How To Be Cool
Tip of the day: They’ll never see you sweat!
-Dr. Rolanda Johnson
Twenty-three percent of women feel they’re either very heavy or somewhat heavy sweaters outside of athletic activity. In order to have that confidence to rock all of your sleeveless shirts this summer without fear of sweat stains or smelly underarms, follow these easy steps to make your antiperspirant/deodorant work harder for you.
Double or nothing.
Try applying deodorant twice a day, once at night and again in the morning. The scientists at Secret have done clinical studies that show doubling up on your deodorant can improve sweat reduction. Try Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant– it comes in sensitive skin and scented formulas.
Secret Clinical Strength for Women, anti-perspirant deodorant, sensitive skin ($8.29, drugstore.com)
You get the most out your antiperspirant/deodorant product when you apply at night when your body’s temperature is most regulated because it allows the product to settle in and create a seal. The seal is what stops the sweat!
Watch what you wear.
How you dress can help your arms feel amazing and keep you feeling fresh and dry. Air-permeable fabrics like fine cotton, silk and wool are absorbent while allowing your skin to breathe.
Watch what you eat and drink.
Consider cutting down on caffeinated drinks, hot drinks or alcohol. They can make the body sweat.
Play with your food. Hot spices and food with strong odors – garlic and onions can also cause sweating. Take note of which foods make you sweat more than others.
Don’t sweat it.
Participate in stress-relieving activities such as yoga or meditation. Stress raises sweat levels.
Choose a product that is prescription-strength and non-irritating to the skin like Secret Clinical Strength, which utilizes triple-action technology and provides three layers of protection – prescription-strength wetness protection, odor-fighting microcapsules and skin soothing conditioners. If you join the free Secret Clinical Rewards Program (http://www.secret.com/LoyaltyRewards.do) you’ll be able to get free deodorant, coupons and more.
Dr. Rolanda Johnson is a six year veteran of Procter & Gamble. She has experience both inside and outside the laboratory from hair color and shampoos to skin science, so she understands what women both need and want in a deodorant product. She works on the latest developments in emerging beauty science and technologies for consumer products to help women embrace the skin they’re in and live their lives with confidence.