To wonder why people put deodorant on at night?

(35 Posts)
Supermagicsmile Wed 14-Sep-16 21:04:14

I have just got back from the gym. Almost everyone who came into the changing room from the shower put deodorant on as they got dressed. It's late(ish) evening! I can't understand why anyone would put deodorant on at night? I shower and leave it off till I shower in the morning!! Please say I'm not alone?

HermioneJeanGranger Wed 14-Sep-16 21:05:05

I always put deodorant on after a shower - you sweat loads at night!

pleasemothermay1 Wed 14-Sep-16 21:05:37

I have a speical one that stops me sweating

IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Wed 14-Sep-16 21:05:55

It's only 9pm! Maybe they're all off to a bar or somewhere? (Wistful memories of not getting home till 12 or later)

mysteriousbat Wed 14-Sep-16 21:06:28

I always put it on at night too. If i shower i use deodorant, you get really sweaty at night as pp said

Mrsmorton Wed 14-Sep-16 21:06:29

I don't think I could raise any interest in what deodorant habits other people have, sorry.

PaperdollCartoon Wed 14-Sep-16 21:06:37

It's best to put anti-perspirants on at night so it has time to settle into the pores, it then works better the next day. Also for a lot of people it's just a 'feeling fresh' thing.

Inyournightdress Wed 14-Sep-16 21:06:56

If you put deodorant on you'll just sweat somewhere else tbh

PavlovianLunge Wed 14-Sep-16 21:07:54

I use one that goes on at night, and shower it off in the morning. It lasts up to 72 hours, apparently, though I tend to use it every other day. It seemed odd at first, but I find it works really well.

DCITennison Wed 14-Sep-16 21:08:34

Some deodorants actually specify they work best applied at night. As in that's the application for the following day, not to keep you fresh overnight.
I couldn't bring myself to skip the morning post-shower application though.

bloodyteenagers Wed 14-Sep-16 21:08:48

I sometimes go out after the gym.
One of my dc's goes to the gym at night before work.
Both need deodorant.
Then a night like tonight and it's still in the 20's I sweat buckets.
Not everyone has a shower in the morning.

balletcats Wed 14-Sep-16 21:09:40

If I neglected to put deodorant on at 9, my armpits would smell in an hour. I've definitely got sweatier with age!

peppercold Wed 14-Sep-16 21:11:22

Same here balletcats and the night sweats 😠

OrangeSquashTallGlass Wed 14-Sep-16 21:13:20

Because it says to do so on the packaging <alwaysfollowsthedirections>

honeylulu Wed 14-Sep-16 21:14:48

If I don't put deodorant on at night I sweat loads and stink when I get up. In fact I'm one of the unfortunate people who stinks after a couple of hours. I do shower again and reapply in the morning but if I didn't at night ... well ... My poor husband! My poor sheets!

PickAChew Wed 14-Sep-16 21:18:05

Because I'm perimenopausal and often wake up in the night drenched in sweat - and often don't have the opportunity for a shower until after I've got DS2 to school (by which point, I've often sweated a whole lot more - and make that after dinner, in school holidays because I have little chance of hopping in the shower with one child to look after and exponentially less opportunity with two of them to to prevent from killing each other - the most I can hope for is a quick wipe with a wet cloth with them around). If I'm then expecting a 9:30am delivery (back to school days, again), it's nice to know I can get as far as 10am and not stink so badly that the poor delivery driver faints.

MrsHam13 Wed 14-Sep-16 21:21:01

I wouldn't want to sweat and then get in my bed like that. Or then go to have sex and be sweaty. I also don't like feeling damp from swearing so use deodorant. Also if you don't wear deodorant and sweat it can make some of your tops smell no matter how much you wash them.

Emz449 Wed 14-Sep-16 21:22:09

The sure one I use says to apply in the evening

iago Wed 14-Sep-16 21:22:57

There's a clue in the name - deodorant masks smells - odour -whereas an antiperspirant might stop sweating.

Yayme Wed 14-Sep-16 21:23:56

I couldn't sleep with no deodorant! I would feel sweaty and stinky all night. I put on deodorant after every single wash straight away,

Helmetbymidnight Wed 14-Sep-16 21:28:30

It would never occur to me to put deodorant on for bed!

iago Wed 14-Sep-16 21:38:30

I really can't believe how many people think that a deodorant will stop sweating! Use an antiperspirant product and then use perfume/perfume spray to fragrance yourself!

OrangeSquashTallGlass Wed 14-Sep-16 21:50:13

'Also if you don't wear deodorant and sweat it can make some of your tops smell no matter how much you wash them.'

One word: napisan.

MrsHam13 Thu 15-Sep-16 23:39:46

Orange never heard of it thanks.

iago, I think most people do use antiperspirant but just say deodorant although we are aware of the difference.

PumpkinPie9 Thu 15-Sep-16 23:44:35

Which ones are you supposed to use the night before?

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