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Eliminate perspiration, cause cancer: harmful myths about deodorants



How not to miss with the choice of means and not to get inflammation when using deodorant and antiperspirant?

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Of course, the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to sweat is deodorant. Or is it an antiperspirant? A common question that can be found on the Internet: what is the difference between them? So, the deodorant only neutralizes the unpleasant odor (it is created by bacteria that got on the skin and mixed with the sweat itself), but the sweating process itself does not control, writes An antiperspirant is another matter. Due to the substances in its composition, it narrows the sweat glands and can stop the process of excreting a not very pleasant smell. See photos of both products in the gallery, and below read about the main stereotypes associated with these products.

Roll-on deodorant works better than spray

Modern deodorants come in a variety of forms: sprays, balls and sticks. Many are inclined to believe that the ball, due to its sliding surface, covers a large area of ​​the body, while the spray, on the contrary, sprays half of the precious product in vain. In fact, there is no difference in use, as the manufacturers write about this and dermatologists repeat. The only difference is comfort.

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Ball deodorant spoils clothes most of all

Another myth associated with the form of deodorant concerns the white marks that the product leaves on clothes. Yes, this can really happen, it's hard for us to argue here. But you need to immediately clarify: this happens not because of poor quality, but because the deodorant has to work in an extreme situation (during severe stress or very hot weather). Deodorants are not ready for this, so they behave outside the box. If you are not sure of the product's capabilities, then buy cotton pads against sweat as a safety net - they will not leave stains on the fabric.

Deodorants cause cancer

In the XNUMXs, there was a popular legend that the aluminum salts contained in antiperspirants and deodorants caused skin and breast cancer. Modern scientists are ready to reassure: a causal relationship between the application of these funds and oncology has not been found.

In order not to overshoot with the choice of product, first brush with a stick or a ball or spray with a spray on your wrist and walk like that all day. This way you will make sure that the skin does not have itching or redness, and you will understand if the selected product has too persistent or unpleasant odor.

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Nevertheless, you can still earn inflammation. This is due either to an allergic reaction, or to a large amount of alcohol in the composition, with too frequent use of pharmacy products with a high concentration of salts. How do you know if your coveted jar turns out to be harmful to you? Read the instructions carefully - it will be written there that it is better to apply such a composition under the armpits no more than 1-2 times a week, so as not to suffer.

Deodorant effect does not depend on age

Not everyone reacts to deodorants the same way, and it's not just a possible allergic reaction, but age. For example, adolescents and the elderly are considered the most sensitive groups. In the former, the immune system is just forming, in the latter, on the contrary, it is getting worse. The most neutral in this case are products based on natural crystals, powder with zinc, talcum powder or organic deodorants. In fact, these are antiseptics, only without unnecessary additives.

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