Sunshine, warm weather and strappy dresses might shore up happy images of summer. But for many women, the reality of summer is sweaty lady parts and red, itchy skin from underboob sweat and chub rub.
But you don't have to give into the heat. Here’s how to stop underboob sweat, chub rub and other uncomfortably sweaty situations.
How to Stop Boob Sweat and Chub Rub
Instead of enduring these embarrassing effects, try these few easy fixes:
- Sprinkle Lush's Silky Underwear Dusting Powder to keep sensitive areas dry and chaffing-free.
- For more severe cases, apply Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel to your thighs and underboob.
- Wear biker shorts or Undersummers beneath your dresses and skirts to defend against thigh chaffing.
- Choose thinner, lightweight bras or bralettes over padded bras or bras with wires.
7 Ways to Prevent Sticky Sweat and Stay Fresh
Humidity can easily ruin your summer look. Beyond fighting chub rub and underboob 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. Pack a 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 oil blotting sheets to pat the oil and sweat away (don't rub or swipe it).
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 is a great option 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 boob sweat and chub rub right at the source.