Antiperspirants are made of aluminum salts that form plugs in your sweat glands to prevent sweat from coming out to the surface of the skin. While there’s no data-based evidence of true resistance to antiperspirant, the body is prewired to do what it needs to do to cool down. So theoretically, your body could build up a heightened tolerance to antiperspirant and respond by making more sweat.
If you feel like you’ve been sweating more -- or if you’ve always been a heavy sweater -- here are my suggestions:
Still sweating? It may be time to see your dermatologist. He or she can prescribe you a prescription-strength antiperspirant or discuss alternatives for excessive sweating, such as BOTOX. -- As told to Elizabeth Narins