Celebrating a special occasion when it’s hot out there? Then set the sartorial bar higher by wearing the best deodorant that will not only give you a nice underarm scent but also ensure that too much sweating doesn’t ruin your top with sweat stains!
While sweet scents and hot conditions are synonymous to each other, it’s important to consider what we want a deodorant for. I mean, is it for the nice scent or to kill an underarm odor or for controlling sweat?
Anyway, just what are the 3 questions to ask yourself before buying a deodorant?
3 TIPS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A DEODORANT
1.Do you need a deodorant or an antiperspirant?
A deodorant helps to reduce body odor by eliminating bacteria in sweat thus providing a nice sweet scent when worn.
On the other hand, an antiperspirant limits the production of sweat by the sweat glands hence minimizing the amount of sweat that one produces significantly.
Most labels will show you if what you are buying is just a deodorant, or an antiperspirant or a blend of the deodorant and the antiperspirant. Good enough, most deodorants these days come in the form of both. I mean, it’s easier to get an antiperspirant deodorant.
Thus, depending on the issue you have, you can get the right deodorant for you. If sweating doesn’t affect you much but you need to get rid of body odor, then pick a deodorant while if you also need to control sweating, then an antiperspirant will work for you.
Frankly speaking, I prefer going for an antiperspirant deodorant especially when it’s really hot like it is right now over here.
It provides a great scent while at the same time, keeping sweating in check. This helps me to avoid having to wear so much perfumes and body washes.
2. Would you mind the fragrances and other possible irritants?
Since deodorants provide a sweet scent, whenever shopping for them, consider what type of scent you’d prefer.
Take an example of the men’s and women’s deodorants. Generally, men’s deodorants will be stronger in scent while women’s deodorants will be softer in scent.
As well, as labels differ, scents will differ. Thus, depending on your preference, go for the right scent for you.
Since I prefer softer scents that won’t block my nostrils, I tend to go for vegan scents. From my experience, vegan scents tend to always be softer than scents that are not vegan. And when the aroma can last all day, then that’s what I’d absolutely go for!
Additionally, deodorants with alcohol tend to be irritating for those with sensitive skin. If this is you, get an alcohol-free deodorant.
Some people also fear that the presence of aluminum in the deodorants could put them at a risk of cancer hence the go for natural deodorants. This is still fine but good enough, it’s been concluded that aluminum-based antiperspirants are safe for use.
3.Are you looking for a roll-on/solid-stick/spray deodorant?
Deodorants are made in different shapes that will affect the method of application.
If you’re fine with roll-ons, then expect a wet feeling under the arm before it actually dries up.
If you go for solid stick deodorants, then be prepared to have a drier feeling under the arms. Solid deodorants always seem harder to apply and if one isn’t careful when applying, then more residue can be left which may stain clothes.
If you go for sprays, then expect it to dry up quickly under arm and also provide a long lasting effect as compared to roll-ons and stick deodorants.
The choice is yours!
With those three tips in mind, you can go ahead and shop for the right deodorant just as I did!
WHAT IS THE BEST DEODORANT FOR WOMEN? AND WHAT DEODORANT I’M I USING?
Back when I was in high school, I used to have two deodorants. One for everyday wear during physical exercises to bar sweat and the other one for ‘special occasions’ because of its nice scent. I hardly used this special deodorant unless there was an outing. Towards the end of the term, I wore the special deodorant for an event outside school but frankly speaking, I had such a headache from the scent of the deodorant.
It seemed stronger and tougher for me. Then I just realized that it had expired! Too bad that happened! But even though, that applies to life. I perceived on how much I took the other days to be less important yet each day is a blessing from God to do my best! Right now, I only have one deodorant that I wear always, good for sweat and still has a nice scent. And it is just the best deodorant for women like me who cherish each second!
When going for a deodorant, I consider the questions above. But to sum it up, I’d go for a deodorant depending on:
- How soft the scent is.
- What ingredients make it up.
- Its method of application.
- A combo of a deodorant and an antiperspirant.
Thus, after months of trying out different deodorants, I finally found the right one for me. Initially, I tried Nivea, Rexona and Imperial Leather deodorants and yes, they were all good, only that the scents were overpowering for me. Thus, I had to do a better search until I came across Oriflame, a Swedish cosmetic company that deals with luxurious beauty and skin care products.
As a beauty consultant with Oriflame Kenya, I found the Activelle Extreme Protection Antiperspirant Deodorant! This deodorant is a roll-on deodorant since I tend to prefer roll-ons. I’ve been using the deodorant for a month now and I seriously love it. Here’s why!
PROS FOR USING THE ACTIVELLE EXTREME PROTECTION ANTIPERSPIRANT DEODORANT BY ORIFLAME
- Activelle is not only great for its fresh soft scent, long-lasting effect but also for its key feature: the anti-white marks technology!
What does this mean?
No noticeable residue!
I’m certain you’ve seen how roll-ons and stick deodorants leave some white marks at the armpits that could even stain your top, right? I hate that so I’m glad that with Activelle, that’s no longer an issue.
Applying deodorant on unshaven armpits could leave residue since the hair will trap some. Thus, simply apply the deodorant under your shaved armpits then leave it to dry before wearing your clothes. You can be sure that this leaves your armpits looking glossier than dry as other deodorants do.
It’s always nice when your armpits can smell like some ripe citrus fruits for long, look glossy and moisturized and still have no white marks so that even when you lift up your hands, you still look nice, right?
- Activelle is also an alcohol-free deodorant that promises to leave your armpits looking and feeling moisturized.
Ever worn a deodorant and felt a dry feeling under your armpits. That’s the effect of alcohol-based deodorants which tend to draw away moisture from your skin making you feel dry.
But with an alcohol-free deodorant like Activelle, you can forget about such an uncomfy feeling under your arms. Yay!
CONS OF USING THE ACTIVELLE EXTREME PROTECTION ANTIPERSPIRANT DEODORANT
So far , I’m so content with the Activelle deodorant for it works so much for me. Thus, it’s a thumbs up!
But since Oriflame is a luxury brand, so are its products. Thus, whenever you decide to shop for this antiperspirant deodorant, be ready to drop some good price for it. I mean, while other deodorants will go for 180 shillings, Activelle goes for 430 shillings. But doesn’t expensive just assure us of quality?
Sometimes, a little luxury goes a long way!
With this deodorant, I’ve been able to cut down my use of perfumes and body sprays which proves great for me and my allergens for strong scents.
Anyway, do you also use deodorants and antiperspirants? What is the best deodorant for you?
Please share your thoughts with me below…