The Difference Between Body Spray and Antiperspirant Deodorant

The Difference Between Body Spray and Antiperspirant Deodorant

Many guys use both body sprays, which are typically fragranced with cologne, and antiperspirant deodorant, which is a deodorant dry spray, in their daily hygiene regimen. However, what is the main differences between these two products if you opt to use just one? The main differentiator between antiperspirant deodorant sprays and body sprays is that deodorant aims to keep your underarms dry and prevent embarrassing sweat stains from developing on your clothing. While body sprays make you smell good, covering up the smell of body odors and sweat is all they do. However, finding a body spray with a unique scent can boost confidence in high pressured situations (i.e., a date or a work presentation).

Here are the main differences between body spray and dry spray deodorants

Deodorant stops sweat
Antiperspirant deodorant stop body odor at the source—sweat—which means while body sprays do camouflage offensive smells, they only do so for a short period of time while deodorant sprays prevent excessive perspiration.

Antiperspirant blocks sweat glands
Antiperspirant sprays aim to stop body odor (BO) where it develops, right at the skin’s surface (or sweat glands). You see, BO develops when perspiration mingles with the bacteria on the skin’s surface, preventing bad smells from developing in the first place.

Body spray is dude perfume
Sorry guys, but it’s true! Those body sprays you’re using, are essentially perfumes for dudes. Sure, the fragrance (made up of herbal extracts, oil and spice, and alcohol) may keep clothes and skin smelling fresh, but that fragrance will dissipate after a few hours, and it won’t stifle sweat.

What about combining body spray and antiperspirant deodorant?
The good news is that you can use fragrant body sprays and antiperspirant deodorant simultaneously. For instance, say you prefer the scent of your body spray, opt for an unscented dry spray deodorant and you can smell great while preventing body odor at the same time!