The body naturally protects itself from overheating by sweating. Sweating is a normal process which allows your body to get rid of toxins and prevent overheating. The study found that some chemicals in our body contain antibiotics which are good for us and can kill harmful germs on our skin. Sadly, many product companies use aluminum and other toxic chemicals in their deodorants.
When the balance between good and bad bacteria on your skin gets disrupted, the bad bacteria take over and cause body odor. The smell is strongest when your skin is wet, and that’s why people who sweat more are known to smell more, it’s as simple as that!
The Dangers of Using Products Containing Aluminum
Deodorants contain aluminum and synthetic fragrances, undesirable components many people are sensitive to. If you find that your underarms are irritated, it may be an allergic reaction to the aluminum which is toxic to the body.
Aluminum-based compounds are used as the active ingredient in antiperspirants. These compounds form a temporary plug within the sweat duct that stops the flow of sweat to the skin’s surface. Aluminium is known to have a genotoxic profile, capable of causing DNA alterations, and this would be consistent with a potential role in breast cancer if such effects occurred in breast cells. Some research suggests that aluminum-based compounds, which are applied frequently and left on the skin near the breast, may be absorbed by the skin and cause estrogen-like (hormonal) effects. Because estrogen has the ability to promote the growth of breast cancer cells, some scientists have suggested that the aluminum-based compounds in antiperspirants may contribute to the development of breast cancer.
Aluminum has been associated with a variety of health issues including Breast Cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, Bone Disorders and Kidney Problems.
Use Lime to Eliminate Body Odor
Lime’s ability to combat armpit sweat is due to its acidity. To keep body odor at bay, slice a fresh lime in half and wipe each piece on your clean, dry armpits
Your skin might be a little red at first, but it will quickly adjust. If you have sensitive skin, extract the juice and mix it with a little coconut oil before applying it to avoid irritating your skin. It’s also a good idea not to use this trick after shaving as it might sting and cause a slight rash.
It’s also very beneficial when ingested because it has the ability to fight off odor-causing fungi like candida so in addition to rubbing it on your skin you can also add a lime wedge to your water and fight the infections from the inside.