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    Updated on Aug 15, 2020. Posted on Aug 11, 2020

    31 Things That'll Help You Stop Being Such A Hot Sweaty Mess

    When the youth say they're "drippin'" I'm assuming they're not talking about sweat.

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    1. A machine washable bamboo, cotton, and spandex bra liner, because under-boob sweat is real and it can really suck.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm embarrassed that I didn't know there was a product to help with bra discomfort and sweat. I can't believe I suffered through underwire and under-sweat for so many years! This liner is fairly simple to place, and it stays put for me. I purchased it to see if it helped the sweating and it totally did. Moreover, it's made all my bras super comfortable. I typically can't wait to take my bra off at night, resulting in a loud sigh of relief. However, while I'm wearing this, I don't have any discomfort." —bubbleslovesoap

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in tan, pink, and black).

    2. An ultra-breathable, super soft, and just plain comfortable Reebok face cover that is easily washable and a favorite amongst folks who are bearing the heat while they exercise outdoors.

    A model wearing the Reebok face covering.
    Reebok

    Promising review: "These masks are very comfortable. I did not feel sweaty and they were not hard to breathe in while wearing." —HMARX

    Get a pack of three from Reebok for $30.

    3. A refreshing ice roller whose cooling and calming effects can help lower your body temp — plus they're great for reducing puffiness when you wake up in the morning.

    The LATME Ice Roller in blue.
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This roller feels amazing on my face! It’s so refreshing especially during this hot summer. I use it in the morning along with the moisturizers. I suspect that this would help me with an on-set of a migraine too." —Sandra Garza

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97 (available in four colors).

    4. A tube of Body Glide Original Anti-Chafe Balm so your thighs don't suffer thanks to your sweat.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have always had chaffing issues 'down under.' I used to go through tons of powder to try to keep the sweat, and resulting discomfort, under control — particularly on a warm day. Nothing helped. It's been probably 20+ years since I've enjoyed all those things I liked to do, especially the beach or pool. For the last few months, I've been using this and I couldn't be happier. I spent six hours at the beach today, and normally I'd be miserable but I feel perfect. No rash, no irritation, no discomfort all day long. I even went as far as playing in the sand with the little ones." —Don F.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three sizes).

    5. A bottle of NYX Matte Finish spray for makeup that'll last all day — like, 12 hours all day even if you're sweating up a storm, pass out from overheating, and have paramedics douse you with water.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I’ve been using this for a while, but finally needed to write a review. This morning, I put my makeup on and did some generous sprays of this setting spray. Then, I went into the 100+ degree heat and demonstrated a short workout at an outdoor event. Despite drinking as much water as I could handle, I overheated quickly and EMS had to come to my rescue. Between my boyfriend and EMS, there was a small crowd around me: literally pouring ice water on me; mopping my face and neck with cold towels; pressing ice packs on me. This continued for a while and I was sure that my makeup was gone, but this spray kept my face mostly intact! If this spray can keep my makeup on through an encounter with EMS and being essentially submerged in ice water, it can keep yours on through your (hopefully less eventful) day!" —Bugaboo

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49 (cruelty-free).

    6. A set of cool and silky pillowcases with one side designed in a state-of-the-art Japanese cooling fabric and the other side in 100% breathable cotton — basically, you'll always know which is the cool side of the pillow.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Best...Pillowcases...Ever!! I run hot all the time, especially at night. This really helps to keep me cool at night. I fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed. The cool side of the pillow is always your side of the pillow! I actually sometimes get cold during the night. If you wake up in the middle of the night sweating, u need to get this!" —Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $25.89+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    7. A super soft and lightweight bamboo pajama set so comfy you might need to get it in multiple colors — the viscose material (made from bamboo) is loose, breathable, and feels cool against the skin, making it great for anyone who runs hot.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I do not ever write product reviews, but I just feel the need to share with other women that sleep hot, how great these pajamas are! They are so soft and comfy! I've been sleeping great since I've been wearing these PJs. I sleep hot and usually will wake up every night with the night sweats or the overheated feeling, but I've yet to have this issue with these bamboo PJs. I seem to keep an even body temperature all night long. After sleeping in them for two nights I was convinced these are the answer to a cooler and better sleep, so I ordered more. I normally wear a size small, so I ordered a small and they fit perfectly!! I think that I'll also order these PJs with the pants, for lounging around the house. If you suffer from night sweats or overheat while you sleep, THESE BAMBOO PJs ARE THE ANSWER!!!" —Laurie

    Get the set from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in S-4X and in a 13 colors).

