This is awkward to write but after using this for the last 2-3 weeks, I have noticed my armpits are stained like dark red and brown….the only thing I have done different is use this. My clothes are the same, same laundry soap, bath soap, same level of activity/perspiration.
Has anyone else had this issue?
I wrote back:
Absolutely, it is common and it is the product. I don’t know why it happens and it doesn’t happen to everyone. However, it happened to me and then it went away. I suspect it is similar to breaking in a new pair of shoes, your skin gets used to it. The baking Soda is highly alkaline and skin likes to be slightly acidic. Unfortunately, Body Odor causing bacteria has developed to flourish in this acidic environment. What my deodorant does is create a longer lasting alkaline environment to prevent the bacteria from growing.
However, depending on skin and possibly existing Ph levels, someone can rash (and or perhaps get rougher dark skin under arms). If it is just delicate skin unused to alkaline, this can be overcome. However, I don’t think it can always be overcome. I suspect this is sometimes due to already existing high alkaline levels. I also suspect we can predict future success of getting used to the deodorant by the speed in which a rash occurs.
I would make sure you are using the least amount you need. You also might try discontinuing and trying again after the redness is gone. The discoloration will go away if you stop using my product and will probably stop happening even when you do use my product. In my case, my underarms are lighter then they were before.
And I’m glad you shared, I haven’t had too many comments about this but I’d like to figure out exactly what should be done when it happens and your experience is very helpful for others, thanks! Let me know what you think. I can also give you a reasonable refund or a a discount on a non-baking soda roll-on to try.
Please read my posts about rashes too