Hi, I'm Dara!

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Never Sweat The Small Stuff with Dove Advanced Care!

Never Sweat The Small Stuff with Dove Advanced Care!

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Okay, so full disclosure: This post is written by me, Dara, and sponsored by the good folks behind Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant . Wait, don't go! I've been a fan of the brand since their Real Beauty campaign a few years ago, so the opportunity to work with them means more than they'll probably ever know. Keep reading to find out why I'm so excited to be partnering with them today, and thanks in advance for supporting the brands that support LivingMySomeday!


I have a thing for smelling fresh, y'all. I know that sounds odd, but let me explain why. I sweat rather easily, and it was a HUGE source of discomfort and insecurity growing up. To make matters even more ridiculous, I lived in Phoenix, Arizona—home of The Seemingly Interminable 115° Summer—and was a sprinter on the varsity track team. My middle name may as well have been Sweat. Not only did I have bigger muscles than most of the boys, but I found myself surrounded by girly-girls who appeared to be impervious to the sun's rays. Oh, and did I mention I would perspire anytime I was nervous? Yeah, my confidence was at an all-time low. (Ugh, adolescence, amirite?!)

Yep, that's me at age 14. I was probably sweating when the photo was taken. 

Yep, that's me at age 14. I was probably sweating when the photo was taken. 

As a result, I became fixated on my personal scent. Years later, as a married woman, my husband noticed my sensitive nose and compulsion to "feel clean" at all times. Believe it or not, up until that point, I hadn't even noticed! With his encouragement and support, I relaxed a bit, but retained my passion for deodorant. Having worn the stuff since I was about ten, I can say I'm pretty much an expert on the topic. I've tried just about every brand on the market, and Dove Advanced Care is at the top of the heap! It's super gentle on my skin, thanks to the ¼ moisturizers and NutriumMoisture. In fact, the majority of women who sampled the formula reported softer, smoother armpits. Plus, each formula smells phenomenal—the ClearTone and Lavender Fresh scents are favorites of mine. Lastly, it truly keeps wetness at bay for at least 48 hours, which means I can run around with my kids at the park after a long day at work, take a hot yoga class without offending my fellow yogis, or head out on the trails, all without fearing my deodorant will fail. My husband can get close to me and I won't be preoccupied by the state of my underarms. No matter what I'm doing any given day, Dove Advanced Care has me covered.

Applying deodorant is part of my evening post-shower routine, right along with my clay mask. 

Applying deodorant is part of my evening post-shower routine, right along with my clay mask. 

I purchased the ClearTone deodorant myself, which is why I was able to vouch for it and the Lavender Fresh scent. Both formulas worked well for me. 

I purchased the ClearTone deodorant myself, which is why I was able to vouch for it and the Lavender Fresh scent. Both formulas worked well for me. 

And I want the same for you! If you're like me, if you've struggled in this area, I want you to be free, y'know? It seems like such a small issue in the grand scheme of things, but for those of us who identify as women and sweat profusely, the sense of shame and embarrassment are very, very real. It's as if we've somehow violated the terms of our femininity. Now, I'm in control, and it feels fabulous!

Thankfully, I grew up, matured, and found solutions; Dove Advanced Care represents one of the most valuable and easily-accessible tools in my arsenal. If you're ready to trade up, I suggest you give it a try!


As I mentioned at the start, this is a sponsored post on behalf of Dove Advanced Care and I couldn't be more thrilled to be working with them! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today. I'm happy you're here.

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