Best beauty care products according to redditors

We found 2,562 Reddit comments discussing the best beauty care products. We ranked the 1,054 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Personal Care:

u/PathToExile 路 645 pointsr/pics

If you can find this stuff called Maxim it actually stopped my hyperhidrosis after using just one bottle - all through high school I'd get pit stains just sitting in class. After I graduated I had had enough of that shit so I got some of that Maxim stuff and 10 years later I haven't had a problem with it again.

Edit: Here's a link if any of you with sweating issues want to give it a shot -

Edit^2 : If Maxim doesn't seem like it is for you check the responses to this comment, people are leaving lots of great info for you guys, don't live with hyperhidrosis if you don't have to, wasn't really expecting this many people to reply to my comments in this thread.

u/YoAkihiko 路 125 pointsr/BeautyGuruChatter

My hyperhidrosis was probably at it's worst in middle school, (I used to sweat through thick JACKETS on my armpits) I'm almost 25 now and I feel like I've tried everything under the sun. Personally the only thing that worked for me was the prescription Drysol, and funny enough I still have the same bottle since middle school. It started getting dangerously low recently so I sought an OTC alternative. After trying a bunch of failures I eventually found Driclor which seems to works just as well.

I just wanted to throw that out there in case anyone was wondering because Jackie said she had never tried them and couldn't vouch for them.

u/Zorgsmom 路 102 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Amazon sells them for a great price. I love them because you can throw them in the dishwasher or boil them to kill bacteria.

Edit: link

u/Love_Indubitably 路 51 pointsr/IAmA

Try sea sponges! I know it sounds crazy, but sea sponges rest against your cervix and absorb everything, and because they are spongey, you can still do insertion things without worrying about a mess. I use them to have sex on my period and I will never buy tampons again.

Here's a link to a name brand, but you can also just buy a cheaper large sea sponge (as long as it is natural!) and cut it up yourself!

Edit: I made an /r/sex post about sea sponge tampons, if anyone would like more detailed information from a regular user!

u/ecafsub 路 27 pointsr/Austin

I鈥檓 guessing you鈥檙e using this to avoid aluminum (and other nasty evil chemicals). I don鈥檛 know why, because we鈥檙e likely exposed to more naturally-occurring aluminum in the environment every day than you鈥檇 rub on your pits. And no, not from manufacturing. Aluminum makes up about 8% of the Earth鈥檚 crust and is the most abundant metal in the crust. It鈥檚 the 3rd most abundant element following oxygen and silicone.

That said, the ingredient for this thing is potassium alum, aka potassium aluminum sulfate
(which is a chemical compound despite their claims that it鈥檚 鈥渃ompletely free of chemicals.鈥 Because literally everything is a chemical.) so: aluminum. Screenshot of their Amazon page.

Btw, that 鈥渃hemical-free鈥 hunk of potassium aluminum sulfate you鈥檝e been using is also used as an organic fertilizer. I figure you probably buy only organic, so there you go.

So while you鈥檝e pointlessly tried to avoid rubbing it on, you鈥檝e likely been eating it.

In other words: you and everyone else who bought into the fear-mongering got played. As usual. For something that almost certainly does not work. Which they actually admit on the above product page.

Edit: note that I said 鈥淚鈥檓 guessing,鈥 because there may be other reasons people have for rubbing a rock on their pits. But the vast majority of users are in fact scared of the eeeevul aluminumz chemikillz. Sadly, they just believe whatever garbage scam these companies push and throw money at them.

u/colenotphil 路 26 pointsr/hiphopheads

This is gonna sound like some hippy shit but Kdot is part of black hippy so hang on a sec: most deodorant+antiperspirant contains metals which are bad for clothes and more importantly may or may not play a factor in various cancers, though the jury is very much still out on this.

Regardless, for 2 years I have used a combination of salt-based antiperspirant (link) and using cologne as my deodorant. I am consistently complimented on my scent, I feel clean and great, and none of my shirts have even remote staining. I don't like to wear undershirts under button-downs so it is very important to me that I not be staining them. Oh, and the antiperspirant I linked lasts 1.5 years easy, mine is going on 2 years now for like $4.

Fuck Old Spice and their marketing, you don't need that shit and it smells horrible. I don't have proof but knowing large mutinational corporations, you can make a decently educated guess that they purposefully developed a product that sorta works but only for a short time, because then how would they sell more of it? It's like planned obsolescence but more so planned rapid depletion.

u/kaukauandkilos 路 23 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I like to use these Japanese scrub towels! They are pretty rough so they exfoliate well and are long enough so you can clean your back.

u/sunset7766 路 22 pointsr/AskWomen

I got the travel size of this. You wet it and also wet your clean armpits (can't be put on without cleaning your pits wth soap first) and rub it all around each pit for 30 seconds. It neutralizes the zone, making all the smelly bacteria not smelly anymore. People say you still sweat with it, I say I sweat even less than what I was with regular deodorant, and now I smell like literally nothing in there. Also, the rock lasts forever. That is, unless you drop it in your sink and it breaks, which is why I went with a travel size. I know someone who has the kind where it's a whole rock in a dish like this and she's on year 5 and the darn thing is not done yet.

Also, it was explained to me that one of the reasons aluminum in regular deodorant is bad for you is because since it's a large metal particle, it literally clogs your sweat glands. So in doing that, your telling your body it's basically not doing a good job of sweating (because you're blocking the sweat) so your body is like "omg we need to work harder!" so it produces more and more sweat. After a few years of that, your body is like on hyperdrive of making you sweat, rendering your deodorant useless. So when I switched to the crystal and quit blocking the sweat glands from doing its natural thing, my body was like "hell yeah we're doing a kickass job we don't need to work as hard to push this crap out anymore" and now I don't even sweat almost at all anymore.

u/sykilik101 路 21 pointsr/AskMen

This Salux wash cloth. Best damn wash cloth I've ever purchased. Would 100% wholeheartedly recommend to anyone. The level of clean and soft I feel after a shower with this thing is ridiculous.

u/matttopotamus 路 18 pointsr/malefashionadvice

This. I started using a crystal deodorant and while I sweat, I don鈥檛 smell and do not get stains. This is what I use.


u/MaltedBarleyMaven 路 17 pointsr/malegrooming

Wash and condition beard, just be sure they're for made for beards. Regular hair shampoo will wreak havoc on your face. Also use a beard oil and brush.

Wash face twice a day. I exfoliate my forehead and nose once a week; any areas I shave I exfoliate once every two weeks in the shower, prior to shaving or I don't shave that day to prevent irritation.

If you don't have a grooming routine, get one going and make it a habit; being clean is half the battle.

If you use perfume, try to find soap/shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, and deodorant that compliment the perfume; or simply use unscented products.

Wash feet and in-between toes every day; soak feet and use a foot scrub once every 1-2 weeks as needed (particularly in summer); put foot powder in shoes every night to eliminate odor and wetness.

Scrape and brush tongue after brushing and flossing.

I would recommend: Fresh Balls, Bulldog facewash, exfoliator, and moisturizer, Johnson's foot soap, O'Keefe's foot scrub Gold Bond foot powder and a tongue scraper.

u/vazura 路 14 pointsr/cars

Try some certain dri anti perspirant doug, I wear it for job interviews.

u/stoavio 路 14 pointsr/AskMen

This can be dealt with.

Here are a few options to consider. First, Zinc will help with the stink. You can take a Zinc supplement AND use a topical ointment on your feet. If you decide to take a Zinc supplement, don't take it everyday and be mindful of your copper levels. OptiZinc has copper included although you want to supplement even a little more. The ideal zinc-to-copper ratio is 10:1.

  • Boudreaux's Butt Paste Maximum Strength Diaper Cream

    This works very well because it contains 40% Zinc. One of the highest you can find. I've used this on my feet with success and I've even used it on my face before to help with complexion issues and it never dried me out. I think using daily on your feet would be fine although I wouldn't recommend putting it on your face every day. You can find this in Walmart in the baby isle (where the Pedialyte is located). Start with a small amount and rub it in. A little goes a long way with this stuff, you don't want your feet feeling greasy all day.

  • Crystal Body Deodorant Stick Deodorant

    I bought this because I was looking for safer deodorant options. I was amazed at how well it worked on my armpits (much better than traditional deodorants containing aluminum) and the upside for you is, it even specifically mentions being used on feet to treat foot odor. I haven't done that but I imagine it would working swimmingly.

  • Nature's Way Chlorofresh

    This product is along the same lines as BodyMint, but much cheaper. It is typically used to deal with bad breath that originates from odor created in the gut, but it has also been used to treat general body odor as well. I recommend starting with the top 2 recommendations first but considering this can be tried for only ~$7, it may be worth just adding it to your odor fighting stack.

  • 10-Seconds Deodorant & Disinfectant

    I was told this is the product that bowling alleys use to disinfect the bowling shoes. I bought a can sometime ago when I was running and wanted to keep my running shoes from getting rank. I can't find it right now but I seem to recall a warning about harmful/caustic chemicals coming into contact with skin so use this one carefully if you decide to try it. You should be disinfecting your shoes anyway since it sounds like your issue could be bacterial or fungal, seeing as it spreads so rapidly to new shoes.

  • Drymax Run Hyper Thin No Show Socks

    I got these for running and I love them. They are super light and are made from a breathable mesh. The thicker your socks are, the more likely your feet are to get hot and begin sweating. These are a bit expensive but you can think of them as an investment that pays dividends.

  • Mini Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag, Charcoal

    These are designed to naturally remove odor. I keep them in my shoes when they're just sitting in my closet. I assume they are working because my shoes don't stink. They are cheap and got good reviews on Amazon. Check 'em out.

    In conclusion

    I believe if you are washing your feet thoroughly, making sure your socks are clean and your feet have some Zinc ointment rubbed into them (or the crystal deodorant applied) and your shoes are properly disinfected and dry, I think you will see an appreciable reduction in foot funk if not a complete eradication.

    Good luck.

u/Ambiguous_Cat_Hat 路 13 pointsr/Damnthatsinteresting

I've got the EXACT same problem, and its gotten worse as I've gotten older. If I've got something coming up that I really want to make sure I'm not going to sweat at all during I use a combination of these and this stuff. I also get self conscious about it, but these two products have made a HUGE difference for me. That top customer review for the towelettes says everything I can about their effectiveness for my fellow sweaty faced brethren.

u/tristanryan 路 13 pointsr/MLBTheShow

Carpe Antiperspirant Hand Lotion, A dermatologist-recommended, non-irritating, smooth lotion that helps stop hand sweat, great for hyperhidrosis or excessive sweat

u/Bunzilla 路 13 pointsr/beauty

Certain-dri roll on antiperspirant is literally the only thing that worked for me to stop my armpits from sweating profusely. You put it on at night (not after shaving though!) and the next few days you don鈥檛 even need deodorant, but I still used it to keep feeling fresh! I actually don鈥檛 even need to use it anymore but it honestly changed my life.

And you don鈥檛 need a prescription - they have it at cvs. Just make sure you get the roll on and not the solid as it鈥檚 not nearly as effective.

Certain Dri Anti-Perspirant| Prescription Strength Clinical | Most Effective Anti-Perspirant Without a Prescription | Up to 72 Hour Protection | Roll-On | 1.2 oz.

(Sorry for the crappy formatting on the link)

u/6ixnogood 路 12 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I posted this as a response to OP, but you might wanna check this out -- Sweat Block.

I bought it once, and it hasn't stopped working from the original package. Helped ENORMOUSLY. You still sweat a little, but no crazy pit marks or anything.

u/BlobsterBisque 路 12 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Silicone face scrubbers are amazingly gentle. They dry really quickly and are easily cleaned. You can get a pack of two here on Amazon and I hear you can find them at Walmart, too.

As far as italy towels, you want the pink one for face use.

u/jytal 路 11 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Almost everyday now! I started using an exfoliating washcloth thing in the shower. It's like a loofah but it dries out easily between showers and can be washed without falling apart.

u/uno_dos_tres_quattro 路 11 pointsr/AsianBeauty

So just three things?

Konjac Sponge

Eye Moisturizer (what brand?)

Hadarabo Gokujyun Lotion

u/t3hd0n 路 11 pointsr/ADHD

get you some antiperspirant with Aluminum Chloride as the active ingredient. i'm about to get some right now here because your puny mortal antiperspirants do nothing for whatever lovecraftian horror sweat glands are in my pits, but anyone could use it.

the reason i bring this up is because 1: you do it before bed instead of in the morning, 2: after the first few days of using it you only have to use it once or twice a week. and 3: its basicly the strongest shit you can get without botoxing your armpits (seriously, thats a thing. for the "my pit stains are the size of small pizzas on a cold day" peeps)

also, you only have to wash your hair 2-3 times a week. on non hair washing days you can get away with a washcloth and soap. on my face i use non-soap body cleanser so i don't even have to rinse my face off.

u/alligator_ears 路 10 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

My dear fellow sweaty person, I feel your pain. I've tried several different primers, setting sprays, toners, astringents, creams etc. that I could still wear my normal makeup with, but to no avail. But then I found these and I've literally never been happier. Not gonna lie, it says not to use it on your face, but I have for like a year now, and my face is still fine. It didn't cause me to breakout, or have any side effects except I stopped sweating like a heroin addict. I hate the phrase "game changer" but these wipes changed my game.

u/attymarie 路 10 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Theres a brand on Amazon I think they were called Carpe. I have the lotion and it works so well. You have to use the correct amount or it gets super sticky. I reccomend if you have hyperhidrosis. I will find a link to the product asap and throw in an edit.


u/TheJollyDabber 路 9 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Try this stuff called Carpe. It's an anti-perspirant lotion. I've tried all those little tricks with no effect then I found this stuff and am honestly blown away. It's a little pricey but I am very happy with the results.

u/jaskmackey 路 9 pointsr/sex

Like this. Is NOT anti-perspirant.

*edited link because the other went to the mobile site

u/hookersinheels 路 9 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I started using a salux washcloth in the shower and Alpha 10% glycolic acid lotion for my KP, which has really helped. Although like another poster said, consistency is key - whenever I find myself lapsing, my KP flares back up.

u/redyellowand 路 9 pointsr/beauty

Salux towel!

Try looking at your local Asian market first, but omg, I friggin love this thing. Obviously the scrubbing takes work, but tbh it's almost like a ritual...and then my skin is soooo smooth afterwards.

u/jelloisalive 路 8 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Instead of finding a scrubbing soap I use a Japanese wash cloth. It's better than a loofa because the soap doesn't sink towards the middle, you can wrap it around your back and scrub the hard to reach parts, and it's easy to clean in the shower or washing machine (just don't put it in the dryer). It works with both clear and creamy soaps, too, so you can scrub the moisture in and the dirt off. It's also a better alternative to the microbeads that end up in the ocean.

u/ashwinmudigonda 路 8 pointsr/LifeProTips

As skeptical as I was, I found the crystal deodorant to work just fine. It is colorless, odorless and just plain works.

u/Heathenloki 路 8 pointsr/AskMen

Lose weight if possible, moisture wicking underwear (Look at something like this,) and try a powder like Gold Bond or this(I usually apply it after drying off when I get out of the shower, it's got a pleasant cooling sensation) but any talc powder will help so if you want to go cheaper try baby powder.

u/Haziku 路 8 pointsr/AskMen

Have you considered Manpons?

Seriously though, baggy clothes help, A/C helps more, and if all else fails, well, there's a Anti Monkey Butt Powder with Calamine that has some good ratings.

u/jimstr 路 8 pointsr/funny

yes. try this my good sir. and experience comfort again.

u/Joshyblind 路 8 pointsr/britishproblems

Odaban is your friend

u/nycteach 路 7 pointsr/piercing

That's great! I think you're getting downvoted because your link is bad (it doesn't load the product page on my computer), but it looks like you bought the CVS Sterile Saline Wound Wash, which is a 0.9% sodium chloride solution with no additives. That's the perfect concentration for piercings, so you're good to go!

If you ever get annoyed by how quickly the product sprays out, I really like the NeilMed Fine Mist Wound Wash. It has the same formula as the CVS wound wash, but dispenses in a fine mist that doesn't soak my whole ear.

u/likewtvrman 路 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Stop using the St. Ives scrub on your face!! The reason it's making it worse is because it's doing the same thing, it's too rough for facial skin and is basically just a scrub version of using the clarisonic. Stick to just a gentle cleanser for a while. I would say to switch to a chemical exfoliant, but it sounds like the natural skin barrier is compromised so not the best time to introduce actives. Instead, maybe start out with VERY mild physical exfoliation, either a konjac sponge or a silicone scrubber using a very light hand.

Also, have you tried using vaseline to top your moisturizer? If not I would definitely recommend, I find it's the best thing to help heal irritated skin because it creates a protective barrier. You just need a very thin layer, patted on gently with fingertips so as not to irritate the skin more.

u/[deleted] 路 7 pointsr/AskWomen


All natural, odorless, not sticky, doesnt stain and leaves no white residue.

u/MysteriousExpert 路 7 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Thai Natural Crystal Deodorant.

It's not Thai and it's not "natural", but they do work. The crystal is alum, which is a different kind of aluminum salt than the aluminum chlorhydrate found in most antiperspirants. You apply the the deodorant, by wetting the crystal and rubbing it on your skin. It has no smell.

The benefits of it are that it does not stain clothes - no yellow stains in the armpits like regular antiperspirants. I find it to be effective at stopping odors.

From the name, it seems like a ridiculous product. I started using it a few years ago. At first, was switching from antiperspirant to a regular deodorant to stop my shirt armpits from staining yellow. But several brands of regular deodorant (arm and hammer, old spice) irritated my skin. This stuff works well and I have no irritation. I'm very happy with it.

Costs about $7/stick, but a stick will last a year, maybe more.

u/Heretic04 路 7 pointsr/savedyouaclick

Loofah sponges suck.

I'm all about these exfoliating towels:

The soap lathers up great with these, it's coarse enough to scrub grease stains off your body and it's super easy to scrub your back with one of these. I hate it when I'm staying in a hotel and I don't have one of these.

u/farfigirl 路 7 pointsr/AsianBeauty

This is my first time copying a link, so I hope this works!
(in case it doesn't, i searched "salux Japanesel blue wash cloth" and the seller was "Salux")


u/10noop20goto10 路 7 pointsr/LifeProTips

Alternative LPT: Switch to one of those salt stone deodorants.

I threw out all of my old white undershirts (I keep around 30 on hand. I'm pretty serious about white t's), and made the switch from antiperspirant at the same time. No more pit stains! Haven't looked back. It's amazing!

u/marmosetohmarmoset 路 7 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

If you dislike pads because of the uncomfortable, crinkly diaper-ness of them then you could try out reusable cloth pads. There are a few companies that make fancy ones, like luna pads, or you can make your own.

Menstrual cups are an option, but do some research to see if other people who have the same problem as you have had success with them. The Menstrual cup livejournal community is a good resource for this. I've never gotten headaches from tampons, but I used to get weird cramps from them. I tried 2 different menstrual cup brands- one with a soft, thin rim (Diva cup) and one with a larger, harder rim (Mooncup UK). The one with the larger rim gave me the same kind of cramps as tampons (though not quite as bad). The softer rim didn't.

A third option is using a natural sea sponge. I find it a little icky, but I have friends who rave about them. They're supposedly a lot more comfortable than tampons and so might relieve your problems. They're also reusable for several cycles, which is pretty cool IMO (if you're squicked out by blood, then none of the options I've listed will be good for you, unfortunatly), and less complicated than menstrual cups. I'm sure there are lots of brand options, but I did some quick googling and found some on amazon

u/rEvolutionTU 路 7 pointsr/malegrooming

I feel like I've been posting this once a week in this kind of thread, not sure if it's basic enough to think about putting in the sidebar.

First of all, for all we know Aluminium chlorohydrate has no negative health effects whatsoever.

The main issue why a lot of people consider it "bad" (and why I usually recommend to not use a daily deodorant with it but instead something dedicated like this) is because the vast majority has no clue what it does, how it works and how to use it properly.

Think of it like something that shrinks your pores making it harder for sweat to come out (not entirely accurate but close enough). Now, in case you had an issue with your pores "overreacting" you just sweat less or, if they didn't "overreact" and your body still needs to dissipate heat you will sweat a little more in surrounding regions. However (this is why it's a horrible ingredient in something we use as casually as our deodorants) if you use too much of the stuff it results in the pores being like a blocked dam that's breaking, usually making you sweat more in the process. The fact that it leaves stains if used during your daily routine is just icing on the cake.

As usual, if you believe you're sweating WAY over the top just go ahead and ask your doc about it, you might have an actual medical condition that goes with it.


  • Pick a nice fresh smelling and rather neutral deodorant without aluminum chloride for daily use.
  • If you feel as if you "sweat too much" in specific regions look into a dedicated aluminum chloride product (e.g. see link above) and use it exactly like the package insert suggests (before going to bed, wash it in the morning, less is more).
  • Use a perfume to your personal liking.

    A deodorant is not supposed to make you smell awesome (that's what your perfume does) and it's not supposed to make you sweat less. It's there to give you a general fresh feeling & smell and to be there for you in a pinch if your condition is... less than optimal.
u/pm_me_your_crayolas 路 6 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

i've posted this a few times because i had reaaaally bad, really painful back acne and i found this routine posted on r/SkincareAddiction (which has more subscribers than r/SkincareAddicts so sometimes there's already an answer there)

I use humane acne treatment on a salux cloth AFTER rinsing out conditioner, dry body well, then apply paula's choice aha lotion on my back (i use a regular lotion on the rest of my body so i don't get too dry) and then I also sleep in a clean tshirt every night. I should say that I only shower every other day so if you shower daily, maybe ease into the routine in case it could be drying.

I haven't had any back acne since implementing this routine, that's why i always respond to back acne posts lol it changed my life!!!!

u/erin_said 路 6 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I use the crystal deodorant, and it's a little odd to get used to at first, but it works great! You have to reaaaaallllly get it all over your underarm area though, not just in the pit...I rub mine a little bit on the sides of my armpit and then a lot farther up and down (like a bit down onto my sideboob area and on my arm where it touches my side boob area). I definitely had a few days where my body was sort of getting used to not having traditional deodorant on, so I was a bit stinky, but it didn't last long. Now the only time I get stinky is if I'm doing really heavy physical activity in the heat, but that would have happened even when I wore normal deodorant. This is the kind that I buy because I hate the dispenser on the stick version, but the stick version works just the same. My favorite thing about it is that it's cheap and it lasts a super long time. The only time I've had to buy new deodorant since I've started using it wasn't because I ran out (I wasn't even close), but it was because I dropped the crystal chunk and it fell awkwardly and shattered.

u/nubbinator 路 6 pointsr/AskReddit

This is what I use. It works great and lasts a long time. It isn't an antiperspirant, but it's a great deodorant. If you get smelly feet, you can also use it on them and it will kill the odor.

u/sakurarose 路 6 pointsr/birthcontrol

I have a few thoughts/suggestions:

  1. Reconsider an IUD. Not already having kids isn't a good reason to deny someone an IUD. There is a slightly bigger risk of the body rejecting the IUD, but it isn't big enough to stop you from trying. I got an IUD last November and it has been wonderful. I have never had kids. If your doctor's only reason to say no to the IUD is because you haven't had kids, go talk to another doctor. If you're in the US, I've heard good things about Planned Parenthood.

