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No. 201715

Didn't see a thread like this except a 4 year old one with an anime pic so I decided to make a new one.

A thread to discuss what kind of hygiene products we like (body wash/soap/deodorant) and other things relating to it.

No. 201716

I recently heard that you can rub lemon juice on your armpits and it works as deodorant. is that true? it sounds awful

No. 201720

Good timing to make a thread like this what with the Isabella Bella Janke shit going on and her aversion to personal hygiene

No. 201721

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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.

No. 201746

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>>201715
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!

No. 201749

>>201746
Ive always wondered about those crystal deodorants and if they work or not, I bought one years ago and it didn't work but I think I was putting it on wrong.

No. 201756

>>201721
i back cetaphil anon. i’m allergic to most skin stuff but cetaphil does the job without my skin freaking out

No. 201787

>>201746
>>201749
Even if they work, you'll still sweat. They're not anti-transpirant, they just block the bacteries that cause the odor. Which isn't ideal imo.

No. 201794

>>201749
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)

No. 201805

>>201749
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.

No. 201813

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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.

No. 201821

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

No. 201824

How is deoderant even supposed to work, I put it on and I still sweat, but it just smells like deoderant and sweat. Even percription grade deoderants do the same.

No. 201825

>>201824
Deodorant is not supposed to stop sweating. It just serves to make you smell good. What you're looking for is antiperspirant

No. 201828

>>201716
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

No. 201878

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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.

No. 201886

tips for keeping your coochie fresh all day (between showers)? i dont have BV/any serious odor thankfully but mostly wondering about stuff like sweat and stuff.

No. 201896

>>201886
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.

No. 201900

>>201896
>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
Nta but talc based baby powder has been indeed linked to cancer, cornstarch based baby powder however are safe. Lush makes a nice jasmine scented one that's called Silky Underwear Dusting Powder

No. 201906

Is a feminine wash a must when washing your bits? Isn't regular shower gel enough?

No. 201907

>>201906
I shower using baby wash that's free from all sorts of irritants so I just use that all over. I wouldn't feel so great using the average shower gel too close to that area but I feel like owning a whole separate product is too much. Either use a mild product all over or just rinse down there with water. Imo

No. 201908

>>201906
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.

No. 201910

>>201907
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'

No. 201911

>>201746
I've been using crystal deodorants for years as well. I find it more convenient and more comfortable to wear than ordinary deodorant. No gross sticky feeling in my arm pits and no deodorant stains on my clothes. I would never go back to what I was using before.

No. 201913

>>201911
Do they stop sweating? Or they just stop the smell?

No. 201915

>>201911
My experience has been that the only time I get wet sweaty arm pits is during physical exertion such a jogging, weight lifting or digging horse shit into the ground.

No. 201962

>>201716
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.

No. 202006

So I'm gonna preface this by saying I shower every day and I'm a clean person but when it's really hot and I'm sweaty I can smell my crotch. Can this be avoided somehow? Should/Can I apply deodorant in my bikini line area?

No. 202028

>>202006
Are you wearing cotton underwear and either a skirt or cotton trousers?

No. 202030

>>202028
I always wear cotton underwear and either jeans or a skirt, yes. It's more noticeable when I'm wearing a skirt though

No. 202033

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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?

No. 202058

>>202006
hey so I have big thighs and they rub. I get a an armpit-like environment once I rub my naked thighs together (big part of the reason why I wear tights often) and the bacteria often migrates to my cooch. Deodorant on the thigh skin that touches each other helps a lot. Also thoroughly soap up on the outside and scrub the bacteria off in the shower. If I half-ass it always quickly comes back

No. 202081

>>201878
I’m actually surprised no one has answered this. I fucking love Lume, ive been using it for about a year now. I really genuinely dont smell using it, unless i wipe an area i have been sweating many times. I live in the desert and im active so i sweat a LOT and this is the only thing that has ever worked for me. Unscented is the best!! I also love the owner and creator, amazing woman

No. 202097

>>201746
How long does one package of crystal deo last?

No. 202098

How do I stop sweating so much under my chest it is really annoying.

No. 202099

>>202097
NTA but i’ve been using the same crystal deodorant for a year and have barely made a dent in it. I really like the crystal deodorant, I just use unscented and it works great. I still sweat but my pits don’t stink and I don’t get residue on my clothes.

