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I will always recommend these if you have a really sensitive skin, I always try to have any soap of these or any other similar brands like Cerave because whenever I use any other soap, I feel like my skin is screaming from my pores like little banshee mouths looking for revenge.
Anyways, Cetaphil is great and I also tried using handmade soaps for a while, some were great, others not so much, it was during a time in which I would workout daily and had a great diet so my skin was doing amazing during those days, so I’m not sure if the handmade soaps helped or not, I just know that the one with oatmeal and another one with pink clay felt nice, I compared them with one made with chamomile and yeah, my skin didn’t scream with those unlike with the one made with chamomile, I think I’m a bit allergic to it or something.
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I've been using something very similar to this for a long time now. I know it seems weird and gimmicky to use a crystal as a deodorant. I was skeptical that it would work when I first tried it, but it keeps my pits odour-free for at least 24 hours. I like that it's all natural and it takes me a long time to use it up. I also like that it doesn't leave marks on my clothes, and it doesn't leave me feeling sticky like more conventional deodorants. it needs to be applied to wet skin in order to be effective, but it works really well for me. I highly recommend!
You have to have really clean, still damp skin for it to work. It suppresses the growth of bacteria before they multiply, so you have to have washed all the old bacteria off first.
I find it doesn't work so well if I have a particular chemical sweat (like if I'm sick, hungover or nervous, when the smell comes from your body not just normal bacteria)
yeah your skin needs to be very wet when you apply it. I put it on immediately after getting out of the shower.>>201787
it's weird but I actually find myself sweating more with antiperspirants. I think this is because most antiperspirants contain aluminum-based compounds which work by blocking the eccrine sweat glands (the sweat glands on the outer part of your body where sweat comes out of). initial use of an aluminum-based antiperspirant will typically cause a reduction in sweat as a result of blocking these ducts, but after prolonged use, a lot of people notice that it doesn't work as well as it did at first. this could be a result of either 1) the body actually unplugging those ducts or 2) the body producing more sweat to compensate for the blockage. the crystal deodorant actually makes me sweat less than antiperspirants, and plus, I'm not absorbing aluminum through my skin every day.
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Have any anons had problems with dove deodorants? I’ve recently had this issue where when I shower (so when they get wet) my underarms become really tacky and have this super odd texture. I’ve tried exfoliating it away but nothing. Outside of the shower it’s normal however. I’ve never had this happen with a deodorant, this one is aluminum free.
I already have so many issues with my armpits. I can step out of the shower after washing them 10 times and they would still smell. I can put on deodorant and they will still smell. I wash throughout the day and still, it’s like I can’t control it. Letting it be to see if my body works itself out also doesn’t work. It’s the only part of my body that I can’t control. I don’t know if this issue is a me problem or if other nonas have had this happen.
I stink like a dirty wet dog unless I use commercial antiperspirants. I've tried organic deodorants with baking soda and crystal deos all that but the only thing that works for me are antiperspirants with aluminium. I use the pear scented Dove one. I wish I had tried it sooner because I was bullied for being super sweaty all throughout high school>>201813>have this super odd texture
Yeah I noticed this too, I think it's the layer of aluminium/antiperspirant repelling the water. I usually use shampoo to remove it or I mix my washgel with baking soda and use that on my pits
wouldn't that burn the skin? something so acidic like that? I don't recommedend it>>201746
I've used crystal deodorant for years too and it really works (had the same one the whole time)! at least for me it works, someone who isn't especially sweaty
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Anyone have any experience with this stuff? I've heard people say it made them stink worse long after stopping use so I'm skeptical.
This is possibly bad for you, so use your good judgement, but I do the following. The deodorant and blow-drying is the important bit, so feel free to ignore the rest:>pH neutral feminine wash with silver particles, I use a scrubbie or flannel and not just my hands. I wash my outer labia and arsehole thoroughly with it>Inner labia and clit, I use clean hands/flannel and water to gently get rid of any build up>As soon as out of shower/bath, I begin drying my body immediately - sitting around in a damp towel or dressing gown can make me feel dirty or smelly again quite quickly>Blow-dry my pubes along with my hair, make sure nooks and crannies aren't damp>Mitchum unscented roll-on deodorant in my "legpits", along the bikini line from top of my bush to my undercarriage, but never on my labia>My secret weapon in summer is putting some roll-on deodorant in my bum crack, so that sweat doesn't travel down my body>Blow-dry the roll-on deodorant - very important otherwise it can just become added moisture in my creases>I don't use talc anymore but I guess you could use talc at this point if you wanted. I heard it's linked to cancer(?) so I don't wanna advise it to you>I wear big fresh cotton undies OR sport undies from Decathlon that are designed for runners. I love wearing mom jeans and trackies versus leggings or skinny jeans, because there's a better circulation of air between my clothes and my gusset
It's really basic advice and sorry if you're already doing this stuff, but I think if you're minimising humidity and dampness in the crotchal region, you're minimising bacterial growth and funk. It works really well for me personally. Also finally I just want to stress, I would not recommend putting any products on the vulva itself, just around it. Also use the cool setting on your hairdryer, if that's not obvious.
