First of all, i know i posted this a while back, but i can't find it... i sweat a lot and a bunch of people said a certain type of deoderant that is supposed to work really well. Secret platinum is what i use now, and it's just not cutting it. It is the best that i have used, but i still sweat a whhhoooollle lot. I would like to get through one day without having a big pit stain by the time school ends(sorry, kinda gross)
And secondly, are washable pads usually available just at a drug store? I haven't had time to go down there and i just wanted to know. Are there any really good kinds? Are they better, in your opinion, than dispossable ones?
Let me know, thanks. :P
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I can't really address the sweat issue but I think it is important to keep in mind that it is perfectly healthy and normal to sweat.
As for the washable pads. I like them. I do find them a bit bulky compared to the super slim pads so I wear them around the house. When I leave the house I use my Keeper. I like both options because they have less impact on the environment and they are super cost effective.
You can't find them at drugstores because they tend to be hand made. I buy mine from urban Armor, a Montreal group. You might want to contact them and ask if they know of any similar groups in your area.
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Hey...I know EXACTLY what you are goin through with the sweat. I hate it too. I know that it means your bod is healthier because you are sweatin more...but it is very upsetting when your fave shirt has been ruined. I also use platinum and it doesn't cut it. The active ingredient is the aluminum whatever. Platinum has 19% and the only one that i know is higher is Mitchum. try that, and if it doesn't work, ask your dermatologist bout a perscription antiperspirant. hope i helped!
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Just a few words from the resident safety slut.
Antiperspirants are not actually safe. They work by essentially blocking the pores which the sweat comes from, and what that can do is cause permanent "clogs" that keep toxins in your body that very much need to be released. I wasn't entirely convinced of that as a valid danger myself until a very close friend of mine had to have surgery which sliced her armpits open to fix that. She became very ill before the surgery was done.
Sweat is normal, it's natural, and it really is necessary. Deoderants are fine and safe if you want to use them, but antiperspirants are truly best avoided or used sparingly.
Sidenote: (duh, very cosmo one, I admit, guilty as charged)
If sweating really bothers you and you keep getting sweat stains on lighter clothing yet you still want to wear that light blue blouse for the job interview (or whatever), you can actually buy little cotton "pads" that you can sew or stick in the armpits of your blouses that sort of help avoid stains for a while. You can get those in old fashioned lingerie stores. I had never heard about those thingies until I was forced to wear a shiny blue blouse for that TV thing with my guy. I was sweat machine that day, for all that excitement, and nothing would help, really. Not nice. While they are nothing for everyday, they certainly help if you want to avoid full blown anti-perspirants and stains.
And in regards to the stains on the reusable pads, I think most of the blood washes out well, and if you soak the pads in cold water before throwing them in the washing machine, the staining really isn't bad at all. And I bet they aren't that obvious on leopard print anyway.
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