Double Take on Deodorant

Chayil Dozier, Staff Reporter

There are many things that we do every day, like sleeping ,watching videos on our phone and using cleaning products. We often don’t think about the impact that they could have especially the impact that deodorant can have on our bodies. Did you know that deodorant has a common product that is used in most deodorants, called Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachloride? What deodorant do you use? Is it one of these top 5 bought on Amazon: Native, Degree, Gillette , Old Spice , and Secret. Best sellers online in general are: Dove, Secret, Axe, Suave, Old Spice, and Mitchum. These are all anti sweat machines. The deodorants mentioned all block your pores. According to Popular Mechanics (The Science of Sweat), we sweat because “When your body starts to heat up, whether it’s because of exercise, work, or outside temperature, your brain reacts by releasing sweat from the more than 2.5 million eccrine glands spread out across nearly all of your body, pouring liquid through pores to lower your body temperature. But when sweat simply drips off you and hits the floor, it can’t lower your body temperature. To reap the cooling effect of sweat, though, that salty liquid must evaporate off the skin and turn into a gas, says William Byrnes, a sweat expert at the University of Colorado.” Most deodorants block this from happening, and it is not healthy. Considering the chemicals found in many deodorants, it is important to consider using natural deodorants with ingredients that are recognizable.