Every gyno will tell you you should use only water and only on the outside. Every cosmetic brand that makes all of the specific products will try to confuse you with talking about specific PH needs and all the wonder-making actives that will make you feel oh so clean and moisturized but your vagina doesn't need it at all, and it's very often damaging to it's natural protection layers which in turn leads to yeast infections.
If you feel REALLY unfresh, use something with as few ingredients as possible, not too foamy, no additional colors or scents, and do not use it too often or too much of it.
Wich baby wash do you use?>>201908
I always assumed that they mean that we shouldn't use shower gel inside the vagina, the outsides are fine. I'm gonna try using just water next time but I have a feeling it's not gonna feel clean enough. Tmi: I have big lips and also sweat a lot 'downstairs'
I did that during my hippie phase. It's not bad and it doesn't burn (even after shaving). But it only works when its aplied right after you shower.
Nowadays I use a homemade deodorant.
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has anyone else had weird experiences with gel antiperspirants? I accidentally bought pic rel because I'd use this scent but the non-gel one and didn't notice when I bought it until I opened it. But it would randomly make my underarms start dripping with sweat when I wasn't hot/physically exerting myself/etc. Like, I'd be driving and suddenly my armpits were sopping wet. I switched back to a standard stick and I have not had that problem.
Is gel just weird?
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I love Tom's of Maine Tea Tree and Lavender deodorants. Maybe it's dumb but I've always been a lil skeeved out by how anti-persperants work.
During the pandemic I've gotten way too into Bath and Body Works body care stuff, but it's nice to actually look forward to showers now. I'm currently loving their new Honey Wildflower and Open Sky scents. Definitely recommend, but do NOT buy full price, there are sales every few weeks.
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Not necessarily hygiene but when I was having some eye problems these were the only drops that helped me, they worked instantly
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I sweat so horribly and it ruins everything for me. I dress up and do my makeup and put on my perfume and within an hour I stink even after putting on normal deodorant. a lot of antiperspirants made my underarms itch so I can’t use them. I started using the ordinary’s glycolic acid on my underarms bc of tiktok and it saved my ass. I still sweat a little but the smell is literally gone! All stinky nonitas should try this any glycolic acid should work if the ordinary isn’t available
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Have any of you used Aleppo soap? I'm a big fan of washing my face with natural soaps so I got my first bar recently (25% laurel oil) and I'm a bit underwhelmed to be honest. I've heard people absolutely raving about it but it doesn't do much for me, apart from keeping my skin decently clean, altough I still need to use something else to deep-clean my pores every once in a while. I don't think it prevents pimples from forming, nor helps them heal faster, like it's apparently supposed to, either. And weirdly enough, it fucking stinks. When it's dry it has an earthy, cardboard-ish smell which I don't mind, but as soon as I put it on wet skin it seriously reeks of spoiled goat milk. I think it might be a skin pH thing because no one I've asked has had the same experience. Anyway, as soon as I'm done with this giant bar I'll stick to my favorite green clay soap which works wonders and I'd recommend it to anyone.>>201746
For anons who've had good results with crystal alum deodorant but find it too much of a hassle like me, I recommend liquid alum deodorant. It can be a spray or roll-on, so it's much easier to use and you don't need to wet your skin beforehand. It's my favourite type of deodorant atm and I don't think I'll be looking for anything else unless the brand that I use gets discontinued or something.
Holy shit thanks for this tip nonnie
, I can’t believe this worked so well. I’ve been using this stuff as a face toner for months with meh results. My pits always smell onion-y a couple hours after showering (even with very minimal activity) but now 10 hours later they don’t smell at all. I can’t believe my pits have a neutral smell for once.
