While some people choose to forgo antiperspirant and even deodorant, for others, it’s an absolute must-have in their hygiene routine. If you’re the kind of person who has a tendency to get pretty sweaty, an antiperspirant can make a huge difference in your life. With it, you can avoid the inconveniences and embarrassments of sweating through your clothes and dripping sweat from your fingers. Instead, you can have the confidence that you won’t sweat excessively and you can stay dry all day.
In this article, we’ll go over our top recommendations for antiperspirants that will keep you fresh throughout the day. So if you’re looking for a product that can help you manage your sweating, keep reading.
Deodorant vs. Antiperspirant
First, we should clear up one common misconception: deodorant and antiperspirant are two separate things, although many products function as two-in-one with ingredients that do both. So, what’s the difference?
Deodorant is all about well, de-odor-izing. This means that it focuses on eliminating and masking odor so that you don’t walk around wafting BO everywhere. Antiperspirant, on the other hand, is a product that stops perspiration. It reduces your sweating by plugging the sweat ducts, which signals your body to stop the flow of perspiration.
So, if you’re an exceptionally sweaty person, deodorant may be a great product to use, but it probably won’t be enough on its own to help you take care of your sweat problem. Instead, or in addition, you can use an antiperspirant that will actually reduce the amount of sweat your body produces.
Finding that deodorant isn’t enough on its own to help you manage your sweating? Try Social Citizen’s sweat-resistant Social Tee designed to keep you fresh and dry.
What Makes a Great Antiperspirant?
So, what should you look for in an antiperspirant? Well, it’s really a matter of your own personal needs.
For example, if you have sensitive skin, you’ll probably want to look for an antiperspirant that is gentle on the skin and may even contain moisturizing ingredients. If you prefer natural hygiene products, you might want to find an antiperspirant that does not use aluminum as an active ingredient. And if your sweating problem is very much on the excessive side of the spectrum, a clinical strength antiperspirant might be for you. You also will want to consider how you prefer to apply an antiperspirant: as a stick? A gel? A spray?
All of these are individual factors you’ll want to consider when choosing an antiperspirant.
The 7 Best Antiperspirants to Keep You Fresh All Day
As you can see from above, the best antiperspirant for you is really a personal decision. It might take some experimenting with different options to land on the perfect one for you. That being said, we still have our favorite choices to recommend. Check them out below.
Arm & Hammer UltraMax Antiperspirant Deodorant
Made for heavy sweating, Arm & Hammer’s UltraMax Antiperspirant Deodorant is a popular option because it’s affordable and easily available. Its Advanced Sweat Control Technology will last you all day long, and you can choose to buy it as either a gel or solid.
Degree Cool Rush Original Antiperspirant Deodorant
At only three dollars per unit, Degree’s Cool Rush Original is a bestselling antiperspirant deodorant. It lasts up to 48 hours and protects against both odor and sweating.
Dove Men+Care Antiperspirant Deodorant Stick
Made with moisturizing properties, Dove’s Men+Care antiperspirant deodorant is easy on the skin, preventing irritation while stopping your sweating. There is also a Clinical Protection version available.
Duradry 3-Step Protection System
If you want to really go all-in on reducing your sweating, you might want to check out Duradry’s three-step system. It starts with the Duradry Wash to prepare your skin, followed by Duradry PM used before you go to sleep, and finishes with Duradry AM to control your sweating throughout the day.
Old Spice High Endurance Antiperspirant Deodorant
If you like your deodorant scents classic, check out Old Spice’s High Endurance antiperspirant deodorant. It comes in a clear stick form so you don’t have to worry about leaving white residue on your clothes.
Certain Dri Extra Strength Antiperspirant Deodorant
This antiperspirant deodorant is great because it lasts for a full 72 hours. Plus, it’s good for sensitive skin as it doesn’t contain aluminum, which some people find irritates their skin.
Jack Black Pit Boss Antiperspirant Deodorant
Another option for people with sensitive skin is the Jack Black Pit Boss, which is approved by dermatologists and is designed to prevent skin irritation. It comes as a clear solid stick to prevent any staining on your clothing.
How Social Citizen Sweat Proof T-Shirts Can Help You
Antiperspirant is a great way to manage excessive sweating, but sometimes it isn’t enough all on its own. That’s why we recommend doubling up on protection by wearing one of Social Citizen’s sweat-proof Social Tees. Created with a discreet underarm pad guaranteed to stop 100% of sweat stains, the tee will keep you cool and dry all throughout the day. Plus, it’s got anti-microbial bamboo in it to help fight off odor. Check them out in three stylish, neutral colors.