How To Balance Your Armpit Bacteria To Never Smell Again (No Deodorant Required)
In order to prevent odor, people use antiperspirants and deodorants all the time According to latest research, 80% of all people don’t need to use these products due to their genetics, although this doesn’t stop them. Our sweat doesn’t smell by itself – it’s the bacteria in our armpits that makes it unpleasant. Deodorants and antiperspirants have adverse side-effects which can cause serious consequences.
Here’s how to keep the armpit microbiome working properly:
Switch to milder soaps
Surfactants such as SDS and SLS are present in most soaps. They eliminate the protective sebum of the skin, making it an ideal environment in which bacteria thrive. Milder soaps on the other hand, will not remove the sebum and will keep your skin protected.
Get rid of aluminum-rich deodorants
Aluminum stimulates sweating, and the metal is related to different diseases and conditions, including cancer.
Check the label
Almost all deodorants claim to be aluminum-free. However, they still contain alum (aluminum sulfate), which makes the product safer than most aluminum-containing antiperspirants and deodorants.
Parabens and triclosan
These antibacterial compounds destabilize the armpit microbiome and destroy all of the beneficial armpit bacteria.