The sun is shining, the warm season is finally here. Right now we need a reliable deodorant. Unfortunately, when it is supposed to be particularly effective against sweat, an antiperspirant with harmful ingredients is still all too often used.
Why are antiperspirants harmful?
Antiperspirants suppress natural sweating. They have a strong antiperspirant effect due to the aluminum salts they contain and ensure that the ducts of the sweat pores are clogged. In fact, around 20 to 50% less sweat is excreted through the skin. However, this desired effect proves to be deceptive. Why?
Sweating is an essential part of our metabolism. We not only regulate our body temperature by means of the evaporation cold of the sweat, but also free the organism from internal toxins and waste products.
The aluminum salts contained in the antiperspirants cause irritation and itching up to severe allergic reactions in sensitive skin. Controversial preservatives such as parabens or synthetic fragrances, which additionally irritate the skin, are also regularly found in such conventional antiperspirants.
There is still evidence that aluminum salts are associated with systemic diseases such as breast cancer and Alzheimer's. The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment has set a permissible weekly maximum value that is still considered harmless. However, this is already achieved if an aluminum-containing antiperspirant is used only once a week.
Aluminum-free deodorants as a natural alternative
Effective deodorant alternatives, on the other hand, take a physiological approach: They do not suppress the healthy process of sweating, but merely reduce it in a natural way. With the innovative myrto organic deodorants, the pH value of the armpit skin is lowered and a purely vegetable enzyme inhibitor is used. This prevents the sweat from being broken down by the odor-causing microorganisms. Astringent, naturally pure essential oils have an antibacterial, skin-soothing and refreshing effect.
If you tend to sweat profusely, you should pay particular attention to a healthy diet and severely limit the consumption of ready-made meals with additives, alcohol, coffee, nicotine and spicy dishes. Clothing made from untreated natural materials such as cotton, linen or hemp, which can be washed frequently and allows the skin to breathe freely, also counteracts excessive sweating.