Posted on September 29, 2016

Let’s Talk about Deodorant with Dove

Beauty/ Skin

What’s the most exciting step in your morning routine? Maybe it’s washing your face or taking a hot shower to wake yourself up. Don’t laugh – but for me it’s putting on my deodorant. It’s true! It’s the last activity I do before putting on my posh outfit and heading out the door. It’s a moment of completion for my skin, therefore it’s my favorite step. I realize that not everyone has deodorant at the top of their list of exciting things to do, but we all know it is somewhat expected and necessary.

As humans we naturally sweat. It’s the way our body cools itself so we prevent from over heating. It’s pretty incredible to think about how our body protects us, but what isn’t so amazing is the smell that sweat exudes. Smell is the reason of many to use deodorant, but through research and today’s partnership with Dove and Simply Stylist I was able to find smell isn’t the only factor we should be examining when it comes to purchasing an antiperspirant. Thankfully I was able to interview Dove’s Dermatologist,  Dr. Alicia Barba, to answer some of my most personal questions about antiperspirants. Please read her answers below!


What should women look for in an antiperspirant?

A good antiperspirant is an essential part to every woman’s beauty routine. Look for an antiperspirant that goes beyond odor and wetness protection. I recommend Dove Advanced Care, because if offers 48 hours of odor and wetness protection, plus added skincare benefits with its NutriumMoisture formula for softer, smoother underarms.

What’s an area of the body that’s often neglected when it comes to skin care?

When people think about skincare, they typically first think about their face. It’s important to remember to take care of your entire body, including your neck, chest, hands, feet and underarms! It is not unusual for women in their 40s to come to my clinic complaining about the skin on their neck, chest and hands.

What’s the best way to help alleviate underarm issues like dry skin and irritation?

If you’re experiencing underarm issues you are not alone. Nearly 2 in 3 women report having some kind of underarm issue, whether it be dry skin, red marks, uneven skin tone or irritation. It’s important to use a deodorant that contains a moisturizing formula that can soothe your skin and help alleviate these problems. Be gentle to this skin when shaving or waxing. If you feel shaving or waxing is contributing to irritation, consider a more permanent solution.

How do antiperspirants work?

The way antiperspirants generally work is that the active ingredient temporarily blocks the release of sweat from the sweat ducts. The salts dissolve into the skin and forms a protective layer over the mouth of the sweat ducts, which reduces perspiration in the underarm.


Should we put deodorant on in the morning or at night?

You can put your antiperspirant on at any time of the day that is most convenient for you. If you have sensitive skin after shaving, it’s ideal to shave in the evening, and apply antiperspirant in the morning after your skin has had a chance to recover overnight. You can also look into a fragrance-free antiperspirant for sensitive skin that has moisturizers, which can be gentler on recently shaved skin.

What causes underarm dark marks and uneven skin tone?

Darkened skin under the arms are often caused by friction and occasionally by inflammation. Friction from underarm skin rubbing on itself or on clothes and friction from aggressive shaving are often culprits, as is overzealous waxing. Darker skin tones are particularly prone to darkened underarms, which can be genetic in nature to some extent. To remedy dark marks on your underarms, treat the area under the arms as you would other sensitive areas on your body. Be gentle when removing hair. Use a deodorant that contains calendula, an ingredient known to help restore skin to its natural tone. I recommend Dove Advanced Care in Clear Tone.

How often can we safely apply deodorant in a single day?

Most women apply deodorant once per day. However, if you shower in the middle of the day, it is perfectly fine to reapply as needed.

Is scented antiperspirant safe for sensitive skin?

You can use scented antiperspirants if you have sensitive skin, but brands also make fragrance-free variants that tend to be gentler if you cannot tolerate fragrance.

I hope you all grabbed some clarity on antiperspirants. Thank you to Dr. Barba for giving such detailed information about the care of our underarms. Dove offers a range of beautifully scented deodorants with their Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant. I have really enjoyed switching to their antiperspirants. With such a long lasting advantage there is no need to apply more throughout the day. Not only does it last a good 48 hours, it also smells amazing. By using the product I had no need to use perfume. You must try this deodorant!