  2. If you are having problems with tampons, you might want to consider alternatives. I personally use and love the Softcup. There are also other options, like the Diva cup, the Moon cup and Sea Sponge Tampons. I have heard good things about them, although I haven't tried them personally. I suspect one of the cups might be good for you since it doesn't absorb like tampons do, so it can't cause you problems from overuse.

  3. If you're still having vaginal pain this long after the tampon problem, is it possible that you have a bad yeast infection or something?
u/appointment_at_1_am 路 6 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu
u/dianadorablee 路 6 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

You should try Odaban! It's the only thing that's ever worked for me besides prescription antiperspirants like Hypercare or Drysol from the dermatologist, but you can get this on Amazon and I think it works even better than any deodorant or prescription one. I know how you feel, nothing has ever worked for me before I found Odaban.

u/lawanddisorder 路 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I've suffered from hyperhidrosis my entire life. I could not tolerate drysol because it made my underarms break out in an itchy, burning rash. I have tried all of the t-shirts with absorbent pads and the stick on pads, I would still soak through them and having a cold wet pad under your arms feels gross. I've ruined dozens of shirts and suits by sweat staining them.

Three years ago I learned about Odaban Antiperspirant Spray from reddit and it has changed my life. It doesn't make me break out in a rash and it really works. I don't even spray it on every other night anymore, I can go four to five nights between applications before I start to sweat excessively. Absolute game changer. Everybody's physiology is different and YMMV but I urge you to give the product a try.

u/Captain_Albern 路 6 pointsr/germany

Amazon has Driclor.

Otherwise, go to a pharmacy (Apotheke).

u/bruce656 路 6 pointsr/Fitness

Yeah, compression or a good suggestion. Look into getting one of these, helps keeps the thunder in place. I tried a more expensive one, but I like this one better. Also, this stuff is also really good to protect against chafing.

u/everett916 路 6 pointsr/EDC
u/EmEffBee 路 6 pointsr/ottawa

Maybe you are like me and get terrible sweaty feet all winter. The worst. I actually use something like this all winter because it gets so bad. The cream has made a huge difference for me and my comfort in the winter time.

u/Ephemeral_Halcyon 路 6 pointsr/Nexplanon

How long have you had the Nexplanon in?

It is normal, and may continue to change (for better or worse) over time. The Nexplanon alters your body's hormones and can cause changes in acne, menstruation, cravings (and in turn weight if you give in to said cravings and consume too many calories), etc.

The best thing you can do is stay on top of it. Wash your face in the morning and at night, and more during the day if need be. Choose a gentle wash like cetaphil, cetaphil baby wash+ lotion, or aquaphor wash/baby wash. A castile soap or Aveeno is also nice, so is a simple mild bar of soap. Try to get things that aren't perfume scented or wildly colored. Wash your face only with that soap, then gently pat dry and fan dry if need be. Afterwards, apply a very very thin layer of a gentle non-scented non-dyed lotion like eucerin, curel, or lubriderm. The lotion is very important. Giving your body clean, gentle moisture is going to help cut down on bad oil production. You do NOT want to dry out your face or "let your pores breathe" because this will amp up oil production and even lead to scarring and more acne.

Keep your hands off your face. Wash your face whenever you get dirty or sweaty. When you're in the shower wash it after you condition your hair to ensure that you wash off any conditioner that might drip down because that stuff wiiiiill cause acne. Don't use any spot treatments, salicylic acid washes, face scrubbers, etc. Wash your hands, then use the soap and water just on your hands or on a very gentle applicator like those little silicone "scrubbies"
or an ultrasoft facial brush. You don't want to scratch your skin up, scrub anything open, etc. If you are a person that exfoliates, don't do it more than once a week or once every two weeks. Use ground oatmeal (mixed with honey), baking soda (mixed with water) or sugar (mixed with a gentle oil like coconut or olive) mixed into a paste and gently rubbed on in a circular motion-- again, no need to scratch and scrub to exfoliate, always be gentle.

Between washes or when you can't wash immediately, use a gentle non-scented non-dyed baby wipe like pampers or other natural care brands. You can also find oil sheets in the store, but a square of toilet paper works just as well (if not better than) oil sheets and is far cheaper-- just tear some off and store it in a ziplock baggie inside your bag. A dab of tea tree essential oil or rosemary essential oil will help soothe the soreness and reduce the redness of pimples. Lots of people think EOs are BS, but they do have their place and can be very helpful. They aren't going to magically fix anything, but they do help if only a little. You can mix a few drops with a couple tbsps of extra virgin coconut oil as well to make a very gentle overnight moisturizer for your face.

Aztec clay face masks are nice for getting oil off and clearing up acne, as well. Always lotion after use. Drink tons of water (32-64oz a day minimum), eat well (cut out as much greasy, sugary food as possible), and spend some time in the sun moving around each day. Wash your sheets and pillowcases once a week (some people even change their pillowcase every single night to help prevent acne) and try to use 100% cotton sheets that will breathe and keep you from building up sweat as you sleep. And the big one-- absolutely STOP using make up if you can help it or only wear it when necessary. If you must wear it, try to find a foundation like bareminerals or rodan + fields mineral peptides. It should be oil free and you should aim to keep it pretty tame and natural as these are much less harsh on the skin. Always moisturize and let dry before applying any makeup, and wash off your makeup as soon as possible.

Hope all of this helps. It's an absolute bitch for me once in a while (like right now), too. I wear no makeup, wash my sheets once a week, wash my face twice a day and freshen with wipes or TP squares. I use cetaphil baby wash+lotion and wash only with my hands. I use Curel or lubriderm lotion. For really bad spots I dab on tea tree oil a couple times and by the next day they don't hurt any and are clearing up. For the most part it keeps everything in check.

u/the_great_pazuzu 路 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

If you're looking to actually stop sweating, i'd go for Certain Dri. This stuff works VERY well, and you would want to put it on before you sleep. Putting on too much could cause your armpits to feel like they're on fire too. It has aluminium chloride in it, so if that ain't your thing you'll want to look elsewhere.

u/THE_DUCK_HORSE 路 5 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I got a product called sweat block you apply once a week, plus clinical strength deodorant daily. Really controlled my sweating. I usually only need it 1-2x a month. I also used it under my boobs haha. There鈥檚 also a prescription version by a different name.

Ofc check with your doctor about medical concerns, etc, esp if this is a new problem. Make sure you don鈥檛 have a thyroid disorder for example. And if you sweat less you can be more prone to overheating so hydrate properly and try to stay cool.

u/rasterbated 路 5 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

I don't think it would be that strange. Do you live in a hot climate? That might make it more acceptable.

You could also use this stuff called SweatBlock. I don't know a ton about it, but it definitely works to reduce excessing sweating. A friend of mine uses it in the summer.

u/keljar1 路 5 pointsr/TalesFromYourServer

try this I personally haven鈥檛 used it but have heard great things! I鈥檓 buying one for myself for an upcoming music festival I鈥檓 attending. I had a terrible chafing incident a couple years ago from wet shorts at an amusement park, I feel your pain.

u/gigantic_trex 路 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Personally, I would play it safe and hold off on the Stridex, but you know your face best. Just make sure you pay attention to how it responds. Also, if you're actually getting flakes of skin off your face, you might benefit from very gentle physical exfoliation. I've heard good things about kojnac sponges, but as long as you're very gentle, and do it sparingly, you could use a soft wash cloth too.

u/micha111 路 5 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. I'm alive! And in warm clothes, after just eating a good dinner with my good man. Life is pretty swell and I'm grateful for it. Also, can we talk about how tasty wings are? yummmm, wings.

  2. /u/Tokidokiloki is also getting married in MA, which is super exciting! It's also nice to know 1 person on here that may understand my venting ;)

  3. Hey /u/briinkx, welcome back to RAOA! Did you have a nice hiatus?

  4. based on your beauty WL I'd suggest this facial sponge, so many good reviews! :D


u/schwing_it 路 5 pointsr/guns

Kudos to you for taking your training seriously enough to document and reflect on your performance and make changes where needed. That鈥檚 a winner鈥檚 mindset.

For oily grips, I can鈥檛 recommend this enough. It鈥檚 a huge help to n increasing grip without making your hands gritty or super tacky.

u/GetOffMyLawn_ 路 5 pointsr/BettermentBookClub

Gloves? Cotton gloves or gardening gloves. Or try surgical gloves. Or rubber gloves. you can get gloves at the drugstore or the painting store. Go hog wild and get leather driving gloves.

you can get special antiperspirant for hands.

u/hardrockfoo 路 5 pointsr/pics

Here is what I use. It's the same thing I'm assuming. An antiperspirant for your hands. the product is actually better just to use it every night before bed when your hands aren't sweating as much and it helps keep your hands dry though the whole day. You also don't have to tell your friends what that bottle of "gamer goo" is because it just looks like a bottle of lotion

u/adhdaffectee 路 5 pointsr/ADHD

As an avid gamer, and someone whose genetic line leans toward sweatiness, I empathize with your issue. When I play games, I often have a hand towel with me - even at tournaments - and a few people look at me funny. But the next time I go, I see two or three people doing the same thing once they saw me do it.

Additionally, I use this before playing:

Haven't really tried any others for a comparison, but this one has generally worked pretty well for me. Hope this helps.

u/heckinhandbasket 路 5 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Secret Key lemon sparkling peeling gel is a very popular, inexpensive peeling gel! I also use one of these scrub pads when I wash my face, I bought a pack maybe 2-3 days ago and I CAN'T GET ENOUGH my skin is a baby butt over here. They're incredibly gentle and inexpensive and you can use them with cleansers you already have- I bought mine at walmart!

u/kerodon 路 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Swap your Amazon link. For this for 2x for $2.50 S & T Lil'scrubbies, 2 Count

I've had these for a month and I really love it. Especially for my oil cleanser

I'm actually considering getting the gloves that are normally used for cleaning with the same stuff for bodywash in the shower.

Magic Silicone Dishwashing Cleaning Gloves Wash Scrubber 1 Pair Dish Washing Kitchen Heat Resistant Scrub Rubber Glove for Kitchen Bathroom Pet Car Washing

$8 and comes with 2 pads as well

u/TriangleMan 路 5 pointsr/DoesAnybodyElse
u/Firstmatewifey 路 5 pointsr/FeminineNotFeminist

Both the hubs and I have been loving this bath scrubber towel. It makes exfoliating your back a cinch!

u/CesiaCho 路 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

I use Dr. Bronner's and a Salux cloth in the shower for maximum lather and minimal waste. I would recommend buying the big bottle and adding just a little bit to another container with water

u/4everal0ne 路 5 pointsr/AskWomen

Oh god yes, actually ditch the loofa and use a synthetic scrub cloth like this it comes in different "grains" and Asian people are exfoliating experts since we're scrubbed raw practically since birth. The cloth will dry helluva lot faster than a loofa and will last longer. You can toss it into the washing machine if you feel like it as well and when it gets tattered you can sew it into a pouch for a bar of soap and instant fancy soap experience.

u/probably_apocryphal 路 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Yep, KP can cause ingrown hairs because the protein buildup "caps off" the follicle, so the hair can't exit (and curls up under the skin).

In general, KP treatment consists of mechanical exfoliation, chemical exfoliation, and moisturizing. Amlactin is very popular for KP treatment - it moisturizes and chemically exfoliates (with lactic acid) and is reasonably priced.

Personally, I use a Salux cloth in the shower to scrub my arms/legs with a moisturizing body wash, then apply a lactic acid lotion as soon as I get out of the shower.

u/seanorama 路 5 pointsr/minimalism

Regarding the playing cards:
They are at the top of my list (right next to my Salux)!

There primary use is for learning the local language. The game Bull Shit (sometimes called Cheat) can be taught even if the other players speak no English. Have the players only use their language. You will be counting in it within a few rounds!

I nailed Swahili in 20 minutes! And it saved me when I was the only non-Polish in a camping lodge of 60 people!

u/keelasalie 路 5 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Exfoliation is your friend. I recently started epilating, and while it has done wonders in taming my very thick, dark hairs, I have been noticing more ingrown hairs. I have been using an exfoliating body wash with an exfoliating wash cloth and it has been helping, but there are a lot of ingrowns that are getting irritated. :/

Edit: for reference, this is the epilator I got because I don't have the funds for anything more expensive right now.

u/daymcn 路 5 pointsr/IAmA

Jade and Pearl Sea Pearl Sponge Tampon Md 2pk SP-RM

u/PoniesRBitchin 路 5 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Have you ever tried looking up a how-to video? We can give advice all day, but I'm guessing you've looked up how to put in a tampon before and haven't had luck. At this point, watching a guide might be your best bet.

But if you read advice and watch instructions and still can't get it, or if you want an alternative, just use a menstrual sponge. They're softer and don't have a defined shape, meaning they take some of the comfort and positioning difficulties out of the equation.

u/MsDReid 路 5 pointsr/SexWorkersOnly

So weird but these never did work for me at all. Never was able to even try during sex as they just leaked even normally.

I use the Sea Pearls. Literally nothing beats them.

u/mello992 路 5 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

This works better than anything else I have tried. Just to warn you, it fucking burns when you put it on. You're either gonna have to sit through it or put something on it to relieve the pain. This is one reason you don't want to shave before putting it on. Remember, it's totally worth the brief pain of applying it.

u/d0rit0 路 5 pointsr/india

avoid spicy foods; if you're overweight/obese, get fit! They sweat more.

bath daily, stay hydrated, not by alcohols/soft drinks but lemon salt water/soda water or just plain chilled water! Keep a bottle with you everytime! Also, take a few tbsps of apple cider vinegar atleast 3 times a day!

Get a high strength aluminium-based antiperspirant(not a Deo) I'd suggest this or, this

Do this for one week atleast and report back!

u/anonymity_perfection 路 5 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

On phone, sorryforformatting.

I've been having the same problem except it turns out my super strong antiperspirant was making the problem worse! Without deodorant I smell FUNKY (even after detoxing my pits for like two weeks) but with deodorant I smell... anxious... stale... sour... I don't know how to describe it but it's not funk. Aaaaanyways tmi I use two products now. This spray once a week and this paste on the daily.

I also started wearing looser and thinner clothing and no rayon spandex or knits. The fabric changed my stink completely even before using either of those products. I still sweat minimally but it doesn't even bother me unless I wear one of my forbidden fabrics or get really nervous for an extended period of time.

Msg me if you have any questions.

Also excessive sweating is called hyperhydrosis.

u/Flippinchris 路 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

It's not related to clothing, but I'd recommend buying some antiperspirant wipes ( I sweat a ton as well and these will do you wonders.

u/Photik 路 5 pointsr/adderall

SweatBlock Antiperspirant - Clinical Strength - Reduce Sweat up to 7-days per Use

Highly effective when you start using it, but it's losing its magic for me (ordered it 11 times so you can tell how I liked this product and its benefits).

Also look into fish oil supplements as that helps your heart function better. Perhaps that has a correlation with the amount we sweat when we use our meds.

u/Hamalicious 路 4 pointsr/wicked_edge

No, it's a block of mineral. The only alum I'd pay extra for is Thai Crystal deodorant sticks and only because it is specially shaped and seals for travel/protection.

u/AutumnDescent 路 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Have you tried Old Spice deodorant? They do have certain scents that are made without the antiperspirant/aluminum. I'm a woman, and I use the Wolfthorne scent. It smells like oranges and isn't uber manly.

I've also used the thai crystal . It's a crystal that you wet and rub onto your pits. I know it sounds hokey and like bullshit, but it helps me with the smell. Doesn't do anything for sweat, though.

u/drunk_dreams 路 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

It is perhaps buildup from the scrubs? Sometimes I notice if I'm using a scrub with oils in it, my razor will definitely get gunked up afterwards. So if I am exfoliating before shaving I try and stick to either a washcloth and some mild soap, or one of these.

I try to save the heavy duty sugar/salt scrubs to do before bed, or when I don't plan on shaving.

u/cali_gari 路 4 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Get a scrubby towel or use something like AmLactin. Cetaphil Restoraderm is also a really good body moisturizer.

u/colulu 路 4 pointsr/AsianBeauty
u/mama-chari 路 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

What are you currently doing for your skin? Tell me about your showering routine, especially.

Here are a few things that might help you feel better/look better:

  1. Try to take cooler showers. If this means changing your typical water temp from hot to warm, it will definitely help. I'm not advocating ice cold showers, but cooler is definitely better for your skin. Especially during the winter months.

  2. Use a mild soap/body wash. You may be doing this already, but it's a good place to start. Something that isn't loaded with fragrance is really helpful. Using really harsh body wash can really strip your skin and make it irritated.

  3. Exfoliate once or twice a week. This will really help with any bumps and discoloration you may have. I personally use a salux towel loaded with a moisturizing, fragrance free body wash once or twice a week. This towel in particular is great at getting areas like your back and posterior that are hard to get thoroughly.

    You could also try chemical exfoliation on any breakouts or scarring you might have. Stridex in the red box is great for treating active breakouts (pimples, whiteheads, whatnot). For scarring or pigmentation, something with an AHA in it (Lactic or Glycolic Acid, for example) will really help. AmLactin is really excellent for this. When using an AHA, however, please apply sunscreen to any areas that your clothing doesn't cover during the day. It has been known to sensitize you to UV light.

  4. Moisturize immediately after a shower. I don't know what your skin is like, or how much moisture it might need, but this step is really helpful with keeping your skin healthy and healthy looking. It heals faster when it retains moisture, and the texture will also improve. This could be applying baby oil while you're still damp in the shower, and then toweling off. It could involve a nourishing body butter (try to avoid too much fragrance though) after you've dried off. It could even include using a really thin, light moisturizer all over after you've dried off, if that's all you need.

    With all new products, try to buy the smallest size you can and introduce things one at a time. This will keep you from wasting too much money on products you don't like, and will alert you to any allergies or sensitivities when you introduce a new product.

    Sorry this is so incredibly long. Let me know what you think, and if you have any questions!
u/murrrcat 路 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I highly highly highly recommend Salux body cloths!! They're from Japan and are total game changers. I've been using them for years and have no body-acne at all. I refuse to ever touch a loofah again. I've even got my boyfriend (and basically most of my family) hooked on them.

u/EarthLord 路 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Well, as you'll likely gather, everyone is different, but I will share what finally seems to be working for me (Has dried out my skin a bit, but has certainly cleared things up substantially):

In Shower:
Exfoliate well using this along with Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub and a greentea wash with a bit of tea tree oil mixed in [Much of this is likely over kill, but I had the stuff and I am in the process of trying to widdle down the number of products in my shower haha].
Rinse conditioner out of hair facing toward the shower so it doesn't run down your back.
Quick rinse of back with a tea tree containing soap in case some of the conditioner got on back.

After Shower:
Dry off, spray of 2% salasilic acid on back (spray is sold for this purpose, but I just put a 2% SA containing toner in a spray bottle as it was considerably cheaper.) Let Dry.
Put 10% Benzoyl Peroxide cream on trouble spots (from what I have seen here 2.5% would be fine, but again it's just what I happened to have).
Put on a clean shirt that I don't care about (the BP will bleach it) and go to bed.

On Occasion I use a masque after I shower (this one, it's cheap) on areas that still have trouble and then shower to get it all off.

Changing to a different detergent and changing bedding more frequently may have also helped.

Good Luck!

u/ihatethissm 路 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

dark spot corrector w hydroquinone

salux towel

dove body wash

bio oil

rose hip oil

aloe vera gel

I also use retin a 0.25 but not every night

I鈥檝e been doing this little routine every night after a shower for like 2 weeks and I see a slight difference but i don鈥檛 know. In the day time I use
sunscreen what to do???? A girl just want to wear cute clothes this summer without all these dark spots

u/invertedearth 路 4 pointsr/LifeProTips

If you have never tried using the crystal-type deodorant, give it a go. BO comes from certain bacteria digesting the sebum secreted from certain parts of your body (the smelly ones: pits and crack to crotch). Deodorants typically only provide some fragrance to cover the stanky build-up, but the crystal works by killing those bacteria. It takes a few days (one week at most) for its effect to build up, but it does work.

Years ago, as a starving college student, I worked construction ~30 hours a week to pay for tuition, etc. Working in the hot, humid central Alabama summertime and scrambling to clean up for classes resulted in the desperate fetid stench that can only be described in relation to the swamps of Dagobah. Repeated showers didn't work. Antiperspirants didn't work. Industrial strength scents designed for pubescent boys didn't work. As someone who had always prided himself on his personal hygiene, I was really deeply traumatized; suddenly, for reasons beyond my control, I had become the stinky guy that everyone avoids. The only think that worked was that crystal.

Finally, as an added bonus, it is remarkably cheap since one stick will last for years if you ignore the directions and apply the dry stick to a wet armpit immediately after showering instead of wetting the stick under the faucet.

u/philoneous 路 4 pointsr/Paleo

Not sure what a Paleo deodorant would be, but you could try mineral salts like this.

u/CharmedInBaltimore 路 4 pointsr/Parenting

Where is the odor coming from? Remember because she is female she could have a yeast infection or vaginitis. I'm someone who has to wear particular deodorant or I smell. The Crystal works best for me. ( ). Keeping things shaved also helps but that may not be an option. Also remember you are her dad. Not some pedophile so don't be afraid to help if needed. Is there a female she trust that could have a heart to heart with her? Or maybe make it fun and present like a makeover/spa day. Could be a way to teach her some tricks without making her feel targeted. I also work with a lot of Young adults with autism and one thing we do is make checklist. That way steps are at forgotten and there is a routine and pattern which could be helpful for people with autism.

Finally, if the odor is coming from her clothes you can spray the hotspots like under the arms with Listerine. I do this to my gym clothes before washing them. The alcohol kills bacteria.

u/fmngblch 路 4 pointsr/beautytalkph

Not OC but I use a Crystal deodorant and it works. You just have to use it on your clean and damp underarms. It really helped in lightening my armpits tbh.

u/thatsmissfattyfatfat 路 4 pointsr/xxketo

You can leave sea sponge tampons in during the act!

u/nobbyv 路 4 pointsr/AskMen

Not a deodorant, but an antiperspirant.

u/frak8757 路 4 pointsr/powerlifting

I bought some of this here shit it is so good. I wear dresses to work a lot so now that its summer I use it almost every day. not slimy or gross and stays on all day!

u/Jamaz 路 4 pointsr/CrazyHand

I use antiperspirant for under my arms, but I think there's stuff for sweaty hands too. Try looking into something like this: Antiperspirant

u/AbsolutelyPink 路 3 pointsr/breakingmom

For the shirts, use this stuff
It's also available at Walmart and affordable. You can also use underarm liners. I know some fabrics do hold odor and make things stink worse.

I 2nd the Hibiclens idea. This also works well.

Another thing you can do if you sweat a lot is to look at hormone balance and Botox shots.

If it's just odor, look at the food you eat. Atkins/meat diets make you stink. There is also an odor with onions/garlic. I tend to sweat those foods out no matter how I prepare them.

u/sepponearth 路 3 pointsr/offbeat

I had the same problem until I found this. It works great and I can eat spicy food in public again.

u/aussieaggietex 路 3 pointsr/houston

Hot enough that I am considering trying something endorsed by Rachael Ray, of all "people"...

u/Gleeful_Robot 路 3 pointsr/AskWomenOver30

I happened to read about these two products today in a lifehacker newsletter I receive, perhaps they may help? [Carpe]() foot antiperspirant or [Sweat Block](). I had no idea such products existed until this morning and the Amazon reviews rate them as excellent. Also I have read that 20 min black tea foot soaks helps with the smell allegedly, never tried it, so ymmv.

