Deodorant for Your Face?!?
Have I told you lately how much I LOVE natural ingredients? They can do all the things...
I just read an article on celebrity beauty secrets, and one of them was to use antiperspirant on the face to prevent sweating on foreheads and faces.
And while I think that's a genius hack, I stay far away from aluminum of all forms for personal care. Not only are there insidious links to Alzheimer's and dementia, but also, it's not really necessary for effective odor control.
Because here's the deal:
Our bodies produce two types of sweat:
- saline/ water (from the eccrine glands throughout the body)
- fatty acid/ protein (from the apocrine glands in the armpits and groin area)
The eccrine sweat is no worries- it happens when you're hot and evaporates quickly. It's GREAT for the lymphatic system and overall wellness. This is why people have enjoyed saunas for all generations. It should not be prevented.
But the apocrine sweat is where the malodor comes from: it's mixed with fatty acid and protein, making it a delicious buffet for bacteria. They eat...and excrete...and then you stink.
Antiperspirant (which contains aluminum as its active ingredient) is designed to block sweat ducts to prevent sweating, which in turn, prevents odor.
You know that saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater"?
That applies here: Prevent the odor, not the sweat. We really were created to sweat- it's soooo good for us.
The healthier way to remedy the odor issue is to prevent the bacteria from munching on your sweat and then using your body as their toilet.
The way to do that is to create an inhospitable environment for them- they can't hang out on you...it's not cozy enough for them. Just like you would do to prevent guests from coming over or staying too long...don't put out food for them. 🤪
And you do THAT by adjusting the pH in your underarms; A properly balanced pH is like having a bouncer in your armpits.
And that's where natural ingredients come in:
The right blend of natural botanicals and minerals can create the PERFECT environment for a peaceful + harmonious transfer of perspiration.
The even COOLER part is that although all-natural deodorants are NOT created equal, OUR En Harmonie Natural Roll-on Deodorant is effective for MORE than 24 hours of odor control, soothes distressed pits, and is Baking Soda Free, which means you won't get that rash that natural deodorants are so famous for.
It has our proprietary ingredient, Veritaloe® which:
- Reduces allergic reactions
- Accelerates skin regeneration
- Reduces Scarring
- Reduces inflammation
- Fights against candida
- Fights bacteria and viruses topically
- Stimulates collagen and hyaluronic acid production
- Adds hydration to the skin
I mean, it's kinda crazy how powerful it is as a natural deodorant.
But I haven't even told you the best part yet...
You can use it on your FACE too!
And not just how the celebrities use it for sweating...
En Harmonie Natural Roll-on Deodorant is GREAT for acne, maskne, undereye puffiness, redness, splotchy skin, discolored skin, and so much more...
You can also use it on your bottom for Butt Acne...It works fast to clear up the skin! (In fact, use the African Black Soap first, then rinse, then roll the deodorant onto dry skin.)
But you can also use it like the celebrities do- on the face, not to prevent sweating, but to absorb excess oil and moisture, and to give the face a more "matte" appearance. It will also act as a primer for your makeup. Win-Win.
Apply it under your foundation makeup, just under Gravitas or Raven's Balm.
ALL of this is happening because REAL, RAW ingredients are powerful, and when combined, create synergy unparalleled...and soothe ALL SORTS of ailments!
Plus, I'm a really good formulator. ;)
I love it all so much!