Every woman sweats. Nothing gross about it. Some of us sweat more than others. Nothing wrong with that, either. That being said, sweating is still embarrassing because it still seems like such a taboo for women to be at all sweater. We're always supposed to be cool and flawlessly put together, perfectly blotted and dry as a bone. Well, nuts to that because it just doesn't happen. Don't be ashamed of your sweat. Don't be embarrassed. Try a few of these tips, and remember – everybody sweats (except people who can't).
Table of contents:
- waterproof mascara is your bestie
- yes, they make sweat-proof foundation
- ditch the ponytail and go with a braid
- always reapply deodorant throughout the day
- tint your lips instead of wearing lipstick
- blotting papers are your bffs
- keep body wipes handy
- use a setting spray
- primer is essential
- use a wax based brow pencil
1 Waterproof Mascara is Your Bestie
Honestly, waterproof mascara is a must-have whenever it's hot or humid outside. If you're prone to sweating, it's also essential. A good waterproof mascara will keep your lashes from basically melting down your face the second you start feeling warm. Just make sure you also invest in an excellent eye makeup remover!
2 Yes, They Make Sweat-proof Foundation
They do indeed, and it is the best thing ever! I always sweat off my foundation, and it feels so gross and greasy and hot. I hate it! Find a sweat-proof foundation that works for your skin type, however, and you'll never have to worry about sweating off your coverage again.
3 Ditch the Ponytail and Go with a Braid
Braids are cooler than ponytails, temperature wise. Although a ponytail gathers up your hair and keeps it off your neck, it can still hang down and touch your skin, making you sweat more. A braid tames those tresses into a nice straight line, which really can cool you down a bit.
4 Always Reapply Deodorant Throughout the Day
Stick a small travel-sized deodorant in your purse, makeup bag, or desk. You can even stow one in your glove compartment. If you start to sweat so much that it makes you feel uncomfortable, duck away into the powder room and reapply your deodorant. You can do it several times during the day if that makes you feel more refreshed.
5 Tint Your Lips Instead of Wearing Lipstick
A little lip tint is so lightweight, you don't even know you've applied it. Unlike lipstick, which can cake on, feel heavy, and melt off, lip tint stays in place. You don't even have to worry about leaving half your lip color on your food or your glasses.
6 Blotting Papers Are Your BFFs
Blotting papers are amazing. If you always get sweaty and oily around your T-zone, they'll take away every bit of shine. They can also keep sweat off your hairline, the bridge of your nose, and your upper lip – the spots where sweat typically gathers.
7 Keep Body Wipes Handy
Why? All sorts of reasons. You can use them to swipe away any melting makeup, you can refresh yourself with a quick wipe down, and you can use them to clean your hands before you touch your face or hair, especially if your palms are sweaty, too.
8 Use a Setting Spray
When it comes to helping your makeup last throughout the trials of the day, grab yourself a setting spray to spritz on when you're finished applying. This will prevent it from melting off keeping you looking fab from sun up to sun down.
9 Primer is Essential
Be sure to use primer on your forehead and nose especially, to keep from looking slick as the day goes on. Some women even prefer an anti chaffing gel to use on those rough days, because it's matte on the skin and helps the makeup you apply last hours.
10 Use a Wax Based Brow Pencil
Using a wax based brow pencil will prevent that unsightly rub off as you're wicking away the sweat droplets on your forehead. Wax based products are pretty much waterproof so you can always count on them to give you lasting performance on those hot and sweaty days.
Do you sweat a lot? Girl, I'm with you. How do you handle it?
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