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    28 Things To Help You Feel Much Less Sweaty During The Last Weeks Of Summer

    Get some sweet relief from that insufferable stickiness.

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    1. A stick of Gold Bond Friction Defense that stops chafing caused by sweat in its tracks. Now you can finally wear shorts or dresses in the summer without worrying about the inevitable inner thigh chafing (and the pain that accompanies it).

    a reviewer photo of a hand holding up the gold bond friction defense stick

    I've used it for about 12 years now and it's the only thing that I can trust to prevent that dreaded chafing after a sweaty day of walking around. It glides on perfectly, it's unscented, and it doesn't melt away when you start to sweat. If it's a particularly hot day out, it can start to fade after a few hours, so just make sure to bring it with you to reapply. In addition to preventing chafing between my thighs, I've also applied it on my arms where my sports bra rubs against them when I run and it works like a charm!

    Promising review: "I just used it for five days in 90 degree plus weather at Bonnaroo music festival in the middle of Tennessee on a farm in June with 100,000 people walking several miles, dancing, and sweating every day. I am happy to report that this product is a lifesaver. My thighs didn't chafe once, and I have big ones! I had to reapply once during the day. I strongly recommend buying this if you have large thighs and need relief from chafing. I couldn't wear dresses or skirts in the heat if I was walking anywhere, and now I live in them because of this stuff! Buy it! It works!" —Carwizzle

    Get it from Amazon for $5.23.

    2. A rechargeable handheld fan you'll want to whip out the second you feel the first drop of sweat descend down your face.

    reviewer holding up a black personal fan outside

    I bought this to take on a summer trip to Disney World and let me tell you — it's the only way I survived!! Every day got well into the 90s, but I kept this pointed at my face whenever I wasn't soaking up air conditioning. I was seriously impressed with how powerful it was and how I instantly felt less sweaty. The charge lasts about a day if you use it sparingly (or a few hours of continuous use) so make sure to charge it nightly if you're on a trip. The fan has three speed settings, and it folds so you can prop it up on a table.

    Promising review: "I have ZERO complaints!!! My sister got married outdoors and I decided I needed a fan as I sweat a lot. Suffice to say I LOVE IT! I was cool the entire time in the sun, it has a handle and is not too big which makes it easy to tag along any and everywhere. You won’t regret this purchase." –DIONNE HOOK

    Get it from Amazon for $14.59+ (available in five colors).

    3. Or a hands-free personal fan worn around your neck that points TWO fans directly at your face. It's basically your own personal cooling system that you can take anywhere you go. Sign us up!,

    The rechargeable fan lasts for up to 16 hours, and it has six different speed settings. Reviewers say it's especially great for people who work outside all day and still need their hands free to do tasks.

    Promising review: "The older I get, the less tolerant of the heat I become, and I live in Texas where summers can sometimes last eight months, so I was anxious to try this fan. I was NOT disappointed! My order arrived a day early, and since It was 97 degrees F outside, I immediately ripped open the box and turned it on. I was not disappointed! It fit comfortably over my neck, and the dual fans are adjustable so you can position them however is most comfy for you. The unit has six settings from soft, intermittent breeze to the highest constant speed, which is my personal favorite choice, since I sweat easily, and this keeps me the coolest. I've been saying for years that someone needs to make a personal fan that hangs over your shoulders or around your neck, and someone finally has!" —Shirley Doubleu

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in six colors).

    4. A pair of bike shorts made out of wicking, quick-dry material so you don't have to worry about the dreaded butt sweat stain after a hard workout.

    model wearing black bike shorts and doing a yoga pose
    SuperFit Hero

    Oh, and did we mention these bike shorts have POCKETS?! Reviewers say they love the high, supportive waist band and the compression fit that keeps them secure during movement.

    SuperFit Hero is a woman-owned small business based in California specializing in premium plus size activewear in sizes L–7XL.

    Promising review: "I’ve had these for a while but have generally felt nervous about wearing skintight anything in public so I haven’t given them a real test. Today I said 'what the hell, you only live once' and wore them on a hike. They were SO GOOD! Super supportive, wicking, zero chafing, stayed put both on the waist and the leg, and laid flat under the waist belt of my pack. These shorts are the real deal. Just more confirmation that Superfit Hero is the place to go for serious athletic gear for larger bodies. I will definitely be hiking in them in the future!" —Mollie S.

