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When it comes to preventing sweat marks and fresh antiperspirant-deodorant kombo, pr has become your best friend. However, lately men's Gain has grown on natural charcoal and even crystal deodorants, making it tempting to abandon the time-tested Speed Stick you've been using for years.
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Crystal deodorant is a particularly vivid option among people who are looking for something natural to put in their pits. But what exactly is it?
First, it is important to know that Crystal Deodorant is not an antiperspirant. Deodorant and antiperspirant – though often combined in mainstream products – are two different things. Antiperspirants block sweat ducts to protect you from sweating, while deodorants kill odor-causing bacteria according to the American Chemical Society .
What is a crystal deodorant anyway?
A crystal deodorant contains a mineral salt called potassium alum according to Healthline . This natural deodorant alternative has been used for centuries in Southeast Asia and became increasingly popular in the West in the 1980s.
The best-known manufacturer of crystal deodorant is a brand named Crystal. According to Shilpi Agarwal, MD Crystal came to it when his founder Jerry Rosenblatt traveled to France in 1984 and discovered a mineral salt that purified water. He thought these salts could be used as a natural and hypoallergenic deodorizer, so he imported and packed them as a crystal deodorant.
Then he founded the company Crystal, which now sells deodorants for rolling, spraying and spraying crystals.
When deodorant mineral salts are crystal clear and applied to clean skin, they prevent the growth of odoriferous bacteria, explains Agarwal. Crystal Deo does not really stop you from sweating, which could be a problem for many sweaty guys out there.
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Should you switch to crystal deodorants?
One of the main reasons why people should switch to crystal deodorant is that they believe mainstream products, namely these anti-perspirant deodorant combinations, are harmful to health. Many articles and blog posts raise concerns that aluminum and other chemicals contained in these products could promote hormone-related cancers, including breast cancer.
The biologist Heather Patisaul, Ph.D. and Professor of Biology at North Carolina State University, declared 19659020 Time in 2016 that parabens, a preservative found in deodorants, can affect estrogen levels: "In the breast is estrogen-sensitive Tissue, So The worry is that if you bring parabens into the vicinity of this tissue every day, they can promote the growth of cancer cells, "she said.
The truth, however, is that there is no hard scientific evidence to support the claim that antiperspirants cause cancer.
"Personally, I have a family history of breast cancer and use traditional antiperspirants," says . med. Erum Ilyas, MBE, FAAD . "I did not see any convincing data to try other options, I tried the natural products and found them unpredictable in terms of effectiveness."