    8. A tube of Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Shadow Base Primer for help keeping your eye makeup in place all day regardless of your body temperature.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "So I use this primer for my eyeliner AND eyebrows. And it is a life changer!!! The majority of the day I'm waitressing outside on a patio in humidity, I needed something to keep my eyeliner intact so I don't look like a raccoon by the end of my shift. It literally kept my makeup looking like I just put it on allllll day — no matter how bad I sweat in the heat!!! I used it only on my eyes first just to try and I was amazed. So the next day I tried it as a primer for my eyebrows too before I filled them in and it does the same for my eyebrows! I'm in love with this product." —Molly

    Get it from Amazon for $13.48 (cruelty-free).

    9. A pack of traceless hair ties perfect for getting your hair out of your way without messing up your 'do!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have long, thick hair. I have tried everything to keep my hair back but ended up with numerous ponytail holders. Not only did the ponytail holders have a tendency to break (sometimes mid-workout), but they also left my hair damaged and dented. The hair coils (I do couple them with a single ponytail holder, loosely fastened) keep my hair in place, even in the most intense workouts!!! Additionally, my hair doesn't get dented, knotted, or broken during my sweat sessions. I was skeptical about this product, but am back for a second (but certainly not last) order!!" —Katie E Ward

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $5.99.

    10. An instant cooling towel you just run underwater for one minute (wringing the excess water out) for hours of refreshing comfort — it's also UPF 50, chemical-free, and super absorbent.

    A person holding the Cooling Towel.
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I spent three years in Vietnam, 27 years in the military total. I have been to many really hot places on multiple continents — jungles, plains, cities, and deserts. I have used wet towels, wet shemaghs, strips of T-shirt, and other solutions. I would have traded them all in for this, it just works that much better than any other solution I have tried. It's also inexpensive and will even wipe up a spill if needed." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95 (available in five colors).

    11. Some green tea oil-absorbing tissues, because you personally think that greasy look is cuter on your fries but not so much on your skin.

    The Natural Green Tea Oil Absorbing Tissues.
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Absolutely wonderful. When I moved to Hawaii and got a serving job outside, I wasn't used to the humid climate and was constantly sweating. These actually work, not just to get you dry, but keep you dry twice as long. Super-absorbent. I got several girls at work to buy them, and have never turned back." —Briana Gibson

    Get a pack of 100 sheets from Amazon for $6.95+ (available in eight scents).

    12. A pair of adorable sandals that'll expose your hot feet to the air and help keep them looking — and feeling — fresh.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "These sandals are cute. I bought a size seven, and they fit perfectly. For what you are paying for, these are very nice. I would read the reviews before choosing a size. I did that and am glad I did. I would recommend these to anyone." —Sarah BG

    Get them from Amazon for $9.34+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 21 colors).

    13. A soothing and cooling Natural Escapes organic peppermint, camphor and menthol cream designed to help alleviate your sore muscles but, its refreshing qualities can also help (quite literally) chill you out before you tuck in for the night.

    Natural Escapes Organic Peppermint, Camphor & Menthol Cooling Cream
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a truly remarkable product, far better than anything else I've encountered on the market. It is, at once, cooling, soothing, and therapeutic. The lotion feels fresh and absorbs quickly to relieve pain or excessive itching. It appears that the natural ingredients were carefully chosen and proportioned. After buying a small bottle, I ordered two in the 8.5-ounce size. I highly recommend this cooling, skin-nourishing, very effective lotion." —richard

    Get it from Amazon for $19.94.

    14. An off-the-shoulder top for help keeping you stylish and cool in even the hottest temperatures.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I ordered one size up and it fits great! I love this shirt and ordered two of them. It is a very soft flowing fabric, great for hot weather. I receive tons of compliments every time I wear it. DO NOT PUT IT IN THE DRYER! My husband did laundry and my new shirt, worn once, ended up in the dryer. It completely ruined it. The material changed in texture and it shrank so much that I won't be able to wear it again. :( I will replace it though. It's not the shirt's fault that my husband sucks at laundry." —Tiffany Sigler

    Get it from Amazon for $13.31+ (available in sizes XS-3XL and in 27 colors).

    15. A BPA-free, dishwasher-safe cold brew iced coffee maker so you can wake up to a cold, refreshing beverage after a night of sweating it out.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love coffee every morning, but on hot summer mornings, making and drinking my usual French press coffee was not appealing. The cold brew is delicious, refreshing, and so easy to make! I'll probably integrate cold brew into my routine all year round because of this. The coffee maker pieces are all dishwasher safe, making it super easy to clean though I usually just give it a nice rinse every other brew or so. I also like that it's a pitcher and brew system in one and that the lid is super leak-proof!" —Tina

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    16. An antifriction Lady Anti Monkey Butt powder made with cornstarch and calamine to help reduce that sweaty friction that can cause some serious discomfort.

