Last updated on January 10th, 2019 at 04:56 am
Have you walked into 2019 looking for a new beginning? Have you wanted to stop excessive underarm sweating and nothing has worked?
I have great news for you. If you have been looking for a solution to your excessive armpit sweating, and the year 2018 already came around the door and nothing effective has been found for you, guess what, I have good news for you. The best antiperspirants for 2019 are here! And they work! I have experienced it.
Just like you, I have been sweating excessively in my armpits for well over 15 years. I understand exactly what you are going through. What an embarrassment! You just showered, put on deodorant or antiperspirant, and in less than 20 minutes your armpits are wet, even in a chilly room.
What now? Have you done what I did so many times? Whenever I went to a meeting, or to a gathering, I would walk into the bathroom, grab some paper from the roll and dry my armpits, in the hopes that my shirt would eventually dry. However, in no time, I felt sweat running down again! It did not at all.
I also often took a hairdryer and dried my wet armpits just before leaving the house, also hoping that things would be ok for at least an hour. And they were not!
Can you relate? If so, you came to the right place. Check out my solutions to this embarrassing problem and educate yourself about why you sweat so much.
Did you know that around 2% of America’s population suffers from hyperhidrosis, with many cases likely not filed?
Most people do not think there is a solution to the problem when there are great solutions. I have found mine and you are about to find yours too!
Hyperhidrosis is the condition in which people sweat more than usual under circumstances where you would not expect to sweat. Whenever you go to church to listen to choir sing or the sermon, do you expect for your armpits to get completely wet? I mean, churches are usually airconditioned, at least where I live. It is not hot in there, so there would be no need to sweat.
Other people are writing their test in college and they cannot stop worrying about the smears that their hands will make on the paper because of heavy sweating in their palms.
And yet others sit at home on the couch, watching their favorite TV series, totally relaxed, but sweat is dripping from their armpits. That does not sound normal, does it?
For me it does, because I have lived that for almost 2 decades. That was my daily “bread”. No matter what I tried, no matter how hard I wanted it to stop, no matter what clothes I wore, no matter what time of day or year, I was constantly sweating in my armpits. I had huge sweat stains that were very obvious without even lifting my arms. Everybody would be looking, I thought.
There are two types of hyperhidrosis. Primary hyperhidrosis is when people start to sweat excessively, without it being a health issue. Their sweat glands produce sweat incessantly. Most people that suffer from primary hyperhidrosis only stop sweating when they sleep. And sometimes they even sweat then.
If you do not find a treatment for primary hyperhidrosis, you will live with the situation forever. There are different treatments, such as clinical strength antiperspirants, botox injections, sweat gland removal through surgery, or wearing sweatproof clothing (which will not stop sweating but only prevent sweat stains from being seen).
However, there is a condition known as secondary hyperhidrosis in which people sweat excessively in any body part. Sometimes people can sweat asymmetrically, or with different patterns. If you have only started to sweat excessively recently and you are not in your teens or early adulthood, you must see a doctor. Secondary hyperhidrosis is a condition that comes and goes because it is due to medical conditions such as heart disease, obesity, and other potential dangers.
If you have been sweating in your armpits, forehead, palms, feet, and perineum since your teens or early adulthood and there are no patterns, you will most likely suffer from primary hyperhidrosis. In that case, please continue to read about my list of best antiperspirants. In case your sweating is new and strange to you, accompanied by other symptoms, do not hesitate to see your doctor.
What Are Antiperspirants And Deodorants?
There is a common misconception about antiperspirants and deodorants. Most people consider them alike, but did you know that each one has its own completely different function?
First off, our body has two different types of sweat glands, the apocrine sweat glands, which are located in the armpits that only develop during puberty. Contrary to the eccrine glands that are already active when a baby is born, the apocrine glands produce a thick milky liquid that is made up of proteins and fats mainly. However, the eccrine glands, located all over the body, produce a watery liquid that is not made up of so much fat and proteins. Another difference between the eccrine glands and the apocrine sweat glands is that the first ones regulate body temperature and the second ones are activated when you are under stress.
Both sweat glands produce an odorless smell, but when fed to bacteria living in your hairy regions, like armpits and groin, the smell can be really bad
In stores, you will find three different products: Deodorants, deodorant-antiperspirants, and antiperspirants.
What does each one of these do?
What Are Deodorants?
Deodorant, therefore, just like the word says, takes the odor away. Deodorants are made of components that destroy and kill bacteria so they cannot feast on your sweat, especially sweat from the apocrine glands, which is rich in proteins and fats. Every deodorant you will find is only temporary. You need to apply it at least every 24 hours so you will not smell bad.
What Are Antiperspirants?
Antiperspirants, on the other hand, contain active ingredients, commonly aluminum, that clogs the pores and stops sweating. They do not do anything to odor. Nothing will they do to bacteria living in your underarms. Although antiperspirants also offer temporary relief, some treatments last up to 7 days (only clinical strength antiperspirants), others last only for a maximum of 24 hours.
