Anyone who uses anti-perspirant regularly will be only too familiar with the nasty yellow stains left on white shirts and blouses that can be quite difficult to remove. But did you know that deodorant residue can also accumulate on one's skin and this build-up, while not usually visible, can lead to problems?
Some commercial deodorants work by clogging or shrinking pores in the underarm region. If the chemical residue is not removed, it can block your sweat glands, preventing them from doing their job which is to lower body heat and expel toxins. Other deodorants are more basic, simply fighting bacteria and scenting the underarm, but as our busy lifestyles demand products that provide longer-lasting protection, residual traces of these can become increasingly difficult to remove. Sometimes, even after having a long soak in the bath, one's underarm areas can still feel unpleasantly sticky and unclean.
Dry-brushing your underarm skin before you shower is a good way of loosening this deodorant build-up. Exfoliating during the shower can also help remove stubborn residue.
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