Armpit irritation - why does it happen?

Armpit irritation - why does it happen?

Hey natural deo enthusiasts!

Ever wondered why switching to natural deodorant sometimes feels like way more hassle than it’s worth? You want to do the right thing, but your body didn’t get the memo and you end up with itchy and uncomfortable pitts? You’re actually not alone. Let’s dive into the detail and explain some of why this might be happening to you and how we can fix it.

Getting to Know Your Deodorant’s Ingredients

Let's talk ingredients. Natural deodorants ditch the chemicals and bring in the naturals – baking soda, essential oils, natural starches like tapioca or arrowroot. Sounds good right? Normally it is, other times, not so much. Our skin is a unique creature. What soothes one person might irritate another.

Now, don't get me wrong. These ingredients aren't the ‘bad guys’. Everything is personal to you and It's all about understanding which ingredients your skin vibes with and which ones it doesn’t.

pH Balance: Keeping Your Skin Happy Your skin's pH is like a natural garden. If the garden soil is too acidic or too alkaline, your plants won't be happy and won’t thrive. In some ways, your skin is similar. Many natural deodorants, especially those with baking soda, can disrupt the balance of of your skin’s pH. And when that balance is off? Hello irritation and bad times!

The Role of Microbes in Irritation Without the usual synthetic preservatives, that you find in store bought deodorant, natural deodorants can be more susceptible to bacteria and fungi. This might lead to skin irritation. It’s important to pick a product that’s well-formulated to keep these at bay.

Science and Natural Deodorants There’s ongoing research into how natural deodorant ingredients affect skin health. We have some insights, but it's a field that's still growing and developing.

Navigating the Natural Deo Journey: Tips and Tricks Worried? Don't be! Here's how to keep your pitts happy:

  • Patch Testing is Key Before fully committing to a new deodorant, try a patch test. It’s a simple way to see how your skin reacts.
  • Choose Your Product Carefully It's all about compatibility. Look for a natural deodorant that gets along with your skin. Fewer ingredients can mean fewer complications. Keep things as simple as possible.
  • Clean and Dry: The Dynamic Duo Applying deodorant to clean, dry skin is essential. It reduces the risk of irritation and ensures your deodorant works its magic effectively.

In Closing

Switching to natural deodorant doesn't have to be a drama. By being proactive – choosing the right products, understanding your skin's needs, and maintaining proper hygiene – you can enjoy the benefits of natural deodorants without the discomfort of irritation.