Sweat itself is known to have absolutely no smell. The culprits of its occurrence are bacteria that grow and multiply in a nutrient medium – secretions of sweat glands. Particularly active bacteria multiply in places of abundant sweat production: in the armpits, soles of the feet, on the palms, in the genital area, on the chest. In addition, body surface temperature in the armpits, for example, is higher, and evaporation is difficult.
Nothing spoils the impression of a person so much as the smell of sweat, and nothing is able to so easily attract any interlocutor, like a natural, pleasant smell of a healthy and clean body. Women are especially concerned about their attractiveness, and pregnant women are no exception. Moreover, the choice of cosmetic and hygiene products for a pregnant woman should be approached with particular care. In this scenario choose the best deodorant for pregnancy with no compromise.
Pregnancy is a very beautiful period, even if it turns out to be more delicate for the skin and the hair! Sweating often increases during pregnancy. But can you use deodorant? What are the best products? Here are the details on this.
During pregnancy, you often sweat more than usual. On the one hand, due to hormonal changes, on the other hand due to the weight gain during pregnancy which tires and facilitates sweating. In general, sweating is concentrated under the armpits, but it can also develop in the skin folds (chest or abdomen), and at the feet.
The solution to combat sweat and unpleasant odors?
The deodorant. But can it be used during pregnancy? Experts say yes. It is true that, for the armpits, it is better to choose products without perfume, alcohol and aluminum, because it is a very sensitive area and where allergies develop easily. Regarding the presentation, it depends on the taste and habits of each woman. The deodorant cream, in addition to being hydrating, has the advantage of a long-lasting action since it is well absorbed by the skin; the roll-on, meanwhile, distributes the product evenly. And if you are a fan of the spray, there is also no problem using it, always without alcohol.
The deodorant should be applied to clean, dry skin; you then have to wait a bit and remove the excess left on the skin. To keep the skin dry all day you can also use talc, perfect for the armpits and in the folds. It prevents excessive sweating and reduces unpleasant odors.
Can you use deodorant several times a day?
It is preferable to limit the use of the deodorant and to put it only once a day, in the morning. If you feel the need to reapply it, it is important, beforehand, to wash the skin in order to remove the sweat and product residue. If you cannot wash with soap and water, use a damp towel.
And the feet? They can sweat and have an unpleasant odor. There are specific deodorants, but you can also chew them, as well as the inside of shoes, and use natural carbon soles that absorb moisture.
Which deodorant is really suitable if you want to continue enjoying Slow Cosmetic pleasures?
Pregnancy: in two stages
At the time of the first 3 months of pregnancy, it is customary to say that no essential oil should be used. Why? Simply because you fear the so-called “abortive” aromatic molecules, which could cause discomfort and miscarriage. This is the case with palmarosa, clove, cedar, cypress, all “ketone” essential oils (mints, certain rosemaries, eucalyptus or sage), and a few others. So, you make it simple and avoid all essential oils during this early pregnancy, even if you could use, for example, citrus essences or true lavender.
From the 4th month, scientific aromatherapy tells that you can reintroduce essential oils in cosmetics and skincare. Yes, but at a limited dosage (maximum 3%), only on the skin (not internally) and only with well-tolerated essential oils: true lavender, citrus essences, petitgrain bitter orange, ravintsara, chamomiles, laurel, tea tree…
Which deodorant to choose?
Throughout pregnancy, you obviously need a deodorant. Yes but here, in the trade you are offered deodorants which often contain endocrine disruptors (phthalates of perfumes, PEG, parabens, there are several), or aluminum salts (in antiperspirants).
Here is a selection very appropriate to adopt from the beginning of pregnancy and throughout this beautiful period:
If you sweat a little or normally
Choose a witch hazel hydrosol or a laurel hydrosol. These hydrosols are ideal. Witch hazel effectively tightens pores because it is very astringent. It does not have a very strong odor and regulates perspiration gently. Bay laurel has a delicious scent. It is less astringent but it cleanses and refreshes.
If you sweat a lot
In this case, you can opt for a deodorant suitable for pregnant women, such as the Soapwalla citrus deodorant, the Gaiia cream deodorant or the Essentials nature deodorant.
Citrus deodorant Sopawalla vegan certified is suitable even if it contains essential oils, because it is limited to citrus essences and a very low dose of lemongrass. Its scent is very fresh and fruity
The Gaiia Cream Deodorant is suitable for Vegans, it is neutral, fragrance-free, it is a natural deodorant balm for intolerant and reactive skin. It effectively neutralizes bad odors and absorbs moisture. Formulated without perfume, essential oils or Bicarbonate, it is ideal for sensitive and reactive skin.
The essentials deodorant balm is formulated without essential oils and composed of baking soda with deodorant capacities, corn starch for its absorbent capacity and babassu for its anti-microbial properties. These ingredients are combined with shea butter and jojoba vegetable wax.
The most important thing to remember when choosing cosmetic and hygiene products for pregnant women is that they must be made of natural ingredients, in the absence of preservatives, fragrances and dubious chemicals with any degree of toxicity. By the way, do not lose sight of the fact that not all natural is equally useful. Natural components of plant origin often require additional preservatives, some plants that are part of deodorants can be poisonous (for example, arnica flowers), and essential oils can cause various types of allergies.