Fragrances and Deodorants

How to not sweat in the heat: 13 tips to make your life easier

This year, forecasters are promising a fairly warm summer with unusually high temperatures in many parts of the country. It’s a pity no one canceled the work. We’ll show you how to not sweat in the heat and always look perfect.

Do not confuse deodorants with antiperspirants
Antiperspirants narrow the ducts of the sweat glands, which means less sweat is produced. Whereas deodorants can only mask unpleasant odors and eliminate it by killing bacteria. So, you won’t sweat less with regular deodorant.

Use an antiperspirant before bed
The main mistake is to apply antiperspirant before leaving the house. In this case, the product will not have time to be absorbed and its effects will be minimal. Wait at least 10 minutes for the antiperspirant to dry before getting dressed and going out.

But if used at night, the effect will be better. Shower, wait 15 minutes, then apply antiperspirant. At this time, the body temperature is lower, indicating that the active ingredients are absorbed better. You can even take a small shower in the morning — the antiperspirant won’t wash off, but it’s still effective.


The main thing is to choose products that don’t have a pungent smell, otherwise you won’t be able to sleep at all. Take regular breaks with antiperspirant to help your skin rest. Try not to use this product before training – inflammation may occur due to increased sweating.

Don’t forget about hair removal
That’s what nature intended, and underarm hair helped our ancient ancestors emit a special scent. The scent communicates puberty and attracts the opposite sex. But the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and inhabitants of other hot countries had already begun to shed their hair—for hygiene reasons (apparently, they found another way to seduce).

Armpit hair absorbs moisture and odors. Modern antiperspirants have a harder time reaching the skin due to the abundance of plants.

Choose Sleeveless Clothes
No sleeves – no sweat stains. Also, the looser the incision on the arm, the better. Basic white tee, combo top – you can wear these to the office if you wear a jacket or loose shirt over it.

Use Garment Liners

The earplugs absorb odor and sweat without leaving marks on the fabric. There are disposable ones – they stick to the wrong side of clothing, or reusable ones that can be washed and reused. Granted, the latter is thicker and has special straps attached.

wear appropriate clothes
The closer the fabric is to the body, the hotter it is. Therefore, choose loose cotton fabrics instead of synthetic fabrics. Avoid silk clothing – this fabric is also hot.

Choose your clothes color wisely
Sweat stains are barely visible in dark blue or black clothing. Same with brightly patterned and patterned clothes. Wet spots are less noticeable on white and pale pink clothes. The same cannot be said for grey and blue.

Because aluminum is part of antiperspirant, maculae often appear on white items. So if you decide to wear a white shirt or t-shirt, replace your antiperspirant with regular deodorant.

Carry deodorant with you
If you have an important meeting, or just use it when you’re sweating in the middle of the day. Mainly apply it on clean, dry skin. Therefore, it is best to freshen up with a damp paper towel before use.

Stock up on a changeable wardrobe
If you take private transportation to work, leave a spare shirt in the car. Suddenly at night you’ll be called to an important event, and changing into clean clothes will be a real salvation.

buy breathable shoes

Shoe styles that can save you calories include: knitted espadrilles, lightweight mesh sneakers, knitted ballet slippers, linen slip-ons, or flat sandals with elastic bandages.

Plus, special foot deodorants and powders keep odors and sweat out. Indeed, we do not recommend using the latter with dark socks.

avoid spicy food
Certain foods can affect how much you sweat. These include chili peppers and some spices. Don’t rely on onions, garlic, radishes, and radishes—they can further increase the unpleasant smell of sweat.

In hot weather, eat less salt and drink more water. But it’s also best to avoid coffee and milk — these drinks can increase the smell of sweat.

How to eat in hot weather, read here.

Take a Portable Fan With You

Sure, you can lazily fan yourself, but in hot weather, any unnecessary physical movement is very tiring. With a small fan, you don’t have to be nervous. Plus, it fits in any purse, and best of all, it keeps you from overheating, even in unbearable heat.

Use wipes instead of powder
With greasy faces, a lot of old-school women are fighting with pressed powder. However, excess makeup on your face will only clog your pores and make your makeup look heavier. It is best to dry your face with a special matting napkin. It will remove shine and hold makeup.

What about those who sweat too much? We heard from the experts.

Irina Klimova
Vinogradova, Head of the Physiotherapy Department of the Municipal Clinical Hospital, General Practitioner, Physiotherapist, Allergist

Sweating is normal in hot weather. If sweating is a familiar phenomenon to you, you can assume it will increase regardless of the season. Often this is an inborn trait that can manifest throughout life or due to hormonal changes in the body – for example, during adolescence or menopause.

If excessive sweating is causing you inconvenience and discomfort, you can contact a dermatologist who will provide you with a solution. If the cause is hormones, an endocrinologist needs to be consulted. Perhaps sweating is a signal of thyroid dysfunction.