2. Beneficial to the skin’s natural microbiome.
A variety of microorganisms live on your skin, many of which are beneficial to your health. The type of skincare products you use to get rid of body odor can affect these bacteria and can wreak havoc on your skin’s microbiome. Studies have shown that aluminum-based antiperspirants can kill odor-causing bacteria and block sweat glands. If you can’t avoid deodorant entirely, choose natural products instead of those that contain aluminum salts.