As to why they sweat so much, it's probably hyperhidrosis, which is a fancy way of saying overactive sweat glands. Usually it's hereditary, kicking in around puberty. I have a couple of family members who suffer from it. They are otherwise healthy except for the excessive sweating. There may be other medical causes, especially if it occurs later in life, but usually has other symptoms with it at some point.

Edit: a typo

u/how-am-i-not-myself 路 3 pointsr/Hyperhidrosis

I am getting ready to try Sweat Block and Hydrosal.

I'll try to report back and let you know how they work, but it could be a week or two before I really have a good idea. I want to make the rounds with antiperspirants before I try anything more drastic. And if antiperspirants don't work, I may just try acceptance because I am concerned about some of the other options out there.

u/dingle_dangle_dongle 路 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I've had a really good experience using [SweatBlock] (

u/xenomorphgirl 路 3 pointsr/loseit

I swear by Gold Bond sticks. ( )

Either that or Body Glide brand. Looks like deodorant packaging, even, so it's easy to keep on hand. I just rub it on wherever it's needed. In fact, it works wonders for your feet in dress shoes or heels!

u/NickyDeuce 路 3 pointsr/everymanshouldknow

If it turns out that its just chafing, then I HIGHLY recomend this stuff Its kinda pricy, and it goes quick, but it beats the living hell out of any kind of powder you can find and actually lasts all day.

*Edit: Fixed link

u/StapleGun 路 3 pointsr/ultrarunning

I use Gold Bond Friction Defense and it's always worked great for me. It's also a lot cheaper than body glide.

u/Valkes 路 3 pointsr/AskMen

I've had good results from this stuff.

u/TheOldGuy54 路 3 pointsr/AskMen

Gold bond powder Regular Strength ... yellow bottle and they also sell a friction stick

gold bond friction defense

u/ToastyTheToastening 路 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

You seem to have done your own research which is good so you can have an understanding on what would work for you and what would not. For your oil cleanser if you're on a budget and don't wear super heavy water-proof makeup The Face Shop's cleansing oil will be enough, however if you do wear water-proof makeup or don't like the runny texture of cleansing oils then the Banila Co. CIZ would be the better option because it's a cleansing balm. I don't wear makeup however so all of that was from what I heard from reviews.

For your 2nd cleanser if you find that the CeraVe Foaming Cleanser is doing everything you need it to do then stick with it. It's good to have a product that's readily available at a nearby store so you don't need to wait for shipping or deal with customs.

For your moisturizer the Recovery Gel might be enough for you since you have combo-oily skin, however some people say this might not provide enough moisture especially in the colder months. If your skin does get drier in the winter or in cold temperature you might want to add another moisturizer into your routine. But since it's the summer you probably don't need two moisturizers ATM.

If you're looking to lighten up scars here's a mini list of ingredients you should look out for:

Vitamin C: A popular vitamin C serum is the C20 or C21.5, the formulation of it however is very unstable so if you don't want to deal with that try the Melano CC intensive anti-spot essence.

Niacinamide: For niacinamide products check out this spreadsheet and this megathread for recommendations.

AHAs: This is very tricky to use since it's an active that can make your skin more sensitive to UV rays. If you don't wear sunscreen on the days after you use it, it can actually be very bad for the skin. A few AHA products include Cosrx AHA 7 whitehead power liquid and Papa Recipe White Flower Clear Up 8% AHA Gel. AHAs can also help you out with your whiteheads but I wouldn't suggest you start using any actives or chemical exfoliants until you have your skincare routine down. If you do want to start getting rid of your whiteheads try using a konjac sponge with your 2nd cleanser. I personally like konjac sponges that are teardrop or heart shaped since the point end of them is really good for getting into the sides of the noses, which is where dirt and sebum collect the most for me.

Licorice: It's Skin Power 10 Formula Effector LI and Snowise EX Brightening Serum

Arbutin: This ingredient seems to be more common in sheet masks but every day products with arbutin in it include Hada Labo Shirojyun Arbutin Lotion (Hada labo has an entire line of products called the "Shirojyun" line with arbutin in it) and LadyKin Vanpir Dark Repair Cream

Tranexamic acid: This ingredient isn't very popular but the brand Naruko seems to use it a lot including their Apple Seed and Tranexamic Acid Black Spots and Lines Defying Lotion and Apple Seed and Tranexamic Acid Black Spots and Lines Defying Moisturizer

Fermented soy: The brand SANA is very popular for their use of fermented soy in their products, some of their most popular products include their Soy Milk Astaxanthin Lifting Gel, Isoflavone Lotion and isoflavone wrinkle eye cream

Once you have your basic routine down that's when you can start adding serums, ampoules, essences and exfoliators to your routine. You should also always wait in between introducing products into your routine. Many beginners start by adding everything all at once, the problem with this is that if you break out you don't know what product is doing it or if your skin is improving you don't know which products are helping with that. Add one new product every 2-4 weeks into your routine so you can get a good understanding on what that product's doing to your skin before you add another product in. It might seems like a long time to wait but it's better to be safe than sorry.

Also just to let you know, questions like these would be better to put into the daily help thread that's stickied to the top of main page everyday. Sorry if this is a bit long.

u/ms_kittyfantastico 路 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

It will probably help for physical exfoliation. It won't clean your pores out as it claims, but if you use it gently a few times a week you will notice smoother skin. Another option people use on here is the konjac sponge. Whatever you end up using, just be gentle and listen to your skin.

u/mydamnredditaccount 路 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
u/florida_woman 路 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Is it a konjac sponge?
MY Konjac Sponge All Natural Korean Facial Sponge with Activated Bamboo Charcoa

u/DavidAg02 路 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

For cleaning your face in the shower... I highly recommend a Konjac Sponge. It's highly recommended on /r/skincareaddiction. No soap required... just wet the sponge and wash your face with it. Amazing.

I also recommend an alum block for after you shave. It's a solid all natural antiseptic that helps heal little nicks, cuts and razor burn. Just rub it all over your wet face after you shave and let it dry a little. Here is the one I use. Killer product... lasts forever and super cheap.

u/ignoretheyam 路 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'm young adult two years out of college starting out in my industry so my budget is pretty tight. I can't use the Cerave cleansers or cream either as I'm sensitive to fatty alcohols. Here's what I use for my cleansers/exfoliater:

u/IHateTomatoes 路 3 pointsr/Coachella

Stash Boxer Briefs - To sneak in your stash
Key Chain Charging cable - You probably have a power pack but the cord can be cumbersome. This one is Android+iPhone combo.
Fresh Balls - enough said
Wet Wipes

u/idkmuchaboutalgebra 路 3 pointsr/piercing

This NeilMed piercing spray is what I've always used, and I love it!

u/HMSBreadnought 路 3 pointsr/juggling
u/ragged-claws 路 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

If he knows in advance, he could try something like Carpe. It's an antiperspirant hand-cream. I am also a sweaty person and while I find it to feel sort of strange and unpleasant, it does help.

u/GryphonLily 路 3 pointsr/BALLET

I have very sweaty feet and struggled with this with canvas, too. I found leather was much better for me.
That said, I have used this cream for my sweatiness that you can buy from Amazon and it works pretty well (and is immediate--you don't have to keep applying it regularly to have it work).

u/nadirecur 路 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I used to have trouble cleaning the tip too, until I started using one of these to clean my sponge and brushes:

You can get one at just about any drug store and even Sephora sells one for about $6. Just rub the tip of the sponge into the scrubby with whatever soap you use for cleaning. It also cuts down on your cleaning time!

u/Microwench 路 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

They're available on Amazon, in case you can't get to a WalMart that has them!

u/farmgirlfromscratch 路 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

It's a pad with these finger like projections ( I call them cilia) on it. It sort of tickles sort of feels like a luxurious facial massage.

This was the easiest link but there are tons of them available.

Amazon link to silicone face pads

u/Amberburry 路 3 pointsr/acne

Some of those look like ingrown hairs. Don't use anything with exfoliating beads in it; one because you're not supposed to scrape your face and two because they're bad for the environment. I've found a [silicone face scrubber](S & T Lil'scrubbies, 2 Count has been really great for my cleansing routine. Don't just concentrate on the face when cleaning. Make sure to wash your neck/chest/hairline/back of ears. Oil can come from all-kinds of places. Especially during summer. When shaving make sure to steam your face. It loosens the pores. Make sure to moisturize.

u/ayimera 路 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I looove oil cleansing. KOSE Softymo Speedy oil is a great, cheap one that you can get on Amazon for about $9-$10 (is also an Asian brand so might be easy for you to find if you are not in the U.S.). I also use these little silicone face scrubbies while oil cleansing and it just feels so good. I've noticed significant less blackheads since starting as well.

u/CruellaDeBitch 路 3 pointsr/blogsnark

Oops I meant Certain Dri (Drysol is prescription) and I get this one. There are two formulations and I prefer the most potent strength.

ETA: Read the directions on the box! My routine is use at night on clean feet, let the formula dry all the way. Then put socks on. Wash feet in the morning. This way I don't stain my socks or shoes I care about.

u/SF2K01 路 3 pointsr/Judaism

>how the heck do I stop my shirts from yellowing?! I use Old Spice Antiperspirant sticks...

You answered your own question there. Your shirts will yellow and grey in the arm pits from the Aluminium Chloride in antiperspirant deodorant. The only way to stop this is to switch to a spray or non-antiperspirant stick.

If you just need to stop sweating so much, try a more aggressive antiperspirant so you can use less of it while using the normal deodorant to deal with BO. You might want to get a prescription for something strong, or for over the counter buy some Certain Dri to use sparingly (it is powerful).

u/payeco 路 3 pointsr/AskNYC

These are the best. Expensive for undershirts but they鈥檙e magic IMO.

Also use Certain Dri. Put it on after showers before bed. I do my under arms and have my wife do my back. I used to be a sweaty mess but now I鈥檓 dry as the Sahara. I鈥檓 probably going to end up with cancer from it some day but at least I鈥檓 dry now!

u/MrGreatKing 路 3 pointsr/Wetshaving

My routine goes like this:

  1. Warm water to rinse off residual product
  2. Alum stick over wet face (Crystal Body Deodorant is MASSIVE and is cheaper/same price as smaller shave-marketed sticks, and it's the same ingredient)
  3. Cold rinse
  4. Towel pat dry
  5. Apply aftershave splash (I never use balms because my skin is oily - Floid "The Genuine" Amber and Figaro Ambra are my two favorites)
  6. If shaving before work, once the aftershave has dried I use a neck duster to apply a light layer of talcum around my neck
  7. Spray some cologne, but away from the area that just had steel scraping repeatedly against it because of much it stings as compared to aftershave
u/scrlk990 路 3 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

CRYSTAL BODY DEODORANT Stick for Men - Unscented (4.25 fl oz)

Try this. It will last you a year.

u/Jlocke98 路 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

alum is a nice post shave/pre-aftershave step as it closes most small nicks without the need for styptic and it has antimicrobial properties as well so it can help prevent acne and whatnot. it also makes your skin tighter resulting in your skin feeling smoother. if you want to get some alum on the cheap, this is what I use. if you don't get that, be sure to get potassium alum, not any other kind of alum like ammonium, it'll sting more.

u/cakebyte 路 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

As others have mentioned, it's likely KP. I'm not positive I have KP, but I was pretty unhappy with the texture of my legs and the backs of my arms. I started using a Salux cloth, and I've seen awesome improvement in my skin texture. You might try that. Also the Gold Bond Rough and Bumpy lotion gets good reviews for reducing KP.

u/phoenixphaerie 路 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I use Alpha Skin Care's 12% glycolic acid lotion:

Its much stronger than amlactin (which I also use). It is expensive but I only use it for razor bumps, so my bottles last several months.

I also use a "salux" Japanese wash cloth for physical exfoliation every other day with light pressure (no need to tear up your skin):

I use them together to keep my razor bump prone skin baby smooth. Some people's skin may be too sensitive for that, so ymmv.

u/SadElvenMermaid 路 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

similar to salux towels i think! (i say this because i bought the salux towels but now i kinda want to buy the italy towel)

u/RikF 路 3 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Japanese wash cloth. It's like one of those scrunchie wash things, but with a much denser weave and shaped like a short scarf. Ball it up to scrub under the arms, then grab an end in each hand to scrub the back. You will not look back.

Here's an example

u/nomlette 路 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'm intrigued, but damn, that is more than I usually spend on body soap or body wash. How long does one bar last?

Also, have you tried the Salux wash cloth/towel for exfoliation? This is my current physical body exfoliation tool of choice. How does the Crystal Peel soap compare?

u/sansfards 路 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I wonder if you're talking about Salux

u/lannanh 路 3 pointsr/xxfitness

This is the best towel for your purpose. Big enough to wrap around your body fully and your hair if you need to after your dressed. They dry very fast.
As for a loofa type thing, I use a Japanese washcloth. It's a great exfoliator, way better than a loofa and you can just hang it to drip dry or press it in between a towel to quick dry prior to packing away.

u/existie 路 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Physical exfoliation? Use one of these babies. (Edit: it's a scrubby cloth. You can launder it on cold if you need to, but it's... just... a long, scrubby cloth. It feels amazing.) I love mine so much. I also suffer from bacne. Maybe try a pyrithione zinc shampoo to lather up the cloth, scrub, let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse. I've been using a 2% pz bar soap which has helped, it's just obnoxious to get on my back so I fail at it.

u/fuckinallstarheatley 路 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

The major keys for me in helping get rid of KP are exfoliation, moisture, and consistency- any time I slack on one, it starts to flare up again. For exfoliation I use Salux cloths, for chemical exfoliation and lots of moisture I use Amlactin. If I need any more moisture I use coconut oil but BE CAREFUL with it as it can be very comedogenic! Patch test and don't let it near your face lol.

As for consistency, I try to exfoliate and moisturize every day. Consistency is definitely the only way to really get rid of it and keep it away.

Hope this helps! Kp is a bitch but you can make it YOUR bitch

u/EgregiousWeasel 路 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'm very oily. I like to use Hada Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion as a hydrating toner under moisturizer, and sometimes alone. It has hyaluronic acid, which holds several times its own weight in water, so it hydrates the skin well without additional oiliness. It's now available on and, but from what I've read it's not the same stuff (it has more ingredients) as the Japanese version. You can try it, though, as it may do the same thing.

I also stopped washing my face with any kind of cleanser in the morning. I just wash it in the shower with my Salux washcloth. I find it's exfoliating without being too harsh. This works for me, but I don't have problems with acne, so it might not work as well for you to stop cleansing in the morning.

You may want to dial back your exfoliation to just 2x/week and see how that works for you. Sometimes over-exfoliation can irritate your skin.

u/coin_return 路 3 pointsr/funny

I use this instead. It dries a lot faster than the ones that are knotted, like the two listed above, so less time for germs to hang out in them. Plus you can throw them in the washing machine on a gentle cycle and they're cheap.

They're super abrasive though, fair warning. Fantastic exfoliants.

u/JoanOfSarcasm 路 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Huh, the Salux looks really similar. I've never used the specific one you linked though. Sorry. :(

However, comparing say, my Salux to the mitten, the Salux is a 5/10. It's alright -- it feels scrubby -- but the mitten's texture is vastly different (smoother) and the results are much superior. Ill be posting a review in SCA next Tuesday. I didn't know so many people were interested!

u/ummmily 路 3 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I found some on Amazon.

I dunno. My rock looked like this, but less pink and more white, irregularly shaped, and scratchy-lookin'. Apparently it's salt.

As long as I put it on right after the shower, it's miraculous.

u/maisiedaise 路 3 pointsr/AskWomen

I use Crystal brand natural deodorant (this stuff). No gross baby powder/flowery scent & it lasts forever.

u/EmperorSelassieEye 路 3 pointsr/rawdenim

Crystal deodarant

Edit: Oh this won't prevent sweating. Lo siento.

u/GreatThingsTB 路 3 pointsr/florida

There is rock deodorant. While it has a higher melting point than gel or the white stuff, it also doesn't work.

How about old school roll-on, powder, or undershirt combination?

u/almosttan 路 3 pointsr/AskMen

Allow me to change your life: Balla Powder will morph your balls from sweaty marbles into golden medallions that manufacture pheromones which will draw females in from miles away. It seriously smells that fucking good.

u/neuenono 路 3 pointsr/sex

Yeah, I have a close friend who uses sponges for period sex:

I guess you just pop them in before the act, and then remove & rinse after.

u/Toonah 路 3 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

Lol, not regular sponges. Menstrual sponges. Its basically a hidden tampon.

And yes sex workers/hookers/ladies of the night really use them. When inserted deep enough clients don't even notice. Not sure why I'm being downvoted.. There are subreddits for sex workers and they give tips to eachother. This is one of them.

u/ivebeenthereb4 路 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

oh man i feel for you, OP. I've had this my whole life too. The only thing that has realllllly helped me is this special deodorant. Not like the stuff you get in CVS. I believe it is called Maxim. You can get it on Amazon: -- have you ever tried it?
I've been using it since I was in High School. And i swear by it now. I went from having to apply it every night before bed to only using it maybe 1x month 10 years later. Over time it has actually all but ceased my excessive sweating. (I'd read this could happen but was not a believer until it actually happened to me). Anyways, if you haven't tried it I would suggest checking it out. It really saved me.
(Should also mention that for a while applying the deodorant was not a pleasant experience. It often burned. Over time though this totally faded as a side effect too. Power through it - I don't think you'll regret it)

u/Greblak 路 3 pointsr/floorball

You can also try something like this.

This blocks at least some of the sweat. Some say some of the stuff in this thing may not be healthy in the long run, but I doubt the occasional use does anything. Best applied after a shower the night before.

u/yvva 路 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have a bad sweaty problem. Only thing that works for me is Maxim. Apply 1 swipe at night, and it's good for 2 days. If that doesn't work, then definitely talk to your doc about a prescription antiperspirant.

Because the Maxim isn't a deodorant, I'll sometimes use one of the fruit smelling Old Spice deods (Wolfthorn is a tropical paradise) or a deod by an Ebay seller. It's called "the pits" and I have the lychee scent.

EDIT Also, relevant Portlandia spoof on natural deodorants. My boyf and I couldn't stop laughing the other night when we saw it.

u/AgentOrangutan 路 3 pointsr/myfriendwantstoknow

A deodorant that is designed to STOP sweating has worked for me in the past, and I have the same problem as you - whatever I do, I sweat within hours of being clean. I use

Smelly penis? Try putting shower gel on it whilst it's dry, just for a minute or so before you shower. Seems to make it cleaner in my experience.

Shower in the morning! Showering at night means you've then got 8 hours of smell buildup as you get hot and bothered in bed before you see anyone.

Also shower every day... Seriously, you're in the minority if you don't bathe every day? You're not ill, or a lazy teenager so..?

Good luck!

u/grub5000 路 3 pointsr/seduction

> Rubbing causes the cologne to dissipate faster because it's spread over a wider surface area. You should press your wrists together instead.

I'm resistant to most anti-perspirants so I use this:

It's unscented. You put it on the night before and then you basically don't sweat at all the next day. It's awesome.

Edit: If you put it on two or more days in a row, the effect lasts for longer (e.g. two nights in a row might last for 4 days). I usually end up using it ~3 times a week.

u/wthsahufflepuff 路 3 pointsr/freebies

I highly recommend this Japanese exfoliating towel I saw mentioned somewhere else on reddit years ago. My skin doesn't feel the same if I don't use it, it's really amazing. You just feel so clean. They're pretty inexpensive but they take a looong time to arrive.

u/Dreadlifts_Bruh 路 2 pointsr/steroids

Check these out. Supposedly just kills the bacteria that cause BO, so you still sweat and secrete your delicious pheromones.

I know you have some wicked pheromones too, Sev. I can smell them from here.


u/ThisOpenFist 路 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

It is the deodorant. There's an ingredient in some deodorants that reacts with your sweat to cause yellowing.

I use a deodorant crystal and have no issues. Check it out!

It's basically a salt rock that you wet and rub on your pits. It works by making your skin less hospitable for bacteria, whose excrement is the cause of BO. It doesn't produce any visible layer of protection, but I've been using it for over a year with good results; no BO and no ruined shirts.

And there are other brands, if you want to shop around.

u/pretty-much-a-puppy 路 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I just found out about using alum instead of deodorant:
It doesn't keep you from sweating, but it keeps your sweat from smelling bad and making your clothes smell bad.

u/scott0ferd 路 2 pointsr/gaybros

I use a 'crystal' deodorant ( I think it is actually mostly salt. It is super cheap for how long it lasts but it DOES prevent bad odors for me and it's unscented status allows me to put perfume on top of it. I had when deodorant conflicts with perfume.

u/airjunkieadam 路 2 pointsr/organic

This works great if you put it on right after you shower.

u/ambyance 路 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/charcuterie_bored 路 2 pointsr/breastfeeding

I am all about this deodorant stone right now. It's soooo weird but so cool, it's like legit a stone that you wet and rub on your pits. It doesn't stop you from sweating (which is unhealthy anyway) but it kills the odor in your sweat so that you aren't stinky.

u/fourfivesix 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hey there. My dad had this same issue and I gave him a Thai Crystal Deodorant. He doesn't have the burn/rash any more after using it for many years. My boyfriend and I also both use it and have no body odor smell.
this one

u/hanzabean 路 2 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide
here's the link to the product, maybe the reviews will help. I got mine from amazon a while ago because I'm obsessed with online shopping, but they also have it at kroger around here as well as more specialty stores (like whole foods or whatever).

I live in the midwest and used this from May-now, and definitely saw some really hot days. You only really get stinky if you don't shower daily/get really sweaty and re-wear the same shirts multiple times.

Deodorants simply work to reduce stinky pit smell; antiperspirants usually use aluminum salts to kind of plug up the sweat glands in your pits to decrease the amount of moisture that comes out. It's what our bodies have evolved to do, so I figure why mess with that? Obvs it's up to you to decide, and if you try the stone and don't like it, you can probably find some hippy to give it to :P

Anyway, hope that helps!

[edit: also one of the reasons I thought about the stone was that I kept staining the pits of my shirts with the traditional antiperspirants I was using, which sucked! I haven't had that issue at all with the stone]

u/unoriginalusername 路 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I like that thai crystal stuff. I thought it was hokey until my mom got me a stick. One stick will last for years, and I've clocked it as lasting up to 3 days with no BO.

This one doesn't have aluminum in it, as far as I know. I'd appreciate someone letting me know if I'm mistaken.

u/Greyzer 路 2 pointsr/malegrooming

Deodorant: Thai Crystal or something similar. It's not an antiperspirant but works great if you apply it right after showering and rub it on vigorously.

Soap: I love Aleppo soap, made with olive oil. I use it in the shower and for washing my hands.

Shampoo: Dr. Bronners baby mild. I dilute it with water 1:1 and have it in a foaming dispenser as it's rather runny.

