Do you suffer from excessive sweating under your arms?
I do and if untreated, it means that I start to develop embarrassing little sweat patches under my arms by mid-morning and by mid afternoon, depending on what I’m wearing, they’re grown that big that they’re pretty much visible to the people in the next street.
(OK, the bit about the people in the next street seeing them is a slight exaggeration but they’re definitely noticeable and certainly make me feel very self conscious.)
If you suffer from excessive sweating then you’ll probably understand when I say that before I discovered what I’m going to tell you about today I used to wear white or dark coloured tops as they were less likely to show any sweat patches during the day.
My Mum had the same problem and she went to the doctors and was prescribed a great product called Driclor which she used to swear by but I was always a bit embarrassed to go to the doctors about it so I just managed the best I could – trying just about every deodorant on the market.
Then one day, a good few years ago now, I was at our local chemist and I spotted some Driclor on the shelf behind the counter. I immediately bought it and was ridiculously excited to try it out and see if I’d found the solution to all my problems.
You’re meant to apply the Driclor to your underarms every night at first and then wash it off in the morning and use your normal deodorant during the day. You can reduce your usage when the sweating under your arms stops during the day and these days, I only use it twice a week.
It genuinely does work for me and it’s made me so much more confident. I’m sat here typing this on a warm day with a pale pink coloured top on with no sweat patches whereas in the past, I wouldn’t have even chosen this top to wear as it would have shown everything.
I will say that Driclor isn’t an organic product and I’m sure that there are people who will say that it’s not great for you as I believe it blocks the sweat glands but to me, it was the solution to something that had made me self conscious since I was a teenager and for that, it’s completely worth it. And to be fair, all antiperspirants block your sweat glands – this is just a higher strength.
There are downsides to it – it does smell quite strong when you put it on at night (although that fades really quickly) and there are occasions when it can sting. It doesn’t affect me now but I can think of a few times where it’s made my skin sting a little while after I’ve put it on. When that has happened, sometimes I just ignored it and it soon went but sometimes I just washed it off and put it on again the next night.
So, whilst I know this won’t be for everyone, I did want to share it with you because I told someone at work about it a few weeks ago and she’s just texted me to say thank you because it’s working so well for her.
You can buy it over the counter at your local chemists, just ask for Driclor (Dry-claw) and it’s about £6.50 ish for a small bottle which lasts for quite a while. If you’d prefer, you can even buy it on Amazon now where you can get a bigger bottle for the same price.
Regardless of where you’re going to buy it, pop over to Amazon and read the reviews as they do make interesting reading. 😉
It’s not a natural solution to the problem of excessive sweating but it’s the only thing I’ve found to work so it’ll do for me!
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