Originally Posted by alpine
Well, deodorant or antiperspirant? Personally I think it's unpleasant having large wet patches on shirts, even if they're odourless!. So I don't use deodorants. I do use Clinique Unscented Antiperspirant which comes as a nice environmentally friendly stick and keeps me dry as well as, one hopes, pleasant...
True. Helluva bill at the dry cleaners too, and more often than not they can't get the stains out anyway.
Which is probably why, as liquid observed above, there's currently three threads on this topic
First solution: a deodorant. It's supposed to suppress smell. If you really want to go uptown with this, use Mitchum's unscented roll on gel and then shoot one spray of your SOTD on each armpit. Don't cringe. The gel will keep 90+% of the alcohol from stinging. No burning sensation at all AND you've just applied fragrance at one, if not the, hottest pulse point of the body. Bet you it'll last all day . . .Does this sound scientifically sound or just gross? It should work, you know.
Second solution: an anti-perspirant. I'm currently trying Certain-Dri. I'll see if it works. the label says it's " Doctor recommended prescription strength. " ( one wonders if it cures warts, too. ) More to the point it's an OTC roll-on for all the ad copy throwing the word " prescription " about. More to the point still, the active ingredient is ALUMINUM CHLORIDE 12%.
Could this be the active ingredient in most of the anti-perspirants named here?
Third solution: Google "underarm stains" and you'll get a bunch of strange solutions, not excluding applying vinegar to one's armpits the night before. I haven't found an acupuncture needle recommendation yet--but I'm sure it's out there in www land.
Best Solution?: Winter, undershirts, air conditioned cars, air conditioned offices, fans-- and how about getting in great aerobic condition?
You'll still sweat. Everyone does under some circumstances but if you're close to being a champion marathon runner, I'll bet that--while your running T-shirts are dripping wet, your office dress shirts will be far drier than the rest of us. Provided that you get a good night's sleep and don't stress--or as they say here, in the desert heat of LA hipspeak:
" Don't sweat the small stuff. "
Cheers, ( God it's almost October and it' still scorching hot! Monday we're scheduled for 97 F )