When you suffer from excessive sweating, you spend a lot of time and effort trying to figure out solutions for how to best treat and manage it. After all, sweating more than normal can be physically uncomfortable as well as emotionally taxing. It can make you self-conscious and even lower your confidence, something that nobody should have to deal with.
Thankfully, there are things that you can do to manage your excess sweat problem, including using deodorants that are specifically made for people whose sweating goes beyond the typical amount. So read on to learn about our top deodorant recommendations to help manage excessive sweating.
Sweating Is a Natural Process
First, it’s important for you to know that there is nothing to be ashamed about when it comes to sweating. In fact, sweating is a totally natural and beneficial bodily process that helps you regulate your temperature and stay cool. It can be a huge help when it’s a scorching hot day outside or you’re doing a tough workout.
That being said, when you sweat seemingly without any trigger, or so much that you’re constantly dripping from your fingers or soaking through your clothes, it can be considered to be excessive in nature. That’s when it makes sense to start looking into specialized deodorant options for people whose sweating goes a bit above and beyond the norm.
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How Deodorants Work
Many of us have been using deodorant for most of our lives, but do you actually know how it works? In fact, there are actually two different functions that many - but not all - deodorants have.
The first is the function of de-odorizing, aka masking or neutralizing body odor. Basically, deodorants help you smell better.
Then there is the function of being an antiperspirant, which means actually stopping you from sweating. Most antiperspirants work by using aluminum or other ingredients that block the sweat ducts and prevent the flow of sweat.
There are products out there that exclusively work as deodorants, products that work exclusively as antiperspirants, and products that are able to perform both functions. However, many people will use the term “deodorant” interchangeably for all three. But if you want to buy something that is going to help you with excessive sweating, it’s pretty important that you find a product that actually has antiperspirant properties in addition to being a deodorant.
Now that you understand how deodorants work, let’s go over some recommendations for options that can help with excessive sweating.
Arm & Hammer UltraMax Antiperspirant Deodorant
Arm & Hammer is a popular option because it’s affordable and easily available. The UltraMax Antiperspirant Deodorant is a long-lasting option made for heavy sweating.
Degree Cool Rush Original Antiperspirant Deodorant
A bestselling antiperspirant deodorant, Degree’s Cool Rush Original lasts up to 48 hours and protects against both odor and sweating. Plus, it’s also affordable at only around $3 a pop.
Dove Men+Care Antiperspirant Deodorant Stick
One of the great things about this long-lasting deodorant is that it’s also easy on the skin. It’s even made with moisturizing properties so that it helps prevent irritation while stopping your sweating. There is also a Clinical Protection version available.
Old Spice High Endurance Antiperspirant Deodorant
We love this Old Spice deodorant for its classic scent. It comes in a clear stick form so you don’t have to think 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, a common antiperspirant ingredient that can irritate some people’s skin.
In addition to your standard deodorants, you can also try to use a clinical-strength one that is made with the highest possible amount of sweat-controlling ingredients of any products that are available over the counter. Here are a few options we’d recommend trying.
Degree Men Clinical Antiperspirant & Deodorant
While this deodorant may label itself as being for men, there is no reason why women shouldn’t try it, too. It offers wetness protection that lasts up to 48 hours.
Certain Dri Prescription Strength Antiperspirant
Another great option from Certain Dri, the Prescription Strength Antiperspirant doesn’t actually require a prescription but it is that strong, so it’s important to carefully follow the provided instructions.
Treatment for Excessive Sweating of the Face
Most people only apply deodorant to the underarms, but what if your excessive sweating problem mostly happens on your face and head? Well, the truth is that deodorants and antiperspirants aren’t only made for the armpits. You can use them wherever you may need them, including on the hands, feet, face, back, chest, and groin. If your excessive sweating primarily affects your face, consider applying some antiperspirant to your hairline. Just be careful to choose one of the gentler options, as the face skin can be very sensitive.
How Social Citizen Sweat Proof T-Shirts Can Help You
If you want to double the protection that your deodorant provides, one of the best things you can do is use it in tandem with a sweat-proof shirt. Social Citizen’s Social Tee is designed with an invisible three-layer underarm pad guaranteed to stop 100% of sweat stains. This way, you can be sure that you’re protected against sweating through your clothes. Plus, they’re made with antimicrobial bamboo to offer even more odor protection. Check out the Social Tee in one of three stylish, neutral colors made for men and women.