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Why the Healthy Deodorant

Why The Healthy Deodorant

There is so much information out there.  Several studies suggest that traditional deodorants and antiperspirants may contain harsh ingredients including Aluminum, Propylene Gylcol and Parabens.  These ingredients work to temporarily prevent the body from releasing perspiration and in doing so potentially absorb and accumulate in the delicate underarm area, a gateway to the infection fighting lymphatic system.  These ingredients have been linked to significant health risks (read up!) and are associated with unpleasant side effects like rashes, painful inflammation and a build up of sweat digesting bacteria.  

Here’s what we think…

We think sweating is healthy!  As opposed to antiperspirants, the Healthy deodorant provides superior odor protection while still allowing you to sweat and your skin to breathe.  Free of so many of those red flag ingredients you read about, it’s a safe, aluminum-free alternative that delivers on performance. (thank you Allure Best of Beauty Award)   With ingredients you can feel good about, we encourage you to apply and reapply as often as necessary.

Switching to Natural: What You Need to Know

Know the facts

The underarm area is one of the body’s entry and exit points.  Conventional antiperspirants and deodorants typically contain a variety of chemicals and additives such as aluminum, phthalates, propylene glycol and parabens that temporarily block the pores and prevent the body from sweating.  With consistent use, these chemicals have been linked to imbalance, irritation and disease.  The science and research continues to evolve, but is it worth the risk when there is a great alternative out there?

Know that sweat is good

Sweating is important to the health of the body.  It not only rids the system of toxins, but helps to regulate the body temperature, boost your mood and lower the risk of certain diseases.

Know it takes time

Don’t give up!  When making the switch to natural, your body may need 2-4 weeks to adjust. When you discontinue use of chemical deodorant and allow your body to sweat, as it should, your body goes through the process of ridding itself of build up bacteria such as aluminum, paraben and toxins.  During this “detox” phase, you may experience the following as your sweat glands open up and release toxins:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Irritation
  • Excessive Odor

This is completely normal! Your body is simply going through the process of adjusting. Here are tome tips to help with the transition period:

  • Cleanse the underarm twice a day
  • Dry brush or massage the underarm area for increased circulation
  • Drink lots of water!
  • Get moving. Sweating helps speed up the process
  • Avoid eating processed food
  • Reapply The Healthy Deodorant as often as necessary

Sweat 101

Why do we sweat?

Sweating is our body’s main cooling mechanism. We sweat when it’s hot outside, after a long run, if we have a fever or are overly anxious and stressed.

Why does sweat smell bad?

Sweat is actually odorless.  That signature sweaty “smell” develops as the sweat escaping from your glands interacts with bacteria that is living on our skin. 

What is the difference between antiperspirants and deodorants?

Antiperspirants typically rely on aluminum or aluminum compounds to stop odor by blocking the pores to physically stop the sweating process.

Deodorants works on top of the skin, killing off the bacteria with antiseptic and antibacterial ingredients and preventing odor with essential oil or fragrance blends.

Does sweat stain?

No. Those stains under the arm of your favorite shirt are not caused by sweat, but by the interaction of sweat with aluminum compounds commonly found in antiperspirants. 

For any questions, please contact us at support@lavanila.com

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