Let’s face it; we can all get a bit sweaty from time to time. Although it can be annoying (and a little embarrassing) it’s a perfectly natural way for your body to cool itself down when it gets overheated. It’s also natural for some of us to sweat more than others, making hot weather and exercise a bit of nightmare.
If this all sounds too familiar then don’t worry, we’re here to help. Simply follow our top tips for handling those dreaded sweaty moments, and you’ll soon be saying goodbye to melting mascara and hello to a healthy glow!
Antiperspirant or Deodorant?
To start with, it’s important to understand the difference between antiperspirants and deodorants. A deodorant is designed to neutralize the smell of sweat, while antiperspirant closes the pores with astringents like aluminium salt so that they can’t release sweat.
For excessive sweating, opt for an antiperspirant and consider using a talcum powder after you shower to help mask odour and cool and smooth the skin.
Sweat-Proof Your Makeup
Handle hot weather and sweaty workouts like a pro with sweat-proof makeup. If you opt for the right kind of products, looking fabulous won’t be a problem, even when the temperature rises.
Choose non-oily products that won’t clog the pores, and always cleanse the skin after a workout to avoid breakouts. Mattifying primers will keep shine at bay, while waterproof eye makeup won’t melt and ruin your look.
Prep Your Handbag
Make sure you’re always prepared for sweaty situations with some on-the-go essentials. Slip some deodorant wipes into your handbag for a quick cleanse, blot excess oil away with shine-control papers and finish with a refreshing spritz of body spray.
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