We have been wearing deodorant since the day we hit puberty. When we forget to put it on, we feel naked, embarrassed and smelly. While we feel like we can’t live without it, did you know that your deodorant is probably poisoning your body? We are actually better off without it.
Most of the beauty products that we use today are filled with toxins and harmful chemicals. So your deodorant, you know the one that helps you feel fresh and clean, is doing a lot more damage to your body than you think.
One of the most popular deodorants, Axe deodorant and body spray, has marketed itself as a sexy scent that will help you get all the ladies. While it promises you that Axe will get you the girl, what it doesn’t tell you is that using their product can also give you cancer and breasts.
Endocrine Disrupters are synthetic chemicals that can interfere with your hormones. They can also cause men to grow breasts. These chemicals can slow your metabolism and lead to obesity and prostate cancer. Super hot, right?
Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohyrdrex Gly is the ingredient in deodorant that blocks sweat ducts and stops you from sweating. Great? Not really. What you may not know is that it causes skin irritation, a decline in your mental health and it has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. I think I’d rather sweat, thank you.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine is used to help reduce surface tension on your skin and it has anti-static properties. While it is supposed to provide comfort, it is also linked to causing cancer in both humans and animals. But if you use Axe the ladies will love you!
PPG-14 Butyl Ether is added to deodorant to help soften the skin. While it may do that, it is also harmful to the liver and kidneys. They have also found that it can increase your risk of developing breast cancer. No thank you.
So, basically your deodorant can kill you. Who knew that there were so many harmful chemicals in a product that we use every day? You may be thinking, 'but I don’t use Axe, so I am in the clear.' Right? Very wrong.
Check your deodorant and other beauty products for harmful parabens like methyl, ethyl, propyl, benzyl and butyl. Stay away from aluminum compounds like aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium and tetrachlorohydrex gly. Look out for silica, triclosan, talc, propylene glycol and steareth-n. Go ahead. Check your shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, body washes and soaps. We'll wait.
Axe, Secret, Old Spice, Dove and Right Guard all contain harmful ingredients. So what do you do? Go without deodorant? Sure, or you can find a safe and natural alternative. Your first step is to check out Skin Deep, a database that contains over 69,000 products and rates them on how safe and how toxic they are. Go take a look. It’s a step in the right direction and your body will thank you.