Most of us use deodorants and anti-perspirants to smell nice and to ward off any chance of unseemly sweat patches or any unattractive smells. However for some others among us, profuse sweating and body odor may be a problem of embarrassment and anxiety creating proportions. So, is the so called “clinical strength’’ or “prescription strength’’ antiperspirants better for the profuse sweaters?
According to Dr. Emmy Graber, a dermatologist at Boston Medical Center, these products are slightly more effective and the following tips may also help those who sweat profusely:
- Prescription antiperspirants can also be obtained if required. These contain a high proportion of aluminum chloride to help profuse sweating.
- Use deodorant correctly – put in on at night rather than after a shower in the morning. This is because the body sweats less at night and the deo gets the chance to form a proper barrier over the sweat glands.
- For best results, use at night as well as in the morning.
- Also a new product could take several days to become fully effective; so give it some time.
- For those who suffer from hyperhidrosis of extreme sweating, stronger interventions may be required.