How to Pick the Right Deodorant
Along with shaving cream and a shaving brush for the ultimate shave, deodorant is an essential aspect of men's skin care. If you’ve been using the same kind of deodorant for a while it might be time for a change. But with so many options to choose from, which one should you pick? Here are a few tips on how to pick the right deodorant:
There are three things you should look for in a deodorant: protection, feel and smell.
First, you have to decide, do you want a deodorant or an antiperspirant? A deodorant will take care of how you smell but an antiperspirant will do that and help stop you from sweating in the first place. How? By plugging up your sweat glands.
Men's skin care is different for every man. Ask yourself what you need. If you sweat a lot you want to feel dry as well as smell good. If sweating is a major concern you might want to try a prescription-strength option. Confidence is key and you have more important things to worry about than your armpits.
Once you know whether you want a deodorant or an antiperspirant now you have to decide how you want it to feel when you put it on. Do you want a standard solid, a gel, a roll-on or a spray? A gel or a roll-on deodorant can feel kind of wet, like a lotion, whereas a spray goes on feeling dry.
A solid deodorant or antiperspirant feels somewhere in the middle. If you’ve been using one kind you might want to try a different one just to see how it feels in comparison. Who knows? Maybe you’ve always used a solid but you don’t know you’d love a spray.
Worst case scenario, you’ve spent a few bucks on something you know you don’t want to buy again. Make your choice carefully because most stores will not do returns on body products.
Now that you’ve decided what kind of deodorant you want to get, you get to decide the most important thing, what you want it to smell like. And lucky you, you live in a time when there’s half a pharmacy aisle of options to choose from.
Do you want a body wash to go with your deodorant? Do you want something subtle? Something earthy? Musky? Spicy? Don’t be shy about taking the covers off and taking a sniff to help you decide. You can’t always go by the name on the package. Does “Fresh” smell like clean laundry or soap? There’s only one way to find out. Just don’t pop out that little plastic inner cover and decide if it’s the right scent for you. be sure to check out our the best facial cleanser for men. As well as our other premium grooming products. If you have a long beard or mustache styles, be sure to check out our beard conditioner.
You might even decide to get more than one. Maybe you use a spray at home but want a matching solid to keep in your desk for touch-ups before going out after work. Maybe you like a gel for during the day but a spray to keep in your gym bag for a refreshing spritz after your workout. You’ve got options.