The comfort of a woman’s body is her highest priority, therefore as a way of maintaining an everlasting scent she settles for a deodorant. This could, however, turn out to be disastrous when used inappropriately.
Brenda Uwera, a student, chose to use a deodorant without reading the packaging to determine which substances make up the deodorant. Consequently she developed lumps in her armpits. When she consulted the doctor, she was told that she was allergic to the deodorant that she had used.
Therefore you would do well to watch out for that seductive scent that could eventually give you more problems than solutions. It’s not about how it smells, but whether it’s worth using.
There are people who use deodorants simply because they have been told they have an awful odour. Some deodorants actually give off an awful odour if incorrectly used. One needs to have fully showed before using the deodorant. It’s not advisable to use a deodorant every time one sweats since the natural scent of sweat, when mixed with strong cologne could be one hell of a pongy odour.
Many women using mainstream deodorant products have raised concerns because of the potentially damaging chemicals that constitute these products. Be aware that there are potentially harmful chemicals contained in mainstream deodorants. Some of the chemicals currently under scrutiny include Parabens, Aluminum, and Propylene Glycol.
Studies have shown that long-term users of Parabens, albeit at low doses, actually accumulate them in their bodies. Researchers tested 20 women with breast tumours and found a substantial amount of live, intact Parabens in the tumours of all the women.
Aluminum contained in antiperspirants has also been linked to certain health conditions. Researchers have discovered that some forms of aluminum found in the brain can cause neurological damage associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Aluminum is also linked to Anaemia, Osteomalacia, glucose intolerance, memory deficits, and Alzheimer's, Lou Gehrig's (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), and Parkinson's disease.
The direct association between aluminum absorbed via antiperspirants and these health conditions has not been confirmed, but a 2001 study showed that aluminum is absorbed when just one application of antiperspirant remains in the blood system for 15 days
Aluminum Zirconium is used only in antiperspirants and not deodorants. This is, in fact, the difference between antiperspirants and deodorants. The antiperspirant is an over-the-counter (OTC) drug because aluminum is an active ingredient.
The chemical compound Aluminum Zirconium actually stops the body from perspiring. This being the case; if your body’s natural functions are somewhat blocked, like perspiring for instance, couldn’t this be potentially damaging?