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Underarm odor and making the most of your deodorant

When it comes to our underarms, nothing should stop us from feeling confident. Whether it’s post-workout, during a heatwave or just when you’re doing the things you love – sometimes body odor can make us all feel self-conscious. The first step to feeling fresh is owning your underarm routine. Here are our six best tips for handling underarm odor – and how you can make the most of your Dove deodorant.

  • 1

    Protect with antiperspirant.

    Antiperspirant can be a lifesaver – it helps to minimize sweat and keep you feeling fresh. For the best antiperspirant deodorant, try to find a product with a long-lasting formula. Our Go Fresh Apple & White Tea Dry Spray Antiperspirant delivers up to 48-hour sweat and odor protection – making it a great choice for some added confidence

  • 2

    Dry before you apply. 

    After a steamy shower, it might be tempting to apply your deodorant straight away. Deodorants are most effective when applied to dry skin, so give your skin some time to breathe before you apply – it can make a lot of difference

  • 3

    Hair removal can help.

    Hair removal is everyone’s personal choice – whether it’s trimming, shaving or waxing. If you’re looking to help reduce body odor, hair removal can sometimes help – it means your antiperspirant deodorant can reach your skin more effectively

  • 4

    Let your skin breathe.

    Whether you’re a fan of a deodorant spray or stick, wearing the right clothes can make a real difference when it comes to minimizing sweat. Breathable, breezy fabrics like cotton can keep your skin cool and increase air flow to your underarms

  • 5

    Apply antiperspirant at night, too.

    To get the most out of your antiperspirant deodorant, apply at night too. Because you sweat less at night, it means your underarm skin has the best opportunity to entirely absorb the formula. Try our Advanced Care Beauty Finish Antiperspirant – it’ll help you to wake up with beautifully fresh smelling underarms

  • 6

    Remember to refresh.

    This might be an obvious one, but make sure you remember to top up your antiperspirant before doing anything that’s going to get you working up a sweat. Our Deodorant Wipes are perfect for carrying around on-the-go – or why not try our Go Fresh Dry Spray Cool Essentials Antiperspirant? With a portable 1oz can, it gives you a powerful spritz of protection whenever you need it

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