Other options are Pure Nuff Stuff: they sell most of their products in an unscented version or Nanny's Silly Soap Company, she makes great unscented soap.

u/thejmurph 路 2 pointsr/onebag

Just switched to Thai Crystal, stuff is amazing & compact -

u/_to 路 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I use a salt deodorant like this one. It usually lasts the whole day but I don't sweat too much to begin with.

u/M_tridactyla 路 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I use a Salux with regular bodywash, and I feel like it gets the job done effectively.

u/LaurelsMeanGlory 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

Oh girl. You have my exact evil terrible skin. EXACT. I got off my AlienBlue app that won't let me comment (which I keep because "I can upvote though! which, yay?") to go to the computer and comment.

That bar soap is bad juju. Bar soap AND that specific type of bar soap. Back in my trial and error days I tried the Burts Bees tomato line. Bad. Badbad bad. Bar soap in general is drying as hell for our particular skin horrors. The lotion maaaaay be ok, but may also be bad juju. I've been on clindamyacin before also. I suppose it seemed to kiiiiiind of work. Philosophy was not only a bust but clogged my face to death. You sound like you could be me talking. Everything was basically a mess until I found what wasn't.

I cracked the code. Here is my routine:

Night: I take my makeup (eyemakeup mostly) off with argan oil. Just smear it around. Don't try to wipe it off. Just get a greasy face on. Then:

Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel

Then blot your face dry with a towel. If you rub or wipe with towels, it gets angry. Blot that mofo. Fresh towel AT LEAST every week (some say every day, every three days is kind of my jam)

After that: Cotton ball with Thayer's Rose Petal Witch Hazel. Has to be rose. GET THE ROSE ONE. (Cotton balls are safe for wipe-on, just not towels :)

After that: Cerave in the tub (ymmv. This is the moisturizer that did the trick for me)

Wait until that absorbs then, my RX, the one I have stuck with for years and years, a pea size amount of Tazorac.

Splash face with water. No soap.

Towel blot gently, then: Strixex in the red box

Let that dry until your face feels dry, then Cerave in the tub.

let that soak in, then Biore Watery Essence Sunscreen

re the Badescu. It is painfully not-exciting. Just a good simple cleanser. Oddly enough, except not oddly because we have devil skin, I can only use it in the summer. During the winter I cough up the funds for this

It hurts my wallet and heart each time I re-order, but no angry face. No skin hurt. THAT was the one it wasn't going to get angry about. It lasts all winter and then some (f the instructions, just use it like a regular face wash! Put it in your hands smear it on and rinse it off with shower-water)

My rule of thumb is that when I am running the heat more than the AC, it is time for SMN. When AC is more than heat, I go for the Badescu.

Edit because I just saw that it was body too. Procure a Salux towel and any sort of boring body wash that doesn't claim to do anything except being fairly moisturizing/NOT drying. My current is Neutrogena Rain Bath because '' I remembered liking it and it was there and I was like 'that works..' The Salux is where the magic is.

u/kiwiberrie87 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

In most asian stores, or skin care sites, you can get a long towel like loofa. It's great for getting all the places on your back. Like this

u/twinklepops 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

It would probably help, but you may want to look into getting something that won't risk cutting your skin. If it's anything like mine even the skin on your legs might be too sensitive for a scrub like that. I personally love my Salux (this is the one I bought: and found it very affordable if you want to go that direction, but a loofah or scrub mitt you can pick up just about anywhere would probably work well too!

Make sure you're using a good shave gel as well and aren't just shaving with bar soap or body wash which aren't going to protect your skin much. Conditioner works really well, and lately I've been using Alba's Very Emolient cream and it's my favorite shaving product so far (and cheaper than my conditioner lol). Below me someone responded with options for using a new razor daily that won't break the bank and I would recommend giving those a gander as well :)

u/erixxi 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have KP too! What has really worked for me is using a Salux wash cloth to exfoliate and then moisturizing with my Vaseline body lotion. Exfoliating and moisturizing has really helped improve my KP.

u/AlmostIntangible 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Body Skin Type: Normal-to-dry, Keratosis Pilaris on arms, upper stomach, and thighs, occasional body acne

Shower Routine (every other day):

  • Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar w/ Salux Exfoliating Cloth, focusing on my upper arms where my KP is the worst

    Post-Shower Routine:

  • Alpha Skin Care 12% Glycolic Acid Renewal Body Lotion, every other day. I love this stuff. It smooths out my KP quite a bit, and leaves my whole body feeling so soft. Calloused areas become noticeably softer with continued use for me, as well. I've been using it for about 3-4 months, now, and will definitely repurchase when the I run out.

  • CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, every night. I wait 30 minutes on nights that I apply my AHA to apply this. My skin loves the extra moisture, but the AHA lotion is very moisturizing on its own, so this step could probably be skipped, if necessary.

    I'm still looking for a solution to the mild redness caused by my KP on my arms, but other than that I'm pretty content with my routine, as is. So soft!
u/Mikey_Mayhem 路 2 pointsr/AskMen

I use a Salux wash cloth because I found that loofahs don't really do the job.

I use body wash, usually Dove for Men, but I'm trying out Palmer's coconut oil body wash because it was cheaper and I tend to have pretty dry skin.

u/amandahuggs 路 2 pointsr/Frugal
u/Krystalraev 路 2 pointsr/FeminineNotFeminist

The only exfoliating cloth you will ever need.

Seriously. Read the reviews.

I also love Epsom Salt baths.

u/keakealani 路 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I gotta shout out for these Japanese washcloths! I don鈥檛 use them on my face but they are very nice for body stuff! Makes a great lather with some soap and just the right amount of exfoliation :)

u/ErrorUserUnknown 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This is what I use and it really exfoliates and its a long towel so I just swipe it back and forth

SALUX Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth/Towel - Blue

u/agsrhg 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

First of all, this has nothing to do with your diet, although that can help as well. Dermatological issues are usually an external problem. I used to have this as well all over my back, so I will let you know what has helped me . From what I can see you have cystic acne, which forms because of dead skin cells getting clogged with bacteria. What you ideally need to do is make sure your skin is clean, well exfoliated and moisturised as well. You can either use physical exfoliants like japanese bath towels, or chemical exfoliants that are naturally derived. For me the japanese bath towels work because I can exfoliate myself in those hard to reach areas. For moisture, its important to moisturise even if you have an oily back because your back will produce excess oil due to the dryness after exfoliation. Any moisturiser will work, but the CeraVe lotions are simple and easy to find and don't have too much added to it. The exfoliation should also decrease your acne scars in time, if not try adding a few drops of rosehip oil to your lotion. Lastly, don't pick your active cysts, it will only make it worse and the bacteria from underneath your fingernails will cause more breakouts. I just want to let you know you don't have to spend a lot of money on expensive and named brands, products that are more pure and in their natural form works best.

I hope this helps.

u/african_violent 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
  1. I just don't care much about my pillow cases...I have a LOT, and they were cheap, for the most part. But also, I find if I let the BP sit on my face for a while before going to bed, it seems to sink in better and rub off less.

  2. this is my solution for washing the back
    edit: link formatting
u/strugglebrunch 路 2 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Glad to help! I got mine from Amazon, it's called a Salux cloth.

u/swbooking 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've posted this a few times on here but doesn't hurt to spread the word again.

> I tried a bunch of stuff on here... AmLactin, U-Lactin, coconut oil, exfoliating scrubs, etc.

> Nothing really worked until I decided to use the Beginners Skincare Routine on my arms as well.

> Morning and night I use a Stridex Red pad on my arms and let it dry out completely then use a good amount of CeraVe in the tub from my elbow to my shoulder. It has really helped a lot. You have to be dedicated to it though. I feel like if I skip a couple days (weekend camping, laziness, etc...) its almost back to square one again.
Also, in the shower I use a Salux Wash Cloth so the added exfoliation may be helping as well...

u/viiictoria 路 2 pointsr/LushCosmetics

I usually use it as body wash, but I've also used it as shampoo and for shaving. I break off a piece and squish it into a... this thing and it lathers really nicely. When used as shampoo, it really deep cleans! I'm guessing because of the talc?

u/thisusernameisonfire 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
u/Nebula_stopthewar 路 2 pointsr/birthcontrol

When I went off the pill, my chin/jawline broke out like crazy- only time has really helped that. I've had back acne since high school, the only thing that has helped is an exfoliating washcloth. I only use it on my legs and back, it helps a lot.

u/shelteredsun 路 2 pointsr/beauty

Seconding Dr. Bronner's. Also try using a Salux cloth rather than a wash cloth/sponge/loofah.

It's like a slightly scratchy towel thing that exfoliates your skin as you wash and it's great for your back since you can hold each end in one hand and properly scrub your back.

If you check the reviews there are multiple ones mentioning it helped them with bacne.

u/TehJhey 路 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Use one of these. It's made of the same kind of stuff as a loofah, and you can ball it up into something that looks like a loofah and it'll work the exact same way.

Then you can unfurl it to clean every part of it, and as a bonus you can use it to scrub your back.

Edit: I searched for "korean towel" because mine is Korean. You can find them at Korean supermarkets, if those are more convenient for you.

u/smootie 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

These things are great. They last forever, don't contain any ingredients so you can't be allergic to it, and it's intense.

u/desertwastheapotheos 路 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I have very dry skin as well. Plain, coconut oil works for me. I smooth it on my legs and arms right after a shower.

But my eyelids are the worst. I use a cotton ball moistened with plain water to remove the flakey skin and then moisturize with plain baby oil.

Also try exfoliating. I recommend something like the Salux cloth ( in the shower. Just be sure to follow with moisturizer afterwards.

u/vainlyconfused 路 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Some random tips I picked up from reading about this stuff:

  • Sleep with a clean, loose shirt.
  • Switch out sheets once a week.
  • Shower after sweating (with or without soap)
  • When shampooing/conditioning, wash that stuff away without it contacting your body.

    If all that doesn't work, you can try getting something like Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree Oil and one of these bad boys.

    This will take time to address, so you'll have to be patient, and constantly scrutinize your results. You can always treat it like normal acne and medicate it as well.
u/Melete777 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Salux wash cloths are great, they鈥檝e got a fine-but-scratchy texture:
SALUX Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth/Towel - Blue

If you鈥檝e got a bathtub, doing an acidic vinegar bath will help loosen up all the skin gunk:

Separately, baking soda baths are also effective:

For body washes, try using one formulated for body acne 鈥 there will usually be a couple in most drugstores or Target. You will want something with salicylic acid in it.

Try moisturizing with something that has an AHA like glycolic acid in it, that way you will be gently exfoliating skin buildup even when not in the shower:
Alpha Skin Care - Renewal Body Lotion, 12% Glycolic AHA, Supports Healthy Radiant Skin| Fragrance-Free and Paraben-Free| 12-Ounce

Also consider booking yourself a spa day 鈥 most cheap Korean massage/spa places will give you a full body exfoliation-scrub-down option, and they鈥檙e THOROUGH.

Good job pulling out of a rough month. I鈥檝e been there (lack of bathing and all) and it isn鈥檛 easy.

u/wilsontarbuckles 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

Asalux clothis unlike any exfoliating cloth or mit i've used in the past. It simply WORKS and is very hygienic.


Yes, shaving helps! KP results because these hair follicles get grown over with skin blocking the hair from coming out. Image of what KP actually is. I find that the more i give my hair a chance to grow back the more KP I have.


Don't pick because picking increases inflammation and makes things worse.


The key to treating KP is moisture moisture moisture (and repairing your moisture barrier if it's damaged), gentle but consistent exfoliation, and reduction in inflammation.

u/ph33rsockmonkey 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'm trying to parse this but this is the list I see:

  • Mario Badescu silver powder

  • Queen Helene Mint Julep Face Mask
  • Castor Oil
  • Alpha Hydrox Nourishing Face Wash
  • Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Treatment 10% Gycolic AHA Acne Free Repair Lotion
  • 3.7% Benzoyl peroxide
  • Neutrogena Body Clear Body Spray
  • 0.5% Salicylic Acid
  • Supergoop everyday face & body lotion
  • Ziana (Clindamycin Phosphate 1.2% and Tretinoin 0.025%)
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Clarisonic Mia
  • Sulfur and Salicylic Acid soap (most likely 3% Salicylic Acid - 10 % Sulfur...I'm assuming?)
  • Salux body scrubber

    I will comment below but I want to make sure this is what you have.
u/duddles 路 2 pointsr/Frugal

Cool - is this the right thing to order?

u/LilAzoreanFirecrackr 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Prefer a Salux cloth to a back brush because it dries easily. I've found that glycolic acid works better for me than other acne washes. Here are some links to a few of my favorites:

u/My_50_lb_Testes 路 2 pointsr/pics

I used this one for about a year and it was fantastic until I got some sort of weird infection and my doc told me to stop using it. It went away shortly after but it wasn't bad and it may not have even been that. I'd give it a shot if I were you, can't beat that price.

u/2_4_16_256 路 2 pointsr/asktrolly
u/algbs3 路 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Ah, it's not the end of the world. Tom's also makes a liquid that uses a salt crystal like this which I've heard is an alternative. Some of the reviews say that Tom's gave them a giant itchy rash though? Now I'm a bit scared.

u/shes-a-cunt 路 2 pointsr/keto

I really like Dove - they have a prescription strength version. I haven't tried this particular one before. Degree has a super-strong version (or they used to) - that's what I used in high school when I was athletic and at my stinkiest, as a teen.

To be honest I use something similar to this but I do have to re-apply on really hot days. I'm more worried about chemicals than reapplying, though.

You'll get more replies in /r/xxketo.

u/Honeymaid 路 2 pointsr/AmItheAsshole

No your boyfriend is being a fucking asshole baby about this; there are natural salt based deodorants that could work for him, just break up with him he's being an idiot

u/thelan 路 2 pointsr/timferriss

This is the one recommended in the May 5, 2017 email.

u/LavernicaDeLuca 路 2 pointsr/Frugal

This is an example. It uses mineral salts. You have to get it wet to use but I just put it on after my shower (when my armpits are already moist) and it works just fine like that. They also make a roll on version but it doesn't last nearly as long, in my experience.

u/RikuKat 路 2 pointsr/homestead

This is the link I purchased from. I'm guessing we triggered some sort of pricing algorithm with our sudden interest, because the price has gone up.

u/mastiii 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have no idea what the answer to your problem is, but I can suggest products that I use. First is Crystal deodorant - it is literally just a salt crystal rock thing, just one ingredient. You can buy a travel size at places like Whole Foods to see if it works for you. If one of the ingredients in your deodorant is causing trouble for you, maybe using a simpler product will eliminate the issue.

The other product is Certain Dri. It works a little differently than your average deodorant. It stops you from sweating and lasts a few days, even after you shower.

u/toegram 路 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Arm and Hammer somehow made me smell worse halfway through the day than if I hadn't applied deodorant at all so I recently started using this. It's kind of goofy and you need to apply it on clean, damp underarms but it's working pretty well. I also like that it's totally fragrance free. On my recent return to the U.S. from a trip abroad, after rifling through my shit the customs agent told me that a lot of her coworkers it too so idk it must be good??

u/laurenkk 路 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Do you specifically need an antiperspirant?

If not, try a natural stone deodorant. I've been happy with it for 18 years now.

CRYSTAL BODY DEODORANT Stick - Unscented (4.25 fl oz)

u/happyjoylove 路 2 pointsr/NaturalBeauty

This. Also I've been using it for over 4 years and haven't had to buy more, it laaaaasssstttsss.

u/JpSpade 路 2 pointsr/funny

It does not prevent sweating. Antiperspirants are designed for that and often contain aluminum chlorohydrate. This is how I differentiate if I am confused by the labeling.

As for the smell, deodorant definitely helps but if it is a long day and you sweat a lot it can mix with your BO scent and make something unpleasant for some like skylla's example of the freshener + shit nasal DP . Try stuff out and see what works best but if you sweat a lot you may want to keep in mind the mix of scents it creates.

If you wear any cologne, you will want to look for a very mild or even completely fragrance-free deodorant. I use the crystal stick and I am pretty satisfied. The stick itself lasts a super long time as long as you don't drop it, does not leave any stains on clothing, as natural as you can get in the deo aisle and doesn't conflict with any cologne. The only drawback for me is that I have to apply a LOT to make it as effective as some other more potent deodorants but that just means rolling the rock for longer as wetting it.

I get mine from the drugstore in my area but here is their site:


u/Please_Try_Again 路 2 pointsr/wicked_edge

I use this one on my legs. I've heard people say the alum in this isn't the same as in the alum blocks sold for shaving, but idk. It seems to work, but may sting more than other ones. Honestly I only use it for about 25% of my shaves because I'm lazy, so maybe I'm not the best source...

u/estrelle84 路 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Sure thing! :) I didn鈥檛 find any information about it being an antiperspirant, unfortunately, but reading through the amazon reviews, it seems quite a few people find it more effective than their old regular deodorant (Dove, Secret, etc.), which is cool, especially considering that the Crystal deodorant in the stick form is primarily made of mineral salts.

u/MustngSS 路 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Better yet, Balla Powder - bitches love the smell of original.

u/atx00 路 2 pointsr/funny

I'll look into it. Pretty partial to this stuff. Smells amazing.

u/crimsonink 路 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

i usually don't wear socks with sperry's. they should be leather, so they usually don't smell as bad. however, when it does, i use balla powder and sprinkle in a few dashes.

u/AvailableMeaning 路 2 pointsr/adultery

Try these next time!

u/jukebox_grad 路 2 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

They're better than the sea sponges some people use.

Yes, seriously

u/complimentaryasshole 路 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I tried the Softcup and removing mine was like a scene from Dexter in my shower stall. Needless to say I did not keep using them.

I did, however, just purchase menstrual sponges and can't wait to try them. Which means I can't wait for my period ^whatiswrongwithme?? And in true uterus style I'm showing no signs of my damn period. >_<

u/zomgimagirlonreddit 路 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

For your sweating:

I used to sweat soooo freakin much, I didn't want to raise my hand in class blah blah blah. I used this and it TOTALLY fixes it. The only side effect is that if you put too much on/in the beginning when you put it on, your underarms can get really itchy. Put it on only before bed with an old tee, because it sometimes stains the shirt. But it works like a miracle.

u/chubby_chuckles 路 2 pointsr/Fitness

I used to sweat like a fiend as well. Then I tried this. Maxim

It's pure magic.

You can get it at your local pharmacy for cheaper probably (without a prescription). They will probably have to order it though as I doubt they have it in stock.

u/blakenichols1500 路 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

I would assume your regular physician. My Old Spice is labeled prescription strength but available over the counter. You can buy other over the counter high strength antiperspirant like this one which SHOULD help if not I'd talk to my physician and see what course he recommends.

u/martysthreegirls 路 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This has excellent reviews on amazon.

I don't know what kind you're using... I always use a men's sport one even though Im female

u/purepyroga 路 2 pointsr/CampingandHiking

There's a difference for sure. Baby powder is just talcum powder whereas Gold Bond has other medicated shit thrown in it. I use this stuff I found on Amazon, I like it because it adds a bit of Calamine powder with the talc.

Also, if you're not spending at least $25 on a pair of boxers or briefs, you're missing out big time. I've tried Patagonia, REI brand, but I've found Ice Breaker has the best Merino Wool undies, hands down. I like their Beast 150 series.

u/cexshun 路 2 pointsr/sex

This is where anti monkey butt powder comes in. This is a staple in my camping bag, and I put a small travel bottle in my son's baseball gear bag.

u/gstar1981 路 2 pointsr/Showerthoughts

Yes ! Moisture wicking underwear!

I work as a delivery driver in the hot and humid south and crotch rot has always been a painful/infuriating problem.

Lotions make this WORSE! I found out the hard way. I had a bad case of crotch rot every day after working a few hours so I put some lotion on it. Turns out your skin is inflamed and broken out because of the friction and moisture. You need to be DRY! I ended up with a yeast infection which is awkward as a dude.

But sometimes fancy underwear aren't enough...

So every morning I put Fresh Balls or Anti Monkey Butt on m'parts to keep me dry. They both work wonderfully, but the Fresh Balls is a lot less messy.

But sometimes fancy underwear and powders combined aren't enough... Fuck me.

So I keep Gold Bond Medicated Powder: Extra Strength in the truck. Just in case. The stuff has menthol and it super soothing.

I hope these tips help some people. And please let me know if you have any more tips!

Like. Pretty please.

u/UtahSalamander 路 2 pointsr/mormon

Oxyclean in the wash.

To prevent discoloration in the pits of the tops, stop using antiperspirant deodorant. Use something like Odaban at night and regular deodorant during the day.

Beyond that, buy new ones more frequently.

u/j0dd 路 2 pointsr/Fitness

have you ever heard about hyperhidrosis?

i went through a similar experience - underarms sweating profusely even if i was sitting entirely still. odaban was the only product i ever found to ever cure it. i have to re-use it maybe a few times throughout the year and i'm fine. i definitely encourage you to consult with your family/doctor/whomever before committing to this product, but i thought i'd share it with you regardless. i know how frustrating it can be.

edit: you may want to stop the preworkout for now to see if that helps, or at least switch brands.

u/zfnldr 路 2 pointsr/self

I don't know if it is available at your country, but if then try Odaban (

Sometimes I have the same problem as you, especially under my arms or on my feet. This is the only thing that helped for me.

If you use it, make sure to take it just every second day and just before going to sleep because it may itch a little.

u/_PM_ME_YOUR_BOOKCASE 路 2 pointsr/IAmA

I bought this, and it lasted a while! I must say, that while I sweat a LOT, I don't have axilliary hyperhydrosis so your mileage may vary, but it's worth a shot, and the stuff isn't bank breaking!

It can be quite uncomfortable on application too (like a pinching sensation for me), but for me it was worth it. If it's too painful though, it may be a reaction to the aluminium compound they use in it.

u/missyanntx 路 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I live in Houston, so yeah. I was also on meds that can (as in please stop I look like a pig!) make people more prone to sweating. This stuff has been a massive help. It's touchy stuff & please please please do a test patch, I dip a qtip in it and swab it on where needed.

u/FreeLachman 路 2 pointsr/AskWomen

Certain Dri doesn't work for me so tried [Driclor] ( and it is AMAZING!!! You apply it every day until you stop sweating and then you only need to apply it every so often to keep you from sweating. I used to sweat even in the winter time and in the summer it was just awful, I could barely make it out of the house. I only switched to Driclor a few months ago and it's been a game changer, my armpits never sweat anymore.

u/vespria 路 2 pointsr/wedding

My fianc茅 actually has hyperhydrosis, so he sweats a LOT, and was really unhappy thinking about sweating at the wedding. Anyway, for the last month he's been using/testing out a roll on deodorant type thing called Driclor. It has to be used right when he get's out of the shower for it to work, and he says that it stings the first two hours-ish after applying, but it stops him from sweating for about 24 hours. I would definitely test it out before hand, but it may be worth a shot. Good luck!

u/lavaspice 路 2 pointsr/pics

Check out a product called Driclor, it鈥檚 available on Amazon from the UK. You put this antiperspirant on for a week straight and then once a week after and your armpits are drier than the Sahara desert. One $20 bottle lasts me like 8 months normally, and I just use a regular deodorant on the daily.

u/buttersauce 路 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'm gonna second these and add driclor to the list. It's only like 20 bucks on Amazon. My life was so embarrassing before these. I didn't want to touch anyone or hug anyone in high school cause they'd feel my wet armpits. It's crazy how dry these keep me. Just use them every day before your normal deodorant/antiperspirant. I still get a sweaty ass but im too nervous to stick the harsh chemicals down there.

