What you put in your body is super important for health and balancing hormones, but did you know what you put on your skin is equally as important? I found safer deodorant a good place to start making the switch.
Safer deodorant is one of the first switches I made from conventional skincare products. Your armpits isn’t one of the first places you think of when you think of skin care, but it actually does a lot of work! With anxiety, I sweat a lot, especially in my armpits. After doing some research, I found that most convention deodorants have a lot of questionable ingredients in them like:
- and more….
When you apply something to your skin, it is more rapidly absorbed into your bloodstream than anything you digest. Many of the ingredients listed above are also known hormone disruptors. As someone who has dealt with PCOS and Hashimoto’s Disease, switching up deodorant was not only the easiest swap, it was also the most necessary.
My Experience with Safer Deodorant
I switched to Primally Pure’s Unscented Deodorant a few years ago after hearing a lot of good things about their brand. They are especially popular for their safer deodorant. It also helps that they are located in the same city as me, so I could see firsthand how the care they put in their products.
The unscented deodorant is a perfect option for anyone who deals with armpit sensitivity (raises hand). It’s also a great into to safer deodorant.
I didn’t notice any difference from conventional deodorant. It goes on exactly the same, and helps with sweat exactly the same. My dogs sure like the smell though (I think it’s the beef tallow). The initial cost may be more than conventional deodorants, but the savings in the long run is avoiding all those toxic chemicals and hormonal imbalances.
Switching to Safer
When you’re starting out transitioning to safer skincare, start small. Deodorant is a great place to start because well, you use it daily. You can visit Primally Pure’s website and read the different types of deodorants to find one that works for you. To help get you started, you can also use the code LOSINGIT at checkout for 10% off of your first order!
Have you made the switch to safer deodorant? Leave a comment!