2. flexible usage
There are certain situations when using a deodorant instead of an antiperspirant makes the most sense. Aluminum free deodorant is more flexible in terms of where and when to apply it. As long as your underarms are towel-dried after your shower, you can feel free to apply your deodorant. There are a bit more rules when it comes to antiperspirant deodorants with aluminum. Antiperspirants work by having their aluminum salts create a gel layer on your underarms that block sweat from coming in. But, this process takes some time to kick in, and it is generally recommended that you should only use antiperspirants at night if you’re looking for the best results. If you don’t allow time during sleep when your sweat glands are at rest for the aluminum to block sweat, the antiperspirant won’t really work. If you prefer a morning shower, stick to aluminum free deodorant!
Antiperspirants use aluminum salts to block your apocrine sweat glands from stimulating underarm sweat. Aluminum free deodorants, as these are focused on blocking odor versus blocking sweat, contain antibacterial ingredients to kill those odor-causing bacteria that live off your sweat protein. Antibacterial ingredients are often plant-based ingredients, like coconut oil and cornstarch. So if you are looking for natural options with real, plant-based ingredients, deodorant without aluminum are the most fitting choice.