I’m a skincare expert & I NEVER have to use deodorant thanks to this tip – you don't even need to do it daily
LIKE brushing your teeth or washing your face, putting on deodorant is something we do on autopilot every morning.
But while we've never once thought to question our trusty roll-on, this skincare expert has claimed there's a much more effective alternative to traditional deodorants.
And over time, she claims you can go days without applying anything to your pits and STILL smell clean as a whistle.
In a viral TikTok that's racked up over 35,000 "likes", the biochemist who runs the page E4Cosmetics claimed that glycolic toner – which is generally used to brighten complexions – also works a dream in your armpits.
Using The Ordinary's £6.80 product, she wrote: "The best tip I've learned in two years!!
"Use glycolic toner for the underarm area once or twice a day for odour control.
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"You will never need to use deodorant again!"
So how does it work? Speaking to Today, dermatologist Dr Marisa Garshick says the toner affects the pH of the skin – rather than blocking sweat like other deodorants.
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She explained: "Glycolic acid is thought to help reduce body odour by reducing the pH of the skin and making it harder for the odour-causing bacteria to survive.
"By exfoliating away the dead skin cells and lowering the skin’s pH, it may also help to prevent body odour by preventing buildup and making it less likely for bacteria to lead to foul-smelling odours."
What's more, TikTok viewers swore by the life hack and said they only have to use the acid toner a couple of times a week.
One replied: "I started doing everyday. Now I just have to do it twice a week. I don’t use deodorant unless I know I’m going out and be sweaty. This works."
Another added: "I do it every two days now and literally have no smell anymore!"
A third wrote: "I spray it on. Works great!!"
Is it safe to use Glycolic Acid under your arms?
- Do a patch test beforehand
- Choose a lower percentage acid to start with
- Only use it twice a week to begin with
- Dilute it with water at first
- Discontinue if you feel any discomfort
But before you rush out and buy it, the expert warned that you should ALWAYS do a patch test first to make sure it doesn't irriaite your skin.
In a follow-up video, she wrote: "Choose a lowof AHA [to begin with].
"Start with doing it twice a week
"Dilute it and discontinue immediately once you feel sensitivity."
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