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We’re excited for Hot Vax Summer, but we’re dreading our least favorite part: Sweating. With rising temperatures come inevitable pit stains and unexpected body smells. Fierce face beats melt into a sweaty, runny mess, and smelly athletes feel a little less confident in their sweaty strides. For those of us who are abundantly soft with belly fat, thunder thighs and big teddy bear arms, the combination of less clothes plus more sweat equals painful summertime chafing.
If you like your natural summer musk, more power to you! If you need to smell good to feel confident, protect your thighs from summer heat or simply hate sweating through fresh clothes, this post goes out to you. While we can’t promise the complete obliteration of sweat, these seven products are designed to help you sweat as little as possible.
Here are 7 products for all genders to help you have a sweat-free summer:
Native uses natural ingredients like magnesium hydroxide and sodium bicarbonate (aka baking soda) to neutralize odors and tapioca starch to keep your armpits feeling dry. Native also adds a probiotic lactobacillus acidophilus that keeps your skin’s microbiome balanced. The brand’s natural scent range includes Coconut & Vanilla, Cucumber & Mint and Citrus & Herbal Musk, just to name a few, plus their formulas include shea butter and coconut oil to keep your skin moisturized. Opt for plastic-free packaging to keep Mother Earth sweat-free, too.
At first, Bandelettes only made ultra-femme lacy Thigh Bands to help people feel feminine and dainty while preventing thigh chafing. Seeing a need for Thigh Bands across the gender spectrum, Bandelettes created athlete-approved ultra-soft microfiber Unisex Thigh Bands ideal for sports, hikes or a long day of errands. Available in 5.5” or 6.5” lengths, Unisex Thigh Bands have a slip-resistant silicone band around both edges to keep it in place while your thighs sweat and rub together.
Real talk: we all get a little sweaty down there. Lume founder Dr. Shannon Klingman spent 10 years perfecting deodorants for every part of the body, including private areas. Free of aluminum, parabens and baking soda, Lume uses water-based Deodorant Tubes that can be applied like lotion to prevent sweat in private areas for up to 72 hours. Lume’s scent range includes Jasmine Rose, Coconut Crush and Silver Spruce.
There’s nothing like coming home after a long summer day to take your tatas out of their sweaty boob cage. With Megababe’s Bust Dust, you can experience that feeling all day long. The brand’s talc-free powder absorbs sweat instantly to help keep your bras and t-shirts dry all summer long. Praised by Allure, Refinery29, Teen Vogue and Essence, Megababe’s formula features soothing ingredients like lavender, aloe and chamomile that provide a natural scent.
Anthony Skincare makes straightforward skincare for dudes on the go. The brand’s No Sweat Body Defense is an alternative to messy sweat-preventing powders. Anthony’s secret ingredient? Tapioca starch: a natural, talc-free alternative that absorbs sweat quickly. Fortified with cooling aloe vera, silky smooth macadamia nut oil and nourishing glycerin, No Sweat Body Defense is perfect for private areas, feet, hands and thighs.
Thigh Savers by shapewear aficionados Knix are made with lightweight fabric that absorb sweat while preventing the dreaded thigh chafe. They come in black, plus five shades of nude. Bonus points: These long underwear also save you from skin-to-chair contact while you’re on the train, out for brunch or at the park with your friends. You worked hard to put together that perfect summer outfit! Give yourself — and your thighs — a little extra love with these seamless anti-chafe underwear.
Makeup feels 10 times heavier under the summer sun than it normally does, but Beauty Pie is coming to the rescue. The brand’s Fresh Glow Breathable Setting Spray delivers a natural, just-applied finish, while letting the pores breathe through your foundation. Made with ingredients like Vita Te that block environmental pollutants and oxidants, Beauty Pie’s Setting Spray formula also includes lotus extract for soothing and hydrating.
And with this list of sweat-preventing summer essentials, you’re ready to take on Hot Vax Summer with confidence. Sip those frozen margaritas without worry, all summer long.