Apr 23

Deodorants And Antiperspirants. What Is Going On With Them?

The strange thing is that there are studies that deny the rumors and other studies that confirm it (in part, because they are done in a very limited number of people and do not end up seeing a direct relationship but there is too much overlap between use and Results, so to speak).

The issue is that it is associated with the use of deodorants with problems such as atopic dermatitis, appearance of becoming granite, irritation and even cancer.

Among the cosmetics most used by all, men and women alike, we find deodorants and antiperspirants. There are natural and chemical. The first ones have a problem and it is that they are usually too expensive for something we need on a daily basis, but they are very effective. Chemicals, however, are considered worse because they are bad for the skin because of its ingredients like aluminum, among others.

Although the FDA does not associate aluminum levels significantly with the onset of cancer, the truth is that some studies, such as that done in 2011 (Manello) or the 2007 (Exley) that showed that women who suffered Cancer had higher levels of aluminum in breast tissue than did not have cancer. But despite this coincidence cannot be assured the direct relationship between aluminum in deodorants and antiperspirants and the appearance of cancer.

 Dr. Tim Key said: “Several reports from the media have stated that antiperspirants increase the risk of developing breast cancer, but the only scientific study that directly evaluated this question did not observe any relationship between the use of Antiperspirants and the risk of developing breast cancer.”

Even so, the idea of chemical deodorants is to eliminate the bacteria in the skin to eliminate unpleasant odors and that of antiperspirants to stop sweating with aluminum or zirconium salts. Among the chemicals used are parabens, Triclosan, alcohol, perfumes … and if they are antiperspirants also aluminum chloride and hydrochloride. Despite being successful in eliminating bacteria and odors effectively, they are more harmful to health than natural ones.

 Deodorants And Antiperspirants. What Is Going On With Them?Firstly, they are the main cause of contact dermatitis and skin irritations and pollute the environment (this is proven and the aluminum salts have great fault of it). Aluminum or zirconium salts damage the skin tissue causing certain skin proteins to precipitate to clog the pores and to counteract this effect are added healing and moisturizing. The content in “mineral oil, paraffinum or petrolatum” can cause allergies, dryness, appearance of granites and irritation.

 That’s why today I’m going to teach you how to make your own deodorant. That way you know what it takes and make sure it works and that it is not harmful. How do you do it? It’s very simple.

 You need:

  • A spoon.
  • A glass jar with a wide opening.
  • Sodium bicarbonate.
  • Essential Oils. The most recommended are seven: citronella, lemon, lavender, thyme, rosemary, and geranium and tea tree.

The glass jar should not be too large, but it should have a wide mouth. An example of what you can use is the jar of jam or honey, always properly washed and dried. Add 1/4 cup of baking soda. Its function will be to absorb moisture and let coolness.

Then add ten drops of the selected essential oil and mix everything. You must begin to feel the fragrance. If you do not reach the desired intensity, you can add more drops of the essential oil until you have the fragrance you want.

The best time to use deodorants is after the shower. The use of water eliminates impurities and stimulates the skin tissue, which will be ready for deodorant treatment. Before using it you must shake the pot well and clean your hands. You take a small amount with your hands and apply it where you need it.

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