Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Let's talk about armpits

Does anyone else have a love/hate relationship with deodorant? Do you ever feel like when you use a certain brand for too long it eventually stops working for you? 

Well, I know I do. I had been using Secret deodorant, which I've always liked, when I realized it just wasn't working for me anymore. 

So I hightailed it to the drugstore and headed straight for the deodorant aisle. I should say, it's very important to me that a deodorant passes my sniff test — I will stand there and smell every deodorant until I find one I like. 

I came across Dove Clear Tone Skin Renewal deodorant and not only did it pass my sniff test, but I thought I'd give it a try based on its claim to help reduce those annoying dark marks many of us have in our underarm area that we get from shaving irritation. 

The verdict?

I've been using it for about a month, and I can honestly say I've seen a vast improvement in the appearance of those dark marks, which is something to celebrate considering summer is practically here and I'm beginning to wear all of my dresses and sleeveless shirts. 

Not only am I thrilled with the way my underarms look, I'm also super happy with the wetness and odor protection from this deodorant. This deodorant gets an A+ in my book, and I'm crossing my fingers that it continues to work for me.

Here's to happy armpits,


  1. deodorant is strange to talk about...BUT SUPER IMPORTANT so i am glad you went "there". i have been using dove for years and love it. i haven't tried this particular variation though...it may be my next purchase!

  2. I need to try this one!
    and I agree, deodorant stops working after using it for some time.

  3. Ugh I have the same problem...I feel like if I use a certain kind too long it stops working. Sometimes I cave and use men's deodorant when I know I'll be outside in the heat all day lol. Plus don't you HATE when your deodorant creates little lovely white creases under your arm? So annoying!

  4. I have the same problem! thanks for sharing

  5. Same thing happens to me! I try to keep about 2 different kinds I really like then alternate them every couple of days! :)

  6. Great to know! I love Secret Clinical Strength (I'm kind of a big sweater, but I also hate the darkness. Will put this one on the list!

  7. I'll have to try this out, because I'm like you... deodorant stops working after a while. And what a pain! Having to find a new deodorant is the pits... ;)