Review Wednesday: Certain Dri

As embarrassing as it is to admit, I am an excessive underarm sweater/perspier.

I have tried a variety of deodorants and anti-perspirants and nothing has worked that well. And I have ruined a lot of shirts.

Recently a friend/co-worker told me about Certain Dri, an anti-perspirant, which claims to be clinical strength.

I decided to at least give it a try. And so far it seems to be working for me.

I have been using it for about a month and the underarm sweat has been drastically reduced.

I got the roll on at Target. It contains 12% aluminum chloride, which, according to the package insert, is prescribed to those with hyperhidrosis or excessive perspiration. Aluminum chloride works to shrink and close off underarm pores.

The package inset says when using Certain Dri nature simply and safely redistributes the perspiration to the rest of the body’s skin surface.

According to an article on Discovery Fit & Health, aluminum chloride in high concentrations may ultimately shrink the sweat gland, decreasing the amount of sweat it can produce.

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OK, no one should wear perfume to the gym

There is a woman at the gym who I happen to take several classes with who bathes in perfume before she comes to class.

I know she does because I can smell it at the 9 a.m. spin class on Saturdays. It was pretty pungent at the evening Zumba class tonight. I kept trying to move away from her. Luckily when you are jumping around you don’t actually smell it the whole time.

I have a high sensitivity to perfumes, smelly lotions, etc. I can get nauseated and a horrible headache. It’s not fun. And I really don’t understand why someone would need to slather it on. I mean, what’s wrong with deodorant?

Don’t get me started on the fresh lipstick …

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