The active ingredient in most antiperspirants is aluminum salts that block the pores of your sweat ducts. This stops you from sweating as much as normal, but it also makes you smell bad. Many people believe that if they use a stronger-smelling deodorant, they can mask their body odor and hide sweaty pits to make themselves feel better about themselves. Studies have shown this isn’t true at all! In fact, using a strong smelling deodorant actually makes your underarm sweatier than usual because it blocks your sweat glands from working normally to help keep you dry. It doesn’t matter what brand of deodorant you choose – just stick with one that won’t clog up or irritate sensitive skin around the armpits.
Try these tips for keeping yourself fresh: