This step is actually good enough for me so far. I soap all over when showering including under my arms and then I apply Crystal right after the shower. The lack of a scented product means that I don't smell good but using Crystal, I don't smell at all, which is amazing. Instead of masking odor with a fragrance, the odor is just being eliminated completely. Every Man Jack was the less painful deo to which I was referring. It causes an almost negligible amount of burn but the problem is that it didn't last very long and it couldn't stand up to exercise. When using it alone, I would need to carry the stick around with me all day to reapply periodically. If I ever use a regular deo stick again, it will probably be this one.