No. 202102

>>202033
Same for me. I've always had bad luck with gel. Solid is preferred

No. 202108

Any other hyperhydrosis anons here? Drysol has helped the sweating in my pits drastically, I rarely need to use it anymore, thankfully.
My biggest problem area now is my face. It's almost constantly dripping, doesn't even need to be hot out. Stress and anxiety make it much worse. I really don't want to use drysol on my face, that shit burns and seems way too harsh to be using on such a sensitive area. Especially near my eyes.
I'd love to know if any of you have dealt with this, and would especially love suggestions.
The constant face drippage is super embarrassing and makes me feel disgusting, I know I can't really help it but it kills my self esteem.

No. 202221

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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.

No. 202224

>>202033
Funny enough, I have the opposite experience. I think different bodies just react to different products in weird ways sometimes.

No. 202311

>>202221
are their shower gels moisturizing? i have been having a real hard time finding a shower gel or soap that doesn't leave me feeling super dry

No. 202321

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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

No. 202344

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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

No. 202401

>>202344
I need to try this. I started a new medication that makes the sweat in my underarms smell really unusual, and deodorant just isn't cutting it.

No. 202419

>>202344
Thanks nonita, I'll try this out next. I've had the same experience with salicylic acid serum, it literally works better than any deodorant I've tried BUT if I overdo it my underarms get slightly burned. Glycolic acid sounds gentler.

No. 202421

>>202344

I love their packaging, I might try it just based off that because I'm a sucker. Lately I've been using lime/lemon on my armpits and then my deodorant/antiperspirant. The smell is gone but I still sweat.

No. 202426

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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.

No. 202428

>>202426
ive used it because im middle eastern and my mom would keep one at all times its like a grandma thing here(not in a bad way) for me it dries my skin a lot so when i was a teenager and had really oily skin i'd wash my face with it and it would help with acne to an extent now my skin is mixed and it feels too drying for me, ive used it for a while to wash my bangs because they would get oily fast and it worked wonders for that, now i occasionally use it as a body wash when i want to feel squeky clean, i get what you mean with the smell though when i use it on myself i smell myself and it smells clean and fresh but when i smell it on other people i smell a rancid smell

No. 202436

>>202428
That's interesting because I don't find the soap particularly drying and I have dry skin. I actually wish it was a little harsher because sometimes I don't feel like it cleans my skin enough. Maybe yours had more laurel oil in it? Or maybe the quality varies depending on the manufacturer altough it says on mine that it's a proper handmade one from Syria. I wouldn't be surprised if soaps that are produced and sold in thd Middle East were better than the ones that get exported.

No. 202445

>>202426
Idk but I wash my dishes with it because its too harsh for my face lol. I've heard good things about African black soap, Dove beauty bars and Nivea MagicBar though.

No. 202450

>>202426
generally bar soap is going to be really harsh on your face. as for natural cleansers, when i had dry skin i would oil-cleanse only and had great results

No. 202581

>>202344
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.

No. 202590

>>202450
It really depends on the bar soap, they're not all the same

No. 202628

>>202590
they all pretty much are unless you get something like dove, cerave, ect… and that anon wants "natural" soap

No. 202798

>>202628
I'm the natural soap anon and I've been using nothing but oils and soap bars on my face for 2 years and I don't complain lmao, the only one I didn't like was Aleppo soap. Not because of harshness but because it was generally subpar and stinky compared to others. There are plenty of traditionally handmade soaps with added oils and herb extracts, that don't contain harsh surfactants. As long as you know how to choose stuff that doesn't irritate your skin you're good.

No. 202799

>>202628
You're wrong though.

No. 202801

>>202590
the chemical components that make soap soap are in all of them the same

No. 202826

>>202801
And not all soap is drying and harsh, learn how to read.

No. 202827

>>202801
Yeah but you can either have a standard cheap soap packed with synthetic stuff like fragrance or EDTA or a nice soap with essential oils, clays and other additives that offset any harshness and actually help with stuff like dry skin and acne, that's the difference.

No. 202850

Any reccomendations on toothpaste and mouthwash with no menthol?
II hAtE menthol it makes me want to puke. Please tell me i'm not the only one.
Sometimes I find those 'cinnamon' toothpastes such as the crest one but its got that same exaggerated minty freshness and none of the cinnamon warmth.

No. 202855

>>202850
my gf has the same problem and she uses kids toothpaste, any brand is fine, just choose whatever flavour doesn't offend you (she uses vademecum, or whichever one is with the crocodile mascot)

No. 202861

>>202855
my mom uses kid toothpaste too, I wonder if this is why

No. 202865

>>202855
Ahhhh the memories!! I used to use that when I was a kid and LOVED the taste haha

No. 202911

>>202850
Tom's of Maine fennel



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