You’ve been there before. You’re standing in the deodorant aisle browsing all of the different options, feeling overwhelmed and very confused. You can barely pronounce the ingredients on half of the options you pick up. For something that you’re putting on your pits each and every single day (or twice a day no shame), shouldn’t we feel confident in choosing a deodorant that not only works but is good for us? The truth: we’ve left our pits to large corporations - without ever really questioning their effects. So here’s why you should switch to a naturally derived deodorant that helps your pits and the planet – all while keeping your mind at peace knowing it’s got none of the nasties.
Everything you put on your skin enters your bloodstream. So why would you want to be applying harmful chemicals like parabens, triclosan and phthalates (tricky to say right?) onto your skin that may disrupt your hormones and might even promote the growth of cancer cells? Aluminum specifically has been associated with breast cancer, Alzheimer's disease, parkinson’s disease, bone disorders and kidney problems. That’s enough to seriously consider banishing your traditional deodorant for good. By switching to Long Wknd Deodorant, you’re ditching the toxins but getting the same odor protection - without the risks.
Clear pores are better than clogged pores (that’s just a fact). Your pores help regulate your body temperature and remove toxins from your system, so yes, you should let them breathe. Aluminum actually stops both of these essential processes from happening. Aluminum-free deodorant on the other hand, allows your body to sweat without the stench, and helps balance the natural oils in your skin. Sweat is actually just a mixture of salt and water and isn’t even what actually smells. What does create body odor is when sweat comes into contact with the natural bacteria that lives on our skin. Luckily, Long Wknd Deodorant uses plant based antibacterial and antimicrobial oils like coconut and grape seed to keep bacteria neutralized on your skin so you can be active, worry-free.
Sweat is an essential, natural process that helps your body filter toxins and heavy metals while also boosting your immune system. Not sweating isn’t normal or healthy. The chemicals in aluminum-filled commercial deodorants plug your sweat glands and make it impossible for your body to remove toxins the way it’s designed to. Sweating boosts your energy, helps you maintain a healthy weight, defends against diseases, improves your mood and promotes good sleep. Aluminum-based deodorants prevent all these beneficial things from happening! Long Wknd Deodorant was formulated to enhance your detox process instead, with natural, sustainable, and responsible ingredients to ensure you get the protection you need while keeping your health in mind.
Here’s a gnarly truth bomb: believe it or not, sweat isn’t yellow. It’s completely colorless! You only get pit stains when the oily proteins from your sweat mix with aluminum. So, if you’ve ever wondered why you can’t seem to get rid of those foul marks, aluminum is the culprit to blame. If you want to keep your white tees crisp then it’s time to forget the aluminum for good and go aluminum-free. Newsflash: that yellow tint that’s nearly impossible to remove isn’t a good look on you, but we have your back (and those pits, too).
So, how long is the adjustment period for your body to get fully acclimated to Long Wknd deodorant? The short answer is that it entirely depends on your body chemistry and how long you’ve been relying on aluminum-based deodorant, but it generally won’t take more than two weeks to adjust. Remember: no matter the length it takes, going back to your old ways means reintroducing harsh chemicals, clogged pores, irritation and foul yellow pit stains back into your life.
So…will you make the swap?