Protecting Yourself Both Physically & Mentally

January is  National Personal Self Defense Awareness Month and with all of the Harvey Weinstein type news out there these days, we felt that it was time to speak out. Inside Beauty has teamed up with SABRE to let you know just how critical of a role carrying pepper spray could be when it comes to saving your life! Yes, we are for real.

The truth is you really never know who you are going to come across in a parking lot, on your walk home, or even on a first date. My best friend is constantly going on Tinder dates and coming home with completely crazy stories that honestly scare the hell out of me. I would even go as far as to say that her most recent dating app experience had me concerned that she was going to be the next inspiration for a Law & Order SVU episode.

Maybe you live pretty cautiously and it’s not something you worry about because you ‘are aware’ of your surroundings. But unfortunately, worst case scenarios happen every day and taking an extra step to make sure one doesn’t sneak up on you is the best way to protect yourself.

Top 5 Reasons to Carry Pepper Spray:

It’s proven effective.

Police worldwide carry pepper spray, but why? If you’re not really sure what pepper spray does, let us explain. As a lachrymatory agent, pepper spray makes the eyes tear causing temporary blindness from the eyes automatically closing. It also causes inflammation of all mucous membranes in the nose, mouth, and lungs. Although non-lethal, the discomfort and burning that comes with unleashing the spray will leave a lasting impression on the attacker whether human or animal.

These days you can’t trust anyone, at any distance.

What’s scarier than when you hear a story about someone who was attacked KNOWING their attacker. No matter who it is, if you experience any type of altercation, always try your best to avoid coming into physical contact with your assailant. Pepper spray allows you to keep your distance and protect yourself so that you can quickly escape. The quicker your reaction time, the better chance you have of getting away unharmed!

*We suggest SABRE’s Pepper Spray Quick Release Key Ring


Humans are not the only attackers we have to worry about.

Knowing you can protect yourself from wild animal attacks delivers  peace of mind. Whether you’re on a hike and encounter a dangerous threat, or are taking your dog for a walk and come across an untrained animal, pepper spray could save your life and the lives of others.

It’s super convenient.

Legal to carry in all 50 states, pepper spray is one of the easiest self-defense tools to have on you at all times. Lightweight and small, SABRE offers an easy-to-use dispenser with a flip-up top that reveals the trigger. The button is otherwise covered to prevent any accidental spraying.


It is ideal for everyone and anyone.

Regardless of size and strength, pepper spray has the same effects no matter who uses it. If the worst case scenario does occur, you can trigger your pepper spray with minimal effort making it easy for a speedy getaway!


SABRE is the #1 pepper spray trusted by police and consumers worldwide. Don’t wait any longer! Visit  to view their selection of pepper sprays and other self-defense tools. They just may save your life!

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