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When Can I Wear Deodorant?

When Can I Wear Deodorant?

When can I wear deodorant?

The answer here is really whenever you start smelling stinky! This can happen even before your body starts showing signs of puberty — the body changes that turn you from a kid into an adult. Body odor happens when sweat and bacteria mix. You can cut down on bacteria by making sure you take a bath or shower once a day. It also helps to wear clean clothes and underwear each day.

If you do decide to start wearing deodorant, choose a mild one. Avoid deodorants that have heavy scents. Also, deodorants that come in a stick are generally easier to use than ones that are a liquid or gel. And if your new deodorant makes your skin red, itchy, or irritated, stop using it and let your mom or dad know.

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: June 2013

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