Does Natural Deodorant Work? Here’s Why You Should Find Out
Do you stink? Like, just a little, tiny bit? It’s OK, this is a safe space, you can admit it: You stink. I stink, too. It’s just part of being a human. Specifically, it’s part of being a human who recently switched from traditional deodorant to the natural stuff. “Does natural deodorant work?” you may be thinking. But a bit of B.O. doesn’t mean your deo isn’t working — it just means you’re in the throes of a pretty fascinating detoxification process.
“Clay helps draw out excess oils by extracting contents of pores,” Dr. Michele Farber, M.D., F.A.A.D., a dermatologist with Schweiger Dermatology Group, tells The Zoe Report. “The mask mainly helps as a deep cleanse.”
A slew of new probiotic formulas offer an inventive approach to addressing odor-causing bacteria, too, including Agent Nateur’s (Aime) Deodorant Probiotic and LaVanila’s The Healthy Probiotic Deodorant (available in February). “While in theory, probiotics may help shift bacterial flora to help with armpit odor, there is not great evidence to prove this yet,” Dr. Farber notes.
Source: The Zoe Report – Does Natural Deodorant Work? Here’s Why You Should Find Out By, Jessica DeFino