Girl Talk: Why I Switched to Gel Deodorant
For years, I would get painful knots under my arms with no explanation. They would be right where my bra rubbed against my skin so I thought it was just irritation. Then while I'll have a knot, I'd switch to lower cut bras or sports bras in hope it would eventually go away. Nope. After some research, I found out the culprit may be my deodorant, not my bras.
Enter gel deodorant! The white deodorants clogged my pores and left me with painful abscesses. I did not have this problem growing up, but our body changes as we get older. I now use either Almay or Dry Idea gel deodorant. They are much milder for my skin and no abscesses for me! I have tried Toms of Maine, but it does not fight odor well enough for me.
If you have the same problem I had with more questions than answers, try switching your deodorant. Let me know how it goes!