Baking soda as a deodorant:
Q: The desire to reduce the entry of any harmful substances in deodorants, I decided to use baking soda as a deodorant in the underarm area. I am very satisfied with the effect because I am completely odorless from morning to night regardless of the intensity of sweating. But my skin has appeared red, dry skin without any pain, itching or anything like that. I wonder what you suggest as an expert on the use of baking soda instead of deodorant?
A: Sodium bicarbonate or baking soda - NaHCO3 is a slightly alkaline - base with pH of 8.2, which increases the pH of the skin. Redness, although it does not itch or does not hurt, means skin irritation. Over time, the repeated application of baking soda as deodorant can intensify the inflammation. Be careful and use some care cream to calm inflamed skin several times daily. The best is to use baking soda as a deodorant only occasionally.