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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!

Woman wiping sweat away from forehead, wearing gym kit

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 aluminum 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.  

Sure Sure Women Fragrance Bright Aerosol Deodorant 250ml £1.50 Buy Now
Mitchum Mitchum Pure Fresh Deodorant Stick 41g £3.20 Buy Now
Lynx Lynx Dry Excite Aerosol Anti-Perspirant Deodorant 200ml £4.15 Buy Now
Superdrug Superdrug Talcum Powder Original 250g £1.25 Buy Now

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.

L'Oreal Paris L'Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer £8.99 Buy Now
Maybelline Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara Very Black WTP 9.5ml £8.99 Buy Now
Wunder2 WUNDERBROW- Black/Brown 696 £19.95 Buy Now
MUA MUA Pro Base Fixing Mist £5.00 Buy Now

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.

Quickies Quickies Deodorant Wipes X12 £1.50 Buy Now
Deep Action Superdrug Deep Action Mattifying Shine Control Papers £2.99 Buy Now
Superdrug Superdrug 75ml Female Body Spray Delicious £0.63 Buy Now