And while I dabble in natural deodorant, it's also worth noting that, according to both the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society, there's very little scientific evidence to back up the claim that aluminum in antiperspirants is linked to increased breast cancer risk.
If you swipe on an aluminum-free deodorant with the assumption that it'll keep your sweat under control, you're setting yourself up for disappointment.
Deodorants, on the other hand, simply neutralize or mask the smell of body odor caused by sweat (OK, technically it's caused by the bacteria breaking down that sweat—sorry).
I'm not being hyperbolic: In the warmer months I have to mist my entire upper body with Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant before I get dressed, lest I walk around looking as though I caught the business end of a fire hydrant.
And while a sniff test informs me that I have some low-level stank happening after 24 hours, it's nowhere near as bad as what I've whiffed with other aluminum deodorants.
Because of this, it's an ideal starting point if you're looking to switch from antiperspirant to deodorant.
If you're debating the switch to natural, it's worth it. https://t.co/pkTUWrSGuj— Glamour (@glamourmag) April 2, 2020