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How to prevent armpit odour and care for underarms

Post-gym, during a heatwave, wearing the new top that turned out to be a sweat generator – these are just some of the situations where smelly armpits might arise. But with our tips on how to get rid of underarm smell, we’ll help keep your underarms fresh. And because our deodorants offer superior care, looking after your delicate skin and keeping underarms soft and smooth, you can feel comfortable and confident when it’s time to get them out.

How To Use Deodorants To Prevent Armpit Odour

1. Step 1: Minimise sweat.

Antiperspirant deodorants are a lifesaver – they minimise underarm odour by reducing the amount we sweat, while caring for and protecting our delicate underarm skin. Our Original Antiperspirant Deodorant is a great choice when it comes to combatting these issues

2. Step 2: Shaving helps.

Should you decide to shave your underarms, it can actually help to prevent odour, since the hair traps sweat, providing ideal conditions for bacteria to multiply.

3. Step 3: Let skin breathe.

Wear clothes made from natural fibres, such as wool, silk or cotton: they allow your skin to breathe, letting sweat evaporate faster, so smelly armpits are less likely to develop

4. Step 4: Prevent and protect.

Add antiperspirant to your bedtime routine – to reduce sweat and odour during the night. Try Dove Original Anti-Perspirant Deodorant and wake up feeling fresh with visibly softer, smoother underarms.

5. Step 5: Watch what you eat.

Some foods – especially spicy ones – can contribute to underarm odour because their scent can be carried in your sweat. Try cutting out things like garlic, or even red meat, and see if there’s any improvement

6. Step 6: Remember to refresh.

This might be an obvious one, but make sure you remember to top up your deodorant before doing anything that’s going to get you working up a sweat, whether it’s hitting the gym or enduring the bus at rush hour "