Switching To A Natural Deodorant:
This mask isn't just designed for people switching over to a natural deodorant, but we'll cover off what else it does later. First, let's address the switch to natural. We've talked about this on our podcast before, but ICYMI, here's the rundown:
Firstly, a natural deodorant doesn't inhibit sweating like an antiperspirant. It's simply designed to neutralise odour, so you should still expect to sweat; which, by the way, is a totally normal bodily function that plays a vital role in controlling body temperature and excreting unwanted minerals and waste products.
Secondly, your body may need up to 4 weeks to adjust to a natural deodorant. There will be a bit of a smelly phase, I warn you now. When you discontinue use of chemical (or aluminium-based) deodorant/antiperspirant and allow your body to sweat, your body goes through the process of sweating out a build-up of... sh*t, basically.
But that's where Lavanila's The Healthy Underarm Detox Mask comes in. I've done this transition period before. It ain't easy. And I stupidly went back to regular deodorant out of convenience, and am planning to use my time in isolation to recommit, with the help of the armpit mask.