No matter how much you sweat, you probably want to make sure that the money you’re spending on your antiperspirant is put to good use, right?Seriously, there’s not much point in spending time and cash on something and then not optimizing its use. 

To help you get the most sweat-management out of your antiperspirant, we’ve got seven tips from the International Hyperhidrosis Society as well as from our own team of hyperhidrosis experts.

  1. If sweat-reduction is your goal, make sure you’re buying the right product in the first place. Antiperspirants and deodorants are not the same thing. A deodorant targets body odor. An antiperspirant is designed to lessen sweating. Of course there are many combination products out there — just make sure you’re buying one that’s got antiperspirant active ingredients in it.

  2. Apply your antiperspirant at night. In order to work, the active ingredients in an antiperspirant need time to get down into the sweat ducts where they can do their jobs blocking sweat production. Since most people sweat less during the night, this makes bedtime the perfect time to apply antiperspirant. If you just apply antiperspirant in the morning, your daytime sweating will quickly wash off the active ingredients and they’ll never have the chance to really show you their stuff. If you’d like to apply antiperspirant twice per day, that’s fine. A morning application could give you an extra boost. Just don’t forget the all-important nighttime application. (Please also read tip #6, though, as sometimes less is more.)

  3. Apply antiperspirant to completely dry skin. If your skin is wet, the active ingredients won’t be able to work as well and skin irritation is more likely. Dab dry with a clean towel or use a hair dryer on a cool setting to quickly and easily achieve optimal antiperspirant-applying conditions.

  4. Avoid shaving right before antiperspirant application as this can result in skin irritation. If you apply your antiperspirant at night, it’s best to shave in the morning or perhaps a bit later in the day (maybe after a workout, for example.)

  5. Learn about all your antiperspirant options and choose the product that’s right for you. Certain Dri, for example, has three different levels of antiperspirant protection to choose from. Certain Dri Prescription Strength Roll-On is our brand’s strongest product and contains the #1 doctor recommended active ingredient for excessive sweating.**

  6. Be economical. Many people are using way too much antiperspirant says Huffington Post. Two strokes up and two strokes down with your product should be sufficient. And, depending on how much you sweat, if you’re applying your antiperspirant at night you might not need to apply it every day. Experiment to see how many applications per week you need to achieve the results you want.

  7. Make the most of discounts by downloading a coupon for $2 off any Certain Dri product today!

We hope these tips help you save time and money while also helping you to feel drier and more comfortable all day long. 

**Based on a 2017 independent study, Aluminum Chloride is #1 doctor recommended ingredient for excessive sweating.