Warm weather is almost here, which means you need to start stocking up on a good deodorant for summer.
As all of you already, deodorant is a must-have for the hot months, especially if you live in hotter and more humid climates. However, if you want to make sure that you smell good and feel good all summer long, you have to be careful about picking out your deodorant. Making a wrong choice might cause you to end up with poor quality products that aren’t effective, and make your skin burn.
In this article, we’re giving you some tips on buying a good deodorant for summer and how you can always make the right choices when it comes to what you put on your skin.
- Check For Antiperspirants
Before you buy any kind of deodorant, take a look at the ingredients list and make sure that it contains antiperspirants that work to actively block bacteria and bad odor. It is not enough for a deodorant to only have fragrance, as it cannot keep bad odor and germs at bay throughout the entire day. As the day progresses and you sweat, the deodorant you use should continue to block the growth of bacteria and germs. For better absorption of sweat, you can look for deodorants and roll-ons that come with added talc, which creates a mattifying effect.
- Never Forget A Good Fragrance
It’s no new fact that a good fragrance is essential for deodorants. However, make sure that you stay away from cloying scents that are overpowering and unpleasant. You want to smell fresh and clean, and not as you have just sprayed some heavy perfume over yourself instead of a shower. Opt for cool scents of mint, green tea, and cucumber. These are excellent fragrances for the summer as they keep you feeling and smelling cool. You can also opt for sandalwood and vanilla if you like muskiness, as well as citrus scents, such as grapefruit and lemon.
- Stay Away From Aluminum
One wouldn’t think that deodorant could be dangerous, right? But unfortunately, if they contain traces of aluminum, they may very well end up harming you and lead to illnesses like cancer. Several deodorants and antiperspirants contain aluminum which when applied to areas like underarms, are absorbed into the skin and possibly cause Alzheimer’s, mutations, and even tumors. It can also interfere with your body’s natural cooling system and possibly lead to increased sweating.
For more information about the dangers of aluminum in deodorants, check out http://www.deodorantadvisor.com/, which houses some excellent articles about the same. If you are looking for a good deodorant for summer, steer clear of aluminum! You’ll be surprised to learn that the most effective deodorant doesn’t need aluminum to be effective, contrary to what we’ve been told for years.
- Go “Au Naturel”
This summer, try out all-natural deodorants instead of the usual, drugstore ones that tend to be chock-full of chemicals and toxins. More and more companies are releasing deodorant sprays and sticks that are made with largely natural, organic ingredients. When buying such deodorant, some ingredients to look for are kaolin and bentonite clay, which act as excellent odor-preventers, eucalyptus which keeps you fresh and germ-free, and aloe vera which keeps sensitive areas like underarms cool and free of irritation.
Some of our favorite natural deodorant brands are Native, Schmidt’s, and Lume.
- Be Wary For Deodorants That Stain There are a lot of good deodorants for summer out there that tend to end up staining your clothes, which do not go away even when they’re dry. Needless to say, such deodorants are very difficult to use and can end up becoming more of a problem than an assistance. Before you make a purchase, test out the deodorant on a small patch of clothing and check to see if it leaves a stain. Alternatively, you can check out customer reviews to get an idea about the same, if you’re buying deodorant online and you can’t test it out then and there.