How to apply deodorant

How to Apply Your Deodorant

  • 1
    Shake it.

    Using an aerosol like our Dove Antiperspirant Aerosol Original? 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 aerosol application, there’s a golden distance for spritzing – you should hold the can approximately 15cm 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 an aerosol you can determine how much deodorant 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 deodorant, the clue’s in the name: simply roll your deodorant – like our Dove Antiperspirant Roll on Original – 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 Clinical Protection Original Deodorant 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 deodorant and getting dressed as you can – finding white deodorant marks on your little black dress when it’s too late to change is not an enjoyable experience