Right Guard antiperspirant formulas are designed to guard you from sweat, odor, and stains.
How do antiperspirants work?
Antiperspirants use aluminum salts to reduce the appearance of sweat. These aluminum salts help to block the sweat gland and prevent moisture from escaping.
Is my antiperspirant also a deodorant?
If it’s a Right Guard antiperspirant then, YES! Our antiperspirant formulas contain aluminum salts to help prevent the appearance of sweating. Combined with our lineup of crisp and modern fragrances, Right Guard helps keep you dry and smelling fresh all day.
But I thought deodorant and antiperspirant were the same thing!
Nope! You often find them together, but they work differently. Antiperspirants contain aluminum salts to prevent the appearance of sweating. A deodorant does not contain aluminum salt and is used only to protect from body odor.
Why am I sweating?
Sweating is our body’s way to cool down whether you are in an all-out sprint or cheering your favorite team during that buzzer-beater finish. When situations heat up, sometimes the brain triggers the body to sweat. As the sweat evaporates from the skin it brings your body temperature back down. Then you’re ready to take on your next rival!
If you’re concerned about sweating too much, speak to your doctor or medical professional.
Is it normal to sweat there?
Probably. We sweat from two types of glands: Eccrine and Apocrine. Eccrine glands are found all over the body and are used for cooling1. Apocrine glands are mostly found in the armpits and groin. When you’re active or get stressed because the game is on the line – that’s when the apocrine glands go into overdrive.
Why does sweat smell?
It’s not the sweat that smells exactly. Body odor starts to smell when the proteins and fats in your sweat combine with the natural bacteria on your skin1. The areas of your body that have more natural bacteria are more prone to BO.
1 International Hyperhidrosis Society. “Understanding Sweating.” Sweathelp.org. https://www.sweathelp.org/home/understanding-hyperhidrosis.html (accessed Feb 2, 2019).