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Just an idle thought

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Jane10 Tue 01-Oct-19 09:38:09

The other day, while buying deodorant, I let my eyes wander to alternatives to my usual choice. First I wondered about the need for 24 hour 'protection' which I thought was bad enough then I noticed that there was also 48 hour and, horrifyingly, 72 hour protection. Do people really not wash? Can it be healthy to gum up pores like this? As I said, just an idle thought.

Liz46 Tue 01-Oct-19 09:40:20

I use a mineral stick (Pitrock). It is natural, doesn't contain aluminium and I don't have to breathe in the spray. I do shower every morning! My husband has strict instructions to tell me if it is not strong enough in hot weather but he says I am fine.

Beechnut Tue 01-Oct-19 10:04:23

24hour protection....if you put it on roughly the same time every day what happens when the clocks go back 😂😂

vena11 Tue 01-Oct-19 10:08:07

Beechnut that made me laugh

lemongrove Tue 01-Oct-19 10:11:14

I use the roll on type deo, gave up the spray a while ago (rashes!) supposedly 24 hour protection ( doubt that very much) but you are right Jane why would anyone want more than a day out of it?

LondonGranny Tue 01-Oct-19 10:18:12

I think people who sweat profusely go for the strongest possible. It's very likely a marketing ploy. No-one would buy a deodorant called Sweaty Betty.

SueDonim Tue 01-Oct-19 10:27:39

I recently noticed the '48hr protection', Jane10 and wondered what that was all about! I decided it's a government initiative to save water. grin

fizzers Tue 01-Oct-19 10:32:47

I've found that I hardly ever need to use an antiperspirant these days, it must be an age thing, of course I use one daily in the warm weather , but I hardly ever sweat under the arms these days - no I don't smell!

Callistemon Tue 01-Oct-19 10:34:46

I suppose if you're going to Glastonbury .....

SueDonim Tue 01-Oct-19 10:56:10

That would be a very brief selling season, Callistemon!

Jane10 Tue 01-Oct-19 11:23:24

My DGS thought that 'sweatybetty' was an actual adjective. He once said to me, 'I'm feeling sweatybetty Gran.' I knew how he felt that day though.

SueDonim Tue 01-Oct-19 11:37:48

There is a brand of gym wear called Sweaty Betty. It sounds most unappealing!