I admit it. I look like a girl, but I sweat like a man. I used to use the Gillette deodorants. A couple of my female friends used them too. One friend’s boyfriend was freaked out, because she smelled like him. “Why are you using guy’s deodorant?” How were we supposed to explain that we’re trying to be lady-like, but we probably sweat more than they do? She switched to Dove.
I saw the Secret’s Clinical Strength Deodorant commercial, where the girl is dancing at the wedding and everything is great, and decided to give it a try. It totally worked. I happily shared the news with my friends, and unfortunately, one of them was health-conscious and went to medical school.
“You shouldn’t use that stuff everyday.”
“Because it’s not good for you. Sweating is a natural human reaction. Do you know how many chemicals it takes for you not to sweat?”
I found this great treasure, and it was being snatched away from me.
“Well what am I supposed to do?”
“Use products that say ‘deodorant’ instead of ‘antiperspirant’.”
Apparently, antiperspirants have aluminum, which in large quantities, can prove toxic. I didn’t even know there was a difference between a deodorant and an antiperspirant. Didn’t one perform the function of the other? She suggested I try Mitchum. I hate that stuff!
I still use Secret. I try not to use it everyday, but it works so well. I mean, I haven’t turned a different color yet.
Does anyone have suggestions on other good deodorants? (Anyone use men’s deodorant?). Are antiperspirants really bad for you?