In the market you will find the product labeled as deodorant-antiperspirant, which pretend to stop both, sweating and smelling bad.
If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis, I am sorry to say that neither deodorants nor deodorant-antiperspirants will do for you what you have been looking for.
I have tried many different ones of each over the years, and not one of them offered relief, not even temporary. Deodorants helped me not to smell bad for a maximum of 4 hours. Sweating heavily makes the deodorant lose its effectiveness quickly.
Antiperspirants that are not clinical strength have only small amounts of key ingredients to stop sweating, therefore these are only for people that sweat more when doing fitness workouts, when doing physical activity or when severely under stress.
Now that you know a bit about antiperspirants, let me share with you the best antiperspirants for both, people sweating excessively and those that sweat normally.
#1 Recommendation: Sweatblock
Sweatblock has not been on the market for a long time, but it has proven to be very effective. In fact, it was the first effective clinical strength antiperspirant that I used and my number 1 recommendation for people suffering from hyperhidrosis.
If you read the labels from antiperspirants you buy in the store, you will see that many claim to be clinical strength antiperspirants. Do not be fooled. They could be very effective for people that only sweat a little more during the hot summer months, but not for someone who sweats excessively year-round, like I (and maybe you) do.
A clinical strength antiperspirant, like Sweatblock, contains high doses of key ingredients that stop sweating completely, but only temporarily. With Sweatblock, your armpits will stay completely dry.
Sweatblock comes in a small box that contains 8 towelettes that you apply to your armpits, ideally before going to bed, when your armpits are completely dry. You take one of the towelettes and dab them into both of your armpits, without rubbing it, because it can cause severe irritation. Let your armpits airdry before put your arms down.
If you have long hair and much hair in your armpits, consider trimming it down, since Sweatblock is more effective like that.
The next morning you wake, you will likely expect sweating to start. But nothing happens. During the day you constantly feel into your armpits and you will be completely dry. Can you believe?
I remember the first time I did it. I applied Sweatblock on a Saturday evening. Next day, Sunday, I put on my dress shirt and got ready for church. How could I not sweat at all, nor even after a few hours? The whole day, my armpits were completely dry. I felt like I had just gotten eagle’s wings because freedom from sweating armpits and wet clothes had finally come.
You have no idea how often I touched my armpits during the day, thinking that they must be wet by now! Nothing! Absolutely nothing!
Sweatblock, with aluminum chloride hexahydrate as the key active ingredient, blocks your sweat glands temporarily. Many people have found Sweatblock to be highly effective, having a range of 4-10 days of complete dryness. Sweatblock has lasted a maximum of 7 days in my case.
Sometimes it only lasted 2 days, which was due to incorrect application, and I believe that it could have been due to too much hair. Also, when you apply Sweatblock in the evening, but then you start to sweat again, it will not be as effective. You need to pick a day when you know that you will not sweat for at least 4 hours after application.
Sometimes it would last up to 7 days completely dry in my case and another 7 days where I started slowly to sweat again. After 14 days of application, I went back to normal excessive sweating. I think 7 days is a long time and definitely worth the try.
#2 Recommendation: Duradry
Duradry is even newer to the market than Sweatblock. Jack, the owner, and maker of this product had been searching for a solution to excessive armpit sweating for well over 2 decades. His story resounds with me.
You try about every product available, you do your research online, you even buy books that claim miracles. However, none of the methods that I had been offered worked. The same with the maker of Duradry.
After seeking medical advice, he got a product prescribed by a dermatologist that was effective. Nevertheless, there was a problem with this product: It gave him bad rashes, to the point where he was not able to use it anymore, so he decided that he needed to do something about it himself.
He started researching until he came up with the perfect combination of ingredients that work.
Would you want to try such a product? I am sure you would because products like these have made things much easier for me. Your confidence is boosted and you can move around freely, never having to worry about sweat stains. Going to a meeting, singing in the church choir, going on a date, have a relaxed evening at home has been easier.
Duradry has two specially designed formulas that you apply, one in the morning, and one in the evening. The one that you apply in the night contains aluminum chloride as most antiperspirants do and has the same function.
When your armpits are completely dry and you are about to go to bed, expecting not to sweat for at least a few hours, you apply this product.
In the morning you apply the other formula that is a deodorant as well as an antiperspirant.
The good thing about this product is that the evening formula will be applied only in 3-7 days intervals, depending on how your sweat glands react to the formula and how long they do not produce sweat.
This gender neutral product is for men as well as for women. Also, Jack, the owner had been searching for a product that would irritate his skin. Duradry will not give you rashes because of special ingredients that keep your skin hydrated all day long.
Buy your Duradry here today!
Read a complete review of this product here.
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