by Shannon Klingman, M.D.

Why do modern deodorants fail? Two reasons:

1. Bacteria and sweat latch onto man-made fabrics and waxes.
2. Not applying enough deodorant where it matters most.

Ever put on a shirt and within minutes you smell BO? More than likely, that shirt contains man-made fibers.

1. Cotton polyester blends (check the tags of your t-shirts)
2. Polyester
3. Spandex
4. Lycra

Think exercise clothing.

Aluminum is what makes an antiperspirant an antiperspirant and it is also what stains the pits of your clothing to yellow. The waxes and oils found in antiperspirants, natural deodorants and fabric softeners melt into fabrics and are tough to wash out. This allows bacteria and BO to stick around in your clothing wash after wash after wash. Lume is water based and washes cleanly out of clothing!

Lume objects to persistent BO in clothing so here is our trick….

Try an enzyme detergent like Persil or Nature’s Miracle (found in pet stores) to pre-treat the armpits of your clothing …after you wear and BEFORE you HAMPER them. Make a dilute 1:4 mixture of Persil and water or use Nature’s Miracle full strength. Keep it in a spray bottle by your hamper, in your kid’s gym bag and in your laundry room. Please read manufacturer’s instructions and enter into this BO busting mission at your own risk.

Next….

Get Primed with Lume and use it correctly.

Extend your Lume application area to include 1-2 inches beyond the hair-bearing area of your underarm, up into the fold of your deltoid and bicep and between the fold of your tricep muscles. Work Lume into all of your hairs, nooks, and crannies.

Lume is clinically proven to provide 72 hours of odor control.

Shannon Klingman, M.D.
Shannon Klingman, M.D.