Deodorant or antiperspirant?
Contrary to popular belief, these concepts are not synonymous. Sweat odour is caused by activity of bacteria that multiplies in warm and wet environment. Deodorant prevents odor by killing bacteria. Its main active ingredients - triclosan and farnesol. However, on perspiration deodorant is not affected, so with excessive sweating he does. Antiperspirant having the composition of zinc salt and aluminum, blocks the activity of the sweat glands, reducing production of sweat and depriving bacteria of necessary conditions. Thus, the antiperspirant fights odor, and sweating. However, the long lock of sweat glands violates the immunity of the skin. The best solution is to use deodorant-antiperspirant that combines the best qualities of these tools.
The first deodorants were invented in Ancient Egypt.
Effective protection depends on the form of the deodorant
The antiperspirant gel or roll-on deodorant is the most popular form. This type of funds does not dry the skin and can be composed of moisturizing oils. Thanks to the roller deodorant is accurately dosed and uniformly applied. Gel structure protects against odor better than other types initially, but after application you should wait for some time until it is absorbed. Antiperspirant-spray is a summer essential when you want to feel cool. The spray is very easy and quick to apply. Often are perfumed sprays smell favorite perfumes: their use eliminates the need for additional aromatic means. Spray well dries the skin, are prone to excessive sweating, but it not so resistant as other varieties.
In addition to these forms, there are deodorants, antiperspirants in the form of powder and cream.
Deodorant stick best blocks the sweat glands, but it must be applied only on clean and dry skin. Stick begins to act immediately, preventing the appearance of moisture. This form of deodorant is essential for travel it is compact, economical and easy. However, low-quality sticks can leave unsightly stains on clothing, or slide into the folds of the skin. Also the talc that is part of the stick, has a strong drying effect that can cause allergies.