Deodorants are designed to help prevent body odor and maintain the smell of a lilac field. While it won't stop sweating, deodorant can eliminate skin's natural bacteria and help eliminate unpleasant body odors. In short, antiperspirant can make you smell worse because it alters the composition of bacteria in your armpits. And if you put on a heavy sweater but only use deodorant, you may continue to sweat, which can make you smell worse.
Now let's dive into a deeper understanding of why antiperspirants and deodorants can make you smell worse.