One bottle should last half a year and I guarentee your life will change drastically.

Driclor Antiperspirant Roll on 75ml

u/asaltystranger 路 2 pointsr/AirForce

I had the same problem, I think pre workout and white monsters were the main factor that caused my excessive sweating. My whole shirt would be soaked, I would dread wearing blues, and it seemed like no OTC antiperspirant worked. I read some blogs and watch some youtube and found a clinical strength roll-on version called Driclor on Amazon and within a few days it stopped. I haven't had to use it for over a year, it's like your body just needs a reset. If that doesn't work, you may want to see the clinic and check your thyroid levels, etc.

Driclor Antiperspirant Roll on 75ml

u/CatastropheCat_97 路 2 pointsr/ADHD

I know there are over the counter deodorants specifically for chronic sweating that might help. Just be careful because they are POWERFUL and you do need to sweat some to keep your body healthy, I'm fairly sure.

u/poemaXV 路 2 pointsr/AskWomen

I use a scrubby nylon cloth like this. That one is super hard and probably too abrasive for a first timer, but there are different grades. It makes all of your skin super soft!

u/daileyart 路 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I like to use exfoliating towels. You can find them in any asian store. This is the brand I use.

They're pretty much just rough towels. I used to use exfoliating body wash but I was still getting bumps. Now I use this along with Trend Skin Liquid.

u/CELTICPRED 路 2 pointsr/Fitness

I don't use gloves. If you're worried about roughness/tears, there's a couple things you can do. The girlfriend hates my rough hands, so here we go:

-Moisturize before bed. I use "night use no crack" hand cream, you can get it at walgreens, or I use Aquaphor healing ointment advanced therapy. One night ain't gonna cut it, the more often you can do it, the better your hands will look and feel.

-Buy an exfoliating towel, like this:

You can use it anywhere on your body, but I think it's great for hands and less aggressive than a pumice stone. Do all your showering, and this will be a final step, giving your hands more time to soften. Gently scrub the palm, length of fingers to remove old skin and prevent old skin buildup.

-Watch rippetoe's video on gripping. I do a lot of pull up/chin up/ farmer walk grip oriented stuff, and this video explained a lot of my problems and how to alleviate them.

u/robincageheavenrage 路 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

>throw the washcloth over my back diagonally and pull with both hands

That method with this cloth:

4 feet of scrubbing goodness.

u/svu_fan 路 2 pointsr/walmart

May I also recommend Sweat Block? Sweat Block I know we sold it in our deodorant aisle years ago, don鈥檛 know if we still do. They鈥檙e these stronger clinical strength wipes that you pat on your armpits and it lasts for up to a week. You can use deodorant as usual. I used to use it all the time when I was IMS because I sweated so much in the backroom, and it was a lifesaver. I鈥檝e been back on my store鈥檚 mod team for almost 3 years now, tho, and don鈥檛 have a need for Sweat Block anymore.

Also, how old is the fragrances you鈥檙e using? They do expire after so long. Just another thing to be mindful of. I strongly recommend cutting back on fragrance application.

u/reglig 路 2 pointsr/starterpacks

I relate, these have worked pretty well for me in the past

u/peter_n 路 2 pointsr/AskMen

Shave your arms + I highly, highly, highly recommend sweatblock. I'm a personal stylist and have a lot of bigger clients who are always "running hot" and sweating. This has been a gamechanger for them.

u/TkTheTank2 路 2 pointsr/AskMen

I have a bad underarm sweating problem that happens pretty much no matter what I鈥檓 doing. I found this product a few years back called Sweat Block on amazon and it has been a game changer. It鈥檚 like a moist towelette that you apply before bed and it last a good week or two before you have to reapply. I would give it a try as when I use it I don鈥檛 sweat at all anymore.

Here is the link for it.

SweatBlock Antiperspirant - Clinical Strength - Reduce Sweat up to 7-days per Use

u/ranalicious 路 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I have the same problem and I hate that I am limited to always wearing dark clothing (I live in Florida). My fiance and I were both unsatisfied with our deodorants and decided to look around on Amazon.

We have switched to using crystal deodorant for smell control and it does work! I like the Naturally Fresh crystal with aloe but the Crystal brand is good too. They are great because they don't stain clothing and they last a really long time, which kinda balances out the cost of this second product.

We also found a wonderful product called sweat block for controlling perspiration. It's a little pricey ($10/month essentially) but it's a high-strength concentrated anti-perspirant for people with hyperhidrosis in a wipe that you dab very gently onto your armpits right before bed. It does this weird twingy stinging sensation when it is absorbing into your skin but it really does work. I have noticed it is more effective if you can sleep in such a way that you won't sweat/be overly warm when you are asleep (I like blankets and sometimes it makes me too warm at night, and it doesn't properly do its thing). Read the Amazon reviews for more opinions/advice. My fiance also likes to use Cetaphil antibacterial soap only on his armpits as extra protection against smelling bad. I have mixed feelings about antibacterial soap but I sometimes use it.

I have always wanted a more natural approach to deodorant but I can't stand sweating so most "natural" kinds were unacceptable to me. In my opinion, this has been a good way to minimize extraneous potentially bad ingredients in my deodorant (fragrances, preservatives, whatever else is in clinical strength stuff) since I am just putting on a single chemical.

tl;dr sweat block wipes for antiperspirant and crystal deodorant stone for smell

u/Cockslap_Carousel 路 2 pointsr/bigboobproblems

I use SweatBlock wipes. You only have to use one a week, and the antiperspirant lasts the whole time. They're a little pricey, but you get an 8 week supply. They also work really well if you get sweat between your thighs in the summer.

u/maxfliddh 路 2 pointsr/leaves

This totally happened to me, even after 3-4 weeks. Can't explain it but I totally got this product SweatBlock and that works. After one application which is supposed to last a week, it has lasted two. Try it out, it will help.

u/kachapati 路 2 pointsr/AskDocs

Not a Dr.

I have a medical condition that can at times cause excessive perspiration, not just the pits, primarily face, neck, throat and upper chest. I just recently found out about this they look like wet wipes, you pat the area before bed and they're supposed to help reduce sweat for one week. I have so far only used one but I had tremendous improvement. So much that I only started to notice the excessive perspiration on the afternoon of the 7th day, it was rather cool and I had to stop and realize my sweat issue really has nothing to do with weather and that I had been free of it for a week. I'd say it worked for me for about 8 hours less than a full week, which to me equals success.

u/luckers 路 2 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I tried every antiperspirant on the market and nothing works. I found this last year and it works crazy good!

u/Georgious 路 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I have the same problem - my pits go NUTS at the mere hint of warmth. Even in the winter, it's a miserable situation. I've tried Certain Dri and a few other products, to no avail. Any colored shirts - even with undershirts and clinical antiperspirant in full effect - got blasted. Pure misery.

...Until I tried Sweatblock Wipes 3 weeks ago.

I shit you not, I have never been more impressed with a bodycare product in my life. I noticed results the next morning. You only apply once a week (I even skipped a week to see how long it would last, and two weeks worked in the NY Spring so far.) There's a slight menthol-y smell as you dab (not wipe/rub down as apparently this can burn) around the underarm hairline before you go to bed. It essentially re-routes your underarm sweat to the next possible outlet. Mine happens to be my head/neck area, which kind of sucks, but doesn't ruin clothing and is much easier to manage than armpit swamp.

TRY it. Literally changed my life. I'm curious to see how well it holds up in the steaming NYC summer, but for now it's unreal.

u/meganashleyxox 路 2 pointsr/AskDocs

I鈥檝e suffered with Hyperhidrosis for years and my main problem area is my face. My arm pits hardly sweat, but my face will pour with sweat even just standing around doing nothing. I鈥檝e found two things that have worked. The first thing I tried was SweatBlock Antiperspirant from Amazon. It鈥檚 a wipe and it helped control my facial sweating for up to a week at a time! I didn鈥檛 want to risk it irritating my face before my wedding (although it never caused irritation before) so I tried the medication Glycopyrrolate and it worked the majority of the time, but I did still experience some sweating, just nothing to the degree I was before! I would give either of those a shot. I know for me, I start experiencing anxiety when I notice my face dripping and that only leads to me sweating more, so I practice taking deep breaths while sitting to calm my anxiety to prevent even more sweating. Hyperhidrosis is embarrassing (do people really need to point out I鈥檓 sweating inside in the AC?) but know you鈥檙e not alone!

u/Redseve 路 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

My god, Farty Mcgee is right! This could be a game changer, I found these on amazon that sound promising, or they'll give you cancer immediately.

SweatBlock Antiperspirant - Clinical Strength - Reduce Sweat up to 7-days per Use

u/Medical-FuckedUp 路 2 pointsr/violinist

Take a look at this:

EDIT: you need to be diagnosed by a doctor so that you can use that product safely!

u/SylphsAndSnowflakes 路 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Gold Bond makes an anti-friction stick that is amazing as well and doesn't wear off as quickly as deodorant seems to for me.

This is the one, but I found it cheaper at Walgreens than on Amazon if you're in the US.

u/phriend2spin 路 2 pointsr/running

Dude here, I recently tried this friction rub and it does wonders.

u/AllTheDranks 路 2 pointsr/Goruck

Buy this apply everywhere. I had zero chafing from the 2 lights and 2 tough challenges and it was still on after multiple dunks in the pacific ocean and alll the hours. Shoulders, lower back, waistline, etc. I also bring it with me. buy it naow!

u/CherryJello312 路 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

If you search on chafing cream, you get a bunch of hits like

u/Sasquatch_be_me 路 2 pointsr/shaving

This is the greatest thing ever. Check it out. (Amazon link)

u/Brave- 路 2 pointsr/motorcycles

Fresh Balls, yo. Or just simple baby powder if you're cheap.

u/eirefire22 路 2 pointsr/KitchenConfidential
u/self_driving_sanders 路 2 pointsr/Wetshaving

I use fresh balls. Idk what's going on with the price right now though. I spent $20 on my last 2 pack now they're asking $40?

u/Newtdawg 路 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Fresh Balls! Used to great success in the middle of summer outside.

Check amazon

u/all_guac6911420 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This is the sponge I was referring to. The shape is more effective in my opinion. It's flat on both sides, but the tip allows you to get into the crevices of the sides of your nose or any detail spots.

u/Spootpants 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hi ladies and gents! So sorry in advance, this is going to be long!

I've just recently started having success with the products I'm using and I'm thinking it's a matter of proper combination/layering (I've been reading a lot about the Vitamin C/BHA/AHA/Niacin situations). I feel overwhelmed trying to figure out what works with what or counter-acts, etc, so I'd love some input from more knowledgeable folks. I don't have a set routine and I'd like to change that. I'd say I have combination skin, very acne prone although it's pretty mild at the moment due to the recent success of something?! Lots of PIH. No birth control or prescriptions currently.


  1. Petunia - Vitamin C serum

  2. Shiseido Urban Environment Oil Free Sunscreen

  3. Nars Multi-Protect Primer with SPF 30 (is this enough sun protection or should I buy the Shiseido?)

  4. MyKonjac Charcoal sponge with Cera Ve foaming

  5. Stridex red box

  6. Cera Ve PM Facial Lotion

  7. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion for spot treatment

    I also occasionally do [Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay] ( or Glamglow Super Tingling masks but I'm not consistent with it.

    I have used all products with the exception of the Vitamin C Serum for at least 4 months. Nothing has seemed to make anything worse but I'd like to improve. Open to any and all suggestions for routine or products. Primary concerns: acne, anti-aging, hyper-pigmentation.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH to any and all help or input. I really appreciate it and I apologize if I'm asking something that should be apparent by what I'm reading here in the sub. I'm just a bit confused. :)
u/whaevr 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hm well on the off day I usually use Burts Bees Orange Essence. The recent secret I've added to my shower routine though that I think has made a big impact is my konjac sponge.

I scrub my cleanser with that sponge and after my showers my face always feels really smooth. Its so gentle too I don't worry about over-exfoliating and I feel I benefit from a little bit of physical exfoliation since I'm using an AHA/PocketDerm...

u/friendlypegasus 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I would definitely take the advice of the person before me, and consider using Stridex (which is a BHA). My boyfriend had similar issues and this is what he does...

Mineral cleanse with baby oil. You can find more information about mineral oil cleansing on the sidebar, but basically you'll just rub it all over your face in circles, and within a few uses you'll begin to either feel "grit" in your fingers, or you'll notice a change in your skin.

Next, he washes his face with First Aid Beauty cleanser or a Mario Badescu cleanser. You can find all of his cleansers with descriptions here, or at Ulta.

Next, he uses a konjac sponge, which gently exfoliates your face. The addition of a konjac sponge has completely changed both his and my skin! You can find them cheaper on amazon and elsewhere, but the one I linked is the most well-known brand, but not the one I have. I have a red one. Red ones are meant for people without any skin issues, and just looking for a gentle exfoliant. You can find more information about which sponge you should use here.

Next, he exfoliates. Currently he uses Biore pore unclogging scrub and he seems to like it. I personally use LUSH Angels on Bare Skin which is really amazing and he loves to steal it whenever he can.. hahah

After the shower, he uses Stridex pads which are SO CHEAP and work great. So many people on this thread swear by them. Him and I use the blue box, because our skin is sensitive. But if yours isn't then red box will be fine.

Finally, we both use a moisturizer. Currently we use this one which is amazing, but it depends on your skin type.

Also, I recommend you use a redness night mask cream for the redness. Eucerin's anti-redness night cream is easily the best product on the market for redness issues.

Good luck! Let me know if you have any questions. :)

u/broomcat 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I bought this one from amazon and I love it!! I think it really helps! At least it's helped me anyway! Amazon has a ton of different ones for $10.

My Konjac Sponge All Natural Fiber Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sponge

u/wambrita 路 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

Seriously, /r/AsianBeauty saved my skin.

I wash my face with Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Foam Cleanser in conjuction with something called a Konjac sponge and then I follow up with the Cosrx AHA after. Then as a moisturizer -particularly under makeup- I use their Snail Mucen product. Also, sunscreen is super critical, it helps prevent your hyperpigmentation spots from getting darker. I'm not a fan of the western sunscreens, so I use Shiseido brand. The smell is different than the regular stuff we're used to but it's not unpleasant. And there's no need to buy the more expensive stuff, this works out really well.

The facewash I use has a slightly high pH level, and it's okay for me because I immediately put on the AHA after because it somehow cuts down the pH level. This lower pH face wash is what my daughter uses, and it does a good job, she started using it and the breakouts pretty much stopped, although she's apparently prone to blackheads on her nose so I got some BHA product for her, and I also got her a konjac sponge as well, so hopefully it provides her with some results. The sponge is super soft, but it does a surprisingly good job of exfoliating; without that feeling of scrubbing your skin with sandpaper. Heads up, with the konjac sponge there's lots of different ones out there and they pretty much work all the same; even the cheaper ones.

If you're gonna try exploring and experimenting with other products, be sure to try one product at a time, to make sure you don't have a reaction to it! Of course you probably already knew that, but I figured I'd throw that out there in case you didn't.

u/andgiveayeLL 路 2 pointsr/eczema

Get yourself one of these and use it in the shower (thoroughly soak the sponge). Replace the sponge monthly to lower any risks of infection. It's a very gentle way to physically exfoliate.

u/pommeraie 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have a few questions about adding stuff to my routine!

  • For the AM, I want to try using just a konjac sponge instead of cleanser. I tried going with just a rinse of water, but my skin needs a little bit of something more in the morning. I'm thinking about going for this one from Amazon.
    Is a konjac sponge something that I need to test patch? Or is it more like a washcloth/exfoliating brush type thing?

  • What exactly is the relationship between vitamin C serums and photosensitivity? I've read that vitamin C makes your skin more sensitive to the sun, but I've also read that people like using it in the morning because it boosts the efficacy of sunscreen.
u/codewench 路 2 pointsr/japan

Do you mean a konnyaku sponge?

u/annaqua 路 2 pointsr/Frugal

I mentioned this above: baking soda has a very alkaline pH (~9) and can reallllly mess up your skin's acid mantle (which has a pH of around a 5 or slightly lower). Try switching to something more gentle/pH-friendly! In the long run you're ultimately damaging your skin and destroying your skin's natural, healthy protection barrier!

It may be the exfoliation that helped with breakouts. Try using something gentle (but still exfoliating) like a konjac sponge! They have a charcoal-infused one that can definitely help with acne.

u/bluebuckeye 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Maybe try a konjac sponge to (gently!) physically exfoliate. Also, is your night moisturizer a humectant? If not, I've found using a bit of Vaseline or Aquaphor after my moisturizer kept my face from getting dry patches and helps me not looks scaly when using foundation.

u/GlossyProse 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction


鈥 You may have hormonal acne.
鈥 It鈥檚 not recommended to do an AHA in the morning (because it increases sun sensitivity).
鈥 If you are not already, consider doing AHA and BHA on separate days.
鈥 Consider changing your konjac sponge type. This Bamboo Charcoal has been said to be good for your skin type.
鈥 Consider replacing your konjac sponge in general, if you鈥檝e been using it for more than 2.5 months.
鈥 Consider switching to a non-foaming salicylic acid face wash in the evenings. (Part 2 of double cleansing)
鈥 You may want to add a snail mucin ampoule (toner -> serum -> ampoule -> cream) to promote healing.
鈥 Consider using CeraVe salicylic moisturizing lotion on your back to help with body acne.

u/emilsgreen 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I still have some cystic acne on one side of my cheeks. Its starting to peel so I've been using this about every other day and its gentle enough not to hurt my acne but also gets rid of most of the dead skin.

u/doingthedo 路 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Thank you so much for you reply,

I'm going to make the following changes:

  • Vit C Mornings only
  • Konjac Sponge every evening (?) used with Cetaphil cleanser.
  • Going to start using the Mizon serum at night (holding off on sleep mask, Aquaphor has been working well for me).
  • Maybe start using toner every evening too? Any thoughts?

u/MountainPatrol 路 2 pointsr/bigdickproblems

I use normal soap, whatever is on tap. Afterword I use Fresh Balls by Fresh Body. It helps with sweating and smell. It does have a smell, but it is very light and fresh.

Amazon link:

u/praget 路 2 pointsr/ZeroWaste

This one is nice because the nozzle can get in behind the earring without having to do any wiggling.

NeilMed NeilCleanse Piercing Aftercare, Fine Mist, 6 Fluid Ounce

u/pm_me_cutestufff 路 2 pointsr/AskWomen

Mine didn鈥檛 hurt when I got them pierced. I found the feeling more weird than anything because all of the nerves located in the nipple I could feel the needle going through each layer of tissue. I had a dull ache for a day or 2 but taking ibuprofen helped a lot. I had to be careful with them not getting yanked on anything for a few weeks while they healed and the swelling went down, but they healed pretty fast and I鈥檝e never had a problem with crusties. I think what helped mine heal so well is the aftercare spray I used: I HIGHLY recommend that spray for any piercings. If my cartilage piercings start bothering me I use it on them once or twice a day and within a day or 2 they feel perfect again

u/captainsteamo 路 2 pointsr/BettermentBookClub
u/Poignantusername 路 2 pointsr/Advice

Years ago I dated a girl that had the same problem but I can鈥檛 remember the brand she used. But I did find this on Amazon.

u/muchcharles 路 2 pointsr/Vive

You should be able to create alternate bindings to use pressure in place of capacitive grip for many functions that you can switch too after the hour+ of play, but it may not help for games that look at hand pose/finger gesture etc.

You could also try antiperspirant for hands:

u/hiddenevidence 路 2 pointsr/FortniteCompetitive

my hands sweat violently when i hold anything. playing smash with my friends sucks cuz their joycons are always soaked when they get them back lol. fucks up my aim a lot too because my hand slips all the time. i got this off of amazon a few years ago and totally forgot i had it until last week. helps a ton but dries the fuck out your hands. you just put a pea sized dot on your hands and rub it in. feels sticky at first but dries in like 30 seconds. it lasts a full gaming session easily. it usually lasts me the whole day but gradually wears off throughout the day. some of it comes off when you wash your hands too, but not much. i recommend it if you have sweaty ass palms like me.

edit: here's the link . it's 15 bucks but will last you awhile because you only need to use a very small bit of it.

u/Lorben 路 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Just as an fyi - they make lotions for that.

u/Comp625 路 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Here's a link to the Carpe deodorant lotion on Amazon

u/evilfetus01 路 2 pointsr/bartenders

I use this stuff, Carpe Antiperspirant Hand Lotion. I use it mainly before I climb, to keep sweat from building up between my fingers and palms, but it works wonders before handling wet rags and glasses.


u/valhrona 路 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I used this thing with the Mustela shampoo, felt gentler but also more thorough than my fingertips.

u/cutestslothevr 路 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I like my unpowered silicone scrubber the most. ILil'Scrubies are easy to clean, store and are super cheap. Konjac sponges foam cleanser better, but require more upkeep.

S & T Lil'scrubbies, 2 Count

I may try a powered one in the future, but quality ones are expensive.

u/cute4awowchick 路 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I usually use my index and middle fingers from both hands and kind of rub up and down or in circles. Or I use one of these silicone scrubber things and just kind of smoosh it around gently.

u/healthyskinforthewin 路 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I love these jelly pads! I got one through Memebox awhile ago and have to force myself not to use it every day, twice daily because is feels so nice! The strength of the cleaning depends on the pressure you put on it, it rinses clean in a flash, and doesn't take ages to dry like a regular pore brush does. I noticed a reduction of blackheads and cc's after a week, though I've scaled back my usage to every other day... I've been reading too many horror stories on here of over-exfoliation and weakened acid mantles :( Amazon has a pack of 2 for less than $2.50.

u/Slggyqo 路 2 pointsr/MurderedByWords

Other steps:

Don鈥檛 grow more body hair than you鈥檙e willing to support.

Use extra strength anti-perspirant, not a deodorant. (I鈥檝e heard this shit works wonders, never tried it myself. my sweat doesn鈥檛 smell unless I go HARD. East Asian Genetics what.)

Wash the ducking clothes.

