Should I Wear Deodorant To Bed Or Save It Until After I Shower In The Morning?
It's the hottest month of the year in many places throughout the U.S., and that means we're all sweating a little more than normal. At some point, you've probably asked yourself should I wear deodorant to bed or slap it on first thing in the morning? Luckily for you, I've got the answer to staying sweat and stink-free: it seems that wearing deodorant to bed can stop you from sweating the next day.
I've debunked the myth that antiperspirant deodorant is bad for you, but according to a report from The Verge, you could be applying deodorant the wrong way. It turns out, antiperspirant deodorants actually work better if you give them some time to settle in while you're sleeping. The aluminum compounds in the deodorant have plenty of time to clog your sweat ducts, and even showering the next morning won't undo that.
This news isn't actually that surprising to me, because that's how you're supposed to apply maximum-strength antiperspirants like CertainDri. Giving the deodorant time to work overnight is key to ensuring you're using a product to its maximum capabilities.
So how should you use antiperspirant deodorant? Apply a few swipes before you go to sleep at night, then let it go to work. The next morning, shower like normal. If you want to add another coat of deodorant before you get dressed, that's up to you. Just be aware that applying it after shaving your armpits can irritate your skin.
It's important to note that this will only work for antiperspirant deodorants, which are made with aluminum that blocks your sweat glands from producing. If you use a natural product that's strictly a deodorant, it doesn't matter what time you apply it.
With the weather this hot, we can all use all the help we can get staying dry, and this is one tip I'll be putting into practice.
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