’Tis the season of constant pit stains, funky smells, and that horrible feeling of arriving at work drenched in a layer of sweat before nearly catching a cold in your over-air-conditioned office. To tackle the summer sweats, we tracked down professional perspirers — four trainers and one founder of an activewear line — who revealed their go-to deodorants.
Dara Hart, trainer at The Dogpound
Sarah Otey, trainer at Barry’s Bootcamp
Bethany Lyons, founder of Lyons Den Power Yoga
Meg Hu, co-founder of ADAY activewear
Alonzo Wilson, founder and director of training at Tone House
“Arrid XX is my go-to. I like the smell, particularly the Ultra Fresh. I put it on first thing in the morning (my first class is at 5 a.m.) and it keeps me dry and stink-free all day long. But I like Old Spice Classic for going out or on a date to change it up.”
Arrid XX, $10 for a 2-pack at Amazon; Old Spice Classic, From $6 at Amazon
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