In the summer, the question of how to choose an antiperspirant deodorant becomes relevant for everyone. There are a lot of questions to these cosmetic and hygienic products. There is a lot of controversy around them - someone believes that they cannot be done without them, while someone chooses natural remedies to combat excessive sweating.
In hot and stuffy weather, excessive sweating in the armpits causes the greatest discomfort. It is there that a greater number of eccrine and apocrine glands are concentrated, which secrete cooling "moisture" and substances with the so-called "species" odor. The secreted mucus is decomposed by bacteria that live on the surface of the skin, and an unpleasant "aroma", whitish marks on clothes and other "joys" appear.
What's inside the bottle?
Which means to choose to reduce perspiration - deodorant or? Or buy two-in-one? To be determined, you need to understand how these hygiene products work.
Antiperspirants - they block perspiration and dry out the skin. Most of these products do not contain perfumed fragrances.
Deodorants fight bacteria that cause an unpleasant smell by their "work". They are scented to mask the smell of sweat even better.
What about clothes?
Even the best antiperspirants can ruin clothes, leaving whitish marks on them, and fading paint where deodorant gets in. The fact is that aluminum salts are present in the composition of antiperspirants and deodorants. In order not to spoil your favorite dress, blouse or top, you need to apply them correctly.
Both antiperspirant deodorant and antiperspirant are applied to absolutely clean and completely dry skin. After the product is completely absorbed, it is necessary to blot the skin surface with a dry soft cloth. And only 10 minutes after that you can put on your favorite outfit.
The second secret is the consistency of antiperspirants. Sprays tend to stain clothes less than ball-point creams and gels. But some fabrics can be devastating even the best deodorant sprays. They contain a large amount of alcohol, which is capable of dissolving some types of fibers and destroying some types of paints.
Harm or benefit?
Hygiene products that fight excessive perspiration, of course, things are very convenient, but … You should know and remember that the work of the most effective of them - antiperspirants, is based on blocking the work of the sebaceous glands. They are responsible for the natural protective functions of cooling the body during overheating.
Do not use antiperspirants before using the sauna, bath or gym. With increased physical exertion, sweating is necessary for our body, and in the bath, we then go there, in order to get rid of toxins and toxins together with sweat.
Do not smear antiperspirants from head to toe in hot weather. So you run the risk of disrupting the body's thermoregulation and getting heatstroke.
For people with sensitive and delicate skin, antiperspirants in the form of a sticker or with a roller tip on the bottle are the best option. These antiperspirants tend to contain the highest amounts of oils, plant extracts and moisturizers.
Folk remedies for sweat
You can learn how to make a deodorant with your own hands from old cosmetic recipes. In ancient treatises, a great many of them are described! For example, Asian women considered grated alum to be the best deodorant and antiperspirant, Russians - apple cider vinegar, and European girls and ladies - citrus juice.
If we talk about modern folk remedies that will help reduce sweating, then ordinary baking soda will be in the forefront. You can use its highly concentrated solution or pure soda.And if you want to get a natural antiperspirant with a scent, you can add essential oils to dry soda.
The modern cosmetic industry is able to get rid of sweat for a long time - 3 or 6 months. This is achieved with the help of the so-called "sweat injections" - Botox injections into the armpits. The procedure is quite expensive, but very effective and completely safe.
After the introduction of Botox into the skin, the sweat glands are blocked, but moisture is released, in the quantities necessary for the body's thermoregulation and normal metabolism. The disadvantage of this method is that sweating increases in other parts of the body.