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What Age Do Boys Start Wearing Deodorant?

Wondering at what age boys start wearing deodorant? Your son may be entering his teenage years before he needs deodorant or be as young as 7 or 8. At Prep U, our goal is to help boys of all ages manage their body odor, starting with our products specifically designed for children as young as 8.

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Onset of Puberty

Many kids start to develop body odor when they enter puberty. Some parents are surprised to find this happening before the child even hits double digits in age. But, while puberty affects different kids at different times, boys typically start the process between the ages of 9 and 14.

As his hormones shift into high gear, so may their sweat glands, which is usually the underlying cause of body odor. This is typically the clearest indicator of when your boy should begin to wear deodorant.

You may feel your child is too young. The truth is, there is no right age for a child to start wearing deodorant. Each parent and child should decide together based on what they feel is best. Our deodorant products are specifically crafted with child's body odor in mind, allowing young boys to confidently tackle the challenge of managing their body odor.

Fish Odor Syndrome
Some kids can suffer from a condition known as fish odor syndrome, which causes an especially strong body odor. If your child has this condition, you should consult with a healthcare professional to properly treat it and make sure the child is in good health. In cases of fish odor syndrome, deodorant will not be enough to mask the smell, and special treatments may be needed.

When choosing a deodorant for your child, it’s important to select one that is formulated for children. While adult formulas may be more effective, they can also irritate a young boy's sensitive skin. Look for products that are hypoallergenic and made with natural ingredients to ensure maximum protection without irritating the skin. All Prep U products are specifically to provide maximum protection against body odor without harsh chemicals or artificial fragrances. So if you are looking or a good deodorant for boys, this is a great one to start with.

About Deodorant

Prep U has developed a line of natural and charcoal deodorants specifically designed for boys to help with body odor. Our products are tailored to the needs of today's young men, using only natural ingredients that are safe for sensitive skin. The combination of plant-based ingredients and essential oils in our Natural Deodorant provides maximum protection against body odor, while our Charcoal Deodorant is formulated with activated charcoal to draw out bacteria and toxins. Both products are free of aluminum, parabens, and other harsh chemicals, so you can be sure you're giving your boy the best protection possible. So get ready for some odor-free days ahead!

Prep U Natural Deodorant is designed for teen boys. Instead of using chemical agents to fight armpit odor, it uses a combination of plant-based ingredients and essential oils to deal with the problem. And, because we make it with organic and wholesome natural ingredients, it will not only fight odor and wetness, but will do it while maintaining the integrity of the boy’s skin.

Prep U Charcoal Deodorant is made for sensitive skin. The addition of activated charcoal helps to draw out odor-causing bacteria and toxins. It’s also great at keeping underarms dry and odor-free without the use of aluminum, parabens, or other harmful ingredients.

An Education in Hygiene

While introducing your son or younger kids to deodorant, it wouldn’t hurt to remind him of some hygiene basics that can help control odor beyond just using deodorant. These basics include showering daily, wearing clean clothes and changing them often, washing fabrics with a good detergent, and using deodorant when necessary - all of which can help to keep normal body odor to a minimum.

Good hygiene habits are essential in helping kids manage body odor and control any unpleasant smells. To ensure your child's body odor is kept to a minimum, there are certain steps that you can take as a parent.

  • Bathing daily; let them choose a body wash or other product they would like to use
  • Showering after sports or other sweat-producing activities
  • Washing all body parts, including the more smell-prone armpits, genitals, and feet
  • Wearing clean clothes, underwear, and socks daily
  • Choosing loose-fitting, breathable clothing that may keep them from sweating so much
  • Watching what they eat in case something like garlic, onions, or spicy food is contributing to their body odor

Regardless of his age, introduce your boy to wearing deodorant if he sweats a lot and you can no longer tolerate the body odor! Prep U deodorants are an excellent choice. Contact us online for more information or answers to your questions.

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