Shaving, sweating, irritation — it’s the cycle that your armpits go through in the summer, and as much as I love a heavy duty antiperspirant/deodorant, it can really clog pores and add to the problem. Give your pits a break from the congestion and abuse with a more gentle, natural approach. I’ve added the Dermalogica Environmental Control Deodorant, $20, into the mix, which has a wonderful unisex fragrance, is aluminum-free, and is perfect for sensitive skin. The largely natural formulation utilizes parsley seed oil to helps reduce irritation and odor (who knew?), while clove flower and hyssop extracts, and coriander fruit oil, also work to cut down funky smells. More natural ingredients such as eucalyptus leaf, lemon peel, rosemary leaf, and tea tree leaf work on keeping bacteria to a minimum.
So go ahead summer humidity, heat and sticky underground sweltering subways — -take your best shot!