There are times when you can expect to sweat: when you exercise, when you're basking outside on a hot summer's day, or when your nerves are getting to you when you have an important presentation to make at work. At these times, you want your antiperspirant to help keep your sweating at bay.

But do you find there are situations when you're wearing antiperspirant and perspiration is still coming out of your skin?

A clinical antiperspirant is an antiperspirant that has been clinically tested (i.e., studies or tests were performed on people). Here are 10 signs you may need to switch to a clinical antiperspirant:

  1. You sweat even when wearing your regular antiperspirant.
  2. You sweat even if the room is not warm or you're not outside in the heat.
  3. You sweat even when you're not doing any physical activity.
  4. You sweat when you're not in situations that make you angry, embarrassed, afraid, or nervous.
  5. You find sweat on your face, head, underarms, palms, or feet bothersome.
  6. You've had skin irritation or infections because of excessive sweating.
  7. Your clothes are often soaked in sweat.
  8. You avoid social interactions (e.g., shaking hands) and situations because you fear sweating.
  9. You find sweating interrupts your daily routine and activities.
  10. You worry and think about sweating at least daily.

Clinical antiperspirants provide clinically-proven, extra effective wetness protection.

To get the best results, apply clinical strength antiperspirant at night before going to bed to allow the antiperspirant to plug more sweat ducts (and therefore, work better to reduce sweat). The antiperspirant will continue to work throughout the next day even after your morning shower.

Sweating is your body's way of cooling off and regulating temperature. It's natural and healthy. Everyone sweats different amounts. Only you can decide if sweating is negatively affecting your life.

If you find that you sweat excessively, you may have hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes excessive sweating, more than the body normally needs to maintain proper temperature. If you are concerned about excess sweating, make an appointment with your doctor, who can perform tests, make a diagnosis, and suggest ways to help you with excess sweating issues.