Today’s reader mail is a good one, and in lieu of a poll we’re going to run this as our open thread today…
What is the best antiperspirant or deodorant to wear with a suit in these hot summer months???
Great question because, face it, on the days when it’s boiling outside everyone shows up at work all sweaty and nasty. Apparently, the difference between the two is that a deodorant stops odor, while an antiperspirant stops sweat. For our $.02, we wear Lady Mitchum gel — it goes on clear, it dries quickly, it doesn’t smell too funky, and it works for us (both to reduce sweat and odor). (Lady Mitchum Clear Gel Antiperspirant & Deoderant, available at Drugstore.com for $3.59.)
Readers, any favorites? Any other tricks for staying dry and avoiding sweat?
The Best Antiperspirants [Real Simple]
Antiperspirants/Deodorants and Breast Cancer: Questions and Answers [Cancer.gov]