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Body spray vs. Antiperspirant: What’s the difference?

Everybody sweats: it’s a simple fact of life. The real problem comes when ordinary sweat turns in to extraordinary body odour. Smelling less than fresh can cramp your style whether you’re on a date, at a job interview or just chilling with the guys.

The key to keeping body odour and sweat under control is using a good antiperspirant deodorant and topping it off with a few sprays of Body spray.

But why should you use both?

It’s easy to get confused between an Antiperspirant and a Body spray. Here's how to use each, explained.


What Makes Sweat Smell?

To understand the benefits of antiperspirant, you’ve got to get to grips with sweat and body odour first. Your body actually produces two types of sweat.

First, you’ve got the sweat that comes from your eccrine glands, which keeps you cool by secreting water and salt. They don’t smell bad at all.

You also have the sweat that comes from apocrine glands. They leave deposits of fat and protein on your body. Mix these with the bacteria on your skin and boom: body odour occurs.

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It’s a simple matter of choosing what works best for you and your lifestyle. 

Antiperspirant Helps You Stay Dry

Like the name implies, antiperspirants keep you from sweating. They work by covering your sweat glands, reducing the amount of sweat on skin that generates odour. If you do not want wet patches from sweat on your clothes, this is the thing for you.

Body spray Makes You Smell Fly

Body spray is applied to the chest and adds that extra bit of fragrance to make an impression.

Now you’ve got the facts.  Wear an antiperspirant together with a complementary body spray every day to help you keep dry and smell great.

Use a daily fragrance like Lynx Apollo Body spray along with an Antiperspirant like 48HR Charge Up Protection to smell good and stay protected from sweat.