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So I bought Irish Spring body wash because all the other body washes at the store were either ridiculously expensive or heavily scented with fruit/lavender/coconut which I hate. The soap itself is alright but I kinda feel like it doesn't actually wash my BO away. If anyone has some recommendations for either charcoal or unscented body wash that is reasonably priced I'd appreciate it.
Try Nablus soap, I have acne-prone skin and love it. It's a Palestinian soap. Nablus was an ancient soap-maminng city, they even excavated an ancient soapmaking "factory" there recently.
Nablus soap doesn't smell really.
I like Aleppo soap but mine has an earthy scent. Unless what I bought wasn't Aleppo soap (but it does look like this one you posted). I bought it at a souq in the middle east and didn't ask questions, just thought "oh there's those soaps I wanted" and started negotiating price (ended up at $0.75 a bar kek). The Nablus soap has a wrapper so that one I can identify without a doubt. But the others don't. I also got a big apricot oil & honey soap, or that's I think the sign said.
Time for some sperging about soap and why you might not want to use it on your face. Soap, as in bar soap made from oils saponified with lye, is alkaline, whereas human skin is mildly acidic. Unless your skin barrier is compromised somehow (eczema, irritation, dryness, etc), your skin should return to its normal acidity after exposure to alkaline products. If you have sensitive skin or some kind of skin condition like eczema, however, using alkaline cleansers is not recommended because they disrupt your skin's outer barrier and that causes dehydration and irritation. The other problem with soaps isn't just that they're alkaline; they're also surfactants. Again, some people have pretty resilient skin and surfactants don't really bother them, but if your skin is sensitive they can also disrupt your skin's barrier and cause irritation. Now, if you have oily skin, you may be drawn to soaps because they're very good at removing oil. However, oily skin is prone to producing more oil when dehydrated and irritated, so using a harsh cleanser might actually increase oil production. Hence, you should probably stick to gentler cleansers than bar soap if you have oily skin, especially for your face, which has thinner skin than the rest of your body. There are nicer bar soaps that are formulated with extra emollients and stuff like glycerin that may reduce irritation, but like >>202801
said, the chemical makeup and cleansing action of true soaps is more or less the same so these additions might not help that much. Of course, humans have made and used soap for millenia, so I'm not saying soap is bad because cHeMiCaLs or whatever. It's just not always a great idea to use soap as a facial cleanser, especially if you notice that it leaves your skin feeling tight or it stings your face.
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Yes, and they are pH-balanced specifically because they are not the type of soap I was talking about. I was referring to 'natural' soaps like African black soap or Aleppo soap, or drugstore bar soaps like Ivory and Dr. Bronner's. A famous example of a not-soap, pH-balanced bar cleanser is picrel, the SU:M37 Rose cleansing stick.
A woman after my own active tabs.
That, and pH balanced still ends up being higher than normal skin pH with a lot of brands. Personally, I shoot for brands that run in the 4.5-5.5 range for all cleansing and lotion. Shampoo should reasonably run closer to the pH of the scalp and hair shaft. It's harder with a lot of surfactants to lower the pH too much because they can lose the bubbling effect and even break down or separate other ingredients in the wash.
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Anyone use deodorant wipes? I just got a pack from Pacifica off Amazon. I mostly wanted them for some problem areas other than underarms but I'm unsure if I'm able to.
I came across this brand too that you can allegedly use any part of your body, which might be more beneficial for me. Not a fan of the name and not discrete packaging kek. Any experiences or recommendations?
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I bought this deodorant like two or three weeks ago and I don’t have any problems with it so far, but my complaints are that it’s sometimes hard to get the tube of product out and product buildup is hard to remove when washing it out. I thought this brand was aluminum free?
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I've been using this, no aluminum and even if I'm working I don't sweat a lot with it on and it keeps my stink away lol. I have the aloe and it smells so nice
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Hope it's okay to post in this thread about shaving. I don't shave every part of my body, but out of the ones I do, only my coochie and my knees get ingrown hairs. I usually exfoliate before and after shaving, so I don't know why I still get red bumps. Are sugar scrubs not good for shaving? Should I use witch hazel afterwards as well?
Secondly, any tips for getting rid of inner thigh and butt hair? It's so itchy when I shave with a regular razor, but I'd rather not wax or go to a salon. I heard that nair isn't very safe for private parts, but has anyone else tried it or have experience with it? I just wanna get rid of my butt tassels.
Uh it's not meant to go in your cooch. It's for your crotch area and ass crack.
Why do anons think everything is a douche