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Trending: Glycolic Acid as Deodorant

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Users have been using a spray bottle or cotton round to apply glycolic acid.

Tik Tok has shed light to another trend as people use glycolic acid as their deodorant. MBG Lifestyle has spoken with board-certified dermatologists to see if this trend can really work for clients. 

Related: How to Get a Clean and Odorless Armpit

Glycolic acid is a common ingredient that can be found in many skin care products that work to help resurface and exfoliate the skin for a smoother and brighter look. So, how does this help fight body odor?

Well, AHAs tend to be acidic, like a deodorant, and can make the armpit too acidic for odor-causing bacteria to survive. While it won't provide clients with a fragranced armpit or help with sweating, it will help to keep it from smelling. 

Like most trends, its good to proceed with caution. The armpit is a sensitive area and AHAs can be harsh on the skin, so it's best to do a patch test or just use a natural deodorant if a client's armpit tends to be sensitive. 

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