HANG UP THE TOWELS AFTER USING THEM. And鈥攊n line with the towel thing-let the rest of your space air out too. Your video game/anime/waifu dungeon needs to breathe.

u/AlienTorpedo 路 2 pointsr/AskMen

The night before because it works it鈥檚 way into your pores while you sleep and can block the sweat from coming through. They have it in amazon here: Certain Dri Prescription Strength Clinical Antiperspirant | Doctor Recommended Hyperhidrosis Treatment | 72 Hour Protection from Excessive Sweating | Roll-On | 1.2 Ounces

I鈥檝e also seen it at places like target or Walmart. It is a scentless deodorant too so you鈥檒l still wanna use what you already use daily in addition to this. Hope this helps.

u/Hey-Porsche 路 2 pointsr/CPTSD

I don't know if this is what you're looking for but I too have had problems in the past with sweating profusely in the underarms until I found certain dri online and stared using it and I no longer sweat through my shirts. It's the only thing I've found that actually stops the sweating completely with the only downside is it can be a little itchy to the area you apply it to.

u/mouzerz80 路 2 pointsr/AskMen
u/mrjohnny1444 路 2 pointsr/golf

Certain Dri Anti-Perspirant, Roll-On, Pack of 1, 1.2 oz

And use this on your hand. You can find at most drugstores. It will make your hands feel a little desensitized, because it鈥檚 drier than normal.

u/okitstimefordinner 路 2 pointsr/Advice

Honestly I can鈥檛 recommend certain dri antiperspirant enough it works so well for me. You apply it at night and it lasts for like 2 to 3 days each time which is nice if you鈥檙e always in a hurry in the morning like me. I鈥檝e been using it for ages now and I鈥檝e only had to re-buy it once.

u/schmoogina 路 1 pointr/sweat

I've tried this, and it works well for lower back and cheek sweat, however, it has the same active ingredient as certain dri and is cheaper. Sweating this much sucks!!

u/aybbyisok 路 1 pointr/socialanxiety

Haven't used anything fro my face because it isn't an issue, but I googled some time a go for a solution for my sweaty hands and I came up on a lot of stuff some of it has mixed reviews on amazon so I'd recommend doing a little more research before you buy and maybe you'll find a better product, but there's this for your face.

And there are more products like this or this for hands.

Actually this might be what you're looking for, read the reviews and questions for more info.

u/zephire89 路 1 pointr/portugal

Escolhe antitranspirantes com sais de alum铆nio na f贸rmula.

Caso n茫o resulte, precisas de algo tipo isto.

u/oj2004 路 1 pointr/Anxiety

OP, I suffered with the exact same problem. You've basically described me perfectly.

Earlier this year it got so bad that I couldn't take it any more. I couldn't even focus at work because I'd constantly be thinking about my sweating and whether I had visible sweat patches. Plus it was so uncomfortable, and cold.

As others have said here, there are products out there that will help.

I've tried a couple of products. One is called Sweat Stop 鈥 specifically, this is the product I use. (That's a link to their UK site, but they also sell in USA and Canada.)

It's 拢20, which sounds a bit steep. But the important thing to note is that one bottle will last you the best part of a year. It's strong stuff, and believe me you don't need to use much!

First time I used it, I couldn't believe it. It really works! Like magic. My pits stayed dry the whole day! Whereas just the day before, I was going to the toilet every couple of hours and using the hand dryer to dry my underarms.

Going into work the first day after using that gave me such a huge confidence boost. I really can't put into words how much better you'll feel when you have to confidence to know you won't have uncomfortable sweat patches. It's been the single biggest boost to my self confidence all year, and I wish I tried it years ago. And when you put it in perspective, it has to be the best 拢20 I've ever spent.

Another product I've used is called Sweat Block, available on Amazon. It also works miracles, but I do prefer the Sweat Stop spray personally 鈥 it seems a bit stronger. These wipes are handy to have if you're on the road and don't want to carry the other bottle around. Do not use both at once 鈥 you will only need one or the other.

Okay, I'm finished with my lengthy sales pitch. I promise I'm not a paid shill! I just want you to know that there's a solution out there, and it really does work. For your own happiness, please give these products a try. You have nothing to lose 鈥 the 拢20 is worth the risk. You won't regret it. And then come back and tell me how it went :)

Good luck! I'm excited for you.

u/adam6923 路 1 pointr/Fitness

I'm in the same boat as you are man. Even worse sometimes. I have sweat through an undershirt, dress shirt, and suit all on a moderately tempatured day. I use this every 3-5 days. It gets expensive but I haven't found anything else that works.

u/scrub96 路 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

scrub96 is here to help. I have the same problem. I used to just wear cotton undershirts but that did not keep me from sweating through everything. It became impossible for me to wear tshirts or even polos without saturating the under arm area. What I have done is a three step solution.

First I started using prescription strength antiperspirant. This helped a lot over the normal stuff. Second I picked up some of these guys: . Kind of expensive and not as great as I had hoped but they definitely work better than normal undershirts. These work particularly well if you have problems in the under arm area. Lastly i use these: .

With the combination of the three things above using as directed I can pretty much where whatever I want. I was seriously considering things like botox because I was sweating through anything I owned in a matter of minutes. I also found that cutting caffeine usage down reduced the sweat output.

u/SusanForeman 路 1 pointr/pics

For those heavy sweaters out there, I use Sweatblock during the summer and it helps TREMENDOUSLY. It stings at first when you use it because it closes your pores, but I would much rather have 20 minutes of sting than everyone in the office wondering why I spill water under my arms every day.

u/Renz2LK 路 1 pointr/cosplay

You can try this Or you can apply heavy flow maxi-pads and stick them to the back of the forehead protector and arm pits of your shirt.

u/M3cha 路 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Sweatblockworks for me. See if it's strong enough.

u/CruiseBiscuits 路 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

Anxiety and confidence levels. Seriously. I get pretty anxious in any social situation and I sweat SO bad under the armpits at school it was ridiculous. At home in a comfortable environment I didn't sweat at all.

This works though.

Seriously, one wipe has lasted me 4 days now and I haven't sweat a drop in my armpits yet. You may be able to find it cheaper at a local store but this was convenient enough for me. Just follow the directions exactly and wait while you sleep!

I'd tried every kind of antiperspirant/deodorant out there and nothing worked for years. Then I read about Drysol but you need a prescription for that. This worked for so many other reviewers on Amazon I gave it a shot and I am so happy that it lived up to the hype. No I do not work for Sweatblock.

u/Dork_Vader 路 1 pointr/AskMen

As mentioned, Certain Dri is pretty good. As is Drysol.

One problem area for me is the forehead. One solution that I have found that works quite well are SweatBlock antiperspirant towelettes. They are not intended for your face, but I use it on my forehead and it works great with no side effects and lasts for a week or more. Just don't apply it in excess or more frequently as it will irritate the skin.

There is also a website, Kleinert鈥檚 that is devoted entirely to products to address excessive sweating. They have antiperspirants, wipes, inserts, special clothing, etc. They might have something that will help as well.

u/greaveswalk 路 1 pointr/pokemongo

I highly recommend Gold Bond Friction Defense

u/toniMPLS 路 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I usually wear toe cover/cushion things like these which covers the part of my feet that have the most issues in certain shoes. Having that thin bit of material in between my feet and the shoes makes a huge different. If I'm wearing shoes that don't work with those, or for different parts of my feet, I use this stuff. I sometimes need to touch up during the day, depending on how much I'm on my feet, but it really helps prevent blisters.

u/SociopathicScientist 路 1 pointr/scamp

For chaffing this is the best goldbond by far....the powder and cream work but nowhere near as well as this.

Walgreens usually has them

u/brandmed 路 1 pointr/Fitness

I'm a big guy who used to be even bigger. Even though I've lost a considerable amount of weight, this is still a problem. This stuff works wonders for me in preventing that. Just rub it on any places likely to chafe before running, biking, etc.

u/chelsealynk 路 1 pointr/ElectricForest

Gold Bond Stick for sure, this shit saves my life every time! (W1)

u/twigee89 路 1 pointr/medical_advice
u/dbatchison 路 1 pointr/tifu
u/brut88 路 1 pointr/nursing

I know it鈥檚 not in your supply room but it鈥檚 amazing what a good pair of underwear can do to help. Check out the uniqlos airism line.

Fresh So Dry Fresh Balls, 3.4 fl oz 2 Pack

This stuff also works wonders.

u/Officer_Snuffy 路 1 pointr/AirForce

Am I allowed to keep these at BMT. I'm not a fan of the powder stuff I hear they give you.

u/Castiels_Grace 路 1 pointr/Fitness

Freah Balls sounds weird but it鈥檚 an amazing product. I work in a factory and the summers are ridiculously hot. Started using that stuff and never had that problem again

u/baconbaconbacon5 路 1 pointr/ftm

There's a product called fresh balls (no shit) which I think is basically anti-perspirant cream. Sweat = chafing, so if you keep things dry down there it'll help a lot.

u/cherrybombedd 路 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I really like Cure Natural Aqua Gel as an exfoliator. It's great for sensitive/dry skin, but I find it works best when my skin is bone-dry, before any cleansing whatsoever. I also like using my second cleanser with a konjac sponge, which also works for exfoliation.

u/Felix--Felicis 路 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I get tiny blemishes on my chest and the use of a konjac sponge in the shower has helped (I use this one). It provides mild exfoliation and helps decrease oil. I would also suggest that you use a BHA or AHA product on your back and chest. Stridex in the red box is an easy-to-use and commonly recommended product. Use it after showering on dry skin.

Your face looks pretty good! I can't tell if you're asking for advice, but you could probably use the Stridex on your face, too. Possible face routine:


  • CeraVe Foaming Cleanser
  • Moisturizer
  • Sunscreen

    PM/After workouts

  • CeraVe Foaming Cleanser
  • Stridex
  • Moisturizer

    If your skin starts getting dried out from the Stridex, you could skip cleansing in the morning (just splash with water). Vaseline for dry skin is also great; apply on top of your moisturizer at night. And if you need moisturizer recommendations, I love Nivea Creme -- cheap and very moisturizing!
u/juicyfizz 路 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

This one on amazon. I've repurchased 3 times now!

u/xoxojacque 路 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction
  • Skin type: Normal to combination, acne-prone, sensitive.

  • Main skin concerns: PIH and acne


  1. Splash with water & cleanse with Charcoal Konjac Sponge.

  2. Mario Badescu Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream

  3. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream (light application)

  4. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 45


  5. Use homemade makeup remover (1:1 ratio of olive oil and pure water) if needed.

  6. Cleanse with CeraVe Foaming Cleanser

  7. Mario Badescu Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream

  8. Stridex (let sit for 20 minutes)

  9. Apply CeraVe Moisturizing Cream liberally.

    Weekly/As Needed:

  10. Spot treat with Aztec Healing Clay and ACV for active acne.

  11. I own and love almost every mask/masque Freeman Beauty, I use those at least once a week. I also love the Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask.

    I am looking for a cruelty-free and budget friendly (>$20) eye cream for dark circles and an AHA to add into my routine. If you have any suggestions I'd appreciate it!
u/coldapricot 路 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Congrats on your baby on the way! I have oily/combo skin with some redness too, so I have a couple suggestions you might like.

Avene thermal spring water spray - Can't live without it. The mist is super fine, it's great for summer, and it really does calm things down. I also like giving my skin a light spritz of it before applying moisturizer.

EltaMD AM Therapy moisturizer. The caffeine and the niacinamide reduce a lot of my redness and the texture is just wonderful. It works beautifully under makeup and sunscreen as well, imo. The PM version of this moisturizer is quite nice too.

La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume - I apply this in the evening to my cheeks (where most of my redness occurs) over my EltaMD moisturizer. A little goes a long ways and it's very soothing and reparative.

As far as cleansers go, I've been really liking the Milky Jelly cleanser from Glossier. It's ultra gentle, with a low ph. In the morning I spray my face with the Avene Thermal Spring water, work the cleanser in and then rinse. For evenings I use Cerave foaming cleanser, which is formulated for our skin type and is fragrance-free.

It's always possible the Clarisonic is adding to your redness. You know your skin better than I do of course, but it couldn't hurt to try something a bit more gentle for exfoliation, like a konjac sponge just to see. I found the Clarisonic a bit too rough for my sensitive skin but the konjac sponge isn't abrasive and gets the job done when I need it.

If you wear makeup, a color correcting primer under your foundation can certainly help as well. This goes without saying, but make sure you don't introduce a bunch of new products all at the same time as it will be impossible to know what's helping or possibly irritating your skin without having to start all over. And sunscreen, never forget sunscreen.

u/Ah_whatcha_ma_oomph 路 1 pointr/BeautyAddiction

Konjac sponge? I saw it on senhora but there are these on Amazon for cheaper. I've been using wash cloth from daiso but these look interesting. I'm not ready to invest in a clarisonic yet. Any thought?

u/Arcuslester 路 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Your comments on the BHA liquid made me very tempted to try it out myself! Oil cleansing does help me out in getting rid of blackhead and sebaceous filaments, but it's only temporary as they're back by the next day, though the size of my pores are much better compared to before I was using it. Maybe the BHA liquid will be the one that will finally get rid of them 8)

Just wondering, are these the sponges you were talking about? Are they the same as konjac sponges? I heard they might help with mild physical exfoliation due to the rubbing motion, so maybe that's what helps in keeping the pores clean.

Do waterproof sunscreens feel any different compared to non-waterproof ones? I think the ones I've tried (and use) are mostly not waterproof, so I was looking for a waterproof one in case I go swimming or running. The waterproof sunscreen I'm currently using is the Elta MD Pure 47 (non AB), but it leaves me looking like a ghost and the smell isn't very pleasant. It's a mineral sunscreen, so it's also pretty drying.

So far, I've been using mineral sunscreens that are more resistant in nature compared to chemical sunscreens, but they still get removed by the sweat. The only problem with mineral sunscreens is the white cast they have, so waterproof chemical sunscreens might be ideal if your skin could tolerate the chemical filters.

u/inc0nceivable 路 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

I have very sensitive and acne prone skin and swear by konjac sponges. Gentle enough to exfoliate daily and not cause my skin to freak out.

u/adriannana 路 1 pointr/SkincareAddictionUK

I bought the Superdrug one! Gah Reddit is such an enabler. It's very dense compared to this one I bought before. The shape makes it rather more difficult to use but so far it's okkkk. Mine is still damp after 18 hours, probably because it's so dense. It's quite hard to get all my cleanser out is well... :/

u/BAonReddit 路 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

I use this (new version). Helps a lot. And get this too while you're at it :P

u/SlimVR 路 1 pointr/PSVR
u/Random813random 路 1 pointr/AskMen

Well due to my balls not smelling good and the ph and asshole I sometimes wear a morning pair then an 5pm-bed time pair and then bed but that鈥檚 personal comfort most ppl don鈥檛 wanna pay 28x3 for 7 days a week but whatever I love the quality of polo boxers

I even use this product called fresh balls fresh balls on amazon for 11.98

u/R0botP1rate 路 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Has anyone bought 'Fresh Balls' and have any positive/negative things to say about the lotion? I usually get fairly sweaty and uncomfortable "under there", particularly during the summer, and was looking into lotions to help with that.

u/IAmReallyMessedUp 路 1 pointr/internetparents

That link doesn't work on my phone.

Is it this:

u/P10_WRC 路 1 pointr/funny
u/JeepCrew 路 1 pointr/BenchrestRimfire

Picture of the setup

Rifle Setup

  • Rifle - CZ 455 Varmint (Bull barrel)
  • Optic - Barska 6-24x50 AO IR Blackhawk w/Sunshade Link
  • Optic Misc - Vortex Optics Bubble Level Link
  • Stock - Stock^2(ha)
  • Benchrest Adapter - Sinclair Int'l Forend Benchrest Adapter Link
  • Trigger - Rifle Basix CZ-52 Link
  • Shooting Rest - Caldwell "The Rock" BR Competition Link
  • Squeeze Bag - Protektor Front Squeeze Bag Link
  • Rear Bag - Protektor Rabbit Ear Rear Bag Link


  • Eley Practice 100 Link
  • Eley Edge Link
  • Eley Club Link
  • Eley Target Link


  • Hearing Protection - Peltor Sport Tactical 100 Link
  • Eye Protection - Sunglasses or Smith & Wesson Shooting Glasses Link
  • Misc - Fresh Balls Link (Apply it to leather bags to reduce friction. This goes on as a cream and dries quickly as a powder. Can also use baby powder)
  • Misc - Mpow Bluetooth Adapter Link - Connects (with M-M 3.5 audio jack adapter) to the Peltor ear muffs and allows me to listen to music streaming from my phone while shooting.
  • Misc - Towel to rest my elbow on to avoid splinters
  • Misc - Wedge of foam underneath optic (helps dampen optic vibration during shooting to help with the harmonics of the barrel)
  • Misc - Flipdown eyepiece (Covers left eye since I'm left eye dominant but right-handed shooter to reduce eye fatigue) Link
u/vinylfloors 路 1 pointr/piercing

Current recommendation for aftercare I think is sterile saline. You can get a saline wound wash from a pharmacy but I like this it has the best stream (regular wound washes are too hard for me):

NeilMed NeilCleanse Piercing Aftercare, Fine Mist, 6 Fluid Ounce

u/djentkittens 路 1 pointr/piercing

I have this product

and do you know when the dark pink color should go away?

u/Vauldr 路 1 pointr/piercing

Like I said, only do salt spray/salt soaks. If the soap gets in that hole it's bad news.

This is what I use: NeilMed NeilCleanse Piercing Aftercare, Fine Mist, 6 Fluid Ounce

u/willfullyspooning 路 1 pointr/piercing

No cotton! Just a saline wound spray, i really mean don鈥檛 touch it at all! I would switch to implant grade titanium, and if you don鈥檛 already have one, get a travel pillow to sleep on and put a pillowcase on it and change the pillowcase often. I got keloids, but they resolved over time. Hoops in any piercings can be tricky and will depend on your anatomy, they move around more and can irritate the piercing. I just sprayed mine with wound wash twice a day and didn鈥檛 touch it. Like seriously don鈥檛 touch it at all! If you have long hair make sure to keep it away from the piercing, and watch out for things like hats and headphones while it鈥檚 healing. this is kinda like the one I used

u/i-am-a-salty-bitch 路 1 pointr/teenagers

The place I went said you could either use warm salt water or a spray that has the right ph. The guy also told me not to mess with your piercings and all that jazz

this is the spray I used

u/hermionebutwithmath 路 1 pointr/Aerials
u/washboard 路 1 pointr/crossfit

There are a few antiperspirant hand lotions on the market. I've tried Carpe with pretty good success as long as you apply it 10 minutes prior to getting sweaty. I've used it for crossfit, disc golf, ball golf, and softball. When using it during crossfit, I found that sometimes I still needed to chalk up, but not nearly as often and it lasted much longer. I'd use it a competitions and it would last most of the day. I don't use it for crossfit much anymore because I couldn't justify paying for it when I have buckets full of chalk to play in. I still use it for the other sports though.

One thing to note is that it doesn't completely stop sweaty palms, but reduces it significantly. That's a good thing though because if you didn't sweat at all, it would probably create more friction. More friction leads to more blisters and tears.

u/dopenabler 路 1 pointr/sex

I don't have hyperhidrosis, but my hands get clammy before dates/interviews, and after taking coffee. I'd recommend trying this out.

u/Squidimus 路 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

If you haven't tried this .It helped a ton with a buddy of mine with hyperhidrosis

u/thecrich 路 1 pointr/billiards

I use this:

I have Hyperhidrosis. It works pretty good. I say its reduces sweat by about 70%. Makes cueing a lot smoother. I have stopped wearing a glove, except in super humid weather.

u/hopedbutnot 路 1 pointr/Hyperhidrosis
u/YY_YY 路 1 pointr/pics

I just saw this on Amazon, never used it myself but look it up

[Antiperspirant hand lotion] (

u/4greatscience 路 1 pointr/summonerschool

I have very sweaty hands sometimes. I've recently picked up antiperspirant hand lotion to see if it helps and it definitely makes a difference. I still get a bit clammy but it's much more manageable.

The lotion I bought is from Carpe at

It's expensive though. If anyone has a cheaper solution to sweaty hands, I'd love to hear it.

u/Scootergirl2468 路 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

This silicone brush is the jam. My cleanser foams so good using this thing and its nice and gentle and cheap

u/TheChewyDaniels 路 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I swear by these! They鈥檙e gentle but they get in there and remove makeup/dirt effectively. They鈥檙e reusable and easy to clean too!

u/TigerChirp 路 1 pointr/unpopularopinion

I use just regular deodorant during the day and at night, I have this strong antiperspirant that I put on before bed (it鈥檚 a roller) and I barely sweat the next day.

Here it is if you鈥檙e interested: Certain Dri Anti-Perspirant| Prescription Strength Clinical | Most Effective Anti-Perspirant Without a Prescription | Up to 72 Hour Protection | Roll-On | 1.2 oz.

u/Skeetermcgavin2018 路 1 pointr/JoeRogan

I had hyper hydrosis but in the armpits

There is a prescription strength antiperspirant called certain dri that was the only thing short of surgery that worked for me. It鈥檚 active ingredient is aluminum though which I鈥檝e read can be a factor in causing dementia. So there鈥檚 that.

Pro tip DO NOT put it on after the shower! Hurts like a bitch because it instantly shrinks your pores.

u/idontloveanyone 路 1 pointr/Hyperhidrosis

i've been using this for 5 years:

everyone who sweats from their armpits should use it, it's crazy how well it works, buy a roll todaaaaay :)

u/Etna- 路 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

This stuff? If yes then i will test it out

u/mysetofstars 路 1 pointr/opiates

I completely relate. Fent makes me sweat an insane amount. And I'm not normally a very sweaty gal outside my pits where apparently ALL my sweat decides it likes to leave my body (lol). But when using fent I sweat from every hair follicle on top of my head to behind my knees to my freaking feet.

I try to always have a cold water bottle with me. I pop it on the back of my neck when I start to really overheat and it helps stop it in its tracks sometimes. You can also buy certain deodorants to help with the excessive pit sweating (Certain Dri is the best IME: Certain Dri).

u/SgtPackets 路 1 pointr/ITCareerQuestions

It all depends on where you are going to work/level of position.

Since it's help desk, I would recommend not going in a suit. But if you decide that the place is conservative/formal enough of a company to warrant wearing one, then do that. You'll never lose points for over dressing. It shows that you care enough about the job to make the effort to appear presentable.

My rule of thumb is basically this: Do I look presentable enough to meet with a client? Yes/No

I would recommend this.

  • Grey V-Neck undershirt (An undershirt should NOT be visible, which is why you get a v-neck with sleeves)
  • White/Light Blue Dress Shirt (No French Cuffs Please...)
  • Black V-Neck Jumper (Lambswool if you can afford it. Otherwise a cotton blend is fine)
  • Blue Tie (Full Windsor with dimple please)
  • Charcoal Grey or Navy Dress Trousers
  • Black Belt/Brown Belt
  • Polished Black Oxfords (Or Brown Oxfords if you're wearing Navy)

    Now, along with this I recommend taking your suit jacket with you in the car. This is for two reasons:

  1. If you see it's more formal than what you first thought, you can wear the suit jacket over the jumper.
  2. If it's casual you can dress down your attire by removing your tie. I think wearing a shirt by itself just looks odd without a tie/jumper on. So I opt to cover it.

    Here are two examples of that I mean.

    Finally, for the love of god have your suit tailored. Doesn't matter how well your suit is put together if you're walking around with a sack on.

    Good Luck! Hope your interview goes well!

    PS: (If you have a perspiration problem I recommend this)

u/machei 路 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I switched over to a simple salt crystal a few years back and have been happy. They don't stop you sweating if that's your main issue, but they do stop the smell, and do so without chemicals. Also, the things are dirt cheap and last forever. I think it's been over three years, and I have only gone through three or four of them. Only complaint is that they'll eventually gum up the works of any dispenser they come in, and if you drop it, you run the risk of breaking or cracking the crystal, which makes it potentially painful to use if you scratch yourself under the arms with raw salt. Owie.

u/Angry_Cardboard_Box 路 1 pointr/Wetshaving

This is the one I am using. Someone can jump in, but I believe this is the same as an alum block for shaving - small cuts and whatnot. I have also tried this one from Italian Barber. It is okay, but it runs down my arm quickly.

u/ReverendDizzle 路 1 pointr/AskMen

In the last year I started using one of ]those mineral salt deodorants]( I thought for the longest time that it was some sort of hippie-healthfood-store bullshit and there was no way rubbing a block of salt under your arms would do jack shit but god damn does it work.

