Is it really bad to use my drugstore deodorant? The short answer YES. Aluminum in deodorant can clog your pores and eliminate your bodies natural secretion overtime. This does the job but can have harmful effects on your health. read this article here for a full description.
In short, there is a real need to make a change for antiperspirant. Here is what you need to know and how to transition.
The key word to switching to a healthy deodorant is TRANSISTION.
- DETOX: Stop using what you’ve been using and detox. This is going to be a week of “I don’t want to raise my arms” but so necessary to get the toxins out and your body calibrated. Layer your clothing to help you not worry about odor. You can also rinse your under arms every few hours but don’t coat them in anything. The goal of your detox is to be effective in a short amount of time. Start this process when you won’t be attending any big events.
- CLEANSE: Make sure you are active and promoting perspiration during this transition. Workout a couple of times this week and help your body exit that toxic build up. Be sure to shower often but don’t worry about anything else. It will end shortly 7-10 days max.
- CHOOSE: Choosing a healthy deodorant is difficult because there are so many that are nontoxic but completely ineffective. If you have tried switching before but were in the detox phase, you may have felt that particular brand of deodorant didn’t work at all. This is why it is so important to start your journey with a detox.
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