Hi Randy, Perry, and all you "Brainy Beauties"!
First off, thanks for allowing me to post to your forum. I've been lurking on your site for a few years, and I just recently discovered your podcast. I'm also a longtime fan of Paula Begoun, so I am especially excited to hear things from the chemists' point of view! Big fan of the podcast!
I just finished reading your book "The Beauty Brains: Real Scientists Answer Your Beauty Questions." It's funny because
I had this question in mind when I signed up for your forum, not knowing that you cover excessive sweating at the end of the book (why don't you guys promote this book on your site along with the other two?)
My question is: would it be harmful to use a thin layer of antiperspirant on the face? I have a really annoying problem with facial sweating. I start sweating just leaving the house and getting into the car. Living in the hot and humid south definitely doesn't help. Wearing foundations/powders
are almost always a waste and look ridiculous once the sweat starts pouring down my face. :(
I have asked my dermatologist if Botox could somehow help, but he said it can't really be used for my type of sweating.
Has anything new emerged since your book was published?
Thanks to your book, I now know how antiperspirants work. I could imagine that doing this could make my acne prone skin very unhappy by plugging up sebum and bacteria in the pores. But, because of Ms. Begoun and my dermatologist, I have been able to keep my skin clear with twice daily use of 2% sal acid, topical clindamycin, and oral antibiotics.
So, is an antiperspirant worth a try?
P.S. Sorry for such a long post...I am desperate here! :)