The Proper Ways Of Using Deodorants And Antiperspirants
If you are living in a tropical country, unsightly underarm stains are difficult to avoid particularly during the summer months. Wearing soft and breathable women’s undershirts are suggested for women who have to dress smartly for the office. Meanwhile others prefer to use deodorants on their armpits to feel dry and smell-free.
However, Reader’s Digest has pointed out that there is more to deodorants than simply rolling it on the armpits. According to Tsippora Shainhouse, a Los Angeles-based dermatologist, deodorants are used by people to mask body odor. It does not kill the bacteria that are causing the bad odor. Antiperspirants containing aluminum salts are suggested to those who sweat excessively.
Most people do not use deodorants properly. They apply the deodorant after showering or when the armpit is in a sweaty state. The proper way to apply deodorants is after the skin has dried to ensure that it works optimally.
Those who have just shaved their armpits must avoid using deodorants and antiperspirants immediately. Alisha Plotner from Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center says that applying deodorant or antiperspirant after shaving can cause irritations.
If you have already applied deodorants, there is no need to apply it again. Deodorants must not be applied if you have not taken a shower or if you have not cleaned the armpit. Deodorants work best on skin that is clean.
Just like the other parts of the body, if is important to choose a deodorant that best suits the skin condition of the armpit. There are many different types of deodorants that are available in the market from gels to sprays with low or high alcohol content. The only way of knowing whether the deodorant is suitable for the armpit is to try different brands. See how the skin responds to the deodorant. If you are not satisfied, then try another brand until you find the one that suits the skin.
Different types of women’s undershirts are available in the market. Choose the undershirts that provide the best protection to prevent embarrassing sweat stains. There are undershirts that are luxuriously soft and will keep you fresh, cool and clean all day.