your underarms need Love too

We usually want to just forget about our underarms. We don’t want them to smell, sweat, or stain our clothes. 

How we care for them is actually critical to our health.

which is the
best choice for you?

There are many options out there for natural deodorant.

Ingredients to avoid:  

ALUMINUM : Aluminum stays in the body and consequently will accumulate over time. Recent evidence has linked breast cancer with aluminium-based antiperspirants. 

PROPYLENE GLYCOL : Propylene glycol was originally developed an an anti-freeze! Enough said…

PARABENS : Parabens are used as preservative in a wide range of cosmetics and food products. They are suspects to be endocrine system disruptors.

TRICLOSAN : Triclosan has been associated with increased hay fever and allergy development. It’s considered a probable carcinogen.

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How Do We
Care For Our Underarms?

Cleanse Daily and Exfoliate 1-2 times per week

Gently wash your underarms daily with a mild soap to reduce the growth of smelly bacteria. Exfoliant 1-2 times a week. You can use a gentle one designed for face. 

Tone and Moisturize

After cleansing, dry underarms thoroughly. Apply a toner with cotton pad ( one with witch hazel is perfect). It will encourage pore construction and lead to less sweating. YAY!

Maintain Your Razor

Change your blade after 5 uses. Shaving creates micro-tears in the delicate underarm skin. This can lead to infection.  Store your razor outside of the shower where it can completely dry.

Use Natural Deodorant

One thing to keep in mind is that many conventional deodorants are also antiperspirants. They include various forms of aluminium salts which completely block your sweat ducts and pores to eliminate sweating. Over time, trapped sweat builds up in the ducts and causes bumps, painful inflammation and (here’s the kicker) bad odour — meaning you need even more deodorant. That’s not to mention the yellow stains on your clothing caused by the acidity of the aluminum

Wear Breathable Fabrics

Natural fibers such as cotton, linen, bamboo and hemp absorb moisture. Silk, though natural, traps moisture just like synthetic fabrics – polyester, viscose/rayon, nylon, and lycra blends. These fabrics keep odor causing moisture close to your skin. You will not smell or feel fresh.

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