and process but this was all due to many years of exposure to Aluminum. My armpits were basically detoxing and let me tell you that my adjustment period went on for months on end! All I could do was apply a small amount of apple cider vinegar for all those months until I was able to tell that my armpits were ready.
Recently rheauniting with Schmidt's new and improved stick deodorants I can say I have enjoyed them more now than I did before and I definitely rheacommend you all to give these babies a go! I have learned that I have quite sensitive armpits and Schmidt's now has a Sensitive Skin Formula line which I have in the scent "Geranium" and it reminds me of the smell of a bouquet of flowers. My all time favorite scent is the "Charcoal + Magnesium" which is to die for! It smells so fresh and it contains mineral derived Magnesium and Sodium Bicarbonate which is amazing for its antibacterial and absorbent properties. If you enjoy rose water like me, you will love the "Rose + Vanilla" scent. I have smelled many other Schmidt's deodorants and I believe there is a scent for everyone. Schmidt's formula is so beautifully made with no Aluminum, Propylene Glycol, or Parabens, and are Certified Vegan and Cruelty- free. Schmidt's never leaves me feeling greasy, it hasn't left any stains on my clothing, it hardly ever leaves my armpits with a noticeable white cast, and overtime it has helped so much with my sweating and odor. I could even go a day or two without applying this deodorant because it's THAT GOOD.
- Hold the deodorant stick with the product directly onto your skin to warm it up (if needed).
- One swipe per arm, a little goes a long way.
- Don't forget to exfoliate and wash out underarms daily to prevent buildup.