- Always include arm toning exercises like bicep or tricep curls in your workout routine.
- Focus on your arms at least 3 times a week.
- Don’t leave home without using deodorant!
No matter how beautiful and toned your arms are, they need to be dry and fresh so you can feel your best! Summertime really is the most important time to use deodorant because you are out in the sun, sweating more, and your underarms are exposed to everyone when you are wearing tank tops and summer dresses.
In the winter, we get lazy and don’t shave our underarms as often. Did you know that we have hair in our armpits to act as a natural deodorant? Armpit hair naturally wicks moisture away from the skin, which aids in keeping the skin dry enough to prevent odor producing bacteria. Yeah, and you thought armpit hair was there just to annoy you…
So if you shave off your “natural deodorant”, then you have to put an antiperspirant on to do the job the hair was doing; reduce moisture and mask the odor of the bacteria that now has a place to live and grow. So the theory that having shaved armpit hair reduces body odor is invalid. What do you think about that?!
Well, even I have to admit that running around with a hairy bush under each armpit isn’t very flattering, not to mention that it’s socially unacceptable. For most of us deodorant is a must, and most of us need antiperspirant deodorant to get through our busy days.
If you need extra protection for those hot summer days, Secret now has a Clinical Strength Anti-Perspirant Deodorant for only $7.99. It’s the most effective deodorant you can get without a prescription.
Not everyone needs such heavy duty protection. If you have normal sweating and underarm odor issues, try Secret’s new Flawless Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, Crystal Clear Gel. It has less aluminum, making it a safer choice if you’re worried about the chemicals. Aluminum is a common ingredient in antiperspirant deodorant and has been linked to Alzheimer’s and brain disorders and is a possible risk factor for breast cancer as well. Be sure to research more about this if you are concerned.
Secret Flawless Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, Crystal Clear Gelcomes in yummy scents like Clearly Tropical, Clean Powder, Refreshing Floral, and Unscented. It retails for $5.99 and can be purchased at retailers nationwide as well as online at Drugstore.com
My favorite Secret product is Secret Fresh Effects Antiperspirant Deodorant, Invisible Solid in Cucumber Aloe. It has a light, yummy scent and it gives excellent protection. I only use an antiperspirant like this on RARE occasions when I know I’m going to be overheating, sweating and won’t have access to wash my underarms before killing those around me with the stench!
While I don’t avoid using antiperspirant deodorant completely, I still try to regulate the amount of times I use it in a year because of the known dangers of aluminum and the link to Alzheimers.
Be sure to read my article – Your Deodorant – Is There Danger Lurking Within? I give recommendations on the best and most effective deodorants that are aluminum free as well as more information on the dangers of using traditional antiperspirant deodorants.