Whether from exertion, stress or heat – sweating is a normal reaction with which our body regulates its temperature. However, sweating can also quickly cause unpleasant odours and excessive moisture, especially under the arms. Modern deodorants or antiperspirants counteract unpleasant odours and provide a feeling of freshness throughout the day. Antiperspirants, on the other hand, also counteract perspiration itself.
Deodorant or antiperspirant?
But what is the difference between a deodorant and an antiperspirant? A product that merely prevents body odour is called a deodorant. Deodorants killunderarm bacteria or keep them from further multiplying. In addition, they mask body odours with a pleasant fragrance. People who sweat very little by nature or who don’t wish to interfere with the amount of sweat their bodies produce, are advised to choose a deodorant. Even those who consciously choose products free of aluminium salts should choose deodorant, because all the products in the NIVEA range that are called “deodorant” are guaranteed to be free of aluminium salts.
People who sweat more and want to reduce their natural production of sweat should use an antiperspirant. An antiperspirant effectively inhibits the formation of sweat under the arms, thus delaying the formation of unpleasant body odours and wet stains on clothing (sweat patches). These products contain aluminium salts which, based on studies conducted by renowned experts, are believed to be harmless to health.
How and when to use deodorants or antiperspirants
Deodorants and antiperspirants are most effective when used on clean skin. To maintain a well-groomed feeling throughout the day, it is best applied in the morning straight after showering. They should be applied directly on the underarm skin.
A deodorant for all occasions: spray or roll-on
Spray or roll-on – which deodorant type do you prefer? Many men prefer the classic deodorant spray, while the roll-on is especially popular with women. A deodorant spray feels particularly fresh. It rests gently on your skin, keeping your armpits virtually dry so you can get dressed almost immediately. The hygienic application and wonderful fresh scent are also some of the pros of using deodorant sprays. To get optimum protection performance, shake your deodorant before use. NIVEA deodorant sprays also come in a practical mini format for freshness on the go!
The movable ball in a roll-on deodorant ensures a simple application. Moreover, roll-on deodorants are very gentle on the skin and thus also suitable for delicate and sensitive armpits. If you want to be sure to avoid deodorant stains on your clothing, you should opt for deodorants that have special ingredients to prevent the formation of white residues on black clothes or yellowish stains on white fabrics.