Tania of Exposed Naturals walks us through some easy mistakes that are commonly made when people first make the switch to natural deodorant!
So, you've got your hands on a tin of deliciously creamy natural deodorant, now what?! Read the points below to avoid top 5 of the most common mistakes you can make that can ruin your transition to a natural deodorant.
1) YOU WIPE OFF THE SWEAT...
...and your deodorant with it! You may notice a temporary increase in sweating as your pores open up after years of being blocked by aluminium. Don’t be tempted to wipe your underarms dry or you risk wiping off the deodorant formula with it. If required, gently pat dry or use body powder to absorb excess moisture - but trust us - if your deodorant is working the way it should, you won’t smell at the end of the day even if you sweat!
2) YOU APPLY “JUST IN CASE”⠀
Applying too much formula or applying it too many times per day can lead to staining your clothes and irritation. Is there a need to reapply because you actually smell or are you reapplying “just in case”?
3) YOU ARE BEING TOO HASTY OR WASTEFUL
Just like when you apply moisturiser or foundation to your face, it is important to make sure the deodorant cream has absorbed completely and there is no excess product sitting on top of the skin that can clump and rub off on your shirt. To stay fresh all day you should only need to use enough to create a thin, invisible layer on top of your skin. Start small and experiment with the amount till you find what works for you.
4) YOU SHAVE AND APPLY⠀⠀
Shaving and waxing leaves micro-cuts on your skin that can be easily irritated by deodorants, natural or otherwise. Shave or wax before bed and wait overnight before applying your deodorant.
5) YOU GIVE UP TOO SOON
If you are new to natural deodorants, your body might take 1 to 3 months to adjust to your new routine sans aluminium. Please don’t give up! Unless have any rashes that are itching or burning, allow your body to adjust before you give up on natural deodorants.
If you have any questions or get sensitivity to our product, please contact Exposed Naturals at firstname.lastname@example.org – The team are currently testing a sensitive skin formula and would love to help you resolve your pit problems!
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