The Joy Of Antiperspirant!

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  1. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Last night in a hurry, I took a shower and forgot to apply my underarm antiperspirant. This morning I woke up to pew! The world... correction, my world would be a much smellier place if not for Arm & Hammer Ultra Max! :p

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    At work I flew with a guy who did not wear antiperspirant and by Noon... Pew! It's very apparent to me. :)
     
  2. firedept macrumors 603

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    Yep, some people require it and some do not. I wear a deodorant only. I am one of the fortunate ones that does not require an antiperspirant. I do know where you are coming from though.

    Worked with a gentleman that could have had a shower and one hour later smelled so bad that I could not go within 10 feet of him it was that bad. Almost smelt like rotting food. I felt bad for him. I certainly would not want to have to deal with that kind of problem.
     
  3. Huntn thread starter macrumors G5

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    Yeah but mine has baking powder in it or so they'd like you to believe. ;) Most of them have an aluminum related compound designed to inhibit sweating. There was a time when aluminum was suspected to be involved with dementia. I've forgotten exactly. ;)
     
  4. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    I also only need a deodorant.

    Currently using:
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    But my typical choice is:
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    I've been using that since college probably. I don't use any of their other products, but I like their deodorant. In general, I like the gel-based ones with a fresh smelling scent.
     
  5. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    I have an annoying condition where I sweat through even the strongest antiperspirant! Least it stops me smelling though.
     
  6. Huntn thread starter macrumors G5

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    Interesting in that antiperspirant is designed to prevent sweating, not just hide the oder. I assume you've tried a clinical strength antiperspirant? (Are "clinical strength" antiperspirants really any stronger?)

    Regarding Alzheimer's and antiperspirant deodorant (aluminum) this article claims that research disputes that claim.
     
  7. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    There's a nasty cycle associated with using antiperspirant on a regular basis.

    The sludge that is inevitable (no readily available antiperspirant stops sweating 100%) will stain your shirt. Over time, this becomes a yellow stain that's visible.

    The catch is that this stain, besides being unsightly, is irritating and causes people to - wait for it - sweat more.

    AFAIK, there's no way to truly get rid of the stain, it's there permanently, so after some time the shirt is essentially ruined and the wearer is wondering why they're still sweating after applying antiperspirant.

    T-shirts can be effective to a point, but consider using deodorants when you can and only use antiperspirants when truly needed. Your shirts and your pits will thank you!
     
  8. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    Ive had some really strong stuff prescribed from the dr. and even that didn't work. It is very strange because I thought antiperspirant physically blocked the pores so how I sweat through it I don't know!

    Least its only underarms for me, some people have it all over their body or on their hands which must be awful.
     
  9. Huntn thread starter macrumors G5

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    I wear white t-shirts, and yes as they get old, the underarm area gets somewhat yellow. I have never ruined a shirt using antiperspirant and have not worried about it. The alternative of not wearing any is much worse imo.

    Do you bathe and put it on at night before you go to bed? An article I read said the most effective use of antiperspirant is at that time, because due to inactivity, it allows the pours to be plugged up for the next day's activity. :)
     
  10. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    I use Arm & Hammer Essentials. Its basically just a deordorant, but thats fine by me.
     
  11. Huntn thread starter macrumors G5

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    Not meant as an argument, but deodorant covers up the stink, while antiperspirant prevents the stink. :D My guess that any debate would center on the negative health effects of antiperspirant not that that was my intent for starting this thread.
     
  12. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    I've been using this for the past year.

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    Before that I was using these two.

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    Shirts do stain after a while, so I tend to wear white shirts underneath all my clothing.
     
  13. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    This has been working fine for me. And comes 2 for 1 where I get them.

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    Sometimes I go with this, when is colder and I'm not physically doing much. It works, but not nearly as good or long as most antiperspirants.

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  14. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    I ruined many shirts with aluminum based antiperspirants. They rather quickly developed an orange stain which could not be removed. No, it wasn't my sweat.

    I moved to Tom's of Maine Unscented deodorant years ago and haven't had a single problem since.
     

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  15. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    I would highly recommend microfiber underwear t-shirts to anyone who, due to lifestyle, biology, or climate sweats a lot.

    Ordinary t-shirts are fine most of the time. But if you perspire a lot, they very quickly turn into clammy, sopping rags. A good microfiber shirt, however, "wicks" the excess perspiration away from your skin - but still allows it to evaporate, which is the process that cools the body down.

    Microfibre shirts are also much better at resisting both stink and stain than their cotton cousins. They do require slightly different laundering - generally warm water and air drying. But a microfiber t-shirt hung on a clothes hanger will dry completely overnight. (I take them with me when traveling for this very reason.)
     
  16. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I haven't used a non-antiperspirant deodorant since I ran out of my own stuff and borrowed a classmate's Right Guard spray back in 8th grade. I use this stuff now.

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