10 Things You Should Actually Never Do With Deodorant

Deodorant is a beauty product that most people use every single day (or at least every day they’re being social). While there’s nothing wrong with embracing your body and being natural, body odor is something that the majority of us don’t enjoy – and so we’ll go out of our way to make sure it doesn’t happen. I personally hate to feel sweaty and smelly, and so I swipe on deodorant every day before I walk out the door, and I’m sure many of you do the same! But even with all of the perks of deodorant, there are some negative aspects to it as well, and many people are probably doing things with their deodorant that they shouldn’t be doing.

In a perfect world, deodorant would be free of complications and controversy, but alas, here we are. I’m sure you’ve heard the many rumors that deodorant made with aluminum and other chemicals puts women at a high risk of breast cancer. While these claims have been denied many times, they also haven’t been 100 percent denied. There isn’t really any researcher out there saying, “This is so false it’s absurd.” There are just researchers saying they haven’t really found that connection, which is… not super soothing.

It’s easy to think you can just switch over to the natural, chemical-free deodorant world, but the reality is a little tougher: natural deodorants just aren’t as strong as deodorants full of chemicals, and at the end of the day, most people choose smelling nice and being sweat-stain free. That said, there are some things you shouldn’t do with deodorant because they can legitimately put your health at risk – and a lot of you are probably doing them without a second thought. Here are 10 things you should never do with deodorant:

Which of these deodorant mistakes have you made? What did we forget to include? Let me know in the comments.

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  • Ash Rose

    I always use a solid stick deodorant, as most sprays make me wheeze (even when I use them in an open, ventilated space and make sure not to breathe too much of them in), and roll-ons don’t seem to work on me. I change my brand of deodorant every six months or so. All in all, I think I’m quite good with how I use deodorants!