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Your Antiperspirant Is Doing Something Bad to Your Body but This Simple Trick Will Help

Posted by on Jun. 14, 2013 at 8:18 AM
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Your Antiperspirant Is Doing Something Bad to Your Body but This Simple Trick Will Help

by Lindsay Mannering

pitsCan we talk about smelly armpits for a second? Here's the deal. In the winter I use an all-natural, deodorant-only stick, and for the summer, I use an antiperspirant plus deodorant for a little extra sweat protection. But now that it's a couple weeks into the season, I'm starting to notice that my antiperspirant does not come off. Like, ever. No matter how much soap I use or how much I scrub m'pits in the shower, I can't wash the stuff off.

Then, when I go to put more on after my shower, it just feels like I'm layering it upon layers and layers and layers of the gluey clear stuff that promises to save me from embarrassing pit stains, and frankly, it feels gross. And the antiperspirant has become totally less effective, too.

Needless to say, I was inspired to find a solution to my sticky situation, and ohhmmmmgeeee, there is one.

Here's what you do: Before showering, dab a cotton ball or one of those round makeup-remover pads with rubbing alcohol and swap ya pits, girl. I knew rubbing alcohol could be used to remove antiperspirant stains on clothes, and lo and behold, it also removes antiperspirant build-up in your under arms.

It's pretty much a game-changer. My pits are free!

Not only do they feel less clogged (which they were, they were totally clogged with the stuff), but they look better and smell better, too. TMI? Eh, sorry.

Gone is that sticky residue feeling, and now, every morning, I feel like I'm starting the day off with a clean slate for m'pits.

And really, what more could a girl ask for.

Can you relate? Any other tips for removing antiperspirant build-up from ya pits?

by on Jun. 14, 2013 at 8:18 AM
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teaspring
by Member on Jun. 14, 2013 at 8:44 AM

GREAT tip!  Thank you!!

Bmat
by Barb on Jun. 14, 2013 at 10:28 AM

I've never noticed build up. I'll have to check. :)

emt088
by Member on Jun. 14, 2013 at 10:29 AM
Ive also never noticed a build up..
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ruby_jewel_04
by Member on Jun. 14, 2013 at 11:52 AM
I love my deodorant, but totally have this problem. Nice to have a solution.
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