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What Is Aloe Deodorant?

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Aloe deodorant is a type of deodorant that contains aloe vera as one of the main ingredients. Naturally moisturizing and soothing to the skin, aloe vera is commonly used in skin care products such as lotion, skin creams, and deodorants. Aloe is also ideal for burned, irritated, or severely dry skin. The underarm area is prone to skin irritations and dryness, which is why aloe vera is commonly used in deodorants and antiperspirants targeted towards that area.

Deodorants and antiperspirants are used on the underarm area to prevent sweat and odor. Those products that do not also contain antiperspirant will cover any bad odors, but will not stop the area from sweating. The odor-blocking ingredients of many deodorants can be very drying to the skin, and can even cause skin irritations to those with sensitive skin. Those who suffer from dry or irritated skin can benefit from the use of an aloe deodorant, or any type of deodorant that contains moisturizing or hydrating properties.

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The underarm area is also prone to razor burn, especially in females who shave that region of the body. Aloe vera is known to soothe burned areas of the body and provide emollient properties to damaged, weathered skin. All-natural versions of aloe deodorant are usually free of any harmful ingredients that can cause the skin to become irritated. Deodorants that contain aloe vera may also contain other ingredients such as essential oils, vitamin E, corn starch, and chamomile. If the deodorant also contains antiperspirant, aluminum may be present in the list of ingredients, as well.

There are several forms of aloe deodorant available to consumers. Many prefer a roll-on deodorant, while others want a stick or gel deodorant. Roll-on and gel antiperspirants and deodorants tend to apply wet, while stick forms are more dry to the touch. All forms will generally provide equal amounts of odor and wetness protection, regardless of how they apply to the skin. It is more common for aloe vera deodorants to be found in gel or roll-on form, however, as aloe vera gel is typically used as an ingredient.

Aloe deodorant is typically found in the same area as other antiperspirants and deodorants. Deodorants with more natural ingredients can be harder to find, however, and may not be available in all stores that sell cosmetics and skin care products. Many prefer to make their own aloe deodorants using ingredients such as baking soda, aloe vera gel, and essential oils.

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