10 Common Mistakes That You Make While Using Deodorant
Deodorant is used by everyone to smell good, and prevent perspiration. But few know how to use deodorant correctly and even fewer know the difference between this product and an antiperspirant. This could be a problem as not knowing how to use deodorant properly can result in unpleasant consequences. In fact, many people have unfortunately experienced smelling bad despite showering and putting on deodorant.
To save yourself from such embarrassing moments it would be good to know what you are doing wrong while wearing deodorant. These 10 common mistakes will point out some of the things you do that are incorrect when you wear deodorant.
1 Wearing the same clothes over and over again
It’s not necessary to wash all your clothes every single time you wear them but you need to remember that smells can also be absorbed into the fabrics. So, if you are planning to wear something you wore recently, again without washing it, you should consider giving it a second thought, especially if you are prone to heavy sweating. Then you might have to wash your clothes a bit more often. To cover your underarms, you can wear a short-sleeved T-shirt under your clothes. This will help in preventing the odor from spreading to the outer layers.
2Not taking your skin’s sensitivity into consideration
When you get a persisting underarm rash due to your skin’s reaction to your deodorants then it’s probably an allergy and it means it’s time to change your deodorant. Search for skin-sensitive deodorants which don’t contain any dyes, perfumes, fragrances, and aluminum salts. These 4 categories of ingredients have been listed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to trigger irritation and allergies. Take note that deodorant preservatives also cause skin irritation or allergic reactions.
3Applying deodorant immediately after shaving or epilating
Never apply deodorant right after you are done shaving your armpits or epilating them. It’s recommended that you wait a while before applying any product including deodorant. When applying deodorant to freshly shaved skin, it can cause some discomfort, irritation and redness. Allow your skin to rest for a while to avoid this.