Monday, August 24, 2009
Certain-Dri Review and Giveaway
Have you ever been near someone and wanted to say, "Pee-Yew! You just plain old stink!" I have, and it's not a pretty picture. It could be a close friend, a co-worker, or even a loved one. Or it could be YOU.
There are days I know I have reeked, and this is AFTER putting on my favorite deodorant. Most people tend to be polite, and really don't want to tell you exactly how offensive you are. But I look at it this way: if YOU can smell yourself, you can count on someone else smelling you as well.
Sweating is an essential bodily function which allows us to keep cool. How much you sweat depends on how many sweat glands you have. A person is born with 2 to 4 million sweat glands-wow! During puberty, you start to notice the sweat glands more, since they become more active.
However for millions of people, sweating is a big deal. It can cause anxiety and embarrassment because they sweat TOO much. This is called axillary hyperhidrosis. It can keep them from attending social functions, wearing certain types of clothes, and enjoying life. No one wants to worry about underarm wetness and stains on your clothing, or odor caused by excessive sweating.
These past several weeks have been very humid here in Maine. My hubby works nights cleaning floors and sweats...alot. Trying to get those yellowish sweat stains out of his white tee shirts when doing the laundry has been a pain in the you-know-what for me. When I was sent a sample of Certain-Dri to try out, I gleefully told hubby he was going to be a willing guinea pig for this experiment. Certain-Dri Solid is available with 12 percent aluminum chloride, the active ingredient used in prescription anti-perspirants, and since it is water-based you don't need a doctor's prescription.
And if you have odor problems to go along with the wetness, check out New Certain Dri A.M. Underarm Refresher. It was created for Certain Dri Anti-Perspirant users as a daily supplemental product for added protection against odor. Both products are available online or through mass-market retailers and cost about $5-6 each.
Back to the experiment: hubby has been wearing this for about a week now. The first thing I noticed when he put it on was that it smells nice. Not floral, not manly-just a nice clean scent. It's supposed to not have any scent, but there is a very subtle scent to it. He went out to work on one of his repair projects in the humid air, and came back in awhile later. Normally he would have sweat so much I could have wrung out his shirt in the sink, but amazingly there was very little perspiration there. Two very tiny wet spots, which was a definite improvement. I have been checking his work shirts as well, and no yellowed stain marks either! When I asked him, he said he noticed the difference, he just wasn't sweating as much.
Normally he is very sensitive as to what he can use for underarm deodorants and anti-perspirants. He gets very itchy and can only wear a certain manly brand, which smells good, but really does nothing for his excessive sweating. The first night he wore the Certain-Dri, things got a little itchy but now he is just fine, and wearing it every day.
For us, Certain-Dri will make a wise investment. Hubby will be able to feel comfortable and dry, and I will not have to throw out tons of light colored tee shirts due to yellowed sweat stains. Unfortunately, Deja sweats just as much as her dad, and she is only 7. When I go to pick her up at childcare, all the other little kids look great, she is sweaty and her hair is stringy and greasy from the sweat build up. I have a feeling Certain-Dri will be around for quite some time :) At least in my household.
Don't ya wanna win one... I thought so! Give Certain-Dri to a friend or family member, or keep it for yourself. Put it to the test and see if it makes a difference in your life. And raise those arms with confidence!
Giveaway is US only, begins today and ends Sept. 7th at 11:59 pm EST.
So here's what you have to do:
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