Reduce Mosquito Itchiness with Antiperspirant. Wait, What?

Antiperspirants & Deodorants are great – they help us reduce sweat and mask body odor, preventing many potentially embarrassing situations. But while their day job is to keep us dry and smelling great, they double as an anti-itch solution as well. That’s right – your Antiperspirant can be used to reduce & eliminate itching caused by mosquitoes, spiders, or any other type of insect bite.

Wait a second, Antiperspirant & Deodorant, designed for sweating, can also help with bug bites? Strange thing to hear, we know. But it works – so well, in fact, that some pediatricians recommend patients carry around Antiperspirant throughout the summer.

We’ve all been there – relaxing into a beautiful summer evening, with thick sausages starting to bubble on the grill and the sun starting to cast a golden shadow on the trees. This perfect moment is then abruptly interrupted. A pesky “buzz” in the ear, and a sharp twinge on your skin. When a mosquito bites us, it’s not just feasting on our blood, it’s actually swapping some saliva in return (some trade, right?). This saliva contains coagulants and proteins that are foreign to our body and immune system. In response, and in an effort to fight off these foreign invaders, our immune system sends an army of chemicals to the source. These chemicals signal to the nearby cells, leading to an inflammatory response that causes the dreaded itch. Thanks mosquito.

Enter your Antiperspirant. Antiperspirants contain different aluminum salt compounds, which reduce the amount of sweat that reaches the surface of your skin (body odor is caused by the chemical reaction between sweat and the bacteria on your skin – by limiting the amount of sweat, it decreases this reaction and the ensuing odor). By rubbing a small amount of Antiperspirant over your bug bite, the aluminum salts will help your body reabsorb and reduce the fluid buildup. This helps reduce the swelling, pain, and need to itch (there’s many other uses of Antiperspirant as well).

If protection against pit-stains wasn’t enough, try an Antiperspirant out today for its other, more interesting, benefits. Helmm’s Antiperspirant formula is Paraben-Free, Phthalate-Free, Triclosan-Free and Talc-Free, as well as Non-Irritating and Dermatologist Approved. Did we mention they smell incredible, too?

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