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How to Choose the Right Deodorant for Women

With an ever-increasing number of companies and products, it can be difficult to choose the right deodorant for you. Outlining the variables of what you are looking for in a product, such as an antiperspirant or all organic ingredients are important factors to consider before making a purchase. Every product is different, and sometimes experimenting is the best way to find the right one. Having a basic understanding of your own needs and what each company offers is a great start to finding the correct deodorant to meet your goals.

1. Evaluate your lifestyle.

Do you have a high activity level? Do you work in a confined space with others? What is the current season and climate of your area? Do you have sensitive skin? Are you prone to razor bumps? Do you tend to wear light coloured clothing? Are you trying to avoid white streaks on your tops, sweaters, or dresses?

2. Consider your options.

Are you looking for a particular brand? What is your budget? Are there any stores offering sales on a product you are considering? Do you prefer organic? Is animal testing against your morals? Do you prefer a gel, spray, roll on, cream, lotion, or a stick? What are the ingredients? Is the product a deodorant, antiperspirant, or a natural deodorizer?

3. Experiment!

Try a variety of products that generally fit your goals, and determine which one best meets your needs. Read labels to see what the product offers, whether it be antiperspirant, all natural, or made without aluminum. Knowing what the ingredients are can prevent irritation, rashes, or allergic reactions. This is the most important step in the process; without experimenting you might miss out on a more suitable deodorant. Research online or talk to friends for honest reviews of what other people think works best. Everyone has different factors that contribute to which product they buy, but it is also important to know some information in order to avoid a product that could be useless in your own lifestyle.

Also understand that not every deodorant works for everyone! Men’s deodorant is a good alternative to a woman’s if you are searching for a less “fruity” product with more coverage. The best part about selecting deodorant is that there are hundreds of options. Although the process of choosing a single product can be overwhelming when facing a shelf full of different coloured and sized items, arming yourself with information and having your goals in mind can help in the decision making process, eliminating any items that do not fit what you are looking for.

Suggestions for products:

Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant in Lavender and Sage

  • Award winning natural formula, non greasy, plant based powder, aluminum free

Arm and Hammer Essentials Natural Deodorant

  • Aluminum and paraben free, contains Arm and Hammer baking soda and plant based extracts

Certain Dri Prescription Strength Clinical Deodorant

  • Ideal for people wo sweat more than average, contains 12 percent aluminum chloride which reduces sweat by up to 45 percent

Dove Men+ Care Antiperspirant Stick

  • Ideal for sensitive skin, contains moisturizers, the Cool Silver formula contains silver chloride

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