A Sweaty Girls Guide To Summer

It seems like summer weather has arrived with absolutely no warning at all. And while I’m loving the sunshine, I’m already dreading when the temps are going to hit the 80s and 90s (and even 100s on some days). Unfortunately, I’ve been blessed cursed with overactive sweat glands, and even the slightest rise in temperature leaves me a sweaty mess. However, I plan to be prepared this year, and these are the products that I will have in my sweaty girl arsenal.

Lush Silky Underwear – Raise your hand if you’ve ever been the victim of thigh chafing ever again. It sucks, it can be painful, and it’ll make you never want to wear skirts ever again. But this powder from Lush will make chafing a thing of the past.


Baby powder – Just like the Lush Silky Underwear, baby powder can be used on your thighs to prevent chafing. But it can also be used on your feet, armpits, and pretty anywhere else you want to keep dry. Just be sure to keep it out of your underwear: reports have suggested that if baby powder finds it’s way to your cervix/ovaries, it can cause cancer.

Extra-strength antiperspirant/deodorant – Just like some people switch up their fragrances according to the season, you can switch up your deodorant. Go for something with a bit more strength, like this doctor and dermatologist recommended Maxim one.

Rose water – Why rose water? It’s simple: it’s cooling, it’ll set your makeup, and it’s affordable.


A gel/spray deodorant – If you want another solution for body chafing, some people swear by rubbing deodorant between the thighs, on the neck, and anywhere else you need it.

Cooling cloths – I’ve used everything from napkins to scarves to toilet paper to wipe away sweat in the summer time. These cooling cloths are an upgrade from all of that, as the cloths wisk away sweat and leave a translucent powder on your skin to cool it down and leave you smelling fresh. There are a bunch of different scents so you can pick your fave.


Water – It sounds simple, but a lot of people don’t drink enough water. Downing the H2O will keep you hydrated and replenish the sweat and electrolytes you’re losing in the heat. Be sure to for Gatorade or fruit juice if you’ve been very active.

What do you use to stay cool in the summer? Comment below!



Check out the rest of my summer series: from bathing suits to travel tips.

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