Smells unlike teen spirit

They’re not spirited enough, I’d guess, because they don’t think they’re working up a sweat:

A new study reveals that nearly half of the young people in the U.S. are doing away with deodorant.

A new poll from YouGov, a global public opinion and data company, found nearly 41 percent of 18 to 24-year-olds are ditching deodorant. That percentage was even higher for people ages 25 to 34 years old.

The study reports that young’uns simply don’t think they need to wear it, despite dermatologists encouraging deodorant use at least once a day, YouGov said.

Millennials and Gen Zers don’t lack hygiene in other areas, according to YouGov. They surpass other age groups when it comes to washing their hair every day, for example.

Why are you telling us this? To sell something, of course:

Pop star Justin Bieber, 25, and the company Schmidt’s Naturals used the poll to announce a new deodorant. Relying on baking soda to absorb sweat, the deodorant is plant-based and contains no chemicals, the company claims.

I always suspected the Biebs was plant-based. And hey, at least it’s not a variation on the Axe Body Spray theme.

(Via Daily Pundit.)


  1. fillyjonk »

    21 June 2019 · 10:12 pm

    I have weird twitchy skin so I have to use the natural ones, but OMG, I would never forgo it. And would never forgo washing morning and evening with soap. Yipes. I wonder if those young people don’t exercise?

    (My preferred brand is “Crystal” roll-on, lavender and white tea scent. Though a good, strong deodorant soap or other strongly scented soap certainly helps a lot)

  2. hollyh »

    24 June 2019 · 11:50 am

    Twitchy skin too. I’ll bet lots of folks are allergic to the aluminum in most deodorants. I use Arm & Hammer Natural Essentials “no Parabens, no animal by-products and no aluminum”.

    I don’t care about Parabens (should I?), but I definitely don’t want any animal by-products or aluminum near my armpits.

    And, judging by the odors emitted by the Millennials I know, they fit the profile.

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