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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

How Do You Deodorise

How Do You Deodorise

I know, I know what a bizarre post but it is something I have been meaning to ask purely due to allergies and that is what deodorants do you use and enjoy? I mean if we can talk about every other facet of beauty, why not the humble stick or can of antiperspirant?

I have eczema but not eczema how the average person knows it, oh no that would be too easy. Rather I have dry and often itchy, scaly patches of skin on the inside of my wrist (yep just one) and on occasion under my arms and on the sides of my mouth. As you can imagine the eczema surrounding my under arms is the most problematic as it doesn't take much to irritate it; be it deodorant, shaving or clothing. One thing I have noticed over the years due to much trial and error is that my skin can not tolerate spray on antiperspirants for a prolonged period. The odd application here and there is fine but day to day use results in broken, irritated skin.

What works best for my needs is roll on or stick formulations, the more natural the better. I do tend to seek out paraben and fragrance free formulations where possible and fully recommend Melvita Deodorants over all else - they are so gentle, effective and beautifully scented, the only downside is that they are a little more pricey than your average deodorant (around £11 each). If Melvita is not an option and a lot like myself you have particularly fussy underarms I also rely on Dove Pure Roll On Deodorant (£2.30); paraben, alcohol and fragrance free, this is the gentlest and most affordable deodorant I have found for sensitive skin on the high street.

For the days when I drag myself to the gym (drag is an understatement, I'm like a toddler being told they can't have ice cream before dinner when it comes to exercise. I hate it and will grumble.) I prefer a somewhat heavier duty offering. Something that will keep me smelling sweet after an hour of spin, cool my skin and again irritant free. Oddly I found my answer within the gents toiletry section in my local supermarket. I use and recommend Gillette Clear Gel Arctic Ice Antiperspirant Deodorant (£1.99), it has a clean aquatic scent that isn't overly masculine (whatever that may be), cools my skin and really does stand the test of half assed attempts at getting fit.

Who knew something as basic as deodrant could be so complex?

So tell me what do you use and recommend and what methods do you avoid?


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19 comments:

  1. I can only use Dove roll-on deodorants. All other brands literally burn my armpits and the skin sticks together and ugh, it's just disgusting. Literally the most painful thing I have ever experienced! I woke up in the night crying once because of the burns the deodorant left on my armpits!
    www.missamyguest.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx

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  2. Im also a roll-on girl! and also a dove user or sure!
    http://tashaforrest.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I love done deos or roll ons. Roll ons especially after I shave!

    http://www.myhappynook.com

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  4. I use Laura Biagiotti Rose roll-on which is also about a tenner. I stumbled across it on Amazon in my quest for a gentle deodorant which actually keeps working - so far so good. Interesting post - thanks for the tip about Melvita.

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  5. I'm a spray kind of girl! I love using Dove's deoderant <3

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  6. There have been many rumours circulating around the internet about the so-called 'dangers' of roll on deodorant but I always have (and always will) continue to use roll-on. I have terrible asthma so I just hate even the thought of a spray entering my lungs. I understand your problem with exzema as I too have it (not as extreme as yours however) but this does make my skin sensitive! Fragrance free formulas are the best option, although I have heard a lot about organic brands are great but like you said, they are quite pricey!

    (interesting post btw :D)

    Aliya x | thecatandthegirl.blogspot.co.uk | https://www.bloglovin.com/people/thegirl09-10150959

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  7. I always buy roll ons or the occassional cream stick. I carry a mini spray in my hand bag because I think they're easy for freshening up but I don't think they ever work as well for initial application in the mornings.I always go for Dove or Sure and I normally get the anti mark variety because deodorant leaving marks on my clothes or staining white things a yellowish colour is so annoying! Em x
    http://themusingsofem.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. The Mitchum roll on is my absolute favourite! I've not used anything else since I first tried it yearssss ago as its so good, I barely sweat and never smell. They do an unscented one I think :)
    Nicole | ...What Nikki Did...

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  9. You're eczema sounds very similar to mine - under the arms is a nightmare! I too use Dove roll-on but being quite sporty it doesn't quite do enough for me so I will definitely be trying the Gillette one (I've never thought of going to the men's section) great post! Thanks so much! Erin x

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  10. Mitchum girl 100% now, fragrance free and option of spray, roll or stick. This stuff is amazing! Highly recommend!

    Http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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  11. I always use Nivea roll-on deodorant, I don't have asthma but whenever I use spray it gets in my throat!!
    sirensandbells.co.uk

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  12. I personally use Nivea's roll-on antiperspirant, I keep going back to it since it's a good one and definitely gets the job done! Love it

    Lina / lina-khalifa.blogspot.com

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  13. I use men's because it's stronger than womens, find that none of the ladies deodorant out there works for me. Also some men's deodorant out there smells better than womens, also the scents of womens deodorant I don't want to smell like a flower all the time.

    Katie | http://ktmcgworld102.blogspot.ca

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  14. I use Old Spice and always get complimented on my fragrance lol

    Louise walkaboutbeauty

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  15. A few years ago, I had an allergic reaction to a deodorant and ever since then, the only one I could use was "Hidro Fugal Anti-Transpirant Sensitive Roll-On". Literally nothing else would work, but this prevented any stain or BO like no other. Over the past months, however, I found that it didn't work for me as it used to anymore, so I had to look for a new one. Now I'm using the "Dove Original Spray" which is amazing - I feel like it's a little too fragranced for my liking but I just wait a while before I put my clothes on and before I use my perfume. I really like it!

    Lisa x

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  16. I can't use spray deoderants as I have asthma and they irritate my lungs. Also, funnily I have reactions to nearly every women's deoderant but never any men's, so I always use the latter. Must be something to do with fragrance.

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  17. My mum has a similar problem to you. She doesn't have eczema under her arms to start with but the majority of deodorants give her an eczema like rash that is really sore and itchy. I don't think she's really found a deodorant that that works for her but I will ask her x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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