Before I started using it I used your standard deodorant like Old Spice. In that I had three smells: right out of the shower and smelled like soap, right after putting on the old spice and I smelled like old spice, and after wearing it for awhile and exercising or what not and then I smelled like a combination of arm pits and old spice.

With the mineral salt deodorant? I never smell like anything unless I put cologne on. It's almost unsettling, really. It does such a good job killing off underarm bacteria that the difference between what my armpits smell like after a shower and what they smell like when I go to bed that night is nearly unnoticeable.

tl;dr: sometimes hippie shit works, rub salt blocks on your armpits.

u/kongholiday 路 1 pointr/keto

I don't use antiperspirant. Not excited about the aluminum or chemicals. I've got this crazy salt rock deodorant thing (Or I use Tom's Natural Unscented Deodorant) that when I first started using them I thought, "there's no way this will work." No BO, and they aren't perfumed either which I consider another plus. And no more stained shirts. You sweat a little more for the first couple weeks, but then much like keto, your body learns to re-regulate itself and you actually sweat a lot less than you did using aluminum antiperspirant. It's amazing how our bodies know exactly what to do if we keep the junk out of them, yet we continue to muck them up with new and improved human crapola.

u/peacesweater 路 1 pointr/asktrolly

as ladyfolk, i use crystal deodorant. my SO, male, also uses it.

its amazing and you do not have to worry about such invasive scents, if that is what you dont like. plus, it does not mask odor. the crystal controls bacteria growth which is the source of bo. it works flawlessly for my SO. i keep a stick of deodorant in my bag, just in case. read about it yourself, obviously, but yeah.

eta: if relevant, we are 25-30 years old. if your tween showers everyday, as you apply it after you have cleaned your pits, then it will work well. and no scent, which i have, means no scent. no perfume. no bo. they seem to all be fragrance free, so i do not know why one of them is marked "for men."

u/NorthJersey 路 1 pointr/fragrancecirclejerk

To be useful to this subreddit.....I would suggest you buy this to add to your collection:

Crystal Body Deodorant

You gotta moisten the top of the stone before each use. It's also unscented so that it doesn't interfere with the power of my Aventus.

u/yarow12 路 1 pointr/AskMen

I was very close to purchasing an unscented Crystal Body Deodorant Stick for Men, which has Ammonium Alum as an ingredient, until I read through Stephanie Greenwood's articles Exposing More Truths About Alum and the follow-up article Dangers of Aluminum. Shame, really, it seems like it would have worked wonderfully for me.

Bellow are a few relevant extracts...


>Okay, now let's look at alum. When alum (full name, Potassium or Ammonium aluminum sulfate) is in its solid crystal form, the molecules create a crystalline structure. However, when it is wetted, the molecules break out of their crystalline structure and become ions (singular atoms with a positive or negative charge). So, when you're applying a wetted crystal to your skin, you're applying aluminum ions, the smallest possible form of aluminum, to your skin.


>So now let's look at aluminum ions, which is really what you're putting on your skin when you use the crystal stones and sprays.

>Aluminum ions are toxic to plants and animals. The crystal companies love to say that aluminum is a naturally occurring mineral from the earth, but they don't tell you that naturally-occurring aluminum in soil is problematic. Plants don't grow in aluminum-rich soils. Aluminum is abundant, but it plays no part in any biological function in plants or animals Current research points to the possibility that aluminum robs cells of magnesium (source) a vital mineral, and that's why they won't grow.


>If you're trying to avoid aluminum in your life, you've probably decided to not use aluminum pots and pans. You know that putting acidic food in aluminum causes aluminum leaching in to the food. When aluminum is leached in to food, it turns from a solid metal, in to ionic form. This is the same aluminum ion you create when you wet the crystal deodorant stones. When they create alum, it's effectively the same process. They add sulfuric acid to aluminum-rich bauxite ore. The aluminum is leached in to ionic form, and then the resulting liquid is dried out and the remaining aluminum salt crystalizes in to the stone that you use for the deodorant. When you wet the deodorant stone, you're effectively putting aluminum in the most bioavailable form possible on your body's largest organ: your skin.


>If it is your lifestyle choice to avoid aluminum, avoiding alum in the crystal deodorant stone would logically be part of that. There is no proof that it wouldn't be absorbed in through the skin. The amounts being absorbed would be rather small, but we're talking about daily repeated use. The body has a nearly impossible time getting rid of aluminum, so if it is being absorbed, it is accumulating in the tissues of your body with hardly a chance of escaping. It is up to you to decide if you want to take that risk.

^ Exposing More Truths About Alum




I've just finished reading her article that led up to the previous two--Aluminum in Crystal Deodorant Stones--and I've decided to add some extracts from that one aswell.

>The stone manufacturers claim that alum is a mineral salt, "similar to that found naturally in the earth's crust." Radioactive uranium is also found naturally in the earth's crust--but that doesn't mean you'd want to use it as a deodorant.


>While experts have not come to a consensus that aluminum causes Alzheimer's, there is some strong evidence of a link. For instance, in 1988 a truck driver accidentally dumped 20 tons of aluminum sulfate in to a town's drinking water. Now, over 20 years later, they are finding a higher incidence of Alzheimers in the people of this town that were exposed to the aluminum in the drinking water. Many people point to the fact that aluminum is found in high concentration in brain matter affected by the disease. But while there is plenty of strong circumstantial evidence, researchers are still trying to find out if and how aluminum compounds work within the brain to create the plaques and tangles associated with Alzheimer's.


>The bottom line is, that while using a deodorant stone is probably better than using a conventional anti-perspirant, it's not aluminum-free and it still poses a possible Alzheimer's risk and contributes to background toxicy in the body.

^ Aluminum in Crystal Deodorant Stones




>If the actual moisture is an issue then cornstarch or gold bond powder might be an additional option for you.

I just don't want to stain my shirts, but I'll probably still look into them as alternatives. Thanks.




>My skin can't handle something in mainstream deodorants. Towards the end of me using traditional deodorants and antiperspirants my armpits have horrible rashes

It's probably the baking soda. I've read through plenty of reviews on Amazon of customers getting rashes from natural deodorants. I suggest looking into it yourself, though.

u/SimpleSine 路 1 pointr/AskMen

Because modern deodorants are absolute crap filled with chemicals you don't need, fragrances and binding agents. Eventually these leave resides that clog pores that can lead to issues and rashes.

I use this which is what people mostly used before the advent of trying to sell you bullshit you don't need all in the guise of providing profits to investors.

This may take awhile for you to get used to this but works excellent for me - hardly any smell at all - no rashes - no bullshit shit lasts fucking forever.

Your armpits smell because modern deodorants just mask smell they don't make the environment inhospitable for growth to even take place to where it becomes an issue with smell. Once you start using this give it a week or two as your body and skin adjust.

u/mrfoofoo 路 1 pointr/Frugal

I use salt rock for deodorant. last all day, and the stick last for a year believe it.

u/chris8499 路 1 pointr/malelifestyle

This may not be the most popular option, but I use one of those salt crystals:

Unscented, but doesn't stain shirts like antiperspirants do. Also lasts over a year.

u/shmookashmuk 路 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Hey! This might not work for you, but I also had a BO problem where my regular deodorant wasn't doing anything, so based on internet recs I started using this Thai crystal stick right after I got out of the shower, and it completely eliminated my problem. Apparently it creates an unfriendly chemical environment for bacteria.

It's important to completely clean your underarms in the shower before applying the stick, because although it prevents bacteria, it is not a smell masker and can't help you if you're already smelly. I have an anti-bacterial body-wash which I scrub under my arms in the shower, but maybe the sulfate-free soap suggested elsewhere in this thread would be good? I'm interested in trying it.... Anyway, after I get out of the shower I wet the stick briefly under the tap and then apply to my pits, which dry quickly. I also put my reg deodorant on top of it.

Thai crystal I've only found online, but I have seen other crystal deodorants (roll-on type) in drugstores, which I've tried and do the job too (I prefer the solid form though). this one

Edit: I feel a moral responsibility to mention the aluminum controversy. It's a whole box of worms which may or may not be an unfounded scare.... I am thinking of maybe trying this Milk of Magnesia as an alternative, but I'm not in any rush.

u/NonPlayerCharacter78 路 1 pointr/bigmenfashionadvice

I cut my own hair. Every 2 weeks when I cut my hair I put the "blending" guard on the clippers and run them over my armpits to trim back my arm pit hair. Its long enough that its not itchy but short enough to be more hygienic.

I use Thai Crystal Deodorant Stone under my arms. It has no scent and it doesn't stain. Its Potassium Aluminum Sulfate which is sometimes referred to as Alum block. There is a debate as to whether its safe because of the link between aluminum and Alzheimer's disease. Some people claim the Potassium Aluminum Sulfate molecule is too large to pass through your skin. Its up to you to research but from what I've read its no worse than any other under arm deodorant product sold in grocery stores.

I think the stuff works great. No gummy feeling under my arms and no stains on my shirts. A Thai Crystal Deodorant Stone lasts me 8 months to a year. I get from Whole Foods Market for about 8 bucks. It requires you to wet the stone with cold water and rub a wet hand over your armpit then vigorously rub around under your arm for 30 to 60 seconds but after the area has been covered I've gone up to 3 days with no pit odor. You apply it right after a shower. It won't do anything if you already stink, it prevents the smell from developing in the first place. When stones get too small for under my arms I use them on my face after I shave and on small cuts to stop the bleeding.

u/raijba 路 1 pointr/IWantToLearn

OP, I know I'm late to the party but no one has brought this up yet.

When you talk about ruining your shirts from sweat, I had a similar experience. When I was in high school, I wore the same 5 undershirts under my uniform for like a year and I sweated so much that the material in the armpits became kind of tough and discolored, thus ruining the shirts. It happened regularly to all tees I wore for the next five years and I thought it was just unavoidable.

I've read that this grossness is actually caused by chemicals in the antipirspirant. Since having switched to crystal deodorant (which is not an antiperspirant), this doesn't happen to my shirts. I recommend the crystal stuff in that it keeps me odor free and keeps my shirts in good condition.

Some people in this thread have reported that quitting antiperspirants has led to a decrease in sweating. This hasn't happened for me, so your mileage may vary. I still sweat a lot on the crystal deodorant. But there are no chemicals (it's pretty much made of salt, I think) and my shirts last longer.

What I have started doing is wearing a moisture wicking shirt (like Under Armor) as an undershirt. While this decreases the severity of large sweat spots under my arms, they are still there. Just instead of looking soaked, they look a little damp, which is a big improvement.

u/notfancy 路 1 pointr/argentina

Yo hace dos a帽os que uso la misma piedra y todav铆a me queda un tercio鈥

u/cryptorchidism 路 1 pointr/Frugal

You could try using one of these. It messes with the salinity of your skin so bacteria can't grow.

u/dare2smile 路 1 pointr/Psoriasis

Well as a girl, I usually do the shampoo first, and then let it sit while I do other things. I have a Salux cloth (explanation) that I use once a week or so, so that coincides with my weekly medicine shampoos. I shave my legs. I have arguments in my head with people. I make water squirt guns with my hands. I try to leave it on as long as possible, but it's usually about 5 or so minutes before I get bored after running out of things to do and just wash it out.

u/kirday 路 1 pointr/massage

PS. you do have to be female. It's a naked space and I don't know your gender. Google "your town Korean spa". You can find a "Body Scrub" at almost any good spa, but, European scrubs have nothing on the Korean bathhouse experience.

If you just want to avoid the skin shed, take a long shower the night before your massage and use a rough washcloth/back scrubber or if you want to get serious you can use what the professionals use and just get one of these. They are what I use at home once every 2 weeks or so. Not nearly as good as a spa treatment, but it stops the skin shed (which I totally get).

u/Heliopteryx 路 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

What really helped my back acne was an exfoliating cloth. I bought one of these because it's a flat mesh cloth so gross stuff can't build up in it like in a bath loofah. I've seen lots of other similar exfoliating cloths and some exfoliating gloves and mittens. There probably isn't a significant difference between them. Just be sure not to scrub too hard or you could scrape the acne enough to make it bleed.

u/WhereAreTheTurtles_ 路 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

i've been having some hormonal imbalances (they're gradually resolving) resulting in a lot of acne on my chest--blackheads, i think maybe sebaceous filaments, and i think pustules. i have really really sensitive skin, too. this chest acne has been going on for like a year.
i currently use this body wash ( with a salux cloth ( the body wash is pH balanced so it should be good.
i use the paula's choice 2% bha liquid on my face, which works pretty well for me--is there a similar product for body acne? any tips?

u/stef-h 路 1 pointr/bjj

Use a loofah or exfoliating scrub. I鈥檝e been using one for the past few years and never had any skin issues. Leaves your skin feeling nice and smooth after 馃憣

I use this towel, you can find these at any Asian supermarket

u/annaliseilheia 路 1 pointr/actuallesbians

I have to jump in and recommend a SALUX cloth over a loofah. I was just in the market for a loofah and went with this cloth instead and totally recommend you do the same. It exfoliates super well and is easier to maneuver

u/Hotpwnsta 路 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

For back acne I use a gentle moisturizing soap with this to scrub my back. I think it's improved a bit but I can't really tell cause I can't see my back lol.

u/jixie007 路 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Seconding the BHA for ingrown hairs.

The skin on your body is thicker and less sensitive than the skin on your face. So it can take a lot more physical exfoliation than your face can. Different areas of your body have thicker skin. So, the skin on your chest is thinner than the skin on your lower legs. Elbows, knees, palms / bottom of your feet, heels are thickest.

For your body you can use a scrub, diy sugar scrub, or some scrubby exfoliating brush / loofa / etc. I really like and recommend the Salux cloth (cheaper if you can get it in person at an Asian / International grocery). Not only is it the right balance of get-the-job-done-but-not-too-harsh, you can toss it in the laundry (but hang dry. It's plastic yo.). Any scrubby thing is a breeding ground for bacteria, so you should replace or disinfect them regularly (or get a salux, and toss it in the laundry!).

A gentler body exfoliation would be dry brushing. You use a natural bristle brush and run it over your skin (don't use any pressure, just gently drag it over the surface) before showering.

For your elbows / feet etc, you can use a foot file or pumice stone, if you want.

Not everyone has to exfoliate everyday. But if you can scrape off dead skin with your nail, you need to step up the exfoliation for sure. You'll have to experiment to see how often you need to do it for best results.

Two other tips:

  • Since exfoliation leaves the skin a little raw, you'll want to moisturize afterwards. In your case I'd suggest a light-weight moisturizer. You might need something heavier in the winter, and for your heels / elbows / etc.

  • Some of the issue could also be from hard water / soap bar. Think about the "soap scum" that builds up in the shower: this happens on your skin too. Try switching to a body wash. I know the sub is not a fan of SLS, but it will not leave a residue on your skin. Also if you have very hard water, maybe consider getting a water-softening shower head. Hard water also leaves deposits, and is very drying on skin, which can exacerbate your dead skin issue.
u/throwawayblaaaarg 路 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Oh man! That's terrible. About ten years ago I started getting body acne on my back and bum. It took a while to make the correlation to my long hair and the body acne, I couldn't get rid of it then so I finally just cut my hair. Now I have long hair again but this time I also have Reddit! Someone mentioned getting a Salux cloth to keep body acne at bay. It has worked really well for me and I hope a solution for you is that simple.

But you might consider one or two other possible causes, do the spots itch at all? You might check your home for bed bugs. You might be having an allergic reaction to your antibiotics or something else in your life. New detergent? It might also be scabies. I think there might be potential for the anti-biotics to make you more sensitive to the water at your home as well. You could try a shower head that is also a water filter.

Good luck!

u/MGA11 路 1 pointr/askgaybros

I use this to scrub, it'll also be really easy to wash your back too. I switched to Dr. Bronners soap.

Amlactin lotion also saved my butt.

u/sabnol 路 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

These salux cloths are really good for that! I always had that on my thighs and back of my arms and the salux cleared it right up within a week or two. It's worth a try because it's easy and they're so cheap!

u/nothingbutt 路 1 pointr/financialindependence

I should have explained more but:

  • armpit smell after showering is fixed with the strong soap, using the loofah/towel to remove dead skin and buzzing the hair short -- also need hot showers

    This is what I mean by the towel: (they sell them in Asian stores for $2-4 usually)

  • excessive sweating is helped by using Certain Dri + moving away from antiperspirant. I feel like it disrupts the cycle. Sometimes it takes a while and you have to keep on using it off and on. But now I don't use it and only use antiperspirant. I still get smelly pits by the end of the day on some days but my shirts wash clean (I change my shirt when I get home from work)

    The big thing was not using both Certain Dri and antiperspirant. I made that mistake for years until I read it closer but also tried the suggestion to use a regular deodorant. It seems wrong but it really helps.

    I've also noticed a link with coffee. I'm back to drinking a medium cup most days. If I skip it, I sweat less and have less stinky pits. But I do like coffee.

    Good luck!
u/flybutter 路 1 pointr/asktransgender

As reviewed here and available here, it's a kind of combination loofah and washcloth. (All of their strengths, none of their weaknesses!) Great for exfoliating face and body.

u/Ohfoshobro 路 1 pointr/steroids

>You take a antibiotic ed?! That doesn't sound to good.

Zero sides when taken with a probiotic, at least so far. You can get an Indian pharma doxycycline with lactic acid bacillus. It's a pretty common prescription from dermatologists for acne and a step below accutane in terms of harshness, although 20 mg accutane ED is supposed to be relatively mild as well.

The benzoyl peroxide definitely helps. I always make sure to shower or at least wash my shoulders and back immediately after working out. I use this for exfoliation before applying, washing it every 3-4 days to avoid bacteria build-up. I also wear a fresh T-shirt to bed and change my pillow case at least once a week.

If I were still having acne issues after all of that, yeah, I'd probably drop the test. Acne fuckin sucks.

u/ay1ene 路 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

That's KP Keratosis pilaris - it's very common and easily treatable with chemical exfoliation with an AHA lotion or manual exfoliation. I use the Salux Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth/Towel - Blue

u/velo99 路 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Try using a Salux Cloth a few times a week - they are super inexpensive (less than $10 for a three pack on Amazon) and have made a HUGE difference for me!

u/iseenyouwithkieffuh 路 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

i use neutrogena body clear body wash (not the scrub) on my upper back acne every time i shower, AFTER i rinse the conditioner out of my hair. twice a week i use some on a salux towel to gently exfoliate, which has helped fade the scars from old bacne.

u/kilamumster 路 1 pointr/self

Uni will be full of lots of experiences, most people will probably get too busy to notice or make a big deal of your skin. Even if they do, your attitude is pretty good-- anyway, everyone has some issue, yours is just a condition... can't help it. It probably won't be as big a deal as you think!

You'd fit right in with my family (my father's side). As far as we can tell, it is now at least 5 generations of several different skin conditions. We're just sensitive. People understand "allergies" and show a little respect, e.g., not throwing shit on us.

Many of us have found some relief in a moisturizing body wash, specifically Aveeno unscented skin relief body wash instead of soap. I don't know if the exfoliating adds to the problem or helps as much as you think, but maybe that is what we are doing as most of us prefer this nylon washcloth. We don't SCRUB with it, though, because we don't have to-- it is just a light once-over and it does wonders.

Enjoy your journey!

u/southernfriedyankee 路 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hey! I have struggled with nasty bacne as well and I have seen 100% improvement since I started using sulfur soap and a Salux washcloth.

[Salux Washcloth] ( and [Sal3 Sulfur Soap, buy direct from here, other websites markup the price like crazy.] (

u/capncait 路 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I know this is an old thread, but you should definitely use a new treatment consistently for at least 6 weeks before deciding that it doesn't work for you. The skin cycle takes about 30 days to turn over, and you may also experience a purge phase, so I tend to try to stick to a regimen for at least that long before I give up.

I landed in this thread looking for options for my boyfriend. Even if I'm late to the game, I've struggled with acne for nearly 20 years (mostly localized to my face), but let me share some advice.

  1. Do you use a loofa or a shower puff? If so, trash it. They harbor bacteria and aren't helping you. Order something like a salux cloth, and get a new one every month or so.

  2. Be gentle. You want to treat your acne, not slay it. Personally, I'm careful not to introduce new treatments or medications until I'm sure my skin is accustomed to whatever I'm currently using. Reducing irritation is really important to ACTUALLY clearing your acne.

  3. Order, timing, and duration of these products are important!!! This cannot be understated. With medications such as benzoyl peroxide or Differin, studies have shown that applying moisturizer before or after help to reduce irritation. Similarly, both of those specific medications can cause increased irritation by interacting with any water still in your pores after cleansing. So this is what I do: cleanse with a gentle cleanser. Moisturize with something oil-free like CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion (which can also be used on your face, FYI). Wait 10-15 minutes. Apply medication like retinoids or benzoyl peroxide. Another thing to consider is if you are relying on a medication in a wash form, you need to leave the cleanser on your skin for a couple minutes before rinsing it off!

  4. Change your sheets. I change my sheets once a week. You could even change them more frequently than that. Change to a free and clear detergent for all of your laundry. Skip using a fabric softener.

    If you gave it a good shot, and benzoyl peroxide wasn't that effective for you, another option to consider is sulfur. Yes, sulfur. There are body washes that contain sulfur or alternatively, there are creams or gels (like this gel that supposedly doesn't smell).

    I saw that you mentioned that your dermatologist recommended Accutane, but you're worried about side effects. I did a round of Accutane in high school (I'm in my 30s now). Personally, aside from dry skin and maybe some minor depressive swings, I didn't experience any of the other side effects that you might have been warned about. Discuss your concerns with your doctor further, particularly if you are more inclined to experience these side effects or how common they actually are, because I will say- it kept me clear for about 7 years, and I'm convinced my acne now is hormonal.

    Lastly, this blog is my favorite resource. It's well-researched and offers lots of product options. Highly recommend.
u/truls-rohk 路 1 pointr/sex

I shave down there and have found the key for me is to exfoliate before and after with one of these and then pat on some rubbing alcohol after getting out of the shower.

No longer have any issues down there

u/pileated_peckerwood 路 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide Get this towel! I had KP pretty bad on my arms and thighs and now my skin is baby-soft.

u/JohnDenversCoPilot 路 1 pointr/steroids

Buy these. Use a castle soap like Dr. Bronner's

u/apaulinaria 路 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Srub really hard with an abrasive sponge/washcloth in the shower daily (like one of those japanese washcloths)

And of course apply some sort of natural oil (olive, coconut, etc) afterwards.

Source: my mom had stretch marks after having me and srubbed for a year or so and eventually replaced most of the stretch marks with new skin cells. I am still working on my stretch marks from my two pregnancies.

u/theinfamousj 路 1 pointr/LifeProTips

In addition to everything else listed, you may wish to consider changing what you wash your face with to this. Even now that I'm in my no-acne adulthood, I still use mine to scrub the life out of any emerging normal!zit.

u/almightywhacko 路 1 pointr/wicked_edge

Potassium alum (baber's alum) like that stick you linked to is intended for use on your face. Deodorant alum is almost always ammonium alum, which often stings when applied to your face but works better as a deodorant.

