Wednesday, April 3

Fight Summer Body Odor: Top Deodorants and Products to Stay Fresh

Top deodorant for summer

Summer is coming, and people are excited about it, but there are people who forget about the summer preparations needed to make summer a pleasant season for everyone. I am talking about summer essentials. We need to make sure we have a beautiful summer, smelling nice and good, protecting our skin and looking good, and letting other people breathe well. So I will just break this post down into different categories: body, skin, and skin protection. 

During the summer, it's really important to take care of yourself. As a teenager or an adult, you'll sweat more when it's hot. This can sometimes make you smell a bit. I don't want to disappoint you, but most natural deodorants might not work as well during the summer months. And I do not mean to burst your bubble; there are very few organic deodorants that do the magic in the summer. In winter, you can use organic deodorants, and they might work for you, but in summer, organic isn't the best. From experience, I have not used organic deodorants that keep the armpit sweating away, so if you want to smell good and let others breathe in the summer, then you need to use a good 48-hour deodorant. So the question is: What are the best deodorants for summer? I am sharing what I have used that has worked for me, but note that to also help any deodorants work excellently, shaving your armpit would be great. 

Having hair in your armpits during the summer might not be ideal. It doesn't really help, and the combination of hair and deodorant can sometimes block the sweat glands, leading to increased sweating. Shaving your armpits can help reduce this issue and improve the effectiveness of your deodorant.

The best deodorants for summer heat

1. Right Guard Total Defense 5 Cool Antiperspirant Deodorant 250 ml: the Right Guard Total Defense 5 Cool Antiperspirants Deodorant in a 250-ml pack is designed to help you stay fresh, dry, and confident for up to 48 hours. It offers protection against sweat, yellow stains, and odors through its Odor Block Technology. The product has an invigorating fragrance and is dermatologically tested, alcohol-free, and made in Germany. Key ingredients include aluminium chlorohydrate for antiperspirant properties and various compounds for fragrance and texture. 

Offers high-performance:  protection against sweat even in extreme temperatures, up to 45°C. It contains a ceramic system for heat resistance and active micro-captors to combat wetness and control perspiration. The 300-ml spray size is the largest offered, providing long-lasting freshness with a clean, cool fragrance.
3. Sure Essential Protection Cotton, Dry Antiperspirant Deodorant Spray:

This dermatologically tested, alcohol-free cotton dry anti-perspirant deodorant for women offers 48-hour protection against sweat and odor, ensuring you feel fresh, dry, and protected throughout the day without concern for irritation. It features Sure's MotionSense technology, releasing bursts of fresh fragrance when needed. The scent profile is described as fresh and clean.  
The product is environmentally conscious, assembled using renewable electricity, and packaged in infinitely recyclable aluminum. Instructions for use: shake the can, hold it 15 centimeters away from the underarm, and spray evenly in a well-ventilated area.
4. Sure Essential Protection Invisible Pure Antiperspirant Deodorant Spray

The Essential Invisible Pure Deodorant Spray helps prevent white marks and yellow stains while safeguarding against sweat and odor. It's part of our Essential Dry Protection Range, offering 48-hour protection and maintaining the color of your clothes. Dermatologically tested and alcohol-free, it ensures all-day freshness without irritation. Utilizing Sure’s MotionSense technology, it releases bursts of fruity and floral fragrance when needed. Microcapsules on the skin release more fragrance with movement, ensuring long-lasting freshness. Shake the can, hold it 15 centimeters away from your underarm, and spray evenly in a well-ventilated area for best results. The product is environmentally conscious, assembled using renewable electricity, and packaged in infinitely recyclable aluminium.

Johnson’s Baby Powder Pure and Gentle Daily Care, 500g

Johnson’s Baby Powder Pure and Gentle Daily Care, 500g

If you find yourself sweating a lot on your thighs, chest, or back, this powder can be a lifesaver. Applying this white powder can help you stay dry and reduce friction between your thighs, preventing discomfort. 

Alternatively, you can try Johnson's Natural Baby Powder. Made from natural cornflour, it's 99% natural and free from parabens, dyes, and phthalates. Dermatologist-tested and formulated with a clinically proven mildness formula, it's gentle on delicate skin. With 2x more moisture absorption than talc-based powders, it effectively keeps skin dry and soft while protecting against rubbing and chafing. 

This gentle formula helps soothe and absorb excess moisture, leaving skin dry, fresh, and smooth. Available in sizes of 100g, 200g, and 400g, it's suitable for both babies and adults. Remember to always check the label before purchasing and using the product to ensure it meets your needs.

To use Johnson's Baby Powder:

1. Shake the cornflour baby powder directly into your hand, away from your face, to avoid inhaling it.

2. Smooth the powder onto your skin, particularly after a warm bath or diaper change, to help keep your skin soft, fresh, and comfortable.

