Antiperspirant is the most common go-to sweat deterrent. It contains aluminum which clogs your sweat ducts and makes you perspire less. But most people use it wrong.
To get the most out of your antiperspirant, you need to:
Apply it to dry armpits:Avoid swiping on antiperspirant right after you hop out of the shower. Even a tiny amount of water can block the aluminum from soaking into your glands.
Make it a part of your bedtime routine:Instead of applying antiperspirant in the morning, do it at night. Doing this gives the aluminum compounds more time to seep into your glands and create sweat plugs.
Dress after it’s dry:When you slide your shirt over wet antiperspirant, it rubs off and becomes less effective. Wait a few minutes before dressing or use a hair dryer on the lowest setting to air out your armpits.
It’s also important towear an antiperspirant that’s strong enough
The key is to look at the percentage of aluminum content. Antiperspirant contains anywhere from 10 to 30 percent aluminumdepending on whether it’s an over-the-counter or prescription brand. You may want to try a higher concentration if your current antiperspirant isn’t working.