hi i was wondering what brand of deoderant u ppl. use. i have no idea what brand to get. i am using dove sensitive skin now. i don't have sensitive skin its just that it was on sale. i am tired of getting deoderants thhat don't work. my problem is that i won't smell bad but it won't help keep me dry and i will gwt wet marks on my underarms. thanx in advance 4 your input!!
Just a word: antiperspirants (those which "keep you dry") work by essentially blocking your sweat glands and pores. Which health-wise is a bad idea since we sweat for a reason.
Talk to someone someday who had to have surgery due to over-blockage. It's pretty yucky to have armmpits clogged up with aluminum deposits.
Really, people sweat. We do because we need to to stay healthy and regulate our body temperatures. It's normal.
If scent bothers you, I'd highly suggest happy natural brands without the yucky bits like Tom's of Maine, Burt's Bees, or baking soda or crystal based depderants. Lush cosmetics -- http://www.lushcanada.com -- makes some really lovely ones.
Not I (said the sheep, with the curly, curly horn).
I've had my share of surgeries, but not that one, and I tend to be very wary and cautious when it comes to mainstream products that are pushed unto people in such a way to make them believe that everyone simply MUST use them (deoderants, douches, sugar-replacers, fat-replacers, bleaches, etc. -- there's so many things out there which have successfully managed via savvy marketing to fool most people in the world into thinking those things are essential). I think it has to do with growing up listening to "Free to Be You and Me" and that ilk on a daily basis.
But I had a very close firend years back in Chicago have the surgery. Honestly, the whole idea of it was pretty darn yucky and it wasn't a fun surgery for her. And all because of wanting to avoid a little sweat now and then. Bleh.
I know i've said this before, but unless you have the sweating problem you don't really know how uncomfortable it is. I can't stand that wet feeling, and sometimes my arms will be up for some reason and then it's a wet and cold feeling. I get a rash from wearing a shirt that i've been sweating in, i think because of the friction of the cloth against my skin.
There are a lot of topics on sweating however, and if you do a search, you'll find some good advice.
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I'm not sure what you mean by "the sweating problem," Erin.
But what I do know is that very excessive sweating and/or reactions to one's own sweat can be symptoms of something else, like diabetes, for instance. If that's the case, always ask your doc.
For most folks, however (which is who my comments were directed to), sweat occurs at normal levels and doesn't cause reactions, and can be handled safely via showering or just a quick pit-wash in a sink during the day, or by wearing clothing that allows for circulation and absorption with natural fibers.
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