Why use natural deodorant?
If you’re planning on switching to a natural deodorant for men, let’s start with some basic science. Deodorant is designed to stop you smelling, hence ‘de-odorant’. It can do this in a number of ways but the most common is by preventing you from sweating in the first place. In this case, it’s called an anti-perspirant deodorant.
Although sweat itself doesn’t always smell bad, given enough time, the bacteria in your sweat can cause it to really honk.
That’s why in some cases, deodorants are designed to slow your sweating down. To do this, anti-perspirant deodorant has to use aluminium salts to raise the ph level of your skin, which in turn plugs your sweat glands.
Aluminium salts and anti-perspirants prevent your body from sweating, its natural way of cooling down. There has also been speculation that anti-perspirant could be linked to Alzheimers and breast cancer. The point is, applying something to the body that stops it performing an essential task isn’t necessarily recommended.
Does natural deodorant stop you smelling?
There is another way, and it’s not to be sniffed at. By replacing the aluminium, with anti-bacterial agents, natural deodorant for men won’t stop you sweating but it will stop your sweat smelling. By killing the bacteria in sweat, it prevents the sweat being broken down and, well, smelling.
Will natural deodorant deal with sweat?
Natural deodorants might not have the pore plugging powers of aluminium salts but they do have astringent agents that can dry out and shrink your pores. This process will reduce the amount that you sweat. While you’re adjusting, you could also wear dark colours to hide any patches.
Should you use natural deodorant in the same way?
It’s true that natural deodorant may not keep you as dry for as long as aluminium deodorant. However, by applying it more than once a day (think once in the morning and then again in the afternoon) you should find you smell fresh into the early hours.
How does UNITY’s natural deodorant for men work?
Our natural deodorant uses lime extract to disinfect and prevent the bacteria in your sweat breaking it down and causing it to smell. It also contains sage extract which has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties to keep your skin feeling its best.