Why use natural deodorant? Do's and dont's of the ingredients.
Why should we even use a natural deodorant?
Know what ingredients you don't want to find on your deodorant label.
Maybe we tend not to pay as much attention to our armpits, because they are hidden or associated with something less clean (sweating), but we should. Caring for your armpits is no less important than caring for the skin of your face or body. Some of the reasons:
- The underarm zone protects lymph nodes, blood vessels and nerves.
- It is a zone susceptible to bacteria and infections, as it is dark, humid and warm - perfect environment for the development of microorganisms.
- The skin of the armpits is extremely sensitive, very vulnerable to bumps and rashes.
The “red flag”ingredients
We must pay attention when we see the terms "fragrance “or” perfume" in the list of ingredients. First, it is so comprehensive that it can be based on any ingredient, which is not being fully revealed to us. Second, because synthetic fragrances are not very beneficial, especially for women, since they are endocrine disruptors and alter our hormone production. If you have thyroid problems, for example, then you should really pay attention.
Aluminum is another of the most common ingredients, especially in antiperspirants, and this metal can alter the genes of breast tissues, paving the way for serious diseases. More than half of breast tumors arise in the upper area, near the armpit. Not to mention that it is responsible for the anti-perspirant action, totally wrong, because our body must be able to perspire and expel sweat - we will simply be able to control the odor, naturally.
It is worth saying that what we apply to the skin can pass directly into the bloodstream (unlike what we eat, for example, which has to be metabolized by the liver and digestive system). There are studies that suggest that the chemicals used in deodorants can be stored in our fat cells, which are abundant in the armpits, where we also have many hormone receptors.
All MPL'beauty deodorants they are aluminum-free and the wonderful aromas come only from biological essential oils.
What a good deodorant should have:
Natural ingredients, which we recognize by existing in nature and even from using them in our kitchen.
A hydrating agent, such as coconut oil, cocoa butter or shea butter, so that we can apply them easily and at the same time moisturize the skin of this area.
Something that neutralizes odors without blocking perspiration, like activated charcoal or clay.
An ingredient capable of absorbing moisture, such as starch, clay or arrowroot powder.
The MPL'beauty deodorant
The first was the Pink and, currently, we already have four, as we have been developing formulas according to your feedback.
One of the most common ingredients in natural deodorants is baking soda, a natural and highly powerful odor neutralizing ingredient. However, more sensitive skins can react to this component, as it is alkaline and can unbalance the pH of some skins (it may not always happen, but only at some specific time). For this reason, we have created other formulas designed for the most sensitive and reactive skin.
If baking soda is not a problem, you can try the Pink or the Tangerine. Both are highly effective and you can even go alternating odors, if you like both.
If you have sensitive skin, then you should opt for Calm or by Sensitive. In the Calma, we replace the bicarbonate with magnesium. Why does it work? Because deficiencies of this mineral can alter and worsen the odor of sweat. Magnesium also has a relaxing action, which makes us sweat less. It also contains activated charcoal, which removes impurities, toxins and oil. Already the sensitive contains zinc, for an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial action, a high absorption due to the pink clay, and soothing properties thanks to the essential oil of blue tansy.
Now that you have all the information, you just have to choose the most suitable natural deodorant for your skin!