Apply Antiperspirant At Night For Maximum Effectiveness

Apply Antiperspirant At Night For Maximum Effectiveness

If you use antiperspirant deodorant, applying it is most likely part of your morning routine. It’s much more effective, however, to apply it at night before bed.

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Applying your antiperspirant in the morning, particularly right after showering, makes it harder for the active ingredients to get down into your sweat ducts and clog them. In the morning your sweat volume is typically higher than it is at night, and your antiperspirant will wash right off.

The night is the best time for application because your sweat glands are less active and your skin is drier. The effect of the ingredients usually lasts around 24 hours and will remain active when you shower in the morning because the pores will still remain plugged. So, if you haven’t already, switch up your daily routine and add antiperspirant to the night shift. If you’re not sure of what kind of deodorant to buy, take a look here.

Apply Antiperspirant at Night and Sleep Tight [Consumer Reports]


  • then do the opposite. 🙂 Congratulations on not sweating at all ever during the night and wanting to freshen up in the mornings 🙂

    • Thanks. I’d rather not sleep all night in a bed that’s absorbing my day’s festering built-up sweat.

      Sleep-sweating isn’t a big deal if you know how to use a fan.

  • Then there are those of us in the rare and enigmatic “shower twice a day” school…

    …who believe that clogging your pores with toxic aluminium can be bypassed with some good old fashioned hygiene.

  • C’mon people. Isn’t anyone going to ask the difficult questions here?

    What the hell is going on in that picture?

    • Some cats like sweat. In summer my high school g/f’s cat used to jam its face into my armpit every chance it got.

  • ive always been under the impression that our body sweats to get rid of toxins – SO WHY WOULD YOU KEEP THEM IN YOUR BODY?

    and before you start, i understand, it may be unprofessional to walk around with sweat patches showing, or you’ve just finished playing sports.

    but its a natural thing and if you stink coz your sweaty or you sweat often take spare clothes to wear, or use wet wipes to clean yourself up.

    these options are far better for your health then containing the toxins in your body.

    • The body primarily sweats to cool itself. The liver, and the kidneys are about toxin removal. Allowing yourself to sweat profusely does not help reduce toxins in your body. The reason sweat smells is because of bacteria on your skin reacting to the sweat.

      • Cool! yes, i did forget about our old friends liver and kidneys, speaking of which, i should drink much more water then i do currently.

        i did a little reading – apparently some viruses are present in one type of sweat glands (apparently we have two types).

  • Minor correction:
    “…because you’re sweat glands…”
    “…because your sweat glands…”

  • Le’mme say I take a shower and apply antiperspirant at night. Will I stink if I take a shower in the morning and don’t apply antiperspirant?

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