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The best antiperspirants for women who need serious sweat protection. 

Let’s face it­, we all sweat­—but some of us do so more (okay, or a lot more!) than others, and it can be really embarrassing when you’re left with damp rings around your pits. Using the right type of product under your arms can help.

First, it's important to know what the labels mean. "Antiperspirants work by plugging the top of the sweat gland with aluminum to reduce sweat at the surface of the skin," explains Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, founder director of Capital Laser & Skin Care and assistant clinical professor at the George Washington University Medical Center. A "deodorant," on the other hand, does not reduce wetness; it only reduces the bacteria that thrive in sweat and make you stink. Some products are both an antiperspirant and a deodorant.

With summer officially here, we've rounded up five clinical-strength products guaranteed to keep you fresh and dry even during your sweatiest Barry's Bootcamp sessions.

This post was originally published on June 29, 2016 and has been updated for accuracy.

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