Why Your Deodorant Doesn’t Last All Day Anymore

It’s frustrating when your deodorant doesn’t last all day.  Remember when you used to have a “one and done” outlook in regards to applying your traditional deodorant? But now it feels like you can’t leave the house without a backup in your purse, ready to reapply every couple of hours.

It stinks to have to worry about reapplying your deodorant (pun intended).  And there’s a reason why what used to last 8 hours now hardly lasts 45 minutes.

Reasons Your Deodorant Doesn’t Last All Day

Your body builds up immunity 

Not to deodorant itself, but to the chemicals present in traditional deodorants.  Most deodorants use ingredients like aluminum to stop sweat, or alcohol to mask B.O. 

Over time, your body builds up a tolerance to these chemicals, so the more you use these types of deodorants, the more you have to reapply.  A little counterproductive in our opinion. 

And, what else? These harsh chemicals actually contribute to why your sweat stinks.

deodorant doesn't last all day

You’re applying to a wet arm pit

When your skin is wet, it doesn’t absorb products as easily (including your deodorant).  So, if your applying deodorant fresh out of the shower, the formula may not necessarily stick. 

Not to mention, if you’ve just shaved your arm pits, then you can irritate your skin applying anything to those under arms.  Because razors leave behind tiny nicks and cuts we may not even see, or feel.

You’re applying right before you leave the house

The same as applying deodorant to wet skin doesn’t allow the formula to properly absorb, applying deodorant in the morning, right before we head out for our day could be the reason why it’s not lasting, too. 

When you apply your deodorant right before you head out of the house, you’re not giving the formula the time it needs to absorb into your underarms, and leave them feeling fresh.  Try applying at night instead.

In order to help make sure your deodorant lasts all day, you have to know why it’s wearing off in the first place.  So hopefully now with some new knowledge, a couple easy tweaks, your underarms can be feeling good, without you feeling worried about reapplication.

Sweat in Every Season: Ways to Workout this Winter

When the weather is warmer, it’s easy for us to get outside, and make time to move our body.  But, during the winter, staying warm and cozy pretty easily trumps a cold car ride to the gym.

We’re always looking for new ways to sweat.  And, regular exercise actually regulates how much you sweat in general.   So, by sticking to a workout routine, you’re helping your body (and sweat) stay in sync.  Just another added bonus, aside from the obvious: relieving stress and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

In order to stay motivated in every season, we chose a few of our favorite ways to stay in shape this winter.  Because you won’t stay cold for long when you’re doing these workouts.

winter workouts

Hot Yoga

One way to forget how chilly it is outside: yoga flowing in a room with the heat turned up to 100.  Hot yoga is a great way to escape the cold, and an even better way to get sweaty.  Typically, the room temperature is anywhere between 92-105 degrees, inducing a deep down sweat.  This type of practice helps detox your body, while providing an awesome workout.

HIIT Workout Classes

This particular style of exercising, otherwise known as high intensity interval training, include some of the sweatiest workouts out there. Tons of classes that fall under this character, like spinning, barre, and CrossFit.  Plus, finding an exercise class you like always motivates you more.  Because the only thing better than sweating in every season, is sweating with friends.

winter workouts

Skiing, Skating, or Snowshoeing

And lastly, the best way to work out during the winter is to take advantage of season specific activities, too, like skiing, skating, or snowshoeing.

Even though you might not sweat as much as you do in your spin class, don’t be fooled.  Winter recreation is definitely underrated, because these sports require tons of strength and endurance (and burn a ton of calories, too).

Some of the sweatiest workouts are the most fun to do in the winter.  Because how else are you supposed to warm up.

Your 2017 Gift Guide: Making the most of Black Friday-Cyber Monday

We hope you had an amazing Turkey Day, and now that it’s officially over, it’s time to talk Christmas.  We know, you’re probably still scrubbing some of those Thanksgiving plates, but with it being the best time to shop of the season, we figured we’d help you get a jump on your Christmas shopping.

And, because it’s never too early to get ahead of the Holiday ball, we put together this gift giver’s guide with a few of our favorites for 2017. 

2017 gift guide

Give a gift that keeps giving

Because no one wants another fruit cake this year (or, any year for that matter), grab a gift with some longevity.  Treat your loved ones to a year of their favorite subscription service.  Or buy them something decorative and useful for their home, like new cutler or a cheeseboard.  Now, when they’re using it year-round, they’ll be thinking of you. 

Help your friends and family be their best

You always want the best for your friends and family, so get them a little something that helps.  After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, nothing’s more necessary than some rest and relaxation.  We’re all about self-care, and you can’t spell “self-care” without skincare.  Because part of being good to our bodies is what we put on them. 

Looking for some harsh-chemical free gift ideas? We’ve got you covered.  Because aluminum belongs in the kitchen, not in your deodorant.  And, luckily, we’ve got a couple of steals for you this weekend.

2017 gift guide

Pick out personalized presents

We don’t mean a pair of socks with your mother-in-law’s name on them, but more or less to just pick each gift with a specific person in mind.  Giving a candle to everyone you know may be easy, but it’s not as fun as giving an astrological mug to your zodiac-obsessed sister, or a new gardening set to your mom who started her first at-home garden this year.

Make Black Friday-Cyber Monday work for you, and get a leg up on the holiday shopping.  Because just as fast as Thanksgiving’s come and gone, Christmas is right around the corner.  And the most important tip to giving a great gift, is having the time to find one.