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Keep the Sweat and Odor under Control with the Best Deodorant/Antiperspirant

How many times did you want to buy a dazzling outfit, but gave up because of fear of sweat marks or odor coming from your underarms? Notorious sweat marks and odor can indeed be a problem and prevent us from feeling comfortable in certain types of clothes.

But what if you’ve been using the wrong products all along? In this article, we’ll be talking about all the important things related to choosing the best deodorant/antiperspirant for you.

Antiperspirants vs Deodorants

Oftentimes people assume that antiperspirants and deodorants do the same thing so they use these two words interchangeably. But, the truth is that antiperspirants serve to actually reduce perspiration (hence the name). They usually do thanks to the aluminum salts.

Deodorants, on the other hand, help camouflage the odor caused by bacteria but they don’t reduce sweating. If you’ve ever bought a product that wasn’t effective at reducing sweating, you were probably using a deodorant. Deodorants smell great and come in a plethora of scents though. You can also find deodorants for sensitive skin that don’t contain fragrance or alcohol.

Luckily, there are products that combine both fighting odor, and sweat reducing. These are highly effective at keeping your underarms dry and smelling great.

What if You Have Sensitive Skin…?

If you have sensitive skin susceptible to irritation, it might be best to avoid a few common irritants found in these products. Try using natural deodorants, or those without aluminum salts, paraben, and fragrance. If your skin is really problematic, we recommend speaking to a dermatologist about the right product for your underarms.

It Takes Time to Find ‘the One’

The deodorant or antiperspirant that works for your friends may not work for you. Some people are perfectly content with antiperspirants that contain alcohol, but others deal with skin irritation immediately.

Similarly, some people can get skin irritation from natural deodorants enriched with essential oils or baking soda. For others, natural deodorants may be the best choice.

That being said, most consumers try several products before they find the one that best suits them. So, don’t be afraid of trial and error. If it’s any consolation, trying out different deodorants will pay off once you find the RIGHT ONE.

How to Choose the Best Product for Your Pits

Here are some things to pay attention to when shopping for the best deodorant/antiperspirant.

Can You Count on It?

When choosing a deodorant or antiperspirant you want a product that you can rely on in challenging situations. Such as working out, or dashing through an airport. (This one can really ruin your gorgeous outfit.) 

Buy an efficient product that will do what it’s supposed to do, keep odor and sweat at bay. This is especially important in the summer.

How Long Will it Last?

Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the right product for you. Some deodorants/antiperspirants need to be applied a couple of times per day. Others you just need to dab once daily and afterwards, you forget about them.  

Will it Stain My  Clothes?

Nobody wants white marks or stains from the deodorants/antiperspirants on their clothes. Not only is this off-putting, but it can ruin your clothing. Choose the product labeled ‘no white marks’ and you won’t have to worry about this anymore.

Does it Smell Good?

The last thing to check before buying is the scent. Do you like it or is it too much? A pleasant scent is something you and everyone around you will love so choose carefully.


  • Apply the deodorant just before you go to sleep to make it more efficient.
  • Let it dry completely before putting on your clothes to avoid leaving marks on the fabric.
  • To avoid irritation, be sure to clean your underarms each time prior to re-application of the product.

A Final Word

Keep our tips in mind and choosing the best product for your underarms will be a whole lot easier! With the best deodorant/antiperspirant you can move confidently throughout the day and focus on the task at hand. No more worrying about sweat marks or odor!

Christy is a licensed cosmetologist with 10 years of experience working for one of the top 20 Paul Mitchell Salons in the US. She is also an experienced Brand Advisor, and Beauty Blogger.