It’s summer. And, I don’t know about you, but, for me, this means but one thing–sweat. Lots of it. Like, sweating that starts when I wake up, intensifies on my walk to work, and never really goes away until the sun goes down, and, finally, I can sleep. (And, even then, it’s a little dubious.)
I realize that sweating in the summer is neither revolutionary nor unique, necessarily, given that most people experience it at one point or another. Still, it’s the kind of thing that, when it happens to you, feels as though you are the only person in the world who has ever endured it. But it doesn’t have to be this way! There are a lot of ways to deal with sweat that don’t involve getting, like, prescription grade deodorant and applying baby powder all over your body. So, check out these easy DIY ways to deal with sweat in the summer:
1. Make sure you always have blotting sheets with you:
Blotting sheets are very important! They’re also not usually expensive, but if you don’t feel like spending any money on them, you can make your own out of tissue paper.
2. You can use coffee filters, too:
3. Sweating can also lead to some chafing between thighs (also known as “chub rub”)–deal with it with some anti-chafing balm:
Deodorant works well too, allegedly.
4. You can also use Lanacane, which is an anti-chafing gel:
It’s smaller, so it might be easier to stick in your bag and go.
5. If you get a lot of armpit stains, you might want to make the switch to an all-natural deodorant. This is because armpit stains don’t actually come from your sweat itself, but, rather, the aluminum in conventional deodorant:
If you make your own deodorant, you’ll know exactly what’s in it.
6. Don’t feel like making the deodorant switch? That’s fine. Here’s how to remove those sweat stains:
No shame in it!
7. This armpit stain remover, made of lemon juice and baking soda, works well, too:
It might smell better, too.
8. If you sweat a lot at night, it might be worth giving your sheets a little TLC, too:
No shame in those night sweats!
9. When it’s super hot out, I like to carry around a facial mist to help cool down and prevent sweat and oil from settling on my face:
It still makes your face look wet but, like, in an intentional way.
10. It’s also a good idea to tie a headband around your hair to prevent your roots from getting super sweaty:
Also, it looks cute.
11. Don’t wanna give up your makeup in the summer? Try out this DIY makeup setting spray:
To prevent that “just melted” look.
12. Of course, you have to wash everything off at the end of the day, too–I like using a tea tree oil toner to eliminate any residual oil without drying out the skin too much:
13. You can also do a mask–this one is good for balancing the skin and reducing oil:
It’s probably too intense to do every day, but you’d definitely benefit from doing it once a week.
Are you a little sweatier than you anticipated this summer? Do you have any tips for dealing with it? Let us know in the comments!