And not to get into too much detail.. but why would you ever want to rub something on your face that you have already rubbed into your armpits? Sure you may have showered first or whatever.. but even then I don't think I would want to use the same product on both areas.

u/JoeSchmoe2000 路 1 pointr/AskMen

I have been using Crystal for about a year now and will probably stick with it. It is a big salt rock. It isn't an antiperspirant but it is excellent at preventing odor.

u/BeneGezzWitch 路 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

No antiperspirants :( This is the one we all use: Crystal Body Deodorant Stick - 4.25 oz

u/Isis13rules 路 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I don't suffer from excessive sweating but I use this and it works so so well. I want people who have a sweat or odor issue to try this. It can be found at Amazon but some drug stores and Wal-Mart stores have it. It's inexpensive and lasts forever.
I would recommend using it before bedtime and also right after showering. For best results, your skin needs to be dampened or just put a little water on the top of it. You can put deodorant over it too. It will take a week or two to get full results.

u/zieen 路 1 pointr/malegrooming

I switched to Dove Men Care, but found today that it also gives me a burn/rash. Crystal is the only deodorant not to do that to me so far ( I found it at CVS for around $3. It's just potassium alum, which is the same alum you might use shaving.

u/fgiveme 路 1 pointr/LifeProTips

For deodorant you should keep the alum crystal one, like this:

The thing last forever and will not melt even if you put it in the trunk of your car during hot summer.

u/eluusive 路 1 pointr/bicycling

Get some Crystal Deodorant. Take a shower before your ride, and put that on anywhere you expect an oder. The minerals keep you from sweating in your nether regions and kill the bacteria that produce the stank.

u/wavyformula 路 1 pointr/keto

Is it this? I didn't realize Crystal was a brand, thought it was just a type.

u/bigbangtheory_ 路 1 pointr/TrollXChromosomes

This. Best stuff ever. Lasts for years. No scent, just makes the environment inhabitable for the stinky bacteria.

u/sweet__leaf 路 1 pointr/vegan
u/whatthebbq 路 1 pointr/AskMenOver30

My wife recently had me try her hippie crystal deodorant stick. I was very skeptical because I'm a pretty stinky guy at times, but I'll be damned. It works super damn well on me.

Most days that's all I use, but some days I combine it with my regular deodorant. I still sweat obnoxiously too much, but antiperspirants irritate my skin too much.

u/contradictionchild 路 1 pointr/sexover30

Wow, not even the [crystal deodorant ] (

All my sympathy!

u/thecravenone 路 1 pointr/AskMen

Mineral salt deodorant (Non-affiliate Amazon link)

Basically a brick of salt that you get wet and rub under your pits. All that salt kills the bacteria that make you stink. It's unscented so it doesn't clash with your cologne.

u/intheafternoon 路 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I use the unscented crystal deodorant stick (amazon). If I do sweat under my arms while using this, there's no smell. I use the dry stick version so it is kind off a hassle to use, my underarm as well as the stick have to be wet in order for it to get on my skin, then it has to dry completely. But it always works. I have tried certain dri but it gave me a rash and it made my armpits sweat even more, and I feel like any deodorant/antiperspirant with a scent smells way too strong.

u/NapoleonThrownaparte 路 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Me too, I'm nosey about the change even if I can't afford it.

If I may make another suggestion, assuming you don't already: particularly if you're going to put proper money into aftershave then consider changing anything else scented so it doesn't interfere.

  1. Pure witch hazel or an alum block are unscented and are for literal after shaving, not in the "part of your outfit" sense. I prefer the former since it's liquid and I like to keep the splash-on feeling. WH can come with or without alcohol, it's down to preference.

  2. Use a mineral salt instead of deoderant. YMMV I'm sure, but I've found it better in every way, sucks that they tend to aim it at the chemical-fear market. I wouldn't even have looked at it if I hadn't given up on the rest and found such positive reviews. Here's an example.
u/stonedandlurking 路 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

My holy grail is Crystal Deodorant. It鈥檚 about $5 and lasts me over a year with daily use. It works better for me than any regular, 鈥渃linical strength,鈥 or natural deodorants I鈥檝e tried. And it doesn鈥檛 stain my dark clothes with white streaks, nor does it make the pits yellow on my white shirts.

u/damnlooneyhats 路 1 pointr/knitting

This suggestion can't help with the current situation - but have you ever tried Crystal Mineral deodorant? it forms a mineral layer where the bacteria that cause underarm stink can live in so you sweat, but no smell

If nothing else works, try buying a bag of activated charcole and putting it in a plastic bin with your sweater and sealing it shut for a few days

u/Happy_Airplane 路 1 pointr/vegan

Try the crystal deodorant. I had a hard time with sweating and getting rashes from normal deodorant. The crystal helps neutralize your sweating. I no longer have to worry about BO.

Edit: Am male, but wife uses same deodorant too and has no problem with sweat now :)

u/YetiYogurt 路 1 pointr/AskWomen

I don't care about anti-perspirant, and I use natural deodorants as much as possible. I use the Crystal (salt) rock deodorant after I shower.

u/bozzwtf 路 1 pointr/wicked_edge

Use a washcloth (really scrub) when you shower and a body powder to stay fresh. My friends swear by B谩lla, but good ole Gold Bond does the trick for me. Watch out for the menthol brand, it can be a bit much for some.

Edit: In the meantime, just wear this shirt everywhere. Because I can't...

u/Dancerock123 路 1 pointr/Fitness
u/diatho 路 1 pointr/everymanshouldknow

gold bond is great and useful for everyday use

bella ( if i'm meeting my lady and want to give them a little better smell

u/FrontpageWatch 路 1 pointr/longtail

>Hey guys! I realized today that a lot of women are not aware of sea sponge tampons. I used to pretty much "opt out" of sex during my period, because it was too messy and too much of a hassle, even when I felt really horny.
>Sea sponges rest against the cervix, so they absorb everything before it reaches the vaginal canal (which is where a cotton tampon would be inserted.)
>Because they are spongey and absorbent, you can have sex with the sponge in, and your partner will not feel any difference! I prefer these to Softcups because the cups are made of plastic, and while they do a good job of holding back the flow, they can be felt by your partner. Some women even use sea sponges for contraception, by pairing them with spermicide (your mileage may vary!)
>This is only a good option if you feel comfortable with your ladyparts, as you do need to push it in and pull it out. I use mine now instead of regular tampons, and I rinse them out every few hours as needed. I always rinse them out before sex to avoid any possible leaking. After each cycle, I soak the sponge in warm water and 5-10 drops of tea tree oil, rinse, and let dry for the next cycle! While on my period, I keep a spare cotton tampon and a plastic baggie to store the sponge in my purse, just in case I find myself in a situation where rinsing the sponge every 3-4 hours is difficult, or if my flow is very heavy.
>If you take proper care of your sponges, each one should last you about six months.
>Also, the link I provided was for a brand name of sea sponge tampons-- these are nice because they are already the right size, and they come with a carrying bag, but you can always buy a large sea sponge and cut it up yourself to save money! Just make sure it is a natural sea sponge.
>I hope this information is useful to some of you out there!
>EDIT: Here is a cheaper option for the frugal-minded! I haven't used these ones personally, but some of the reviews indicate that they work well as tampons. I liked having the Jade & Pearl set for my first time, because it comes with instructions/tips and a carry bag, but if you don't care about that, save yourself some money!

u/Throbbing-Clitoris 路 1 pointr/AskWomen

No one has mentioned sea sponge tampons yet--no string and they're great.

u/Malibu_Barbie 路 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

> how are sea sponge tampons different from the normal ones?

They are made of natural sponge that is just cut to a shape that fits inside the vagina. They are softer and gentler than cotton tampons. There is no applicator or string, though, so you have to get your fingers involved in insertion and extraction. Since you use cups that wouldn't bother you. Also, the sponge has a lot more "give" in it than a regular tampon. You couldn't have intercourse with a regular tampon, but the sponge just gets squished up and over during PIV, so everything stays tidy. Also, sponges are washable and reusable unlike regular tampons. Here's a link to an amazon page with sponges.

u/Bobcatluv 路 1 pointr/BrandNewSentence

The funny thing is, there is an actual sea sponge as tampon product.

u/roundbout 路 1 pointr/raisedbynarcissists

I'm so sorry you have to deal with this. Just remember the light at the end of the Ntunnel. ;)

I really like using sea sponges! Way less leaks, washable, reusable & can be disguised as makeup applicators.

u/miyagidan 路 1 pointr/japanlife

This worked well for me when I was quite a bit larger than I am now. Regular Degree does the job now.

They also have pads you can stick to your pit sleeve at most drug stores.

u/maymanny 路 1 pointr/Hyperhidrosis

Hi there!


First of all, I think it is important to diagnose whether you have primary or secondary HH. This may affect which treatment is usefull.


Secondly, I also suffer a lot from forehead sweating! Previously, I have succeded with aluminum chloride ( However, it dries out my skin rather much, so I only used if a few days up to special occasions (weddings etc.).


A few weeks ago I went to the doctor and was prescribed glycopyrrolate creme (3%). It's rather expensive (~100 usd for 30ml) but I only use very little at a time. I did a test run with it for the previous 4 days and it has worked very well for me. My skin does not dry out and my forehead has not been sweating at all. I have not tested it during parties wearing a suit yet (usually the worst time!) but I'm kinda looking forward to it. My forehead feels a little more greasy when touching it, but it's not visible (my wife and my mirror at least tells me).

u/cooooter 路 1 pointr/AskReddit

It sounds like you've probably tried it all, but just in case, have you looked into Maxim anti-perspirant? i used to sweat pretty bad and this stuff worked wonders. I haven't looked back since.


u/flojoTheAwesome 路 1 pointr/malegrooming

What this guy said. I used to have a huge perspiration problem but it's been manageable since I started using Certain Dri. If that doesn't work check out Maxim Antiperspirant, which is stronger but much more expensive.

It's amazing what not having sweaty pits will do for his confidence, it's totally worth the money.

u/adanceparty 路 1 pointr/Mens_Health

i used to use something like this

at night. Then use regular deoderant during the day, and cheap undershirts help sweat from showing.

u/Usernamef2 路 1 pointr/Showerthoughts

Try Maxim. It's the only antiperspirant that actually worked for me. I literally begin sweating as soon as I get out of the shower. Be sure to heed the warnings in the review though. That shit burns if you put too much on. The first night I didn't think it'd be that bad, but trust me, IT IS. I was literally up the entire night with my armpits itching like crazy. I had literally scratched them until they bled. But for the first time, I didn't sweat! Yay?

After learning how much I needed on me, I would shower the night before, apply the antiperspirant, and go about my business the next day. There would be times where I would feel body increase in temperature, and feel myself sweating all over, but nothing from my armpits. I'm telling you, this shit works. The best part is that it stays on even if you shower. Obviously it's not as great as before and you might get some wetness, but it's nothing compared to what I had before. It also helps if you start wearing an undershirt, if you're able to. For me it seems to "insulate" me somehow and keep me from sweating more. No clue if that's actually what's happening, but it's the best answer I have.

u/eds1609 路 1 pointr/IAmA

I'll throw out the brand Maxim. It worked much better for me than Certain Dri.

u/TheLookoutGrey 路 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I've used maxim for years and it's the only thing that's worked. Sounds like it's similar to certaindri that you put it on before you go to bed and wash it out in the morning. After about 3 days you'll stop sweating completely. When I don't use it I'm a waterfall of pit sweat.

u/umfuckno 路 1 pointr/Hyperhidrosis

Ordered a bottle of maxim.

Will report back with results. It's 15% aluminum chloride, edging out certain dri's 12%.

u/trclocke 路 1 pointr/IAmA

Sorry if this has been mentioned but I can't recommend this highly enough I had armpit hyperhidrosis to the point that it would physically drip down my torso. Put this on twice a week and I don't sweat ever. It's amazing.

use as instructed. it goes on the night before. You can shower the next morning if you want.

u/Weenie 路 1 pointr/motorcycles

I haven't used one, but I'm told that they do. More than anything, they help keep airflow under you which keeps you dry. A dry butt is a happy butt on motorcycle trips. It takes very little moisture to get you chafing and very uncomfortable.

Speaking of which, it's good to apply some Gold Bond or Anti Monkey Butt powder to your unmentionable areas before hitting the road.

u/RabidWench 路 1 pointr/AskMen

I'm not sure how it works on balls, but Anti Monkey Butt Powder is the fucking bee's knees.

u/notveryaccurate 路 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Here you go :) Yeah, the name is silly, but it's real.

u/Saganaki 路 1 pointr/China

Use Monkey Butt powder it is designed for this

Anti Monkey Butt Powder with Calamine - 6 oz.

u/Arcanebench 路 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I believe this could be the saving grace.

Scents really irritate my SO so he uses this, if used correctly you only have to use once a week or so I believe.
I mean you can always use a scent too like aftershave or perfume but I can honestly say I've never really smelt anything off him.

u/jasminedunning 路 1 pointr/ehlersdanlos

I have this too! Always from my scalp weirdly and it doesn鈥檛 sound like the worst thing and it鈥檚 not but it majorly impacts me daily and just makes me feel horrible. I have been tested for dysautonomia but don鈥檛 seem to have it but the sweating still persists and has for years and years.

I know Botox is meant to help but it鈥檚 expensive/ not available everywhere. The only thing I鈥檝e ever found help, sadly if used frequently I find it鈥檚 effectiveness wears off, is odaban. It鈥檚 suitable for the scalp, although depending on hair thickness difficult to get to the skin, and face and body.

Odaban Antiperspirant

It鈥檚 super effective but seems to be less and less effective the more it鈥檚 used. I usually save it for specific occasions etc. Also follow the instructions. Use it at night then wash off in the morning. If you sweat in the night because it reacts with the water I think it can burn and sting very badly (but causes no damage and goes when washed off)

Apologies is you鈥檝e already tried this and good luck!

u/thejamsandwich 路 1 pointr/london

as someone who is also exceedingly sweaty I can't recommend this enough..

burns like a fucker when you apply it - but my pitsweat/shirt stains have disappeared for weeks after one application

u/BitterLumpkin 路 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I've dealt with this forever, it ruins everything. Here's what I've found works.

  • Pick up some Odaban. Make sure to follow the directions! This is strong stuff, one spray before bed DO NOT shower before using it. I've gotten down to using it once a week, but it will sting and itch if you abuse it.
  • Use an Anti-antiperspirant with a high Aluminum percentage. I like something with around 19%, also the paste style seems to work better and stain shirts a lot less than solids. My brand is Old Spice Sweat Defense. Use that every morning. We're trying for a 1-2 punch of sweat combat here!

    I've been where you are nothing but black t-shirts and a million undershirts. This is my routine and its working pretty awesomely for me. I've gotten to where I can wear a button-up shirt without an undershirt even on the hottest days.
u/olds442guy 路 1 pointr/guns

Some shooters at USPSA use ProGrip. I haven't used it, so I have no idea how good it is...

I use this occasionally (usually the night before shooting) and it's worked well for me to reduce palm sweat.

I don't have profuse hand sweat though, it's more mild. Like doesn't affect me any other times, but my hands get a little slick when gripping a gun and it's hot out, and having them dry improves my grip/control significantly. I'm not sure how well the above things would work if the sweat is really bad, but hopefully that helps.

u/gwh21 路 1 pointr/adderall

this stuff is the best i used to just be sitting around in bed on a normal day and my armpits would sweat through my shirt.

first week i went 2 days in a row using this product and (mon/tues) and on wednesday my armpits were dry as a bone. If you do take that route, lay off the deodorant for a couple days. after that first go, one spray on a wednesday or thursday night would keep me almost sweat free all week.

and one bottle will last roughly 4-5 months in my experience.

u/tallbrahh 路 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

IN my experience, deoderants will never stop you sweating. They stop you smelling.

You need a product that prevents you from sweating. I have been using DriClor for 6+ years now

I have had ZERO armpit sweat in my time using it. It's a big confidence booster.

u/Cyrax89721 路 1 pointr/mildlyinfuriating

It has more of a consistency of frosting, so no crumbs. Applies perfectly. I had issues with nearly every other style I would try until landing on this product. Old Spice Sweat Defense plus using Driclor once a week is the perfect combination, and it only took me about 30 years to find it!

u/soulonfire 路 1 pointr/IAmA

If you haven't seen this before, I'd try it -

I was at the same point, ready to look into Botox, tried the usual stuff you can find in stores. Problem went away completely almost immediately,

u/throwaway_5157 路 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I made a post not too long ago, and the advice for my face was great, but I'm slightly more skeptical on the bacne treatment though - I was recommended (and have been doing this for about a month) to use this benzoyl peroxide foaming wash plus this exfoliating back towel (similar to this). What I've been doing is squeezing out some of it on the towel and then shimmying it across my back. So far, however, I haven't noticed any major improvements. Any other suggestions? Or is this something permanent.

Here's the photos of my nightmare, any advice is greatly appreciated.

u/audreyshake 路 1 pointr/AskWomen

Related: For me, my 鈥淗ow did I do without this?鈥 purchase was an exfoliating bath 鈥渢owel.鈥 (I have this one.) It鈥檚 a 1脳4' strip of coarse nylon fabric that is everything a loofah wishes it could be: It鈥檚 coarse enough to properly exfoliate, yet gentle enough to use every day even on sensitive skin. Also, the length makes washing my back easy. My skin has never been this soft.

u/bellaflecking 路 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

A loofah is too soft, you'd need something like this or this.

How long have you been epilating?

u/weelittlebabyforme 路 1 pointr/RedPillWomen

Have you tried [those hard towels that are like a bath poof lengthened out] ( They exfoliated like crazy but are really rough.

Which cream is your favorite besides [this one] ( I think that would be too pricey for me, but I appreciate the recommendation.

Have you noticed a difference in vitamin C (thinking about getting me some, so if you have any recommendations, I would appreciate it).

u/birthday-party 路 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

This won't fly with OP, but I wanted to comment in case this might work for you. I have excessive sweat in my underarms and have used prescription deodorant (Drysol), which dried me out severely (painfully). I have since done Botox treatment several times (thanks insurance), which is really effective. Happy to answer questions about that.

I have had really good results since with using SweatBlock wipes in tandem with my regular antiperspirant, since I moved cities and haven't found a doctor to resume Botox just yet. Great stuff.

u/fplay 路 1 pointr/AskReddit

You might have Hyperhidrosis

Use a good antiperspirant:

u/thesiriusadam 路 1 pointr/needadvice

Here's a commercial version of what /u/tralfaz66 is talking about.

u/sup_klaus 路 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I live in Virginia where it can get pretty hot and humid. Not as bad as say Florida, but still pretty hot. I also sweat a lot more than the average guy. I can't recommend this stuff enough. It's helped me tremendously.

u/donkeykingdom 路 1 pointr/AskDocs

Sweatblock works wonders, and the active ingredient (Aluminum Chloride) is 14% whereas Certain Anti-Dry is 12%. I initially had to apply it 2-3 times over 1.5 weeks to see the difference, but since then I only need to use it once every 2-3 weeks to maintain, and I live in a humid area of Texas. Now I can be covered in sweat at the gym or outside, but my underarms are bone-dry. Just make sure you follow the instructions and use it in the evening right after a shower and let it set in overnight before you do any physical activity.

u/neoncp 路 0 pointsr/AskReddit

Dr. Bronners and Salux Nylon

read the reviews

u/bikerwalla 路 0 pointsr/wicked_edge

You're going to want an alum block to rub over your wet face right after the shave. It tightens your pores, disinfects, and controls any bleeding if you have cut yourself or scraped your skin. If you want one purpose-made for shaving, you can get the one by RazoRock, but you should save a few bucks and instead use a Crystal Body Deodorant; it's chemically identical and comes in a plastic applicator that is easier to hold.

After rinsing off the alum, I would use a toner splash, like Thayers witch hazel and lavender or Ogalalla bay rum, followed by a balm, like Nivea Aftershave for Sensitive Skin.

u/mundabit 路 0 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Try sea sponge tampons(which are reusable) or soft tampons (which are a type of sponge anyway) if you can find some. (Depending on where you live, you can get sea sponge tampons on amazon)

They don't have to go up near your cervix like the softcut does, and they can be cut smaller so you don't need to find that 'invisible sweet spot' that is required for comfortable tampon use.

It's not as fun as pads, but if you are enjoying the pool party you wont notice you have one in.

I have vulvodynia and hypertonic pelvic floor (which is very similar to vaginismus, except it effects the urethra and anus too) and I use sponge tampons when I need to be swimming or whatever.

Keep in mind what others have said about physical therapy, even though you can't access it now, start looking up professionals in your area that do it, good ones can be hard to find. If you are really struggling you can start off at home, If you are in the US sells a 'self care kit' they may be of use. I personally preffer the Femmax kit But it doesn't come with the books and DVD's which you will need if you don't have a physiotherapist helping you out.

u/pipkin227 路 0 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes


It's so worth it. It's change my life, and the lives of two of my guy friends who sweat through clothes when it's 30 degrees out.

Edit: this is totally normal. I get it really bad after sex.

u/frankbunny 路 0 pointsr/malefashionadvice

It's Ga, It's humid as fuck, you're going to look like you jumped in a pool pretty much no matter what. But I find that this helps a lot with the pit sweat.

u/Moskeetto 路 0 pointsr/pcgaming

Key is to wash your hands with soap and hot water, then dry them completely , then apply

u/Zakis 路 -1 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

I started using this when I shower and it got rid of them pretty quick. It is the best wash cloth I have ever used, but be careful when cleaning sensitive areas.

*edit: I forgot to respond to your other questions, but I don't know what they are or why they happen.

u/croatcroatcroat 路 -1 pointsr/Advice

I had luck with armpit odors with perscription antiperspirant. I tried deodorants (smelly armpit stuff) of all kinds but I just smelled worse. It wasn't till I used unscented perscription antiperspirant. Or something like "Mennen Speed Stick Unscented Antiperspirant".

u/bennytehcat 路 -1 pointsr/UpliftingNews

Anti monkey butt.

Why am I getting downvoted? Go buy anti monkey butt. It works.

u/notoneofyourfans 路 -4 pointsr/sex

If you are an American, she may not be used to way an uncircumcised penis naturally smells. And yes, uncut guys do have a stronger natural smell. The best way to delay that smell from coming back just a couple of hours after showering and washing under the foreskin is to put a liberal dose of coconut oil on your glans. The oil keeps the bacterial growth down between washings. If you know sexy times are going to happen, you can go to the bathroom and use an unscented wipe to freshen up your glans. Another possibility? Ball sweat. It only takes a few minutes for musk to come back after shower. If you can tolerate shaving...that helps. Also you could use something like this: Just rub it all over your coin purse and that crack between ball sack, thigh and taint while they are still damp from your shower. Keep it off your penis, though because it probably tastes horrible. But it kills body odor like a champ and it is all natural.

u/ralphredimix 路 -16 pointsr/WTF

Guys, don't use AP's. The aluminum oxide causes Alzheimers. I am a big dude and I sweat a lot too, so I'm not preaching without practicing here. Get yourself a thai crystal stick or use purely deodorant.