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Go natural: Try pangea organics toners. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibacterials: Deodorants are just perfumes sometimes with mild antibacterial agents such as alcohol, trichlosan or chelated metal compounds. It is the bacteria decomposing the sweat that causes odor. Anti perspirants are a different animal - they stop sweating by blocking sweat glands. ...Read more
Technically Yes: Purists, who argue against applying any non-organic substances to your skin, would argue that there are toxic elements in most commercial deodorants. They say that they adversely affect the immune system. Using these products is a choice that depends on your general health and whether you feel the benefits out-weigh the risks. ...Read more
Antiperspirants: It's best to let the body do what it needs to, i.e., sweat out toxins (of which there are far too many in our world today). If using an antiperspirant consider using it sparingly, for big events rather than daily. Avoid odorous foods such as garlic and onions on those days when you want to stay especially fresh and clean-smelling. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Wrong question.: Everything is chemicals, including you and me. A better question is: "what kind of deodorant is least harmful to my body?" crystal and stone deodorants, made with mineral salts like potassium alum, are available, but it's unclear whether or not they actually work. There is also no good evidence that conventional deodorants do any harm. There is, however, no reason not to try the natural ones. ...Read more
Natural comes from: Fruit, vegetables, etc. That nature makes for us. Artificial is human made, typically chemicals. So, butter is natural and margarine is artificial. I'd rather trust a cow than a chemist. Natural is safer but just because something is natural doesn't mean it's always good for us. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Careful!: I wouldn't turn to lemon juice! talk to your dermatologist about lightening creams that may help with your condition. ...Read more
If perfumes are natural products like flower oils, how come I am allergic to fragrance in shampoos?
Parabens: Parabens are the most common preservative overall. Some people become allergic to them. If you are not allergic to them, it is fine to use products that contain them. If you are having an allergic contact dermatitis to a product, see your dermatologist and you can be tested to see what components of the product to are allergic to. Parabens are not the most common cause of allergic contact dermat. ...Read more
I tried honey, lemons, oatmeal etc. Any natural remedies or DIYs to clean, whiten, soften, and exfoliate skin?
Listen, man...: This is 2014. What do you think people smelled like in the era of the ayur veda (500 bc?) is that what you want? The claim that deodorants / antiperspirants cause cancer / everything else is simply a lie. If you stink, you'll lose your job and they won't tell you why. If you're not prepared to shower and change clothes a few times a day, use a real deodorant. Cheers. ...Read more
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I have eczema, i saw st ives products are hypo allergenic, have 100% natural moisturisers and natural scent extracts (citrus etc) is it safe to use?
Eczema: As a rule the fewer ingredients a product has in them the better for eczema. The term hypoallergenic has no meaning at all for your skin and is an marketing tool only. Best product for eczema are those designed especially for this problem and include: cetaphil cream, cerave cream, aveeno (oatmeal) lotion. All mustela products.Skin. ...Read more