Living with axillary hyperhidrosis
can be difficult at times. You do your best by using the necessary products for sweat reduction, but they don’t quite stop the sweating.
Now you are on the hunt for a stronger antiperspirant
that can help you with this problem.
I recently read about Drysol and how it is much stronger than most antiperspirants in the market. Many people have tried and tested it and have positive feedback on this brand.
Does Drysol work? Is it effective? I was so curious so I decided to read, research and share my honest review on this product with you. I would want you to purchase this product knowing that it is truly the right brand for you
In this article, I will share some facts about Drysol and how to use it, and if I do or do not like this product. Stay tuned for this honest review.
What is Drysol?
I was reading on hyperhidrosis and different products when I stumbled upon a link to try this antiperspirant named Drysol that has 15-30% aluminum chloride.
I have been using products with only 12% and they weren’t quite working for me so I was curious about it. Does Drysol work? I just had to learn more about it.
Drysol is a clinical strength antiperspirant that goes under different names like Hypercare or Xerac AC. As I have mentioned above, it has a stronger formulation of aluminum chloride compared to a lot of products in the market.
This is why the strongest formulations need a prescription from a doctor before you’re allowed to buy it.
It is very unique because unlike other brands, it’s applicator is a dab-on type that I’ve never really seen on my other antiperspirants. It is a flat surface covered with a thick mesh-like cloth.
It covers a lot of area on the underarms without having to wipe it on. Instead, the instruction is to lightly pat or “dab” it on the area you want to cover.
What I Like About Drysol
1. It Is Stronger Than Most Antiperspirants
Drysol has different variants ranging from 15%, 20% and even 30% of aluminum chloride to keep you from sweating. This means that unlike other antiperspirants, you only need less product for better results than your old over-the-counter antiperspirant.
2. It Lasts Long
Drysol can keep you dry for 2-5 days so your bottle lasts you for a long time before you have to buy a new one. This is why I always recommend stronger antiperspirants compared to the regular antiperspirants because although they’re cheaper, you end up buying more bottles because you have to keep on reapplying it within the day.
3. You Can Use It On Different Area
The dab-on applicator makes it easier to apply to different body parts. I’d like to warn you about applying it on your face though. It would be safe to test it in a small area before application.
A lot of people apply the product on their backs, armpits, groin, and even their chests. This makes this an all-around antiperspirant, unlike others that are in the form of a stick or cream that may be sticky and uncomfortable if applied to other areas of the body.
4. It Boosts You Confidence
Yes, I know it may not be the effect of Drysol per se, but I’d like to add this. Let me explain why.
People who often have hyperhidrosis also have anxiety
or vice-versa. It will definitely boost your confidence when you wake up and go about your day without worrying about excessive sweating because Drysol solved that problem for you.
What I Don’t Like About Drysol
1. It Is Hard To Find (Offline)
I have read a lot of online discussions and watched a video, that people have been having a hard time getting Drysol from their favorite stores. Apparently, this is happening to a lot of people.
It would be inconvenient if this product does work for you but now you’ll have a hard time finding a steady supply. Luckily, it is easily available on Amazon and you can have it delivered straight to your doorstep.
2. You May Need A Prescription
Because it has more aluminum chloride than most products available in stores, you may be required to present a prescription before being able to buy a bottle stronger than 20%. This means it’s harder to get because you’d have to go to a doctor first.
Don’t worry, it is quite rare that you would need the strongest type of Drysol as most reviews say that they’re happy with the 15 or 20% bottles that they’ve ordered.
3. You Cannot Use It After Shaving
It is included as a warning in the bottle that you should wait 2 days after shaving because your skin is a bit raw and Drysol can cause itching and redness.
Most reviews and how-to videos often show them using their products a day or two after they shave and they always mention that you should do the same.
This can be so inconvenient because other products are so mild you can use it after a shave and you won’t have to worry about any red marks or itchiness.
It also means you have to arrange your schedule in such a way that you don’t go out much on shaving days because you wouldn’t be able to use Drysol and you may sweat buckets.
4. It Can Cause A Bad Skin Allergy
Does Drysol work for most people? I’d say yes but sadly, if you have overly sensitive skin it may be a problem. Aluminum Chloride can cause itching and redness and can rarely cause your skin to peel. This is why you need a prescription to get the variants above 20%.
Remember, if any itchiness, dryness, or peeling occurs please see a doctor immediately. An allergic reaction should always be taken seriously and you would want the discomfort to go away as soon as possible.
How To Store Your Drysol
Clinical/Prescription-strength antiperspirants like Drysol have to be handled and stored properly.
Mishandling can lead to your product going bad and may lose its effectivity. It would be a waste to throw out a full bottle just because you didn’t know what to do. Here are some things to remember:
1. Store At Room Temperature
Do not freeze or refrigerate your product. Remember that sudden changes in temperature can cause a reaction to your product. Also freezing may destroy the bottle and may result in it cracking.
2. Store in a Cool, Dry Place Away