Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Common Deodorant Mistakes Your Friends Want You To Stop Making.

Summer is upon us, with it's oppressively hot days, beating sun, and the type of humidity that never seems to find relief. During times like this, our best allies are a cold shower, and icy beverage, and of course, a strong stick of deodorant.

But as common as deodorant is, there is still some misinformation circulating about the product: What it's made of, how to use it, when to use it, and how it can effect you. It might be hard to believe that some thing as simple as this could come with directions, but just like any other product, it's important to understand exactly how to use it properly, and how using it improperly could potentially effect you in the future.

So before you spread that stick under your pits, sit down and read these lesser-known facts about the Degrees, Right Guards, and Old Spices in the world. If anything, it will improve your summer experience -- and that of those who have to smell you.

As it turns out, people have plenty of bad habits when it comes to deodorant.

So what exactly do you need to stop doing when it comes to your favorite stick of antiperspirant?

As it turns out, people have plenty of bad habits when it comes to deodorant.

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For starters, you should apply it right after you get out of the shower.

Dry the excess moisture off of your armpits before giving yourself a good spray on your newly clean skin.

For starters, you should apply it right after you get out of the shower.

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But don't think you can just use it instead of showering.

Like it or not, you've got to shower. Deodorant helps with body odor, but only showering can truly help eliminate it completely.

But don't think you can just use it instead of showering.

And don't act like it's a one-time thing.

Just like sunscreen or makeup, deodorant needs to be reapplied, especially during a particularly hot day. Keep it with you just in case.

And don't act like it's a one-time thing.

If you don't think you need it, your probably do.

Most people sweat enough to necessitate the use of deodorant, so if you're going to abstain, make absolutely sure that you don't smell. Ask friends to verify this for you, just to be safe.

If you don't think you need it, your probably do.

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