Summer is awesome for sure, but you know what's not awesome? Battling boob sweat?
We're all prone to getting it. It's a natural part of sweating. Unfortunately, it doesn't feel or look ... nice.
You can get it from spending time outdoors on a hot day, intense workouts, wearing tight clothing, or even having naturally large breasts.
So what can you do about it?
Luckily, there are a few solutions for getting rid of breast sweat. Let us show you how we're combatting underboob sweat this summer!
The Problem With Boob Sweat (Beyond the Obvious, Of Course!)
Boob sweat can plague everyone. The problem is, it's not just unpleasant to deal with, it can also cause skin rashes and bacterial infections. That's because candida thrives in a moist, warm environment and sorry, but your boobs cater to those needs perfectly.
Sweaty boobs can also cause acne.
Generally speaking, boob sweat is typically harmless and you shouldn't be embarrassed by it. Most women with large breasts deal with this problem, but they don't want to ask for help or talk about it. We want to change the conversation about boob sweat and assure you that it's totally normal, common, and nothing to be ashamed about.
Struggling with chafe, or chub rub as some people know it?
Anti-chaffing powder works a lot like baby powder (or talc). It absorbs oil and sweat, keeping you sweat-free and preventing sweat stains from appearing on your clothes. Not got one of those bust dusts on hand? Try corn starch instead. It's just as good at absorbing perspiration and delivering fresh breasts.
Some women even believe in the power of using the same antiperspirant they use on their underarms - on or under their breasts.
Try any one of these methods and you should quickly notice a difference.
Sweat-wicking t-shirts keep you dry throughout the hot summer and during workouts. Keep your eye out for synthetic materials like nylon or high-tech polyester which keep boob sweat at bay and rashes away.
What about cotton? While it’s breathable, it’s not the best choice for absorbing moisture.
According to Connecticut dermatologist Rhonda Klein, "Sweat gets trapped within the fabric and takes a while to dry, which is uncomfortable and can cause skin irritation."
Choosing the best bra to target boob sweat is an effective step at sapping up that excess moisture.
While a sports bra may seem like a good option, they tend to be too thick, which can lead to more chafing and more sweating.
"The best options are cooling bras, bras designed to wick sweat, or those made of breathable fabrics like cotton, bamboo, or soft lace," says Maryann Mikhail, MD, a dermatologist at The University of Miami. "Full-support bras or push-up bras can help by keeping the breasts from laying on the chest wall."
Wear a more breathable fabric, invest in bra liners, and check your underwire's not too tight, as this can cause additional sweating. You may also want to consider throwing out your bralette and other irritating lingerie which may cause irritation to sensitive skin types.
...Basically anything to wipe down boob sweat when it occurs. It won't stop you from sweating like deodorant does, but it will keep excess sweat to a minimum.
Moroccan argan oil is packed with antibacterial and antioxidant properties that work wonders for boob sweat. Besides reducing sweating, argan oil can also minimize irritation resulting from sweating.
Apply several drops of oil underneath your breasts. You should notice sweat and odors disappearing after a week of consistent use.
We know it's tough if you love going out in the sun, but if you want to steer clear of sweaty boobs for the next few weeks, try spending more time indoors and less time working out.
If you really can't give up your sweat sessions make sure you wear a big, breathable t-shirt and the right bra for your next one.
To keep your boobs clean, clear, and fresh, try giving them a skincare routine of their own. While the breasts are often overlooked when it comes to skincare, they need just as much TLC as the rest of your body.
Truly's Boobne Bundle offers everything you need to keep your boob skin clear, smooth, hydrated, and sweat-free: boob polish, body blemish serum, and pimple patches.
Using ingredients like acai, retinol, tea tree oil, and salicylic acid, these products help unclog pores and prevent acne. They're your BFFs for batting boob sweat - and the accompanying side effects.
Here's how to use each product for super clear, super dry boobs.
Use Truly's Acai Your Boobies polish to slough away dead skin cells, keep your pores clear, and ward off breakouts. Its blend of acai and retinol offer both blemish-battling abilities and anti-aging effects.
It's necessary to scrub down daily when heat is on the rise, as sweat can clog your pores and trigger acne. This scrub prevents that and keeps your boobies clear.
In the shower, apply a small amount of scrub to your breasts and massage in for 1-2 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Truly's Black Jelly Blemish Treatment uses black charcoal, tea tree oil, and witch hazel to zap breakouts, draw out dirt and oil, and soothe irritated skin.
Apply a few drops to the affected area and let it sink in.
Truly's Super Star Acne Patches drain zits overnight, and prevent you from picking - and making things worse.
Simply stick one over your blemish and let its gunk-sucking blend of hydrocolloid and salicylic acid zap it away.
Boob sweat happens to all of us. You don't have to feel anxious, concerned, or embarrassed about it. The good news is, you don't have to live with it forever. You can actively address your breast sweat situation by following the helpful suggestions provided.
If you're noticing excessive sweating and none of the above tips help, consider visiting your doctor for professional advice and check it doesn't indicate an underlying condition.