Originally Posted by CologneJunkie
I absolutely love the concept of deoderant crystals/alum stones. . . . I can only use this every once in awhile because my skin gets irritated with continued use. Does that mean that I'll get the same reaction with other brands?
I have had a similar experience with deoderant crystals. I have used one since the beginning of the year, and I was very happy with it.
Although it was more expensive than ordinary deoderant, it is the better buy, because it lasts so long. Being fragrance-free, it will not interfere with my fragrance. Also, some brands have very little packaging material to contribute to landfill. There seemed to be no downside to it.
However, when I read the last thread on this subject, I decided that I was not using it enough. I started applying it much more thoroughly, and I broke out very painfully. I stopped using it until my skin cleared up, and I went back to applying it the way that I first did.
I suggest that you stop using it until your skin heals. Then, start using it again, but rub it much less vigorously on your skin for much less time each day. I would think that you would be able to use it on a daily basis after that regardless of brand.