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My life is in tatters. I have a tache and I smell. Product advice desperately needed!

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butwhybutwhy Fri 25-Jul-08 16:32:25

I am not impressed.

Its all hormonal, I'm sure it is. I never had this problem until I had dc2.

So I got some boots expert facial wax strips.
Its done the job, but feck me it hurt like hell!

Next thing is to tackle my sweat problem (eurghhh).
I have bought what I thought was the bees knees in deodorant, Mitchum.
It does not work.
I still smell!
The bloody bottle says it lasts up to 48 hours!!!

So is there another deodorant out there that does actually work?
And does anyone else suffer with this problem and has it started after you've had children?

Jazzicatz Fri 25-Jul-08 16:38:58

Have you been to the dr about this?

doggyandteddy Fri 25-Jul-08 16:42:06

butwhy, you have my sympathies, exact same thing happened to me... still trying to get up courage to see doctor.
Got to do my tache tonight

expatinscotland Fri 25-Jul-08 16:43:24

get rid of your tasche via waxing, or, if you can afford it, IPL laser.

if you can afford it, Botox your arm pits.

WigWamBam Fri 25-Jul-08 16:43:37

Mitchum is crap. But the GP can prescribe others which work.

Get your tach waxed at a salon; much quicker so hurts less.

Definitely hormones; I was fine until I had my dd and now I'm hairy and smelly too ... she's 7 now, so I'm assuming it's here to stay!

butwhybutwhy Fri 25-Jul-08 16:47:08

Bugger at hairy smellyness.

No I havent seen a Dr.
I do suffer with anxiety and panic attacks so I know that will contribute to the sweating.
I have also been on Citalopram but have stopped taking this. I'm wondering if thats kept the hairy tache at bay because it seems to have got worse over the last few weeks.
The sweating has definately been since dc2 though.

What are the products that the gp can prescribe?

shhhh Fri 25-Jul-08 16:48:05

This morning did a test on deodrant last week and surprisingly mitchum came low..very low..

I use it but don't have excessive sweat problem so maybe thats why.?!

Now then...what did come out tops was Boots own..
will try and link to it if I website v slow atm.

iir it was in a white and blue can..

shhhh Fri 25-Jul-08 16:48:40

btw, I would suggest seeing your gp. Botox is available on the nhs. smile

EffiePerine Fri 25-Jul-08 16:49:19

Apparantly Boots own brand deoderant comes up well in tests (according to office gossip, we have such interesting lives).

Ewe Fri 25-Jul-08 16:49:48

Use a roll on and then seal it with a spray?

Ewe Fri 25-Jul-08 16:49:49

Use a roll on and then seal it with a spray?

EffiePerine Fri 25-Jul-08 16:49:55

x-posts shhh grin

butwhybutwhy Fri 25-Jul-08 16:50:36

I'll have a look at Boots.
Thanks for that Sshhh.

But considering my anxiety and panic attacks are to do with a phobia of needles and going into medical places, I think Botox maybe off the cards until I finish my treatment grin

twinsetandpearls Fri 25-Jul-08 16:56:10

I use mitchem as my classroom gets very got and my medication adds to the problem. Would love to know if there is a better alternative.

Issy Fri 25-Jul-08 17:15:10

I am definitely sweatier in my 40s - lovely. I use Dove Original stick anti-perspirant. As recommended on another Mnet thread of course. I find that I need to shave under my arms in the summer and then go back to my natural hirsute self in the winter when it's less of a problem.

butwhybutwhy Fri 25-Jul-08 17:33:44

Before this started I used Dove. I kept with it for a few months but it just wasnt working.

Boots website is really slow atm.

LisaLessLumpy Fri 25-Jul-08 19:34:56

I use perspirex, you use it every night before bed (wash off in the morning) until it works then you can get away with only using it twice a week depending on the individual. It stops you sweating therefore no smell

saffy202 Fri 25-Jul-08 20:10:22

I use Triple Dry - the aerosol. It's not cheap; £4.99 but it works for me.

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