    Get it from SuperFit Hero for $68 (available in sizes L–7XL)

    5. A bamboo laptop desk because no one wants an overheating computer on their lap making their thighs sweat! Now you can adjust your computer to the perfect angle while giving the laptop's fan room to ventilate.

    person using a bamboo desk to work on their computer

    The lap desk can fits laptops with up to 15.6" displays, holds up to 17 pounds, and features five angled positions. It also has a small drawer on the side to store small things like pens, notepads, or your phone.

    Promising review: "I recently have had to stay in a chair or in bed for long periods of time. My laptop gets quite hot. Reaching for drinks is (literally) a pain in the arm. This little tray put everything in reach and totally cooled off my lap. Its construction is sturdy and it is built well. I really have enjoyed it, and I love that it keeps everything that I need right where I need it when I have to work from my bed." —msaonika

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99.

    6. A clinical-strength antiperspirant for people who've tried everything and still just can't. stop. sweating!!! It contains 12% aluminum chloride, which blocks sweat for up to 72 gloriously dry hours.,

    Promising review: "Just got inside from 80-degree weather. I CANNOT believe I have no sweat marks. To be dramatic, this is life-changing. To be modest, this is life-changing. Haha. I was always so embarrassed going anywhere! No matter the weather I was always dripping sweat from under my arms. I was always so self-conscious, leaving parties early, known as the sweater! No more! I’m seriously so excited about this." —Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $5.67.

    7. Or a natural deodorant if you're looking for something to fight underarm sweat but want something without harsh chemicals. The vegan formula contains naturally derived enzymes and plant extracts and has a fresh citrusy scent that will leave you smelling like a summer dream.

    stick of natural deodorant in a mint green case
    Credo Beauty

    Credo Beauty is a woman-owned small business based in San Francisco that features cruelty-free beauty and personal care products and never stock products that have ingredients on their Dirty List.

    Promising review: "I’ve tried every single natural deodorant and this is the only one that works!!! Plus, it smells and feels amazing. I sweat a lot and this has completely stopped the problem! I’m really happy and will purchase again!" —Amanda T.

    Get it from Credo Beauty for $24.

    8. An ice roller gloriously designed to provide sweet relief on the stickiest of days. Leave it in your freezer, and then roll it over your face and body for an instant cooling effect. It feels especially fantastic if you happen to have a sunburn!,

    This ice roller can also help with migraine relief when you roll it along the back of your neck, and many reviewers also say it helps reduce puffiness on their faces when used in the morning.

    Promising review: "I got this ice roller three days ago and so far I LOVE it! I had a debilitating migraine yesterday and while I cannot say that it cured it, rolling it on my neck and forehead definitely helped. Then today after working in my garden for two hours I came in the house sweating and about to pass out and relief was instantaneous! I love this thing so much I am buying another. Do yourself a favor - just buy one!" —dblchocmint

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (eight colors available).

    9. Or a reusable cooling pack perfect for whipping out of the freezer and placing on your neck the second you come in from a sweaty outdoor workout sesh.

    model holding up a beloved pack with a light blue, patterned sleeve
    Beloved Packs

    The pack has a 100% cotton washable sleeve, and it's filled with jasmine rice. For cooling relief, place in the freezer for a minimum of one hour, and if you want to use it as a heat pack, place in the microwave for two to four minutes.

    Beloved Packs is Black-owned and woman-owned small business based in Michigan that creates simple, effective tools for pain and stress relief.

    Get it from Beloved Packs for $45.

    10. A dry shampoo formulated with charcoal, clay and tapioca to absorb excess oil at the roots so you fix the problem of having sweaty hair without having to jump into the shower.

    white bottle of briogeo scalp revival dry shampoo

    It also has witch hazel, which helps normalize oil production over time. When using, let the dry shampoo sit for two minutes and then brush or finger through the hair thoroughly until the powder is removed.

    Briogeo is a Black-owned, woman-owned small business that specializes in cruelty-free, gluten-free, mostly vegan hair products. Every product is also 6-free, which means it has no harsh sulfates, silicones, phthalates, parabens, DEA, or artificial dyes.

