Dove How to apply anti-perspirant

How to apply anti-perspirant

Most of us enjoy a bit of anti-perspirant to keep us fresh and smelling good throughout the day, right? Right. Once you’ve decided that, it’s down to the far more tricky choice of which type of anti-perspirant you use. There are just so many. Well, OK, mainly three. But whatever your preference, there’s a trick to each of them. So once you’ve decided whether you’re a spray, roll-on or stick fan, check out our tips on how to apply anti-perspirant below… 

  • 1

    Shake it.

    Using a dry spray like our Original Dry Spray Anti-perspirant? Give it a good hard shake first to make sure all the ingredients are mixed together before you spray it

  • 2

    The right distance.

    For perfect dry spray application, there’s a golden distance for spraying – you should hold the can approximately 15 centimetres from your underarm as you spray it (if you’re lacking a ruler, that’s about halfway between your underarm and your elbow)


  • 3

    A short, sharp spray.

    With a dry spray you can determine how much anti-perspirant to apply with the length of your sprays. Our advice? No need to spray until you’re hidden in a cloud – two seconds on each underarm will do the job, which is essentially a short, sharp spray

  • 4

    Roll with it.

    With roll-on anti-perspirant the clue’s in the name: simply roll your anti-perspirant – like our Powder Roll-On Anti-Perspirant – over each underarm a couple of times so you get good, even coverage




  • 5

    Sweep on your stick.

    If a stick is your weapon of choice, our Invisible Solid Powder Anti-Perspirant is a classic. Twist the base of the stick to dispense the product, and sweep two-to-three strokes over each underarm


  • 6

    Avoid white marks.

    Leave as much time between applying your anti-perspirant and getting dressed as you can – finding white anti-perspirant marks on your little black dress when it’s too late to change is not an enjoyable experience