4 Tips On Choosing The Right Deodorant For Sensitive Skin

Date December 4, 2017

If you have sensitive skin that gets easily irritated when in contact with certain jewels, detergents or soap, you know how important it is to take proper care of it and to protect it, especially in the underarm area.

According to David Bank, Director of the Centre for Dermatology, Cosmetic and Laser Surgery in Mount Kisco, the underarm area is characterized by a fine and very delicate skin which is more sensitive to the development of various allergic reactions, especially when the environment is warm and wet.

That is why we have to choose a non-irritating deodorant, which can sometimes be a real challenge. However, this option can still be accessible if we pay attention to the components of the deodorant. So, here is what you should be careful of when choosing yours.

1. Aluminium

Aluminium-based components are the most commonly used in antiperspirants because they temporarily block the flow of humidity towards the skin by obstructing the sweat channels. But that component can sometimes irritate the skin. In order to avoid this problem, you should look for aluminum-free products.

2. Parabens

Parabens are the most commonly used preservatives in cosmetics, but they can irritate the underarm skin of some people, especially if the concerned area was harmed from bad shaving, for example. So, try to find a paraben-free deodorant.

3. Alcohol

It can often be found in this type of product because it dries and cools down quickly when it is applied to the skin. At the same time, however, alcohol can dry the skin and cause a rash. In order to avoid facing this problem, you should select an alcohol-free deodorant.  

4. Perfumes

Perfumes hide body odors and bring a feeling of freshness, but they are also one of the main causes of sensitivity and rashes. That is why you should read the labels carefully and not buy a deodorant if you notice the words "perfume" or "fragrance" on it. 

Follow these simple tips in order to avoid a skin rash. But don't forget that you should also take proper care of your underarms to keep them safe from any problem.

Source: webmd

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