Perspiration is almost unavoidable during the summer months. While we all sweat, some of us do so more than others. Depending on what we’re doing and how much we’re sweating, this can be a source of anything from mild discomfort and inconvenience to significant embarrassment.
Don’t worry! We feel you!
So let’s explore the best deodorants that will help you if you feel like you sweat a lot, after answering a question that might help you find the right product for you.
What is the difference between deodorant and antiperspirant?
It's pretty common for deodorant and antiperspirant to be used interchangeably, at least when you're talking to someone about them. And because both product types generally sit on the same shelves at the store or in the same category when shopping online, it can be easy to think they are the same.
But this isn’t the case.
- Deodorant targets body odor by neutralizing or masking the smell caused by the bacteria that break down sweat. Deodorants often contain antimicrobial agents that inhibit bacterial growth and fragrance ingredients to provide a pleasant scent. Deodorants do not significantly reduce sweating but aim to address the resulting odor.
- In contrast, antiperspirants are designed to control sweating. Antiperspirant products often contain aluminum-based compounds that temporarily block our sweat ducts, reducing how much we sweat and so indirectly helping to reduce body odor.
Today, many products are marketed as antiperspirant deodorants, meaning they do both jobs simultaneously. Some brands have even moved to only offer combination products. You shouldn't sweat as much as you usually do, and if you do, you shouldn't produce as much of an odor as previously.
As with anything, you should choose the best product that suits your needs. Many people even find they need to swap brands after a few months as they feel like their body builds up a tolerance to the compounds used in the deodorant or antiperspirant. Although it has yet to be scientifically proven that this happens, there's a lot of anecdotal evidence.
To help you do what's best for you, let's look at your best options for reducing how much you sweat or masking the resulting odor.
What are the best deodorants for men who sweat a lot?
This Dove deodorant and antiperspirant is extra effective at reducing underarm wetness from sweat and any resulting odor. This roll-on has a non-irritant formula with an active ingredient of Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly. It is also ¼ moisturizer, keeping your skin well-hydrated and healthy while stopping you from sweating too much.
Containing the same active ingredient as the Dove product above, this Degree deodorant and antiperspirant uses a breakthrough formula designed to respond to your body movements and keep you one step ahead of sweat and odor wherever life takes you.
If you’re a sports lover and want to make it easier to look like you’re keeping your cool during the summer months, this is the antiperspirant deodorant for you.
If you prefer a natural deodorant or you have had an adverse reaction to products containing aluminum compounds in the past, such products don’t come much better than this one from Tom’s of Maine.
Offering 24-hour protection from odors, this deodorant is also fragrance and flavor free, doing its job while allowing your fragrance or another body spray to take care of how you smell.
Read the review on the product page, too! David has been using it for over 30 years and still loves it!
Brut is well-known for being a classic brand and scent, but it's also excellent at keeping you smelling your best when the mercury rises.
Formulated with Trimax, this Brut deodorant provides 24-hour protection from odors so you can go about your business without a care in the world.
What are the best deodorants for women who sweat a lot?
While not a combination product, this Secret deodorant uses Xtend technology to reduce underarm wetness and provides 48-hour odor protection. Ideal during a hot and busy summer when you want to get on with your life without worrying about how much you're sweating!
Mitchum is world-renowned for producing strong deodorant for women as well as men, and this combination product hits a home run on that front.
This antiperspirant and deodorant, containing the active ingredient Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly, releases pure oxygen during the day to help eliminate unwanted odors. As well as reducing underarm wetness to keep you comfortable and fresh, this product contains Aloe and vitamin E to soothe and condition your skin.
One of our best antiperspirant deodorants for women, not to mention one of our most popular, this Degree roll-on delivers a fresh scent of berry and peony while reducing underarm wetness.
As with the Degree men's product we featured earlier, this product is designed to respond to your body movements and exertion levels and will get to work before you even realize you're starting to sweat.
If you have sensitive skin or require a hypoallergenic product, this Almay Clear Gel, with an active ingredient of Aluminum Sesquichlorohydrate, is what you need.
The gentle, dermatologically tested formula provides outstanding underarm protection without irritating your skin, while the quick-drying gel leaves no trace on you or your clothes. It’s almost like you’re not using any deodorant or antiperspirant product at all!
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