Working closely with colleges who aren't mindful of their hygiene is not very pleasant. If you're not a fan of antiperspirant for whatever reason, what's the alternative?
No one wants to smear a product all over their armpits, knowing that it is packed full of harmful additives. However, a trail of B.O. in the office isn’t the most desirable either.
For years, the public has continued to learn about the chemicals found in antiperspirants — some which have been linked to cancer. Although there are plenty of natural options on the market, some are more efficient than others. There have also been rumors circulating that a certain fruit juice can combat smelly pits, and those rumors have been confirmed by dermatologists and researchers.
Lemon juice: the truly natural deodorant.
Before we dive into the power of bacteria-fighting lemon juice, it’s important that we differentiate between deodorant and antiperspirant.
Deodorants are sold as cosmetic products and strictly work by masking or eliminating odor. These products typically utilize an antimicrobial agent or fragrance to combat odor.
Antiperspirants are sold over-the-counter as a pharmaceutical product, containing active ingredients, such as aluminum chlorohydrate. This is what stops your pits from feeling wet and sweaty.
Now, enter lemon: a natural alternative to deodorant. Due to its astringent characteristics, it closes up your pores. This is why lemon juice is often recommended as a simple home remedy for large facial pores and blemishes.
How to use lemon in your armpits:
If you want to give this a go, the process could not be simpler.
1/. After you have gotten out of the shower or cleaned your pits, make sure they are completely dry.
2/. Cut a lemon in half and gently rub it onto your armpits.
3/. Let your pits soak up the juice, as you’ll want the citric acid to go into your pores. This is what will stop bacteria from forming. Simply air dry your pits while you brush your teeth, wash your face or do a little dance.
4/. If you would like to reuse your lemon halve for the next couple of days, place it in a marked container in the fridge. After all, no one wants you making a vinaigrette with your armpit lemons.
Article Source by Krista Hillis
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