How to Stop Chub Rub, Boob Sweat & Other Sticky Situations
Sunshine, warm weather and strappy dresses might shore up happy images of summer. But for most women, the reality looks more like sweaty lady parts and red, itchy skin from chub rub.
The lovely effects of summer don't end with thigh chaffing and boob sweat. The humidity can also melt your makeup, wreak havoc on your hairdo and leave every crevice feeling hot and sweaty.
But you don't have to give into the heat. Here’s how to stop chub rub, boob sweat and other uncomfortably sweaty situations:
End Chub Rub and Boob Sweat
You wait all year to whip out your new skirts and dresses. Instead, the reality of chub rub quickly has you wishing for winter.
Tight bras and hundred-degree weather also don’t mesh well. Pools of unwelcome boob sweat that form beneath the surface leave you itchy and uncomfortable.
Instead of enduring these embarrassing effects of the summer sun, here are a few easy fixes:
- Sprinkle Lush Silky Underwear powder on these areas to keep them dry and chaff-free.
- For more severe cases, apply Monistat anti-chafing gel to your thighs and underboob.
- Wear biker shorts or Undersummers beneath your dresses and skirts to defend against thigh chaffing.
- For a sexier option, try Bandelettes lacy thigh bands.
- Choose thinner, lightweight bras over padded ones.
7 Tips to Look Hot in the Heat
Humidity can easily ruin your summer look. Beyond fighting chub rub and boob sweat, use these tips to look and feel fresh in the heat.
1. Keep Downstairs Dry With Cotton Undies!
Sure, your silk-like underwear might give you an extra confidence boost. But wearing synthetic-blended panties comes at the expense of swampy lady parts. To avoid this uncomfortable feeling of wetness, choose cotton underwear instead. It’s far more breathable than synthetic materials and soaks up sweat much better.
2. Wear a Sweat Proof Undershirt to Hide Armpit Sweat
Adding another layer to your look might sound counterintuitive to stopping sweat. But the dead of summer is exactly when you need an undershirt most. Thompson Tee sweat proof undershirts for women absorb underarm sweat and release it as vapor — so no one has to see those embarrassing underarm wet marks and yellow stains.
3. Go for a More Natural Look
If you live in a humid area, walking outside can transform your freshly made-up face into a sweaty, drippy mess. For those scorching months, use powder foundation for a more natural look during the day. Mineral powders don’t clog your pores, keeping your face drier, and don’t reapply cakey like thicker foundations.
If you can’t live without liquid foundation, try dampening your makeup brush or sponge before applying to give the foundation a light, translucent effect.
4. Use a Primer and Makeup Setting Spray
Applying a primer or BB cream underneath your makeup primes, hydrates and protects your skin so it can withstand even the harshest heat. Start the day by applying a BB cream with full-spectrum SPF to protect your skin from the elements.
To make sure your makeup doesn’t smudge, use a setting spray like Urban Decay's De-Slick setting spray to keep everything in place. Carry bronzer and mascara for touch-ups so your look stays flawless all day long.
5. Resist the Urge to Rub Your Face Sweat
The moment you feel that drip of sweat make its way down your face, you can’t help but wipe it away with your fingertips. But in doing so, you’re spreading around the sweat and smudging your makeup. Instead, use an oil blotting sheet like the e.l.f. or dust loose powder on a coffee filter and pat — never swipe — the sweat away. To stay even cooler throughout the day, carry a small hand-held fan, and sneak away to the bathroom whenever the heat wave hits.
6. Invest in Quality Anti-Frizz
By now, you’ve likely given up on blow drying and straightening your hair in the morning. Heat and humidity instantly ruffle up your sleek hairdo. So what’s the answer?
Instead of enduring the frizz, rub a small amount of pure coconut oil in your hands, and spread it lightly across the surface of your hair to tame the frizz.
Biosilk Original Silk Therapy Serum or John Frieda Luminous Glaze treatment are also great options for keeping those flyaways at bay. If you’re short on time, don a braid or bun to avoid obvious frizz.
7. Spritz Yourself With This Cooling Concoction
Sometimes, the summer heat can feel overwhelming. For an overall cooling effect, take an empty spray bottle, add water and about 10 drops of essential peppermint oils and refrigerate. Before heading outside (or after returning from the Saharan-like climate), spritz yourself with the concoction. The water and peppermint create the perfect cooling effect that’ll make you feel like wintertime is finally here.
Don’t let the heat keep you from enjoy summer weather. Use these tips to stop embarrassing sweat at the source! What other fixes do you have for chub rub, boob sweat and other uncomfortable sweating situations?