What you need to know about aluminum-free deodorant
When exploring aluminum-free deodorant options, it’s important to understand the purpose of a deodorant. These tips can help you get the most out of your deodorant and ease the switch between products.
How deodorant works
Always start with freshly cleaned underarms and be sure skin is completely dry before application. Remember not to over apply. Instead, try applying a small amount more frequently, if needed, to help the body adjust to a new product. Keep in mind, deodorant applied to sweaty, smelly underarms will fight off further odors, but may not be designed to mask pre-existing ones.
Consider the best time to apply
To put up the best fight against odor, deodorants should be applied before odor forms. You may find that applying deodorant when the sweat glands are least active, such as before bed or before high activity, works best.
Give it time
Everyone adjusts differently to a new product, so give it a chance. If you are switching from an antiperspirant to a deodorant, your body may take longer to become accustomed to an aluminum-free deodorant which does not inhibit sweat. The transition time can vary from a few days to several weeks.
Deodorant for sensitive skin
Deodorants claiming to be ‘natural’ typically contain masking fragrance, plant extracts, or other scents to cover odor. These ingredients may be problematic for those with sensitive skin. Vanicream™ Aluminum-free Deodorant has a unique water-based gel formula to fight odor using only five ingredients. It is a fragrance-free, unscented deodorant, with no botanical extracts and is alcohol free and gluten free.