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How to Incorporate Deodorant into Your Daily Grooming Routine

A daily grooming routine is as important to your health and well-being as eating well, staying hydrated, and sleeping well is. Part of any daily routine for grooming include finding the ideal deodorant or roll-on that suits your needs, your preferences, and your activity levels.

As one of South Africa’s most loved and trusted body care brands, we understand the importance of incorporating deodorant into your daily grooming routine. With the Shield range of products, known for their advanced technology, you can confidently tackle body odour and stay fresh throughout the day.

In this blog, we take a look at the importance of including a deodorant into your daily habits and how to choose the best one for you.

Understanding Deodorants and Antiperspirants

When it comes to odour and sweat control, understanding the difference between deodorant and antiperspirant is key. Deodorants target odour-causing bacteria, while antiperspirants aim to reduce sweat. Here are some more detailed points of difference and similarities between the two types of products:

#1 - Sweat Control

  • Deodorants do not significantly reduce sweat production. They only address the odour associated with sweat.
  • Antiperspirants are specifically formulated to decrease the amount of sweat produced in the underarm area.

#2 – Application

  • Deodorants are available in various forms, including sticks, roll-ons, creams, and sprays. They are applied directly to the skin's surface.
  • Antiperspirants are also available in similar forms but contain active ingredients that need to be applied to the skin to block sweat ducts.

#3 - Sweat and Odour Management

  • Deodorants are more effective at managing body odour but do little to control sweat.
  • Antiperspirants are effective at reducing sweat production and, by extension, can help manage both sweat and odour.

#4 – Suitability

  • Deodorants are suitable for individuals who want to control body odour without significantly impacting sweat production.
  • Antiperspirants are ideal for those who want to reduce sweating, especially in situations where excessive sweat can be a concern, such as during physical activity or hot weather.

Factors To Consider When Choosing Between Deodorant or Antiperspirant?

Choosing between deodorant and antiperspirant depends on your personal needs and preferences. Ask yourself these pertinent questions to assess your needs:

  • What are my lifestyle requirements? For example, working outside, working inside, physically demanding job or sedentary job.
  • How much do I sweat?
  • Do I have sensitive underarm skin?
  • Do I struggle with body odour?

Grooming Routine 101 – How To Use A Deodorant Daily

Using deodorant properly is key to ensuring its effectiveness and long-lasting odour protection. Follow these simple steps to make the most out of your deodorant application:

Step 1 - Start with Clean Skin

Ensure your underarm area is clean and dry before applying deodorant. You can shower or wash the area with soap and water.

Step 2 - Select the Right Deodorant

Choose a deodorant that suits your needs and preferences. There are different types, including sticks, roll-ons, creams, and sprays. You may also want to consider deodorants with specific scents or features like extra strength or natural ingredients.

Step 3 - Check for Sensitivity or Allergies

If you have sensitive skin or have experienced skin irritation with certain deodorants in the past, consider using a hypoallergenic or fragrance-free deodorant. You can also perform a patch test on a small area of skin to check for any adverse reactions.

Step 4 - Apply the Deodorant

For stick or roll-on deodorant, twist up the product or roll it on. Gently apply a thin, even layer to your underarm area. Be careful not to use too much, as excess product can lead to residue on your clothing. For spray deodorant, hold the can about 6 inches (15 cm) away from your underarms. Spray a light and even coat on each underarm. Avoid inhaling the fumes.

Step 5 - Allow it to Dry

Wait a minute or two to let the deodorant dry before putting on your clothes. This can help prevent any transfer of product to your clothing.

Step 6 - Reapply as Needed

Depending on your activity level and the type of deodorant you use, you may need to reapply throughout the day for optimal odour protection. Some people find it helpful to carry a travel-sized deodorant in their bag for touch-ups.

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How long does deodorant last?

Deodorants are formulated to provide long-lasting protection. Depending on the specific product and your individual needs, Shield deodorants can last up to 72 hours, ensuring you stay fresh and odour-free throughout the day.

Can I use Shield deodorant for sensitive skin?

Absolutely! Shield understands that everyone's skin is unique. That's why we offer deodorants specially formulated for sensitive skin. These variants are gentle on the skin while still providing effective odour control. Look for the " Sensitive SkinOpens in a new window" label on our products for a comfortable and reliable experience.

Are Shield deodorants available in different scents?

Yes, Shield deodorants are available in a wide range of invigorating scents to suit different preferences. Whether you prefer a fresh and citrusy aroma, a subtle floral scent, or a masculine and woody fragrance, you'll find the perfect option to complement your style and keep you smelling great throughout the day.

Does Shield offer travel-friendly deodorant options?

Shield understands the importance of convenience, especially when you're on the go. That's why we offer travel-friendly deodorant options, such as mini sizes or compact roll-ons, that easily fit in your travel bag or purse. Stay fresh no matter where your adventures take you.

Is Shield deodorant suitable for both men and women?

Yes, Shield deodorants are designed to cater to the needs of both men and women. We understand that everyone deserves reliable and effective odor protection, regardless of gender. Choose from our wide range of deodorant variants specifically formulated for men or women, or opt for our unisex options for a fresh and confident experience.