    Promising review: "Such an interesting concept I couldn't help but cave in and give it a try. I am so so so glad I did. This product has been a legit lifesaver for my scalp. I anticipate relying on this beauty during the summertime when California days get extremely hot and endless. Plus it has added biotin to help my hair grow. Love this product." —kellbells

    Get it from Briogeo for $24.

    11. A T-shirt dress that's thin, breathable, and simple enough to go with your favorite summer sandals or hat. You'll be reaching for this whenever it's higher than 80 degrees outside.,

    The dress features ruching on one side, a criss-cross design on the bottom hem, and a full-coverage inner lining so you won't have to worry about it being see-through as you move around.

    Promising review: "Very comfortable material. The color is nice! This is really a fantastic little dress. Super lightweight. When wearing this dress, I have absolutely no issues with seeing through the material. It’s flowy and comfortable and will do well in a hotter, more humid climate."Grace

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in women's sizes S–XL and 33 colors).

    12. A set of claw-shaped hair clips to keep hair off of your neck to help you feel as cool as a cucumber. There's a reason these babies are making a comeback – they'll keep even long, thick hair securely in place all day long.,

    Each set comes with four hair clips.

    Promising review: "These hair clips are amazing! They are cute and sturdy. I am able to fit all of my hair in the clip and go about my day without my hair falling down and having to reclip it. That is a first for me! I even did a quick workout and the jumping did not cause my hair clip to fall. If you are looking for a nice hair clip that will stay in place, these are perfect!" —Amanda Davis

    Get a four pack from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 10 different color sets)

    13. A longline sports bra made with moisture-wicking material so you'll stay dry whether you're wearing it to work out, going for a walk, or running errands around town.,

    It can be used as a sports bra under your clothes or worn on its own as a tank top.

    Promising review: "This tank is IDEAL for everyday wear as well as workout. You can honestly dress it up with a necklace and make it look fancy. The fabric is so soft and stretchy. Thick fabric holds you in, but isn't hot or sweaty at all. The built-in bra is perfect for any chest, meaning you won't need a bra. It is almost like a long sports bra as far as the hold, but the comfort is on another level. I have the green and navy and they are always the first to be used throughout my week." —Gabby

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in women's sizes S–2XL and 24 colors)

    14. Or a lightweight bralette because the WORST kind of sweat is underboob sweat, and traditional underwire bras can make the problem even worse. Made with organic cotton, this bralette dries fast, leaving you super comfortable all day long.

    model wearing a nude-colored bralette and boy short
    Nubian Skin

    Nubian Skin is a Black-owned and woman-owned business based in London that specializes in loungewear, underwear, and shapeware that come in inclusive nude tones.

    Get it from Nubian Skin for $30.40 (available in women's sizes XS–2XL and four colors).

    15. A pack of oil-blotting sheets to soak up all that sweat and grease that accumulates on your face after a hot day. This will keep your makeup looking fresher and will also help prevent oil from building up and causing pimples.,

    Each pack comes with 100 blotting sheets.

    Promising review: "Words can't describe how happy I am to have found a product for my excessively oily skin. These are a godsend for people who wake up get to work and within an hour have a face full of oil. I prefer the green tea blotting papers because they feel better on my skin but they both work the same and do a great job of keeping my face from breaking out due to the oil. I use it about three times a day because I sweat quite a bit in Southern California and my face gets a nice oily layer every few hours." —Hajara

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95+ (available in bamboo charcoal or green tea).

    16. A tumbler with double-wall vacuum insulation that will keep drinks cold all day long. No matter how hot it gets outside, you can rest assured you'll have ice-cold water at the ready!,

    According to reviewers, it's even better than the more expensive brands of insulated tumblers! It comes with a flip lid, a straw lid, and two reusable straws.

