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As you take your daughter prom dress shopping and you share conversations about appropriate style and how to accessorize for the big event, you may also want to take the chance to talk to her about things she shouldn’t have to worry about like deodorant.
Sweat may be the first sign of puberty your daughter experiences, so being prepared is the first step in easing her transition too.
She shouldn’t have to sweat the dress, she’s got you to shop with so she shouldn’t have to sweat in the dress either. Teens worry about who they’re going with, managing your expectations on behaviour, how they manage the night, so they shouldn’t have to sweat the small stuff.
Whether it’s from joining a sports team or just a shift in hormones, your teen is going to sweat. For many girls, speaking to their moms about ‘sweat’ is a little awkward and many of us may not be prepared to answer those questions.
Although she may not like the change, it’s something she can prepare for with a few steps.
What to Expect When your daughter hits puberty, she’s going to experience a lot of changes that are confusing to her. She’ll have questions about periods, shaving her legs, underarm hair, boys, sweating — and much more!
It’s important to not only be prepared to talk with her about the changes she’s experiencing, but also to be proactive. She may be hesitant to bring it up, but will likely be relieved if you come to her.
Starting the Conversation So you’re armed with answers for your daughter, but don’t know where to start. We know it can be just as uncomfortable for moms as it is for daughters to bring this stuff up.
Set aside some one-on-one time, but keep it casual. You might start by talking about your own experiences. This will reassure her that she’s not the only one going through this.
You can also direct her to BeingGirl, a place for girls, where they can learn and share about the changes they’re experiencing.
If you’re trying to find the right deodorant for her, here are some things to consider:
The Right Secret® For Her: There are a lot of different products to combat perspiration and body odour, so how do you choose which one is right for your daughter?
Deodorants vs. Antiperspirants: Deodorants are meant to help manage odour only and do not reduce or control sweat. Antiperspirants, on the other hand, are designed to reduce sweat.
Secret® Scent Expressions® are a great Antiperspirant/ Deodorant option for girls. With five unique scents to choose from, she’ll have fun picking the sparkly one that fits her personality. Plus, the body splashes are a great way for her to experience fun scents without going to perfume.
Excessive Sweating: If your daughter suffers from excessive sweating, she may be too embarrassed to talk to you about it. By addressing the subject head-on, you give her the opportunity to open up and let her know there is help available.
What Can You Do? This excessive sweating can cause your daughter anxiety and depression. She may isolate herself, avoiding activities she previously enjoyed in an effort to prevent embarrassment, so it’s really important to give her emotional support. Take some time to learn more about excessive sweating before you talk with her.
Talking to Her: Once you know the facts, sit down with her and let her know that you understand what she’s going through. Let her know she’s not alone and that you’re going to help her tackle this problem. Share what you’ve learned, ask questions about how it’s affecting her, and let her know there are ways to get it under control.
Secret® Clinical will give her the clinically-proven odour and wetness protection she needs. All she has to do is apply it at night and she’ll be protected for the entire next day. In fact, it lasts at least 24 hours. So even if she showers the next morning, she’s got wetness protection.
With a little proactivity on your part, you can make sure your daughter’s transition into puberty and her big night can be a smooth — and dry! — one for everyone.
If your teen is looking for more information, send her to beinggirl.com.
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