3. Close the container tightly after each use and store it in a cool, dry place.

4. Keep the powder away from children's noses and mouths, as inhaling it can cause breathing problems.

5. Avoid getting the powder into your eyes.

6. Remember that Johnson's Baby Powder is for external use only.

Regarding sunscreen:

Using sunscreen is essential year-round, not just in summer. However, some sunscreens can feel oily and make you sweat, causing discomfort and even staining your clothes. Consider using Calypso Sun Clear Protect Dry Oil Spray Sunscreen. This sunscreen dries up immediately after application and has a pleasant scent, making it a great choice for daily use.

Calypso Sun Clear Protect Dry Oil Spray Sunscreen

To prevent shoe odors in the summer:

1. Make sure to wash your shoes regularly, especially after prolonged use.

2. Air out your shoes frequently to prevent moisture buildup.

3. Use shoe sprays specifically designed to prevent odors.

4. Apply powder to your feet before wearing shoes to absorb moisture.

5. Spray deodorant on your feet to keep them smelling fresh.

6. Note that using deodorant inside stinky shoes may temporarily cover up the smell but won't provide a lasting solution. Instead, consider using rubbing alcohol as a spray. Pour some rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle and mist the interior of your shoes. The alcohol will kill bacteria and eliminate odors as it dries, leaving your shoes smelling fresh.

Here are some summer hygiene and grooming tips to keep you feeling fresh and confident:

1. Foot Hygiene:

   - Wash your feet thoroughly during your bath, paying attention to the spaces between your toes.

   - Use essential oils or foot wash to cleanse and maintain foot hygiene.

   - Treat athlete's foot with anti fungal products if necessary.

   - Wear socks only once and wash them to prevent bacterial growth.

   - Allow your shoes to fully dry between wearings and rotate pairs if possible.

   - Wash shoe insoles frequently or replace them regularly.

   - Opt for breathable shoe materials and sweat-wicking socks.

   - Use foot spray deodorant to freshen and deodorize your feet.

2. Hygiene for Skin Folds:

   - Take time to open and clean skin folds thoroughly during your bath, as sweat can accumulate in these areas and cause odor.

3. Perfume Choice for Summer:

   - Choose perfumes that are suitable for both summer and winter to avoid overpowering scents in hot weather.

   - Floral perfumes are generally a good choice for summer. Try the nude bouquet Eau de parfum by Zara, it has vibrant freshness of yuzu highlights a delicate white floral bouquet and the Violent blossom perfumes.

4. Private Parts Hygiene:

   - Ensure thorough cleaning of your private parts during bathing to prevent odor.

   - Avoid using irritating products on your private parts.

5. Clothing Hygiene:

   - Avoid wearing thick clothing in the summer to stay cool.

   - Plan your wardrobe to avoid repeating clothes too often, as sweating can lead to discomfort and offensive odors for those around you.

   - Opt for lighter clothes that allow your skin to breathe.

6. Underwear Hygiene:

   - Change your underwear daily and avoid reusing them for hygiene reasons.

7. General Summer Hygiene:

   - Shave regularly to stay comfortable and avoid excessive sweating.

   - Use deodorants that provide 48-hour protection to stay fresh throughout the day.

   - Purchase deodorants from trusted suppliers to ensure quality and effectiveness.

   - Take baths twice a day in the summer to stay clean and refreshed.

   - Consider carrying a mini perfume to refresh your scent during the day.

8. Menstrual Period Hygiene:

In hot weather, wearing sanitary pads for long periods can lead to odor. To stay fresh and clean, it's a good idea to change them regularly. Switching to breathable organic cotton pads can help, as materials like plastic can trap heat and moisture, reducing airflow to the vagina. Organic pads, are soft and comfortable against delicate areas. So, opting for cotton pads is a great solution. They allow air circulation, are gentle on the skin, and reduce the risk of bacterial infections. Make sure to check the absorbency level (flow number) of sanitary pads to avoid stains.

By following these hygiene and grooming tips, you can stay fresh, comfortable, and confident throughout the summer season.



  1. Thanks for this post,it I'm totally agree is very important fight body odor always

  2. I don't sweat..never need deo...I like to wear light and floral perfume in summer though.

  3. I loved the post and the tips. Here in Brazil, it's summer all year round and we have to take all these precautions daily. Choosing a good deodorant is essential, especially if you are going to be around other people.

  4. Very useful for the incoming summer, thanks. :)

  5. Lubię produkty firmy Johnson.

  6. Gracias por la recomendación. Te mando un beso.

  7. Thanks for the tips Melody! xxx

  8. Thank you for the suggestions! Definitely important to keep in mind now that the warmer weather is on the way.

  9. I use the brand Sure, in Poland known as Rexona.
    Grreetings, Melody :)

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