    Promising review: "Not to be dramatic, but I would die for this cup. I bought the all black version and it's beautiful. Not only that, but the interchangeable tops and two plastic straws!!! I'm so excited to be saving the whales and looking amazing in the process. I should ask for commission on the sales of this because all of my coworkers want one now. Another great part that I don't think the description mentions, there's NO condensation AT ALL. I also accidentally left half an iced coffee WITH CUBES in here for nine hours and when I came home the cubes were still there and the coffee was still cold. ALSO, I have tiny hands which sometimes makes holding things difficult. But the 16-oz size is tall and slim and easy to carry/fit in small bags." –jacklynn ramos

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in four sizes and 33 colors)

    17. An oscillating tower fan so you don't have to suffer through the summer heat and sweat when you're literally just sitting on your couch! Apartment dwellers with no central air: this powerful fan's life-changing.

    reviewer photo of a black standing tower fan that's plugged in to the wall

    This super-quiet fan has six speeds, three modes (normal, natural, and sleep) and an additional auto mode. It also comes with a remote.

    Promising review: "As it’s been getting warmer in SoCal, I was in need of a tower fan to circulate the air flow for my house. I purchased this tower fan because of its featured quietness but was surprisingly impressed by its strong air flow. I typically placed the fan close to a window with an intention to bring the cool air from outside. And this strategy worked quite well thanks to the powerful air flow. This tower fan can bring down the temp by 2 to 3 degrees F in a matter of minutes. Overall speaking, I’m pleased with this product." —June

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    18. A kiddie pool big enough for two adults to soak in when you've had enough of all the personal fans and the air conditioning units and you want a more fun, whimsical way to keep cool.

    two adults sitting in a large kiddie pool with oranges printed on it

    Funboy is a family-owned small business based in Venice Beach, California that makes giant-sized pool floats and other fun summer accessories.

    Get it from Funboy for $47.20.

    19. A ball launcher to make your dog's ball go farther, which means they'll get tired out faster running after it and you spend less time outside in the sweltering heat. Win, win!,

    Promising review: "She absolutely loves this and it makes play time so much easier. I’m recommending one to all of our friends with active dogs whose arms get tired of throwing! This is a must; no more wet soggy balls to pick up." –Kami Cowley

    Get it from Amazon for $5+ (available in four sizes and seven versions.

    20. An adjustable mister that you can attach to your hose to keep you cool as you lounge poolside or in your backyard. Now THIS is truly the kind of simple luxury we need during sweaty season!,

    The mister will cool the surrounding area by 20 degrees, and it comes with an interchangeable flower-shaped misting head for a fun whimsy detail.

    Promising review: "Works exactly how I want it to. Provides a fine, cool most on the patio, allowing us to enjoy the backyard until sunset without breaking a sweat. Easy to set up, it was out of the box and cooling us off within minutes." —Debra L. Kusek

    Get it from Amazon for $36.23.

    21. A sun visor as stylish as it is effective at getting the sun out of your face and the sweat at bay. If traditional baseball caps make your head too sweaty, you'll love how the open design of this visor allows the breeze to hit your hair and neck.

    model wearing a beige wide brim visor

    The wide brim provides much more UV protection than regular caps!

    Promising review: "I have long hair and always avoided hats because I hate having my hair sweating against my neck in a low bun or ponytail. With this sun visor-summer hat combo, I can keep my hair in a top knot and still keep my face and neck protected from the sun while catching a nice breeze. This is perfect (although a little large in circumference and I have a big head 7 3/4 hat size) and it’s adjustable and can fit any head size. It rolls up well and has an elastic to keep it rolled. I’ll be recommending this item to all my friends!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in 14 colors).

    22. A beach umbrella that creates a shaded oasis for long days at the beach so you can hang out on the sand longer without ending up a sweaty mess.

    rainbow colored beach umbrella shading two people in beach chairs

    You can also use it in your back patio to provide shade during summer barbecues.

    Promising review: "My husband and I used it during our beach vacation. It is very sturdy on a windy day and it was very easy to pack up at the end of the day." —Cindy

    Get it from Wayfair for $54.99 (originally $78.99).

    23. An Instant Pot Duo Crisp — hear us out! Using the oven in the summer can essentially turn your apartment into a sauna, so instead, you can fire up this Instant Pot to cook practically any food you want. And your apartment stays a normal temperature!

    stainless steel instant pot with an air fryer attachment. fully roasted chicken next to it

    This ridiculously handy 11-in-1 kitchen gadget does it all: it pressure cooks, sautés, steams, slow cooks, sous vides, warms, air fries, roasts, bakes, broil and dehydrates.

