Deodorant, Antiperspirant, or Clinical Antiperspirant?
There's a flurry of deodorants, antiperspirants and clinical antiperspirants on the market. Are you using the right product for you? Let's break down the differences between deodorants, antiperspirants and clinical antiperspirants, so you can make the best decision for you.
Deodorants don't help with controlling sweating - they simply help mask the odour. If you find you're still sweating a lot, you might be using a deodorant. Words like 'body spray' are a strong indicator there's no active ingredients to help temporarily stop sweating. For example, 'Lynx body spray' for men is a popular example.
Regular antiperspirants contain active ingredients, usually aluminum-based compounds, that temporarily block sweat pores, reducing the amount of perspiration that reaches the skin. Antiperspirants are helpful if you want to help avoid getting sweat stains on your clothes. Dove and Sure antiperspirants are commonly found in more supermarkets and chemists.
🔴 Clinical antiperspirants
If you have severe sweating and you don't find regular antiperspirants very helpful, consider clinical antiperspirants. Like other antiperspirants, these also block sweat ducts, thereby reducing the amount of perspiration that reaches the skin. This type of antiperspirant is only available from pharmacies (and us ;)) and contains the ingredient aluminium chloride hexahydrate which is very effective for treating excessive sweating. We love Certain Dri Clinical Antiperspirant. It's the strongest clinical Clinical Antiperspirant you can get without a prescription, fragrance-free and will not wash off after bathing/showering. It's best to put it on before you go to bed to give the aluminum time to settle down in the sweat glands.
Do you use deodorant, antiperspirant, or clinical antiperspirant?