It’s summertime, the temps are hot and the humidity is soaring, so you know what that means: There’s a very good chance that you smell. Women don’t just perspire, we sweat. And we have body odor, too. So aside from slathering on the deodorants and antiperspirants this summer (which we still have health debates over), there are some simple and natural things you can do to smell better. Take a look (your friends may just thank you): More
For the last two years, I have been on a never-ending quest to find an all-natural, eco-friendly deodorant. During that time–and many “pit”falls, I have tried over a dozen different brands and none of them stood the test of my hot, humid Florida climate. Until I discovered LUSH. More
New research suggests that deodorant doesn’t directly cause breast cancer, but don’t go crazy stocking up on Teen Spirit: The other conclusion of the study is that most of our beauty products are probably responsible for increasing our risk (and deodorant’s not really safe, either). Basically, British scientists analyzed tissue samples from 40 women who had mastectomies, and found parabens throughout the tissues, even of women who said they didn’t use deodorant. Which isn’t really good news whether you use deodorant or not. More
Today’s dose of give-me-a-break comes courtesy of a Daily Mail article published last week called “How sexy are your armpits?” If you’re like me, that cringe-worthy headline makes you nauseous and angry at the same time. But the article isn’t just about unnecessarily obsessing over one more part of your body. Oh wait, yes it is. According to Nivea, 77% of women “feel sexier when their underarms look good.” And the solution to your butt-ugly pits? Nivea’s new deodorant, naturally. More
In the 1960s, spray deodorant was a cool new way to smell great all day. Now it’s mainly used by people in the locker room who like to get chatty while naked. Where did spray deodorant go wrong? Also: Never, … More
During the wickedly humid of summer, going without a really good deodorant or antiperspirant can be uncomfortable. Not to mention smelly and embarrassing. Real Simple tested more than 60 sticks to find which were the best. We’ve taken their results … More
While we love what deodorant does (particularly on these sweaty summer days), we hate the questionable chemicals that are in many of them. Instead of weighing pros and cons in the deodorant aisle of your grocery store for 20 minutes, … More
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