11 Ways to Banish Boob Sweat This Summer (& 5 Products to Try)

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You’ve been eyeing your favorite scarf top for months now, waiting for the right weather to wear it. And now that summer is here, it’s finally time. Unfortunately, when people compliment your top, you can’t help but wonder if they’re also looking at that patch of sweat that’s formed under your boobs. Problem solved: Try these 11 ways to get rid of boob sweat below and five products that might do the trick, because we won’t let pesky perspiration ruin your hot girl summer.

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1. Choose the right bra

That lacy bra may not be doing you any favors when it comes to keeping your girls nice and dry. A lot of bras are made with polyester and rayon, which are not very breathable. Take a minute to read those care labels when you go shopping and search for bras that are made with more breathable fabrics, like lightweight cotton or mesh, for everyday wear. (Side note: Cotton is not the best choice for workout bras, but more about that later.)

2. Ditch the padding

And while we’re here, let’s talk padding. A padded bra may give you an extra boost in the chest area and even offer more support. But guess what? That padding in your bra is also giving you an extra layer of clothing, which subsequently leads to more heat trapped in your bra. Try a non-padded option instead.

3. Wear loose-fitting clothes

When you’ve been busting your butt to stay in shape all winter (bonus points because you kept it up in the pandemic), you naturally want to show off your figure in some body-hugging clothes. But sadly, those clingy bodycon dresses and one-shoulder tank tops aren’t letting your skin breathe, so opt for some looser fitting clothes that can allow air to circulate.

4. Opt for moisture-wicking fabrics

While cotton and linen are known for their breathability, they are not materials that dry easily, so it may be best to steer clear of these if you’re going to be partaking in any workouts or other high-energy activities. Instead, try moisture-wicking fabrics like high-tech polyester or nylon. They’re more lightweight and dry quicker.

5. Use anti-chafing powders

Look for a brand that lists cornstarch as a main ingredient. While baby powder has long been used as a remedy for sweating, it’s talc-based and clumps easily. A cornstarch-based powder will last longer and do a better job of keeping the area dry.

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6. Try Moroccan argan oil

Moroccan argan oil is world famous for its ability to grow your hair, but its antioxidant properties can also reduce your chances of under boob sweating and keep irritation at bay.

7. Or bra liners

Invest in a high-quality bra liner to put inside the base of your bra as you go about your day. It’ll absorb any sweat, protect your skin from chafing and prevent sweat stains from appearing.

8. Look into boob lotion

Yep, it’s a thing. Fresh Body offers a breast lotion that dries into a clump-free powder and promises to keep you dry.

9. Break out the pantyliners

No bra liner? No problem. Stick a pair of pantyliners in your bra (granted you don’t have a hot date later, because things could get très awkward). They’re made to absorb liquid, so they’ll suck up the sweat and keep stains from forming on your clothes.

10. Try an aluminum-free anti-perspirant

If it can keep your pits dry, it can do the same for your under boobs. Look for an aluminum- or paraben-free anti-perspirant to avoid potentially harmful ingredients.

11. Keep the body wipes handy

No, they won’t keep your boobs from sweating, but keeping the area clean can prevent any rash or irritation that may form when sweat mixes with the bacteria on your skin.

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