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Men's Antiperspirants and Deodorants

 –  While body odor is a naturally occurring problem, it has the potential to be embarrassing unless you take steps to keep it at bay. Here at drugstore.com, we have a wide selection of men's deodorants and antiperspirants that you can use to combat odor each day. Both types of products help address odor to keep you smelling fresh. Antiperspirants can also help reduce perspiration to keep you dry.
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Differences Between Deodorants and Antiperspirants

Both traditional deodorants and antiperspirants help fight body odor, but they approach the problem from two different directions. While it's true that sweat contributes to odor, it's not actually the sweat that smells bad. Instead, sweat creates a warm and moist environment that allows bacteria to reproduce, and these germs release the stench.

Deodorants work by neutralizing or masking odors. Some actually reduce the bacteria responsible for the unpleasant smell of sweat.

Antiperspirants reduce the production of sweat by temporarily blocking pores so that the moisture can’t reach the surface. With less sweat, bacteria has more trouble thriving.

Many men choose to use a product that has both deodorant and antiperspirant properties. Antiperspirants and deodorants often contain fragrance that keeps men smelling fresh and clean throughout the day.

Types of Products to Consider

The application process for your deodorant or antiperspirant is dictated by the type of product you prefer to use.

Sticks and solids feature deodorant powders suspended in fat or glycerin, so they go on dry and are very convenient to use.

Gels and roll on products need to dry before you get dressed to keep them from getting on your clothes. They offer effective protection that lasts throughout the day.

Aerosol products can simply be sprayed onto skin to protect you from odor. They are even hygienic to share because they don't involve any direct contact with the skin.

Other products include wipes and creams that fight existing bacteria, as well as tablets that may help decrease odor internally.

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