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Comment appliquer son déodorant après une épilation ?

Can I Wear Deodorant After Hair Removal?

To avoid unpleasant odors, applying deodorant is an essential part of most hygiene routines. But can you wear deodorant after hair removal? Why can it cause a burning sensation? How to use a deodorant after hair removal?

How Does a Deodorant Work?

Unlike an antiperspirant, a deodorant does not block sweat. It contains several active ingredients that act at different levels.

  • Antibacterial active ingredients

    Whether essential oils like palmarosa or less natural compounds like triethyl citrate, these ingredients are crucial in deodorants because they act directly on the cause of bad odor: Bacteria.

  • Absorbent powders

    Thanks to their microporous structures, certain types of clay, such as diatomaceous earth powder or even white clay, are desiccants that can absorb their weight in moisture. Their antibacterial effect also influences the bacteria on the skin, thus limiting the development of unpleasant odors. Absorbent powders include baking soda, which is commonly used in natural deodorants as an alternative to aluminum salts.

  • Fragrances added to formulas to mask odors.

The use of deodorants is recommended for low to moderate perspiration. Deodorants today come in a variety of forms: Roll-on, solid stick, spray and cream.

How To Avoid the Burning Sensation of a Deodorant After Depilation?

During epilation, especially waxing, the surface of the skin is often attacked and becomes more sensitive.

Since the pores of the torn out hairs remain open, they are especially receptive to skin care and hygiene products. When you apply your deodorant to your depilated skin, you may experience a burning sensation or other unpleasant reactions such as redness or even small pimples.

To avoid such unpleasant skin symptoms, keep the following tips in mind.

  • Always wait at least two hours before applying a deodorant to your newly depilated underarms;

  • Choose a deodorant formulated without alcohol. Ethanol is often added to deodorants because it reduces drying time. However, this compound is known to be irritating, especially on skin whose physiological barrier has just been damaged.

  • Always apply your deodorant to dry armpits.

Which Composition Should Be Preferred?

Some compounds contained in "classic" deodorants are under criticism (aluminum salts, tricosane, parabens, talc...). These ingredients are not usually found in organic and natural deodorant formulas. These contain milder, skin and environmentally friendly alternatives such as the following ingredients.

  • Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)

    Sodium bicarbonate is an alternative to aluminum salts and has naturally absorbent, anti-odor and anti-inflammatory properties that soothe damaged skin.

  • Clay

    Thanks to their microporous structures, certain types of clay, such as diatomaceous earth powder or even white clay, are desiccants that can absorb their weight in moisture. Their antibacterial effect also acts on the bacteria on the skin, thus limiting the formation of unpleasant odors.

  • Certain essential oils

    The ideal oil to combat underarm perspiration is the essential oil of palmarosa. However, other oils such as clary sage or lavender have also proven effective.

  • Triethyl Citrate

    This compound, approved for organic, is produced by esterifying citric acid with ethanol. Due to its ability to inhibit the enzymatic breakdown of sweat components, it effectively combats body odor. In addition, it has antibacterial properties.

What about alum stone? Alum stone is not as natural as its name suggests. Sometimes it is even a 100% synthetic stone made from synthetic ammonium alum or ammonium sulfate, a byproduct of the chemical nylon industry. In all cases, natural or synthetic, the alum stone contains aluminum salts.

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