    A customer review photo of a bottle of Lady Anti Monkey Butt powder.
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I can never review this highly enough. I've gotten at least five people hooked on it this year. This makes a HUGE difference with chub rub, doesn't get rid of sweat between your thighs but completely reduces friction. Great under your totties in the summer and basically anywhere that skin rubs. Get it." —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    17. A set of very refreshing Shower Pill The Body Wipes that'll let you freshen up even when you can't take a shower.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are great. Large, thick towels soaked in cleaning liquid to clean your entire body. I am 6-foot-4 and 250 lbs. and I needed a large wipe to clean me up for a camping trip. These stood up to the challenge, making me feel clean and refreshed after a long, dirty, sweaty day. There was even some left to spare. It leaves no residue and no overpowering smell. Make sure you follow the directions on the back. Start with your face and go down. The towel comes folded up — it needs to stay that way for every part of your body (fold over for every section needed to be cleaned). I am extremely satisfied with this great product. I am telling all of my camping buddies and will recommend to anyone who needs a quick cleanup after a workout session or whatever makes you sweat." —Derek

    Get a pack of 10 wipes from Amazon for $9.99.

    18. A pack of underarm shields, because nothing will say "I'm a hot mess, please help" more than giant pit stains.

     A person opening their shirt to reveal the underarm shields.
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these. I have a few cute summer dresses with sleeves — eeek! The first time I tried the shields it was 104 degrees at an outdoor event, and I was sweating bullets! The shields worked BEAUTIFULLY. Not a sweat stain in sight." —Cosmic Girl

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $13.99.

    19. A portable and rechargeable handheld fan for an I'm-so-cool look — where you're actually cool, like, temperature-wise.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I got two of these fans! I love them! They have three speeds and are either powered by USB or the rechargeable battery provided. They have a convenient on/off switch in the front that my thumb can press easily while holding the fan. They come in great colors too! They really help cool me off!" —Avid Reader

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in five colors).

    20. A nourishing Klorane dry shampoo that'll help absorb some of your head sweat so it doesn't look like you just took a shower.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "If you want ‘hair antiperspirant’ this is your holy grail. Those metals are the same in your underarm product. Just hold your breath, spray, walk to a different room, and brush it out in two minutes. So much less sweat in the summer and your hair can last two to three days extra, easy. Happily makes my day two and three hair look great. I have a thick head of very thin, faintly wavy hair. That means a ton of pores. And a ton of sweat. I. Love. This. Product." —Kalia

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    21. A pair of super opaque, moisture-wicking high-waisted leggings to replace your favorite pair that have a giant split in the crotch.

    A model wearing the leggings while crossing the street.
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I got these for my wife. She is in a workout class twice a week and lately, the class has been held virtually. She wore them today for her class, and first of all, she looked great, (she always does), but more importantly, she simply LOVED these leggings. As she told me — they are light, soft, silky, they breath, wick away the sweat, and almost feel like wearing nothing, without the embarrassment of actually working out in the nude. She loves them, so I love them. The price is really low, especially when you compare them to name brand leggings of similar quality. Definitely buy these if you’re looking for a quality pair of leggings and do not want to break the bank." —Dan

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two sizes and in 43 colors and styles).

    22. A thin, soft, and lightweight hat liner to protect your favorite headwear from any sweat stains.

    A person applying the hat liner to their baseball cap.
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these hat liners! My head sweats a lot! I bring a towel just to wipe my head between holes. I was able to get four weekends' worth of golfing from ONE liner in 80- and 90-degree weather! AND it saved my brand-new golf hat. My first golf hat is ruined from a 1-inch-wide sweat stain on the brim. BUY THESE LINERS to SAVE your $$$$!" —Golfer64

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $12.99.

    23. A lightweight, long-lasting Coty Airspun loose setting powder — it can help minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne, and other blemishes while giving you a smoother, softer look that also helps set your makeup.

    Some scattered containers of the Coty Airspun loose setting powder.
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am totally blown away by this product! I have consistently been using Laura Mercier's Translucent Loose Setting Powder for about six months and was dissatisfied with the fact that my skin appeared greasy/oily by the end of the workday. I also live in a warm climate and have oily skin. By the end of my workday using this powder, my face is still very matte! I am THRILLED! This way outperforms the Laura Mercier powder and is 13% of the cost. Can't believe it. Never going back." —AlexisJulian

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97+ (available in six shades).

    24. A pumping misting fan that'll give you a refreshing mist and a cooling breeze whenever and wherever you are — plus it easily fits in your fridge so you can keep the water cool.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Heat flashes — menopause is the culprit — all year, I carry a handheld fan. I used to buy the $10 fan with mister from Walgreens or Walmart. And within two months, the plastic blades would come off, and even though I could get the fan blades attached again, they wouldn't spin as fast, and wouldn't fan air out properly. So I found this fan. It was best rated but twice the cost of those cheap fans but I got it anyway. I waited a few months to leave a review, and I can honestly say that this is the best fan mister I've ever owned. It's very well made, the fan works great, and the fine spray mister is my favorite part." —AllyKat

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    25. A cooling bandana made with a PVA material which activates when you run it underwater for one full minute — once you soak it wrap it around your neck to feel cool and refreshed for hours.

