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4 Common Habits That Can Make Your Deodorant Less Effective

If you are not happy with your deodorant, you might be using it wrong. Here is how to find out the right way to use deodorant. 

Deodorant is necessary for personal hygiene routines since it helps neutralise the foul odour that perspiration may produce. However, many people are dissatisfied with the deodorants they have tried. If you've invested in a high-quality deodorant and you're still smelling sweaty, you could be misusing it. We have compiled a list of the most prevalent misconceptions about deodorants and strategies for extending the duration of your deodorant's effects. Have a look at the following to learn about them all.

Use it like you would an antiperspirant

Keep in mind that deodorant and antiperspirant are two different items. The former is employed because of its aesthetic value, with the ultimate goal of getting rid of or at least covering up the nasty odour. Unfortunately, most antiperspirants are little more than a cover-up. A typical substance that leaves skin more acidic after the application is alcohol. Because of this, the skin is less hospitable to the bacteria responsible for the odour. On the other hand, antiperspirants are not meant to mask scents but to stop sweating altogether. Some of the active ingredients in these items are aluminium salts, which temporarily prevent sweat from escaping through the skin's pores.

You're using a product that isn't right for you

The right product is the one that meets your specific needs. For example, deodorant can be a decent choice if you plan on doing little during the day. About 8 hours of use is expected. However, if you have a busy day planned, you should put on some antiperspirant. It's made for people who sweat while engaging in complex physical activity.

You saturate yourself with too much of the spray

The recommended amount of product to use might vary from one product to another. Deodorant sprays, for instance, should be administered 15 centimetres away from the skin. You can usually find the suggested use on the back or side of your favourite deodorant spray package. But don't smother yourself with cologne to the point that you or others around you faint!

You don't know how sensitive your skin is

You may have developed an allergy to your deodorant if you see persistent flushing under your arms. If that's the case, you should look into alternative possibilities. First, look for a hypoallergenic product, meaning it does not include aluminium salts, fragrances, or dyes when you have sensitive skin. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has named four substances that may trigger allergic responses or skin irritation. Deodorant preservatives may cause skin irritation or even an allergic reaction in some people. For instance, many personal care products use parabens as a preservative. Although certain deodorants may include microscopic levels of this chemical, it has been phased out by most manufacturers.