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How to apply antiperspirant

Most of us enjoy a bit of antiperspirant 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 antiperspirant 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 antiperspirant below… 

  • 1

    Shake it.

    Using a dry spray like our Original Dry Spray Antiperspirant? 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 antiperspirant 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 antiperspirant the clue’s in the name: simply roll your antiperspirant – like our Powder Roll-On AntiPerspirant – 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 AntiPerspirant 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 antiperspirant and getting dressed as you can – finding white antiperspirant marks on your little black dress when it’s too late to change is not an enjoyable experience