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“As an older woman going through menopause and already an excessive sweater, I have tried every name brand out there… Nothing helped with odor. Applying deodorant multiple times a day, deodorant wipes, nothing. On day 1 of Lume, I had absolutely NO odor… [I] felt fresh and confident all day. This is the best product out there.”
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Menopause is both the end of an era and a new beginning. It simply marks the time when you have not had a menstrual cycle in more than twelve months. This time of your life can come as a relief and feel like freedom, and it can come with some challenges.
Decreased levels of estrogen are responsible for some changes within your body that you may or may not have already noticed like mood swings, hot flashes, increased sweating, and vaginal dryness. Some of these natural shifts will result in different body odors.
Lume is the best deodorant for controlling odor associated with menopause and our ever-changing bodies because of its superior ability to control odor, and because you can safely use it ANYWHERE you sweat. Lume is a natural solution for a natural dilemma.
Many women experience hot flashes and night sweats, and increased sweating all over. The cause of hot flashes isn’t entirely understood, nor is there a solution for them. But the body’s ability to regulate temperature is disrupted by the decrease in hormones, and many experience an intense and sudden burst of heat accompanied by excessive sweating as the body attempts to cool.
Increased anxiety is also normal during menopause. Anxiety or stress sweat smells different than regular sweat because it contains more proteins and fats that bacteria living on your skin absolutely love to devour.
All of these increased opportunities for sweating can lead to increased opportunities for body odor under your arms, breasts, skinfolds, and privates.
A drop in estrogen levels can also cause vaginal dryness. A decrease in vaginal discharge changes the pH and decreases the healthy bacteria in the vagina, which can lead to changes in your normal vaginal odor.
Add to all of that the potential for urinary leaking or incontinence, and you’ve got pretty ideal conditions for bacteria to thrive.
Dr. Shannon Klingman originally developed Lume as a solution for her patients who were frustrated and embarrassed about odor below the belt. Until Lume, the only products available to address these odor concerns simply attempted to cover it up with strong fragrances that drew more attention than the odor itself, and had the potential to cause irritation. They didn’t actually address the source of odor or solve the problem. It turns out, most day-to-day odor is actually external, and Lume is an external solution you can use at home.
Lume scents are clean and light, and don’t contain fragrance oils, so you can control odor discreetly and without irritation. Lume also has an Unscented option, for when you want to smell like nothing at all.
Lume is unique because it stops odor before it has a chance to start. It was originally developed for private parts- but, as it turns out, it is exceptional at controlling external body odor wherever it happens! Try it on your underarms, underboobs, privates, skin folds, feet, between the cheeks, and wherever else you need it. (Lume works great for men and kids, too.)
If you sweat there, Lume can go there.
For the pits just apply Lume like normal.
For everywhere else, just twist, swipe, and apply like a lotion.
No matter who you are or where you have body odor, it has only one source: bacteria. Bacteria feed on bodily fluids like sweat, urine, discharge, and semen, and the byproduct of their digested feast is odor. As menopausal women, it’s common to be in contact regularly with all of these bodily fluids.
Not only that, our anatomy is such that all the bacteria thriving on and around the vulva is subject to mingling with bacteria that migrates from our backsides, and it’s quite a party. Lume works because it stops bacteria from feasting on those bodily fluids, which prevents odor from starting in the first place.
When you put on deodorant in the morning, you expect it to work. So why do other natural deodorants fail at keeping you fresh, sometimes after only a few hours? It’s because most deodorants work by neutralizing or attempting to cover up the odor. Lume actually PREVENTS odor from happening in the first place!
Princeton Consumer Research put Lume to the test, and Lume was clinically proven to control body odor for up to 72 hours. That’s practically unheard of for a natural deodorant! At Lume, we didn’t invent deodorant, but we changed everything about it!
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Nobody wants to experiment with deodorants that are ineffective or contain ingredients that are well-known troublemakers.
Aluminum salts are used in antiperspirants in an effort to plug sweat pores and reduce sweat. However, aluminum is not terribly effective at reducing sweat and is actually known to increase the colony count of bacteria that is responsible for odor in the first place! Aluminum is also responsible for those dreaded yellow stains on white shirts.
Baking soda is common in many natural deodorants that can be a problem ingredient for many because its pH is not compatible with your skin’s protective acid mantle. This can cause skin irritation, discoloration, and rashes. Lume is baking soda-free and effectively controls odor without disturbing your skin’s delicate pH balance.
Aluminum traps toxins in your pores.
Most deodorants are only made for armpits.
Baking soda in natural deodorants causes rashes.
They try to cover the smell after it forms.
You could’ve sworn that shirt was clean when you put it on but, not too long after you’ve left the house you already sense your deodorant might be failing you. Turns out, waxes and oils from other deodorants actually help bind B.O. to your clothes. After you put on your shirt, your body heat warms it up and activates those odors. Since Lume is water-based, it washes cleanly out of clothing without leaving any residue or B.O. behind!
If you’re using an antiperspirant, it’s the aluminum in those products that actually causes the yellow pit stains on shirts. It’s not your sweat! Lume doesn’t contain aluminum, so you won’t have to deal with those yellow pit stains anymore.
Lume lets you smell like you, and your clothes smell like clothes.