Best Review of Sweat Block
Is Sweat Block Right for You?
I've been trying to control excessive sweating for a long time now. And in that time (nearly 11 years of different solutions), I've never seen such a breakthrough as when sweat block rirst arrived on the scene. Now, bear in mind. This product has been around for a little while now. But in relation to a lot of the other tried and true antiperspirants, this is definitely the new kid on the block.
So, having taken it for a test run. I thought I'd take this opportunity to save you on spending the next month, deciding if it works or not.
I've been doing the homework on this stuff for a while now and I''m going to honestly give you an incredibly thorough review right now.
If you're on the fence at all about Sweat Block, this review will make your purchasing decision clear. That's because I'm going to give you my own real experience with its use, give you the pros, the cons and by the end, you'll know with certaintly as to whether or not this is right for you.
Also, if you, yourself have tried Sweat Block or are in the midst of trying it, please chime in with your thoughts and (if you don't mind) an update on how it's working out for you.
If Sweat Block is in fact NOT your bag, this lens will go into brief detail on some of its competitors and how they stand up to this one. So, grab a cup of tea, have a seat and let the education begin. You're about to stop profuse sweating. And your lil' sweat problem won't see what's coming!
My Story on Sweat Block
and a Little Background...
For years (before Sweat Block) I suffered with problematic sweating - from all over the place. At time, I would even have really embarrassing face sweating. I remember vividly, in college, holding my at the time girlfriend's hand as we crossed the parking lot together, about go on a date.
It was then that she noticed my nasty, sweaty hands.
I remember distinctly, she pulled away gently and said "Hey Jason, what's with the wet hands all the time?"
I didn't really know how to respond. I mean, clammy hands were just always something I had. To me it seemed almost normal. I told her that they got like that sometimes (I lied. It was more like ALL the time).
I think the reason I remember that day so vividly is because that was the day I realized I didn't want to just let the condition go on and ruin another moment for me.
As college progressed life with sweating didn't get any easier. Social occasions left me feeling awkward, shy and not my "true" self. I needed to break out of my shell - but the sweating was holding me back.
Somewhere right around those years, I decided to finally stop sweaty palms from destroying my self-esteem. I began looking up sweat solutions online. It started with Drysol.
Drysol is a prescription based antiperspirant with exceedingly high levels of Aluminum Chloride ( the active perspiration blocking ingredient). I approached my doctor some time over Summer break in college and he quickly wrote up an Rx.
I went to the local drugstore and picked up my very first bottle of Drysol. Whoopy! Right?
Let me just say, and you'll know this if you've used Drysol, this stuff is STRONG. You don't apply it on your sweating areas like antiperspirant. In fact, you wouldn't want to apply anything else at all once you begin.
Drysol is applied at night before bed so that it can form a barrier between your sweat pores and the outside world overnight. The Aluminum Chloride goes to work and the next day your hands feel incredibly dry.
I remember it took me a few days to really get the full effect but once it kicked in - MAN! It worked like a charm. This was the first thing that truly could stop sweaty palms from making their daily appearance.
My underarms and hands were finally bone dry and I relax a lot more during the day. For the first time ever, my antiperspirant sweat stains were gone. But, it didn't last long...
Over time, I started to get incredibly irritated when I'd use Drysol and it really became quite painful. I had this burning red rash in both armpits and my hands got this prickly red sensation.
So, I needed to take a break
Unfortunately, I started sweating again and to make matters worse, my hands were still irritated so I couldn't go back to Drysol again.
Right around this time, I heard of a relatively new product called Certain Dri. What was cool about this stuff was it was clinical strength and didn't require a prescription. Also, it was just a little gentler than Drysol so I would have less irritation.
After a week of letting my hands simmer down, they were in full sweating force.
I picked up a bottle of Certain Dri and went to work. Same as Drysol, once a day at night before bed, I would apply Certain Dri and yield the results.
Time went on and irritation would flare up again, forcing me to take a break. However, it wasn't as frequent as Drysol and Certain Dri was effective enough to really keep sweating at bay.
I felt like I had finally made some serious inroads to my sweating hands and underarms.
A few of years later Sweat Block hit the market and I was immediately drawn in. Sweat Block comes in an 8 week supply of sweat wipes. Strength-wise, I found then to be as strong as Certain Dri but the convenience of the wipe form made these a favorite for me instantly.
I don't know if you've ever been to a restaurant where they give you a wet nap at the end of the meal but that is what this reminds me of. It's a simple, on-the-go type feel to addressing your sweating problem.
As a bonus, because they come in wipe form, you can theoretically dab your mug if you suffer from face sweating. Although, Sweat Block doesn't specifically recommend this. I guess because you could potentially have a bad reaction (irritation).
The same applies if you use these little guys to stop foot sweating. It'll do the trick for sure, but the manufacturers don't explicitly advice it.
I happen to have a website where I discuss sweat stopping remedies and on that site, I like to emphasize the importance of convenience. If you have to work for it, you're just not going to take action and do it as often.
Sweat Block comes in a cool foil packaging that you can easily throw into a pocket, purse or bag. It's pretty descreet when applying it to your hands and you can more easily get into the crevaces that roll-on antiperspirant (Certain Dri and Drysol) has a hard time with.
My only beef with Sweat Block is the price. That's because with Certain Dri or even Drysol, you get a whole lot more use than 8 weeks with it. But, I guess that added cost goes into the convenience. Either way, these things work very well for me and if you're on the fence, I hope my story gave you some confidence.
Whichever way you go though, the moral is - do something! Don't let problematic sweating destroy your social life. You can improve your situation tenfold if you just take action and stick with it for bit.
Sweat Block and Certain Dri are available directly from Amazon - Feel free to check out the other reviews before making you choice.
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Real Sweat Block Testimonials - See how many lives this stuff has changed.
These are real deal Sweat Block reviews and testimonials. They've been accumulating for some time now. The product was even featured on Rachael Ray. She put this fireman guy under the test to see how the antiperspirant would stand up to extreme heat and work related stress. Check out how it held up - pretty amazing!
Need More Reviews? - There Are Plenty
If you'd like to read more, feel free to explore below. Amazon lists over 576 revews to date on Sweat Block. You'll find hundreds of testimonials from real men and women who have given this stuff the runthrough. I know it can feel nerve racking to try something new but it would be a shame to miss out on one of the few antiperspirants out there that actually does what it says.
My Sweat Solver Video Series Channel - Step by Step Solutions for Excessive Sweating
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If Other Antiperspirants are Causing Sweat Stains - Quick Tip
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