While the process of applying deodorant might seem self-explanatory, there's actually a pretty substantial margin of error. Thankfully, the Schmidt's team has identified a few simple hacks you can implement to optimize your routine. Our guide will help not only to increase the effectiveness of your deodorant, but also to minimize irritation to the sensitive underarm area. Let's get into it.
June 15, 2017
The Best Way to Put on Deodorant
It might sound self-explanatory, but there's a substantial margin of error
Natural deodorant is a bit different from its conventional counterparts—a little goes a long way. The formula should typically be applied in small amounts to avoid problems like staining or stickiness. Pump the brakes on over-swiping and start smaller than usual. Try just a couple swipes for starters. We know you might be used to slathering on deodorant, but trust us on this one. Your t-shirts will thank you.
Absorption is everything
Natural formulas will soften upon contact with body heat. Once it is warmed, apply gently to the skin. This helps the natural ingredients absorb more completely and evenly so you get the best protection and avoid irritation to the delicate underarm area.
Beware of microabrasions
Be careful with that razor. Shaving causes microscopic cuts to your skin, and applying deodorant immediately afterwards could potentially irritate them. Be sure to give your underarms some breathing time after shaving, and swap out that razor regularly to get the closest, cleanest shave.
Keep it fresh
Lather up and wash your underarms thoroughly to eliminate oils and bacteria that can contribute to body odor—giving your underarms some regular TLC goes a long way.
Smell good, feel good
Breathe in deeply and take in the invigorating scent you just applied. You’re smelling fantastic, and you know it.
The Natural should not be considered medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please consult a physician.