Okay, seriously – the heat in the summer in Oklahoma gets triple-digit sweltering. So, there is no way around sweating. No, not “glistening” or “perspiring” – it’s full on dripping sweat. So, all growing up it’s always been “put on whatever anti-perspirant/deoderant you usually use, doesn’t matter, you’re going to sweat anyway”. Which is true. However, I finally decided that me and “the girls” (*yes, I put ap/deo under there, because, well, there’s an “under there”) were going to find a better solution this year.
Enter bliss underarmy antiperspirant gel. I picked some up on a trip to Marshall’s one evening. It normally runs $18 on bliss.com, but I snagged it for $7.99. Now, that said, it is still more than the $3something I usually pay for the regular ap/deo I would get at like Target or Walmart. (*Speaking of, remember when I gave up Secret? I switched over to Dove, which took away a lot of the itchiness probs I was having back then.) That ap/deo works fine on normal days, but can not hang in this Oklahoma heat. But, it was still more than I was used to, so the damn thing had better work, right?
Oh, I forgot to mention. It’s a roll-on. I don’t do roll-on’s. Haven’t since High School. I just *hate* the sticky waiting time for it to dry. Ugh. So, yeah, going out of comfort zone here. Anyway, I tried it, it dried and I went about my day. Then about 3/4 thru the day I realized that I hadn’t been all chicken-wing flapping my arms because I was all hot. This stuff worked. I was amazed. Straight up. I did some searching and realized that this stuff has almost the same amount of “aluminum sesquichlorohydrate” (16%) as the prescription stuff (20%). No wonder it was working.
There *are* a few caveats, besides it being a roll on. There is no deodorant in this. However, there is a minty-ness to it, which gives a cooling effect, and a hint of a scent. Warning, tho – if you put this on right after you shave your armpits, it is going to sting like the devil. I know this, so now you know this.
Like I said, I was able to pick this up at my local Marshall’s for less than half of what I would have paid at bliss. But if you can’t find it there near you, I really think it would be worth it full price during the hot temps to help you keep your cool.