Antiperspirant and natural deodorant are great for stopping excess underarm sweat and preventing the odor that is associated with said sweating. But, have you ever stopped to wonder if there are other places you can or should be applying your natural deodorant?
How to prevent stinky feet
Here’s an interesting, albeit gross, fact for you: you actually have more sweat glands on the soles of your feet than you do in your armpits. There are actually 250,000 sweat glands per foot! As a result, people sweat up to 8 fluid ounces per foot each day. But that’s not the only alarming thing to think about it here. When you keep your feet in your shoes all day with that amount of constant sweat accumulating throughout the day, bacteria and dead skin builds up with that sweat, creating the perfect opportunity for odor to develop and thrive.
Use antiperspirant as foot deodorant
To prevent odor and bacteria to run rampant due to your sweaty feet, the answer is simple: apply natural deodorant such as Skinny & Co.’s Pure Deodorant! To do so, simply rub it on top of each foot (at the knuckles), over the top of your foot (over the arch), and underneath your foot (from the ball of your foot all the way to your heel). Just make sure you have a separate stick of natural deodorant you use for your feet than the one you use for your armpits; doing so will prevent the transfer of any possible foot fungus or athlete’s foot to transfer to your armpits.
Other uses for natural deodorant
Once you think about it, using natural deodorant to prevent sweaty feet seems so obvious. Maybe now you’re even wondering where else you can use your natural deodorant! Don’t worry: we’ve got you covered. Just keep reading for five other suggestions.
If you weren’t already convinced that using natural deodorant on your feet was a good idea, this one might really sway you. If you’re prone to blisters on your heels or know you have a new pair of shoes to break in, try rubbing natural deodorant across your heels. Doing so creates lubrication that stops the friction that causes blisters. No Band-Aids necessary!
Your inner thighs
Shorts season is upon us! While we couldn’t be more excited for the warmer weather, wearing shorts often invites an unpleasant result: chafing. When your thighs rub against each other, sweating, redness, and irritated bumps often result. To prevent this, rub a small amount of natural deodorant on your inner thighs to reduce the friction that causes chafing.
Behind your knees
If you sweat behind your knees (like we know cyclists do!), the same thing applies here. Simply rub some natural deodorant there to prevent the perspiration.
This one might sound a bit strange, but people have found it helpful. Applying natural deodorant to your face can help provide a mattified look while also helping you fight breakouts.
Does your face sweat when you workout or before a presentation or performance? Control the sheen and prevent sweat from getting in your eyes by applying natural deodorant along your hairline and neck to avoid a sweaty face.
If you’re trying to decide which natural deodorant is best for you, consider Skinny & Co.’s Pure Deodorant, made using fewer than 5 ingredients, including pure coconut oil and therapeutic-grade essential oils.
Our coconut oil deodorant is natural and was designed to help soothe and soften skin while protecting against the worst odor caused by wetness and bacteria, so if you’re ready to make your first purchase experience the benefits, simply head here.