As a new Irish natural deodorant brand we sometimes get emails asking about the natural deodorant transition phase. We wanted to write a blog post giving some more info on what to expect and what it is all about!
When switching from an antiperspirant or regular deodorant to a natural deodorant you can sometimes go through a 'transition phase'. This transition phase usually occurs within the first two weeks of switching to natural deodorant.
What is a transition phase?
A transition phase is basically a period of time where your body is releasing built-up bacteria or waste from your armpit area caused by chemicals and ingredients in non-natural deodorants.
Many antiperspirants use chemicals like aluminium to 'block' or 'plug' your sweat glands. When we stop using these chemicals our body sometimes doesn't know how to react. During this period people can sometimes experience more odour and sweat than normal.
How long does it last?
The length of a transition phase totally depends on the person. It generally lasts for 1-2 weeks.
It's important to keep using Vico natural deodorant everyday. Once you have adjusted it means that you have detoxed all the nasty chemicals from your body, after this you will be smelling great and sweating much less.
Tips to help with the transition phase
Some things to note when going through the transition period:
- Drink plenty of water, this helps purify your skin and eliminate the toxins.
- Consume a plentiful amount of fruits and vegetables.
- Stick to Vico Natural Deodorant and Vico Natural Deodorant only. Do not switch around and mix with brands that have different ingredients. Your skin pH will take long to adjust and it's best not to confuse your body.
Lastly, trust the process. Patience is key and honestly you will never look back. Your skin will thank you for it ;)