Health Tip: Applying an Antiperspirant
Suggestions for maximum effectiveness
(HealthDay News) -- If you sweat a lot, you've probably tried a number of different deodorants and antiperspirants. But if you still haven't found the right one, maybe it's not the antiperspirant that's the problem -- maybe you're not applying it correctly.
The International Hyperhidrosis Society offers these suggestions about applying antiperspirants:
- If the product doesn't appear to work when applied only in the morning, try applying it before you go to bed, as well.
- Let the product stay on the skin for at least six to eight hours.
- Make sure your skin is completely dry before you apply the product. You can dry the skin with a blow-dryer on the "cool" setting.
- Avoid washing your skin seconds before you apply the antiperspirant.