Should you sweat the whole body deodorant? – CTV

June 7, 2024

The trend of the use of antiperspirant spray on the entire body to eliminate the bacteria that causes the bad smell when you sweat is sparking debate among specialists.

“It’s a comically absurd money grab and a questionable idea,” Sarah Everts, professor at Carleton University and author of the Joys of Sweat told CTV Morning Live on Thursday.

She says deodorant sprays contain antiseptics that kill the bacteria that causes the strong smell in your armpits. She notes that they also contain perfume.

Spraying deodorant on your whole body not only kills the bacteria that causes the bad odour, but also kills the beneficial bacteria that help protect against pathogens, she explains.

“We have body odor. The most of which come from your armpits, but you know, you smell like you and people who love you, love you for that kinda low grade odour,” she added.

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