Let’s talk about butt sweat.
I know, I know, it’s an awkward thing to talk about. Nobody wants to go around a circle with their friends like, “OMG, guys, my swamp ass is next level today.” I mean, if your friends are comfortable with that kind of conversation, more power to you. But everyone else is suffering in silence, hoping that they’re not alone and wishing, desperately, that their butt felt less…humid.
Luckily, you’re not alone and you can keep the sweaty booty to a minimum. There’s no cure all, of course, but why not try doing one of these seven things to reduce butt sweat this summer? With a little more strategy, you might be able to conquer the worst of it with little to no effort.
Stick To Cotton UndiesYou want your bits to breathe, baby, breathe! That means that you should stick to cotton underwear, no synthetic or silky ones. The looser fitting, the better. The less heat conducted around your booty, the better. Buy the at It's Me And You for $25.
Wear Mostly Dresses And SkirtsRetune your summer look to be full of dresses and skirts, and your butt will seriously thank you. No, really, the more air circulation you've got going on, the better. It won't totally prevent swamp ass, but it'll definitely work out better than wearing your skinny jeans on a scorching hot day. Buy this at ASOS for $42.
Invest In Powder Thats Friendly To Your BitsPowder absorbs excess liquid, which might be a blessing to your booty. Now, I'm not saying that you need to exactly powder your butt like a baby but...maybe you need to kind of powder your butt like a baby. Check out Lush's Silky Underwear, a favorite among many for preventing chub rub and making your skin feel silky smooth. Don't, like, shove a bunch of it up your butt or anything. Just lightly dust it and the rest of your bod and see if you feel more comfy.Buy it at Lush for $9.95
Get Some WipesYo, you've got to suck up your pride at some point and invest in some wipes, preferably baby wipes. It's a lot more comfortable than wiping yourself down with a wad of toilet paper in an emergency, seriously. Buy it at Target for $9.89
If You Insist On Wearing Pants And Shorts, Make Em BaggyOkay, so wearing skirts and dresses every day of the summer just isn't going to happen for most of us. Well, if you do decide to wear pants, the best way to avoid a humid butt is to make sure your pants get as much airflow as possible. That means wearing breathable fabrics like cotton and linen, and preferably rocking pants that are on the baggie or wider leg side. Seriously, dude, keep your skinny jeans in a drawer for a few months. Your damp butt won't miss 'em. Buy this at Urban Outfitters for $69.
Avoid CaffeineSorry coffee and soda lovers, stimulants like caffeine can make your sweating worse, especially if you already sweat a lot naturally. See, it increases your heart rate and blood pressure, which can put your sweat glands into high gear. So if it's a particularly hot day, cut back your caffeine intake a little bit, you'll survive. iStock.com
Go Hairless Down There (If You Want)Everyone has a preference for how to groom themselves down south, so at the end of the day, you do you! But some swear by going hairless in the hot months to keep the discomfort to a minimum. You won't sweat less when you're hairless, but hair does capture sweat and might, well, hold it for longer than you'd like. Try getting a trim or a full on wax and see how you feel. iStock.com
What other products do you swear by that should be on this list? Tell us in the comments!