(Closed) anyone else with smelly underarms?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 16
683 posts
Busy bee

JerNCher:  i have this issue as well. I always look on the back of the deoderant for the % of the special ingregient. Secret has never worked for me, even the special ones. Degree just got a new “48hr” formula. And it is freaking great for me! Omg. I was telling everyone how awesome it works. I just bought it because it was on sale. And love it!! It never used to work well for me(just like all the others.lol) but they must have changed something b.c its great!

Post # 17
683 posts
Busy bee

Also, when i take a shower i use an extra washcloth to scrub my underarms to make sure to have an extra fresh start when i get out of the shower because sometimes just the soap wont get the stink out. That helps a lot too.

Post # 18
1832 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I used to have this problem horribly, it was AWFUL! What I did was a cleanse, and made sure I ate lots of fiber and drank water so I wasn’t holding in anything bad. afterwards i didnt even need deodorant as long as i had showered, it was amazing! 

Post # 21
919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

What time of day do you apply your deodorant/antiperspirant?  Anti-perspirants are most effective when applied right before bed, the reason being this:  The active ingredient in antiperspirants (usually aluminum zirconium) essentially acts as a “plug” for your sweat glands.  Applying it at night when you are not active and not sweaty gives it a better chance to plug the sweat glands.  I personally shower at night so I apply it after my shower.  If you are a morning shower person, before bed, rub a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol in your pits to kill any bacteria.  Let dry and apply a waterproof clinical strength antiperspirant so it doesn’t all come off in the shower in the morning.  

Applying at night made a HUGE difference in my sweat/stinkiness level.

Post # 22
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

JerNCher:  I’ve done a lot of experimenting with this. I started using aluminum free deodorant (Tom’s brand). If you aren’t familiar with how anti-persperant works, it essentially blocks the sweat ducts with aluminum ions. This can create a buildup of of our causing bacteria. Bacteria that your body is trying to excrete through sweating.

If you want to try to combat it, I would suggest still using the antiperspirant on your wedding day, to avoid sweating (my sister had great experiences with the brand you got). But for every day, you can do this trick. Shower, then use a squirt bottle of real lemon juice on your pits (neutralizes and kill the bacteria) then apply alum-free deodorant. There is a detox period though, so be aware of that.

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