It might sound strange, but did you know that a compound in sweat, known as dermcidin, destroys harmful bacteria and fights infections? The bad smell of the odor is actually the fungi and bacteria that have survived the attacks of dermcidin, and thrive and multiply throughout the armpits.
Yet, as you surely already know, antiperspirants only clog the sweat ducts, without removing the bacteria from the skin, and at the same time, leave high amounts of toxins on the area as well.
Scientists have linked the use of antiperspirants with serious health concerns, such as:
- Breast cancer
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
- Allergic reactions
- Hormone disruptions
- Armpit microbiome changes
Moreover, deodorants only mask the odor, using strong synthetic perfumes, such as artificial musks and preservatives like parabens, which accumulate in the body and disrupt sex hormones. This is another reason why their use significantly raises the risk of breast cancer.
Therefore, avoid antiperspirants and deodorants, and naturally neutralize bad body odor! All you need is a freshly ripened lime. Just cut it in half, and rub its pieces unto the armpits.
Leave the armpits to air dry, and then put on your clothes. That is all- and you will keep the armpit fresh for several hours. The lime juice is a potent antibacterial substance that destroys bacteria and does not just mask the bad body odor.
Additionally, do not throw away the lime halves, but store them in a suitable container, and you can re-use them for a few more times.
Here are the effects of lime as a natural deodorant: