What is the difference between Antiperspirants and Deodorants?
Unlike antiperspirants, deodorants don’t reduce wetness; they help reduce the bacteria that thrive in perspiration and cause the odor. By doing this, deodorants cover up underarm odor. In addition, most deodorants are scented to also fight odor. Try Secret Deodorant.
Does this work as well as antiperspirant deodorant?
While this product does not block sweat because it does not contain aluminum, it does fight odor-causing bacteria that create the scent associated with body odor. For many women, this is enough to protect you all day.
What does it feel like to switch to an aluminum-free deodorant?
Many women will notice no difference at all. Some women may experience increased sweat, odor or sensitivity as your body adjusts to the reduction of aluminum. After a few days, this effect will pass.
Does Secret Deodorant contain aluminum, parabens or dyes?
What Is Antiperspirant?
Antiperspirants act by plugging the sweat duct, thus reducing wetness. Because perspiration stimulates odor-causing bacteria, antiperspirants also help reduce body odor. How Do Secret Antiperspirants Help Prevent Underarm Odor And Wetness? Since perspiration in the underarms doesn't readily evaporate, a feeling of wetness results and bacteria thrive in that wetness, creating underarm odor. Secret works by slowing the flow of perspiration to the surface of the skin. It does so by being pH (measure of alkalinity) balanced. When the active ingredient in Secret comes in contact with your perspiration, it dissolves into the sweat ducts. As you continue to perspire, the perspiration makes the pH of the solution rise. When the solution reaches a high enough pH, the active ingredient forms superficial plugs in those sweat ducts, reducing the flow of perspiration to keep you feeling dry. Thus, Secret protects you from underarm wetness (antiperspirant) and also helps prevent underarm odor (deodorant).
What Causes Underarm Wetness And Odor?
Perspiration is the body's natural way to regulate its temperature and hydrate the skin. Perspiration itself is essentially odorless and evaporates readily. In areas like underarms, where perspiration can't readily evaporate, it causes the feeling of wetness. Bacteria, which thrive in warm and moist surroundings, break down the perspiration and create underarm odor.