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Why Your Deodorant Doesn’t Last All Day Anymore

It’s frustrating when your deodorant doesn’t last all day.  Remember when you used to have a “one and done” outlook in regards to applying your traditional deodorant? But now it feels like you can’t leave the house without a backup in your purse, ready to reapply every couple of hours.

It stinks to have to worry about reapplying your deodorant (pun intended).  And there’s a reason why what used to last 8 hours now hardly lasts 45 minutes.

Reasons Your Deodorant Doesn’t Last All Day

Your body builds up immunity 

Not to deodorant itself, but to the chemicals present in traditional deodorants.  Most deodorants use ingredients like aluminum to stop sweat, or alcohol to mask B.O. 

Over time, your body builds up a tolerance to these chemicals, so the more you use these types of deodorants, the more you have to reapply.  A little counterproductive in our opinion. 

And, what else? These harsh chemicals actually contribute to why your sweat stinks.

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You’re applying to a wet arm pit

When your skin is wet, it doesn’t absorb products as easily (including your deodorant).  So, if your applying deodorant fresh out of the shower, the formula may not necessarily stick. 

Not to mention, if you’ve just shaved your arm pits, then you can irritate your skin applying anything to those under arms.  Because razors leave behind tiny nicks and cuts we may not even see, or feel.

You’re applying right before you leave the house

The same as applying deodorant to wet skin doesn’t allow the formula to properly absorb, applying deodorant in the morning, right before we head out for our day could be the reason why it’s not lasting, too. 

When you apply your deodorant right before you head out of the house, you’re not giving the formula the time it needs to absorb into your underarms, and leave them feeling fresh.  Try applying at night instead.

In order to help make sure your deodorant lasts all day, you have to know why it’s wearing off in the first place.  So hopefully now with some new knowledge, a couple easy tweaks, your underarms can be feeling good, without you feeling worried about reapplication.