Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with the Dove and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
If we’re honest with ourselves, we typically take on too much in the daily scheme of things. Meaning, we can put our bodies through some serious stuff in one 24-hour period. From the time we get out of bed to the time we climb back in at the end of the day, our body can produce around 1 gallon of sweat each day. Of course, this is an average and doesn’t account for exercise, heat of the day, or chasing the kids around the house! Therefore, I’m excited to partner with Dove to try their Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant.
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
Living in Texas where we are battling record-high temperatures even through the winter, you can imagine I’ve learned to manage the sweat. After all, as a busy professional and full-time mom, I’m on the go most of the day. Being dry under any element of pressure helps to maintain an air of confidence in any situation. Therefore, keeping the sweat away does more than protect your clothing from stains.
The easiest way I have found to avoid the embarrassment of a sweaty hug is simply using Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant. This antiperspirant goes beyond the call of duty and offers 48-hour protection with Dove ¼ moisturizers and NutriumMoisture® that cares for your underarm skin. This not only helps them to recover from shaving irritation, but also keeps them feeling comfortable, fresh and dry all day. For me, that means that my sensitive skin does not get irritated and I have no reaction the fragrance, yet walk away with softer, smoother underarms.
Wear Antiperspirant to Bed
I began doing this on a whim. I felt like night sweats were becoming far too real and I didn’t want to wake up next to my husband each morning in a sweat. But, I have actually discovered through a bit of research that the active ingredient in antiperspirant needs time to create a block in the sweat gland. Therefore, by applying Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant to a clean, dry armpit as part of your bedtime routine, you are actually helping to stop the sweat the next day.
Watch What You Eat
This is a tough one for me. Spicy foods. If you’ve ever eaten a meal that was overly spicy, you may have noticed the sweat beading up on your forehead. Your body tries to cool itself down when you eat spicy foods, so they should be avoided if you want to stay dry. Additionally, caffeine can trigger sweat. By reducing your caffeine intake you could see a reduction in sweating.
Keep Your Cool
This one should be taken quite literally. Stress causes our heart rate to rise which then raises our body temperature. Once the entire process begins, sweat is produced in response to our feelings of anxiety. So, take a deep breath and stay calm. Learn to “keep your cool” and you will have discovered one more way to stay dry under pressure.
Here are 5-Star Reviews for Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant from others who have come to expect more for their underarms:
“Love how Dove goes on smooth and doesn’t irritate the skin. Smells wonderful and works continuously throughout the day!” – melloddie
“This deodorant is amazing. The smell is so gentle and it goes on smooth and is making my armpits softer. It lasts all day into the next.” – nuthegreat
Of course, we can’t expect to stop sweating altogether. Our body needs to sweat in order to expel toxins, so we don’t want to stop it completely. But, we can work to keep it under control—especially at times when we need to shine.