On blogs and forums dedicated to perfume, perfume versatilty is often discussed: how it changes from one skin to another, how your choice of perfume depends not only of its scent but also of how it interacts with your skin. Depending on skins, it seems perfume can turn bad instantly or reveal more heart than head, certain skins seem to swallow some notes and amplify some others.
We may also come
to learn that moisturizing is crucial for perfume longevity and there are some
very technical talks about the best skin cares - scent wise, that will moisturize
the wrist without ruining the perfume that you will spray on
A very simple
solution to this problem is to spray perfume on colth (scarf, tissue, shirt,
Another way, much less thought of is to change skin
At the beginning
of my exploration of the perfume universe, influenced by perfumistas bloggers
and other cosmetics addicts always on the go for the best deo ever, I long
thought skin chemestry was a misterious science, nearly esoteric. Could our skin
type depend on our personality type, our soul colour, our
mentionned that what influences our skin chemistry – our skin pH the most, is
very simply what we eat.
One of the main
pillars of dietetics is acid base balance.
Relax, I won’t go
into a dietetics class here but there you go, if you had never heard of it, now
Our body is like a
fish tank: its pH has to remain at a certain level and stable otherwise fishes
get sick. Occidental main and most common foods, such as meat, cereal grains,
refined sugar and milk products happen to be highly acidifying for our body and
an acidic body means all kinds of health troubles from dry skin to articular
pains, irritability, anxiety, smelly sweat, enamel problems, mineral deficiency,
weight gain... Stress, too much sport, smoking, medical treatments, drugs,...
can also cause acidification. May you check on that too! Articles on the subject
are easy to find!
But to put it
shortly, in order to stop or reduce acidification, to alcalinize our body and
therfore our skin, one best way is to eat plenty of alcalinizing food: fruits
Vegans who have a
fruits and veggetables based diet (and not a grains and legumes one, since these
are acidifying), such as raw vegans or those who eat a lot of raw stuff,
will all tell you: they have a perfect baby skin! They need no more moisturizer
and if they do eat a real lot of raw or if they’re 100% raw, their body odors
will be very faint if still there at all.
Yes, at last! The
best deo ever quest is over!
I’m vegan since
october 2012, I eat a lot of fruits and veggetables, a lot of raw, almost no
more grains (only a little brown rice from time to time), almost no more legumes
(only a little tofu from time to time) and I only use my home made deo because I
like it, not because I need to, unless I get into a lot of stress of when I eat
little raw, which are the only things that can bring back some smelly
My skin no longer
gets dry unless a bit if exposed directly to extreme cold weather and it feels like it
holds perfume longer.
To put it shortly,
veganism means a skin that holds perfume better and body odours that don't
compeat with it any longer!
animals' and perfume's best friend!
This article was
inspired by à la recherche and his 10 jours 100% vegan