Today I am going to tell you about one of my very best secret weapons. It’s extremely effective, super inexpensive, and can potentially be life changing. I am talking about Drysol, the absolute end to sweaty, smelly armpits.
I inherited a fabulous tendency to sweat VERY heavily under my arms. It never mattered what kind of antiperspirants I used, I would sweat through it in about ten minutes. I ruined countless blouses, shirts, sweaters…it was absolutely the most embarrassing thing EVER. One day I mentioned it to my dermatologist, and he magically cured me from all underarm issues with the stroke of a pen. He wrote me a prescription for Drysol, and I haven’t had any underarm sweat – or smell – since. And that was ten years ago.
Here’s what it looks like. Drysol is actually Aluminum Chloride. The packaging is similar to a regular antiperspirants, and you ‘dab’ it on instead of rolling it on. Also, you apply it at night. My big caution is DON’T use this right after you shave – it will sting like putting salt in a wound. At first, you apply this each night until you notice all perspiration is gone. After that, you only need to apply once or twice a week. If you forget to apply it, the perspiration and smell will come back.
The only negative side effect is the stinging I mentioned if you have recently shaved. Otherwise, it’s totally safe and easy to use. And the price is amazing. With a prescription, it costs me about $5 for a year’s supply. It looks like you can also buy it online without a prescription. It even comes in a lower strength for other areas of the body like the toes, back, and face. I found it at http://www.buydrysol.com/ , although I have to caution that I’ve never bought it from there so I can’t vouch for the site.
Sweaty, smelly armpits may not be the nicest topic of conversation…but I had to share, since Drysol has been such a terrific ‘secret weapon’ in my beauty arsenal for years. – Lisa