    Promising review: "I purchased my Instant Pot Duo Crisp Pressure Cooker at the end of spring and it has made my summer cooking so easy. I did not even take out my grill this year, I have used my oven only a handful of times, and my cooktop thinks I have abandoned it. I have cooked everything from boiled eggs to country spare ribs in my Duo. I have used it to sauté, as a slow cooker, pressure cooker, to bake, broil, and air fry. I am in love with this appliance and wondering why it took me so long to get one." —Mark S.

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99.

    24. A pair of blackout curtains that insulates your room to keep the sun rays out and the cool air in. You'll even save money on electricity because your AC won't have to work as hard.

    The set includes two panels that block up to 90% of sun rays. These thick curtains are also noise-reducing.

    Promising review: "Love these! My son’s room was consistently warm despite having central air. It’s also freezing in the winter. He’s got five windows, and this is an old house, so I figured there was nothing I could do. After 20+ years I had a lightbulb moment and decided to purchase these curtains and see if they helped. WOW, not only is it almost completely dark in there, but the temperature has gone way down! These aren’t the hard core insulated ones but they are much thicker than the drapes they replaced and the light blocking is almost 100%. I threw them in the dryer with a sheet of Bounce for ten minutes or so and the wrinkles from being packaged came right out." —

    Get it from Amazon for $19.93+ (available in 10 sizes and 32 colors)

    25. A memory foam pillow infused with temperature-regulating gel so you're always sleeping on the cold side of the pillow. It also features a ventilated design to increase air circulation and cool your head as you sleep.


    The zip-on cover is removable and can be machine-washed.

    Promising review: "Fantastic pillow. The perfect balance between support and softness. I usually dread new pillows as i always have to break them in for a few weeks to get a good nights sleep. This is the first pillow i ever tried new and got the best sleep in a long time. I didn't wake during the night to shift my pillow or to change sides. I normally sweat on my pillow and this pillow was completely dry. The gel in the foam really does work at cooling. Highly recommended. Only advice is to expect to pillow to air out over a day or two. This is normal and nothing to worry about in regards to foam." —Zainab N. Nawaz

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in three sizes).

    26. Moisture-wicking athletic socks because nothing's worse than going for a run and coming back with puddles of sweat in your shoes. It also has a heel tab to prevent the socks from riding down and giving you blisters.

    reviewer wearing one grey athletic sock with a tab on the ankle

    Each pack comes with six pairs of socks.

    Promising review: "I have a pair of running shoes that really rub around my ankles, especially at the back of my heel. Low profile socks just weren't cutting it, they kept disappearing in my shoes, and provided no protection from the ankle friction. These socks are perfect, they have lots of cushion, especially at the back of the heel, and they don't make my feet sweat like some socks do. I loved them so much I tossed all others and bought two packs of these." —Melissa M

    Get six pairs of socks from Amazon for $18.99 (available in two sizes and six color sets).

    27. A cooling comforter made with lightweight material that allows air to flow in, unlike traditional comforters that tend to trap the heat and cause awful night sweats.

    white fluffy comforter over a bed

    The comforter is machine-washable, and you can use this on its own or with a duvet cover.

    Promising review: "The package was simple and not eye-catching, just a box and plastic wrapped blanket inside. Pulling it out it was new, no sign of it being used. The blanket feels extremely soft and puffy. This blanket is very breathable, traps just enough heat from my body and does not make me sweat. I have gone through few nights now that I did not kick this blanket aside due to sweating. Since the surface is soft and not plasticky, rolling around under the blanket is pretty quiet as well." —Nikko

    Get it from Amazon for $39.90+ (available in six sizes and two colors)

    28. And finally, a pair of paperbag waist shorts if skintight or form-fitting clothing makes you break out in a sweat five minutes after putting them on. The billowy fit is so breezy, you'll be reaching for these shorts all summer long.,

    Promising review: "These shorts are comfortable, flattering, on trend, and don’t wrinkle! They can be worn in hot weather and not show sweat. I usually dread wearing shorts but I want to LIVE in these!" —SBC16

    Get it from Amazon for $13.59+ (available in women's sizes S-2XL and 31 colors)

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