Things to Consider When Purchasing Deodorant
By having our guide to the best men’s deodorant on your side, you shouldn’t have to think too hard about choosing a product. Even so, there may be times when you find a new deodorant that you’re considering trying, or you want to do a little extra research on your own. To help, here are some tips and things to think about along the way.
Antiperspirants vs. Deodorants
While used interchangeably, antiperspirants and deodorants do different things. As the name suggests, antiperspirants prevent sweat from forming, while deodorants keep away the unpleasant smells that happen as a result.
Your best bet for keeping any sweat or stench is to have a product that does both. Thankfully, most deodorant sticks already do this! Still, it’s worth looking out for when shopping, so you get the full effect.
Scented, Unscented, and Fragrance-Free
Most of us use deodorant as a means to help keep away the unpleasant odors the human body can produce. Even so, you may have an extra sensitivity to scents that will come into play. If this is the case, you may want to focus on unscented and completely fragrance-free deodorants, with the latter kind not having any masking scents to agitate you.
If this sensitivity isn’t an issue for you at all, then you shouldn’t have to worry. Regardless, with scented deodorant, you should prioritize choosing one that you (and potentially the people close to you) enjoy since you’ll use it every day.
Through no fault of their own, some people have natural body conditions that produce odors stronger than what conventional deodorants can handle. If you happen to be one of these people, clinical strength products can help. You’ll want to do some additional research so that you find a reliable one, but most clinical strength deodorants tend to be successful at helping—though they can potentially irritate skin.
Tying into our previous point is that some deodorants, unfortunately, can agitate those with sensitive skin. There are a couple of things you can do to help prevent rashes. First up, you can not put on deodorant right after bathing, since those conditions can create outbreaks easier. Make sure the underarm is thoroughly dry first.
Of course, some people will still have reactions, no matter when they put on their antiperspirant of choice. In these cases, you should look for a product with a different active ingredient. Other times, it can be the type of deodorant, such as roll-ons or sprays. Once you find what works, note the kind of deodorant and stick with it.