For some, warm weather means dining al fresco and lounging poolside. For others, it signals the return of near-daily boob sweat.
Yes, the season of sweaty titties is upon us.
From a biological standpoint, this is a good thing. Sweating is, after all, a totally normal and necessary function that helps keep us from overheating. However, as we’re all aware because we’re here reading this article, boob sweat can be really uncomfortable and smelly.
When all that moisture gets caught in your cleavage and underboob area, as it is wont to do, say hello to itchy, irritated skin.
We got you covered with these 6 tips for preventing boob sweat—plus, how to deal if it does happen (even the best laid plans and all that).
1. Grab your trusty natural deo stick. An oldie but a goodie: Swipe a gentle deodorant in your cleavage and under your boobs. We’re fans of Nez deodorants, which are aluminum- and baking soda-free. And if you’re prone to irritation, apply a chafe-reducing product like Body Glide afterwards to help reduce friction.
2. Try a sweat-absorbing powder. We like aluminum- and talc-free Megababe Bust Dust, a super fine powder with soothing aloe and chamomile. (Plus, it can be used pretty much anywhere on the body).
If you find powder too messy, try Carpe No-Sweat Breast, a sweat-absorbing lotion containing witch hazel, vitamin B3, and silica microspheres.
3. Wear natural fabrics. Lightweight, breathable fabrics like cotton and linen can keep you cool in the scorching heat. Keeping a loose silhouette helps air circulate better than a skin-tight fit.
In most cases, avoid synthetic materials like polyester and rayon. The exception: If you’re doing anything active. Cotton and linen don’t dry very quickly, so you’re better off with a moisture-wicking fabric made from either natural or synthetic materials.
4. Let the girls breathe. If you can forgo a bra, do so. Tight, damp clothing—like a bra soaked in underboob sweat—can cause irritation and chafing. Going braless helps with air flow, a very important component of reducing boob sweat.
5. If you can’t ditch your bra, opt for one that’s moisture-wicking. And again—avoid synthetic materials unless they are specifically engineered to wick away moisture.
6. Or buy a bra liner. Like this one made from a blend of cotton and bamboo.
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