COMMENT BELOW: What is one thing you learned from my talk with Dr. Barba? Have you ever used Dove’s line of antiperspirant? If so, what is your favorite fragrance/smell?

Thank you for reading!






This post was sponsored by Simply Stylist and all thoughts are my own


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  • Reply Aline Leite October 6, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Love this interview! I use Dove, too. I can’t say it is my favorite part of the routine but it’s a crucial one for sure!

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  • Reply Merisa Ferrell October 2, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    I love everything Dove does but I don’t think I’ve tried their deodorant. Definitely going to have to now. xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

  • Reply Ivana J October 2, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Dove or Nivea are always my pick when it comes to deodorant. I am using Dove now and it is so great for my skin, i have irritation and smells great xoxo

  • Reply Lex October 2, 2016 at 8:46 am

    I wouldn’t say it’s the most exciting part of my daily routine but it’s a must have! Dove doesn’t seem to work that well on me unfortunately.

  • Reply nicol October 1, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    ive always used dove both the spray and roll on. it’s be best brand ive used

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    I always apply it first thing in the morning so it lasts all day. I shower and wash it off at night.

  • Reply Tara October 1, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    I like seeing different people’s morning routines. My favourite part is cleansing my face, I feel unstoppable!

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    I love Dove products, one of the only brands my skin likes.

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    I love Dove deodorant! I think they’re so good at holding up over a long stretch of time.
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    Dove deodorant is my favorite! Everything else I’ve used either leaves chunks of white stuff under my arms or just doesn’t hold up. The cucumber scented one is my go to!


  • Reply Baby Isabella September 30, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    My mummy tried Dove once and she needed to keep applying as it wasn’t effective enough, think her body has gotten used to Soft & Gentle deodorant! It smells pretty though x

  • Reply Rachel September 30, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    I could never not have deodorant but it has been a long time since I have used anything from Dove x

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    Dove has always been my go to deo brand! Such great 24 hour coverage I can always count on

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    dove is the only deodorant I wear so I love hearing their opinions on antiperspirants! x, nicole ≫

  • Reply Emma @ Adventures of a London Kiwi September 30, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Honestly, it’s my most important step too! Where would we be without deodorant!

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    Dove deodorant is the only deodorant that I use, I absolutely love it and think its scent lasts all day. I think the original scent is my favourite x

  • Reply Cristina September 30, 2016 at 11:42 am

    This post is so helpful! I actually spent like 10 minutes in Walgreens the other day trying to figure out what the best deodorant was. Dove sounds like it covers all the basis!

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  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy September 30, 2016 at 11:22 am

    I love Dove, as it smells nice and it’s good for sensitive skin too.

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    I love Dove. I use it all the time. It keeps me smelling fab.

  • Reply Bella September 30, 2016 at 3:29 am

    Dove is the best for my dry skin! It always helps me.

  • Reply Sara Kate Styling September 30, 2016 at 2:37 am

    Dove is one of the only deodorants that I use! Love this outline, though. Thanks for breaking all of it down so detailed!

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  • Reply Kristine | My Little Box of Tricks September 30, 2016 at 1:16 am

    I’ve tried Dove deodorants before, but I haven’t had good luck with them. That being said, I do love their range of scents!

  • Reply Louise September 30, 2016 at 12:25 am

    I think I’ll have to try this, I never stick to one deodorant and always just choose what’s cheap or what I see out and about. I should really go for one that’s better for my skin x

  • Reply Rhian Westbury September 29, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    I have never actually used dove, I am a creature of habit and tend to stick to sure. To be honest I prefer neutral/ no scent on things like this x

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    This is the line I use! I love it!

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  • Reply Sharon Wu September 29, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    I have the lavender scent from Dove! Got it from Costco and love how fresh it smells, and how light it applies 🙂 Great post babe! xo, sharon

  • Reply Christine Dodd September 29, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    I really like Dove as a brand – they are very gentle on the skin.

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    Dove is a great brand all around!

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    Dove is my favorite for deodorant! I will always stick to this brand!

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    I have to admit I love Dove as a deodorant brand they really seem to do items that care for your skin while keeping your dry.

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