We've Been Applying Antiperspirants Wrong This Entire Time

Morning routines are hard to break, especially because, for most of us, they are the difference between pulling the covers over our heads and, truly, really making it out the door on time for work. You pull yourself out of bed with every morsel of morning energy you have and hit the bathroom to wake up. You splash water on your face, brush your teeth, put a comb through your hair, apply deodorant, and suddenly you feel like you can actually face the day. Deodorant is most effective when applied at night. But it turns out there's one step in that morning routine that ought not to be there: antiperspirants! As it turns out, antiperspirants are actually much more effective when they're applied at night. “Remarkably, this gives the best possible result, but almost no one does it," says Jeffrey Dover, M.D., a Boston-based dermatologist. Just to confuse you more, there's also a difference between deodorant and antiperspirants. Deodorant covers up body odours with fragrance, but wears off after a few hours. Antiperspirants work by targeting sweat production with aluminum compounds. This in turn temporarily plugs your sweat ducts, ensuring that they stay dry. So why apply antiperspirants at night? Because most likely, you're not sweating as much as you were throughout the day explains A. Yasmine Kirkorian, M.D., a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Were you aware of this? Source: Greatist Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_113684" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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