Get familiar with your pits
Whether you are a seasoned Pit Stop Natural Deodorant user, have used other brands of natural deodorant or you are just starting out on natural deodorant for the first time. It’s worth taking a few moments to get familiar with your pits and how and why Pit Stop Natural Deodorant works.
Plus, what to expect when transitioning from aluminium-based products.
There is an increasing number of natural deodorants on the market and we often hear people say that many don’t work for them. In truth, there are quite a variety of products out there and they are not all equal. However, we can say with confidence that Pit Stop Natural Deodorant has a huge following simply because it is highly effective and really does work.
WHAT CAUSES BODY ODOUR?
The cause of bad odour under your arms is actually not your sweat but a build-up of bacteria (aka Corynebacteria) breeding in your nice wet and sweaty armpits. The secret to a good natural deodorant is its ability to take away the environment that the bacteria need to grow.
Pit Stop does this in several ways. Firstly, it increases the pH level of your underarms to create an environment that bacteria cannot breed in. In addition, it also contains oils that have known antibacterial and deodorising properties as well as Tapioca whose absorbent properties assist in soaking up a sweat making you feel more comfortable. Finally we support your comfort with a soothing and calming base of essential oils.
WHAT YOU NEED YO KNOW WHEN SWITCHING TO A NATURAL DEODORANT
Most people will be able to switch seamlessly from chemical products to natural deodorant but for some there can be a transition period during which they will be aware of changes in their underarm area.
You have probably been using chemical antiperspirants or deodorants for years, right? Well, these will have been absorbed by your skin (hence the concerns about aluminium based deodorants) and so you may find a “detox” phase occurs as your bacterial microbiome changes. During this time, you may actually see increased sweating and body odour. This is where you get familiar with your pits!
The good news is that, once you cease to use chemical products your body will automatically start to detox but for a small number of people this may be a bit of a process involving a 2 to 4 week transition period.
First 5-7 Days
If you have been using antiperspirants on a regular basis you may find that you see little change in the first 3-5 days as residue aluminium and other ingredients in your previous product may continue to inhibit sweating. After 3-5 days you should notice increased sweating underarms as your body functions start to return to normal.
During this period, bacteria levels should begin to subside, and underarm moisture levels will also normalise.
You may still notice that your underarms are wetter than before although the water-absorbing ingredients in Pit Stop are designed to assist with this.
Remember to wash your Pit Stop off at night before bed. Try Valor Soap bar or Face & Body Wash. This will give your skin a break from slightly higher pH level. Reapply in the morning with a smile, knowing you're looking after your body, naturally.
NEW TO NATURAL DEODORANT? Get familiar with your pits and try the Pit Stop Natural Deodorant
if you are on the sensitive side try our new Pit Stop Watego fragrance (a delicious Grapefruit & Frankincense scent with extra calming properties!)
Have you switched to natural deodorant already or have you tried to? What was your detox experience like? We want to know! Please leave your comments below.
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