"Sweat is a natural process that occurs to regulate body temperature: sweat production rises when temperatures rise, when we get worked up emotionally, and when we work out. Sweating is a sign of a healthy body, but its secondary, less-lovely effects are pit stains and foul body odor. But why exactly do armpits smell so bad? "There is bacteria in our armpit area," explains Beauty Lab director, Birnur Aral, Ph.D. "Sweat on its own does not smell as bad, but when armpit bacteria digest the fats and proteins in our sweat, unpleasant odors are produced."
Luckily, there are tons of effective products on the market to help combat excessive sweating and mask odors. We've narrowed down our list of the best women's deodorants with the help of beauty experts and reviewers"
What does Good Housekeeping say about the best deodorants for women? Read more.