Mind & Body

You Can Change The Microbiome Of Your Armpit With Deodorant

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Most people rub on some deodorant every morning before leaving the house. No one wants sweaty, smelly armpits all day! But what is this product actually doing to our bodies, and how does it work? Not only is deodorant taking you from stinky to not, it's also changing to microbiome of your underarms. And it does a lot more than that. Get all the details in the video below.

What Is Deodorant Really Doing To Your Body?

Is it harmful?

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What Is Body Odor?

It's mostly bacteria making those smells, not you.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. There are two different types of sweat glands: eccrine and apocrine. 00:21

  2. Bacteria that lives on your skin feeds off the sialomucin. The break down process causes the body odor. 00:37

How Do Deodorants And Antiperspirants Work?

And are they safe?

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Written by Curiosity Staff October 7, 2016

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