No sweat

Smell fresh all day long with the right an­tiper­spi­rant

Men's Fitness - - Kit Bag -

How it works

‘Most an­tiper­spi­rants use alu­minum chloro­hy­drate to re­duce sweat pro­duc­tion in the skin’s sweat glands,’ says Dr Ste­fanie Wil­liams, der­ma­tol­o­gist and med­i­cal direc­tor at Euro­pean Der­ma­tol­ogy Lon­don (eu­delo.com).

Is that safe?

‘Yes, and it’s to­tally fine to use an an­tiper­spi­rant ev­ery day,’ says Wil­liams. ‘How­ever, there’s a chance you could suf­fer skin ir­ri­ta­tion depend­ing on the alu­minum con­cen­tra­tion.’

Where Does the sweat go?

‘Your body has the abil­ity to reg­u­late its wa­ter home­osta­sis in other ways,’ says Wil­liams. ‘For ex­am­ple, you lose around 900ml of wa­ter ev­ery­day just through evap­o­ra­tion from the skin.’

How to choose

‘If you’re wor­ried about hav­ing a re­ac­tion, try a herbal an­tiper­spi­rant or one with a lower con­cen­tra­tion (around 6%) of alu­minum chloro­hy­drate,’ says Wil­liams. ‘Some pack­ag­ing doesn’t list the per­cent­age so ask a phar­ma­cist if you’re un­sure.’ 1 Od­a­ban

£ 10.50 for 30ml od­a­ban.com De­signed for heavy sweaters, this spray only needs to be ap­plied once or twice a week be­fore bed. 2 Lynx Dry Gold Temp­ta­tion

£ 3 for 100ml

mysu­per­mar­ket.co.uk This mini-can uses some kind of voodoo to fit 150ml in a 100ml con­tainer, mak­ing it per­fect for your gym or wash bag. 3 Sure Men In­vis­i­ble Black + White

£ 3.40 for 125ml su­per­drug.com The more your body moves, the more this an­tiper­spi­rant works. It also keeps your shirt armpits free of nasty yel­low stains. 4 Nivea Men Stress Pro­tect

£ 2.55 for 40ml shop.nivea.co.uk As well as pre­vent­ing ev­ery­day per­spi­ra­tion, this roll-on protects you from the even more pun­gent sweat caused by stress. 5 Per­spi-Guard Max­i­mum 5

£ 12 for 50ml

per­spi-guard.com Stay sweat-free for up to five days by ap­ply­ing this odour­less spray be­fore bed. 6 Gil­lette Arc­tic Ice

£ 1.85 for 150ml

chemist­di­rect.co.uk As well as pre­vent­ing damp­ness, this cap­tures sweat mol­e­cules and trans­forms them into beads of icy fresh­ness. 7 The Blue­beard’s Re­venge

£ 3 for 50ml

blue­beards-re­venge.co.uk A roll-on that com­bines the nat­u­ral an­timi­cro­bial prop­er­ties of sil­ver with alu­minum to take out the bac­te­ria that causes body odour. 8 Clin­ique For Men

£ 13 for 75g mankind.co.uk Un­like many stick an­tiper­spi­rants, this goes on dry, mean­ing you don’t have to wait be­fore dress­ing.

9 Right Guard Xtreme Cool Air­Con­di­tion­ing Ef­fect

£ 2.30 for 150ml boots.com It prom­ises to keep you sweat-free for 72 hours, but that’s no ex­cuse to skip the post-gym shower. 10 Má­dara Herbal

£8.80 for 50ml

madara­cos­met­ics.com North­ern sage and min­er­als make this all-nat­u­ral roll-on suit­able for even the most sen­si­tive skin types. 11 Molton Brown Sport

£ 16 for 75g moltonbrown.co.uk The com­bi­na­tion of mois­tur­is­ing oils, lime and nut­meg in this stick keeps your pits both smelling and feel­ing fresh. 12 Sanex Men Dermo Ac­tive Con­trol

£ 2 for 150ml

phar­ma­cy2u.co.uk A pow­er­ful, 0% al­co­hol an­tiper­spi­rant that’s ideal for sen­si­tive skin.

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