    A graphic of the cooling bandana explaining how the cooling technology works.
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Good for hot weather or even when you are sick. I want one in every color!!!! This has become a must-have, I use the large ones too but this one is actually more compact and stylish! And when I have a fever I just wrap it against the base of my skull and tie it up like a cute headband. A fever wave just stuck our household and these really do help you feel better and cool you down. Stays cold for hours!" —Mamaa4444

    Get it from Amazon for $3.49+ (available in six colors).

    26. A comfy and breezy T-shirt dress, because it doesn't matter if it's 1,000 degrees outside — and all you wanna do is eat ice cream.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am 5-foot-5, 150 lbs., and usually wear an 8/M. I ordered the medium and it fits as I would expect. It's super basic both in style and cut but that's kind of what I like about it — easy to throw on during summer, dress up with a necklace, and look like I actually put some effort in." —GMLSimmons

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 31 colors).

    27. A stick clinical-strength Dove antiperspirant for two times the sweat protection than your regular old deodorant.

    A customer review photo of the Dove Antiperspirant.
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I live in Arizona, and summers get HOT. When the weather is in the triple digits, carrying some deodorant around in your bag is the normal thing to do. When I use the clinical strength Dove, I know it’s not going to quit on me unexpectedly. I also have sensitive skin and am allergic to some deodorant. The allergy can cause a very sore rash that is hard to treat when you're sweating. Dove clinical strength has a pleasant smell and leaves my skin hydrated and healthy. I’ve tried lots of different brands, and while this is more expensive than the nonclinical kind, it makes up the difference in how often it has to be applied (once in the morning lasts all day), the healthy hydrated skin it protects, and the security of knowing it’s still working throughout the day." —DecemberRain

    Get it from Amazon for $6.72 (available in four scents).

    28. A vacuum-insulated hydro travel bottle designed to keep your beverage ice-freakin'-cold for up to 36 hours.

    A customer review photo of the The Coldest Water Bottle.
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "My Coldest Water bottle and I have been pretty much inseparable since I received it over a year ago! Keeps ice solid for sooo long and my drinks cold all day long! I take it with me everywhere I go — I really do! Best water bottle I have ever had. 👍🏼💦💧💦 Worth every penny!" —Joan C.

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in three colors).

    29. A set of cotton handkerchiefs for those moments when you want to look classy patting down your sweat.

    A stack of folded handkerchiefs.
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love these. They've become a staple in my pursuit of zero waste. Because they're so large, I ended up cutting them into quarters and used my sewing machine to throw down some stitches on the raw edges. They're soft on my face, they clean so easily — they are everything I wanted them to be." —Maggie R

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $8.99+.

    30. A natural vitamin supplement — an organic blend of KSM-66 ashwagandha, vitex chaste tree berry, black cohosh, magnolia, hops, and St. John's wort — designed for anyone dealing with hot flashes due to menopause.

    A bottle of Staying Cool Hot Flashes & Menopause Natural Relief supplements.
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm 61 years old and have suffered for years from severe head sweating. I talked to several of my doctors who basically said, 'Get used to it, some people just sweat a lot.' When asked, I would tell people I don't have hot flashes, just one long flash that started 10 years ago and hasn't stopped. I was hot all the time, sweating no matter what temperature, what time of year, working in the garden or sitting watching TV. I have a box specifically for 'sweat rags' since I was going through way too many paper towels. And then I did some extensive researching and came across this product on Amazon. Staying Cool is a miracle. It advised to give from 30 days to three months to see a difference, but had so many good reviews I went ahead and ordered. Within two weeks of starting, the sweating has stopped. Stopped!! I can't believe it. I feel like a new person! No more rags and no breakout sweats in the middle of the grocery store. If any can relate, you know how embarrassing it is. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT. I've already signed up for regular shipments. The product is a godsend!!!" —Annamarie Gibbas

    Get a bottle of 60 capsules from Amazon for $29.99.

    31. And a super-refreshing, moisture-wicking tank top built with a lightweight and stretchy material perfect for a workout or just working your way through a blistering day.

    Uniqlo, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I’m 5-foot-5, 155 lbs, and have a 36DD cup size. I usually order a medium size in shirts, so I chose these shirts in a medium and they fit perfectly. They’re lightweight and the dry-fit material gives a cool feeling even when I'm dripping sweat. I was half expecting this shirt to be too tight or too long based on other reviews, but I have neither issue. For three shirts this price is unbeatable. I’ll be ordering every color available in these shirts, I love them." —Mel

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 11 color sets).

    At this point, I'm willing to do whatever it takes to stay cool!

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