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November 20, 2012

Deodorants & Antiperspirant

What is a antiperspirant?
 Sweat doesn't cause odors. Bacteria on the skin breaks down the sweat and  causes bad smell. Thus use of an antiperspirant that doesn’t have fragrance may not eliminate all odors as it wont stop you from  sweating. Antiperspirant tends to block between 20-30% of the sweat glands in the underarms, and greater exertion may render the antiperspirant ineffective.

        Antiperspirants are made with several ingredients, including wax, a liquid emollient and an active-ingredient compound. It's the active ingredient that gives antiperspirants their sweat-blocking power. All antiperspirants have an aluminum-based compound as their main ingredient. If you look at the back of an antiperspirant container, the aluminum-based compound is always the first ingredient listed. Here are a few of the common active ingredients:
  • Aluminum chloride
  • Aluminum zirconium tricholorohydrex glycine
  • Aluminum chlorohydrate
  • Aluminum hydroxybromide
 What is a deodorant?
 Those who do not sweat much may instead choose to use a deodorant. This is merely a scented, or sometimes unscented product, which can help reduce odors caused by sweat. It usually works via some alcohol content, which reduces some bacteria cells in the underarm area.

 The Deodorant is made up of alcohol denat,butane,propane,parfum.Lynx is primarly alcohol denat .But Butane is majorly present in almost every deodorant.

     Peoples may wanna use Deodorants instead for antiperspirants because Antiperspirants work by clogging, closing, or blocking the pores with powerful astringents such as aluminum salts so that they can’t release sweat.

  • Read the ingredients to make sure you are not allergic to anything in it.
  • An ingredient often used is alum. Alum is an aluminium salt. It closes the skin's pores and so helps reduce sweating. Some aluminium salts may leave stains on clothes, so make sure it does not get in contact too much.
  •  Antibacterial compounds may involve alcohols, such as benzyl alcohol or farnesol. Triclosan is an antibacterial agent also often to be found. 
Quick home remedy for sweat armpit:
  • Apple Vinegar Remedy:At night, apply apple vinegar or any other malt vinegar to your armpits. If you have armpit hair, trim it to a very short length. Let the apple vinegar air dry. It will saturate your armpit's sweat pores, neutralizing odor causing bacteria and creating a drying effect.Apple vinegar has astringent properties. It will condition your armpits to stay dry and sweat less overall.
  • Baking Soda Treatment:Used in combination with a deodorant that's high in aluminum chloride, baking soda could be your missing piece to the puzzle. It works as follows...
 Paste the baking soda onto your armpits (if they're clean shaven, this works best) and then sit with the treatment for 25 minutes. Afterwards, just wash off with water.
Quick home remedy for black under arms: 
  • Lemon is one of the best remedies to get rid of dark armpits as it is a natural bleaching agent. Rub slices of lemon on the armpits to lighten the area.
  • Vitamin E oil also acts favorably in treating darkened underarms.  
  • A mixture of one tablespoon of curd and one teaspoon of gram flour with a hint of turmeric and one teaspoon milk can also be applied.



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