Start inthe shower
With the right soap, you can neutralize the bacteria and fungus that cause odor and itches. Tea tree oil and charcoal are hard-working natural ingredients that can keep you fresh and kill any germs that might otherwise lead to uncomfortable results at the end of a long day. Be sure to get the benefits from it though: really lather it up and wash the areas that sweat the most: your armpits, groin and feet.
Tea tree body wash,Botanic Hearth$13.95 by
Tea tree body bar,
$12.50 by Paul Mitchell
$21 by Brothers Artisan Oil
Slather (or spray)on some powder
It's 2023. We don't need to shake on powder to stay dry. New formulations of creams and sprays essentially turn to powder once they make contact with the skin. Meaning they go on without any mess and still absorb moisture while reducing friction or chafing. Plus, they can easily be applied to other parts of your body, from your feet to your back.
No Sweat Body Defense,Anthony$22 by
Anti-Everything body powder spray,Oars + Alps$13.99 by
Fresh Balls non-talc lotion,Fresh Body$11.95 by
Your standard boxer briefs can get a bit stuffy and clingy in the heat. But a pair of loose boxer shorts will help circulate the air. There are options like those below that are lightweight and won't bunch up in your pants. But if you prefer boxer briefs, go with pairs cut from moisture-wicking and antimicrobial materials.
Silver boxer brief,
$38 by Mack Weldon
Superfit Cool trunk,
$24.99 (for two pack) by Pair of Thieves
Pima cotton slim boxer,
$24 by Nice Laundry
$55 by Sunspel
Switch upyour diet
If you find yourself perspiring a lot during the summer, try to stay away from food or drinks that are known to activate your sweat glands. According to Hooman Khorasani, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in New York, that would be anything that is overly spicy or contains a lot of salt. Caffeinated or alcoholic drinks should be avoided too. But drinking more water will keep your body cool and properly hydrated, which can reduce your body's natural sweat response.
If you've done all of the above and still find that your undercarriage is uncomfortably moist, then audit your recent behavior when you find yourself sweating. Had you just been sitting for a long time? Consider working from a standing desk or setting a timer as a reminder to get up and move around. Perhaps you're anxious or stressed? If you are able to identify the reason why your body started sweating, then you may be able to avoid a repeat in the future.