What happens to your body if you use less deodorant?

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4. You may not even need it.

Many of us just use deodorant or antiperspirant out of habit, but you don’t even have to use it every day. Scientists have found that a gene called ABCC11 determines whether a specific chemical in people’s armpits causes bad body odor. It turns out that some people lack this gene and still use deodorant regularly. If you feel like your armpits don’t stink, consider temporarily discontinuing your antiperspirant and deodorant.

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