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Your world of grooming is about to be turned upside-down: we’re sorry, but apparently you’ve been applying anti-perspirant deodorant wrong.
You, like me, and surely everyone else in the world, probably apply anti-perspirant deodorant like this: in a quick swipe or spray in the mornings, before getting on with your life. (Well, if I’m honest, I forget half the time and then end up in a paranoid thought-loop of “Do I stink? Do I? Could I?” for the rest of the day.)
Well, I’m here to subvert everything you know about anti-perspirant deodorant, because we’ve learnt something absolutely revolutionary. The best time to apply it is at night, before you go to bed.
Oh, I know. This sounds completely erroneous and bizarre.
“But Carla,” you plead. “What if I sweat during the night? And I shower in the mornings – won’t it all come off? I don’t understand!”
Settle, petal: Allow me to explain. Firstly, this isn’t something that emerged from the fantastical, mystical chaos of my imagination; it’s actually a direction on the label of clinical strength anti-perspirant deodorants. If it’s what the anti-perspirant deodorant says to do, well, how can we argue with that?
Applying anti-perspirant deodorant before you catch your zs has this benefit: it has several hours to ooze into your pores and clog up those sweat ducts. You perspire less at night, and applying the anti-perspirant deodorant at that time will give those sweat glands a not-so-subtle hint to stop or reduce sweating. (Post continues after gallery.)