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My Latest Grooming Discovery Revealed

I’ve been holding on to this little tidbit for a couple of weeks now as I wanted to really give this some old-fashioned tried and true testing. My latest grooming discovery is a certified game-changer.

A few weeks back, I came across a post  on Facebook (I think?) in which someone talked about how you’re actually *supposed to wear and use deodorant (antiperspirant, more accurately). Apparently, it’s recommended that you apply it at night before bed. This allows the ingredients to absorb into your skin BEFORE you start sweating in the day, which you apparently do right after you shower. I was skeptical.

Guess what? IT. FREAKING. WORKS.

I’m a notorious pit sweater (TMI, I know), but I sweat quite a bit and if there is caffeine involved, forget it. So needless to say, I was hesitant to give this a try. But, after a couple of weeks of trials (with two different products) I’m convinced that this is the way to go.

Every day after applying at night, no matter what I did, no matter what I drank during that day, I sweated noticeably less. For simplicity’s sake, let’s say that my sweating was on a 8.5/10 (10 being constantly drenched), then with night before application I was at a consistent 3 out of 10.

But what happens when you do shower in the morning? Won’t you wash off your deodorant?

NOPE.  The trick is that applying at night allows for the deodorant to actually absorb into your lovely pits. Even if you wash your arm pits the next morning, you’re still going to get a better outcome than if you applied only right after showering.  AND, you can always gently reapply after showering if you’re unsure.  But most days, I didn’t have to do that at all.

Do you think you’re brave enough to give this new discovery a try for yourself? Sound off in the comment section below!

 

Product Review: Pitstik + A Giveaway!

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Disclosure: Product was provided courtesy of Pitstick for the purpose of this review.

5 ingredients. 5 ingredients!  Have you ever heard of a deodorant with just 5 ingredients?!  Well, now you have.  Pitstik is an all natural deodorant crafted by Froasis based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  The folks over at Froasis were kind enough to share their product with me so that I could bring you this review!

Scent: As a guy, there are plenty of deodorant or anti-perspirant products out there for us to choose from, however, they often contain carcinogens (potentially cancer-causing ingredients) and other ingredients such as parabens, silica and aluminum that have their own problems.  Well, Pitstik has none of those and as a guy I also found the smell pretty pleasant and fresh, inoffensive and not overwhelming.  In addition, the product is gender neutral and you can even mix in your favorite essential oils to create your own signature deodorant. How cool is that?!

Consistency:  I like to think of Pitstik’s consistency as similar to a thick, shea butter based pomade.  It’s a bit more gummy in texture but is easily spreadable.  I will say that application is a bit unorthodox as you have to dig in with a few fingers to apply the product to your underams.  Now, I’m not used to my hands touching my deodorant but after the initial weirdness of that wore off, I realized that Pitstick really is a good and effective product.

Price: A tin of Pitsik sells for $7.95 on Etsy here. According to instructions, one tin of Pitstik should last about 1-2 months depending on how much you use and how often you reapply.

Overall Impression: The more products I use, the more I am surprised by the creativity and diligence that smaller brands have in crafting good quality, natural products (shout out to the little guys!).  So far I’ve had a really good experience using Pitstik and haven’t noticed any underarm odor when I use it.  Keep in mind that this is a deodorant and not an anti-perspirant so you may not get wetness protection if you’re looking for that.  But, if you’re looking to dig further in the “natural lifestyle” then Pitstik is definitely worth your time (and money).  And you have the chance to try it…FOR FREE! Just enter the giveaway below by posting a comment here or go “LIKE” MANE MAN on Facebook!

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