Friday, September 23, 2011

What to Choose: Deodorants

The first underarm deodorants were invented in the 9th century in Al-Andalus. The first modern deodorant was introduced in the U.S. in the late nineteenth century. In the early 1960s was produced Gillette's Right Guard, the first aerosol antiperspirant in the market.

Generally people consider antiperspirants and deodorants as the same thing, however, they aren’t. So, what select a natural deodorant or an antiperspirant?

Deodorants are applied to destroy smell of sweat in armpits and feet. Human perspiration is odor-free; smell is caused by bacteria colonization thriving in hot, moist habitat of body’s underarm. The bacteria feed sweat, releasing acid, which invokes smell.

Deodorants are labeled as cosmetics aimed to remove odor. They operate to neutralize the odor of sweat and disinfect bacteria. Deodorants usually contain alcohol and as well perfume or essential oils. Alcohol initially stimulates sweating, but may also destroy bacteria. Scent of perfume and natural oils aims to conceal the smell of perspiration.

There are various kinds of deodorants. For example, a roll-on deodorant, a spray deodorant, a stick deodorant. So, you can choose any kind among them and enjoy purity and freshness.