Confession: I’m a very sweaty girl. No, I don’t perspire, the term that some women (usually older) like to use to describe a sweating woman because apparently the word sweat is too grotesque. I… sweat. Sleeping under the covers makes me sweaty. Walking swiftly toward the subway makes me sweaty. Trying on clothes in a dressing room makes me sweaty. Anything that involves movement makes me sweaty if I’m going, being honest.
(Related: How To Deal With Back Sweat)
I’m just speaking my truth here, and as gross as some (including myself) might find it, it’s a reality for a lot of people out there. A really, really annoying reality. And it’s okay to admit that – you don’t need to act like everything your body does is wonderful because it isn’t. Sweat isn’t just gross; it’s frustrating – it makes it hard to feel comfortable, especially in hot weather, and it can make fashion tough too. So, what’s a girl to do when she wants to make her sweat a little more manageable? She checks out these seven ways to survive as a sweaty girl, and she keeps it movin’.
Always Wear Cotton Underwear
If you’re really sweaty, you KNOW you’re not just sweaty under your armpits or along the small of your back. Yup, the vag area gets sweaty AF too, right? Then it’s even more important for you to make sure you wear cotton underwear to prevent yeast infection. Yeast infections thrive in moist, warm environments, and if you get sweaty down there, it’s prime real estate for some unfriendly bacteria to cause havoc.
Avoid Polyester, Acrylic, And Other Synthetic Fabrics
This is hard to avoid entirely, and trust me, and I can’t help but wear my favorite chiffon and polyester shirts every now and then. But these materials don’t breathe, which is absolute hell if you’re sweaty. Have you noticed how gross you feel when you sweat in synthetic fabric? Yeah, yuck. Avoid whenever you can, or at least make sure the material is roomy, so you don’t feel sweaty and confined.
Make Sure Your Deodorant Doesn’t Suck
Hey, maybe that deodorant you’ve used since you were eleven that smells like cucumbers, cherry blossoms, and baby powder just isn’t cutting it anymore. I know, switching up your deodorant can be intimidating, but you might just need something a little more extra strength. Check out products that have a “clinical strength” label, like “Secret Clinical Strength” or (my personal favorite) “Mitchum Smart Solid.” If you are looking to buy deodorants that are dermatologically tested, please click on the link.
How do you deal with your sweatiness? Tell us in the comments!