The season of boobs and sweat has arrived. Just to be clear, we're not averse to sweating. After all, it's a completely natural biological process that helps regulate our body temperature and keep us alive. But one of the biggest problems is the itching that accompanies sweat under your chest, especially when you take off your sports bra only to discover an unsightly rash. Here is the guide to help you deal with underboob sweat and rashes.
What is Underboob Sweat?
When breasts touches skin, sweat is prevented from evaporating, resulting in an increase in moisture.
While it may be frustrating, subthoracic sweating is completely normal and natural, especially during the hot months and when wearing restrictive clothing that does not allow sweat to evaporate properly.
However, if you notice more sweating under your chest than normal, it may be under the influence of hormones, such as during pregnancy, so it's worth seeing your doctor, according to health experts. Also, if the skin under your breasts turns red, itchy, or especially uncomfortable, this could be a sign of infection, so you'll need a prescription to fix it.
What is Underboobs Chafing?
Underboob chafing is caused by moisture and friction, which is why athletes and women are most susceptible, but breast rub is most likely caused by being overweight or wearing an ill-fitting bra either too small or too large. Wearing a bra all day can be unpleasant and irritating because it rubs against the skin, especially during exercise. Since this area often accumulates large amounts of moisture, bacteria and yeast may grow, exacerbating discomfort and increasing the risk of infection. If the bruising persists, it may turn into a rash that requires topical medication.
Get Rid of Your Poor Quality or Overused Bras
Most bras are made of materials like polyester and rayon. Synthetic materials don't 'breathe', so they trap heat and prevent sweat from evaporating. Look for a soft lace bra or a naturally breathable cotton bra. Fully supported bras or push-up bras can also help prevent the breast from sticking to the chest wall.
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Put on Some Panty Liners to Absorb Sweat
Putting pads on your underwear or clothes may not be sexy, but they do the trick. Panty liners are the ultimate DIY solution to sweaty breasts. Keep a few in your bra to help absorb sweat and prevent stains on your clothes.
Baby Powder can Help Prevent Skin Chafing and Rashes
Before dressing, sprinkle powder on the bra cups and upper ribcage. If you want a quick kitchen solution, you can use cornflour, which is super fine and very absorbent, although a little difficult to use. If you wear black, however, spare less.
Keep a Bottle of Argan Oil Handy
Due to its antioxidants and fatty acids, argan oil can help reduce redness, repair skin damage and hydrate the skin. Apply under and around the breast after bathing. Argan oil is also rich in nutrients such as vitamin E, phenols and carotene, which can help restore skin health.
Put a Pack of Wipes in Your Handbag
Use a damp paper towel when you need to freshen up. Sweat only smells when it's mixed with bacteria, so it should help to clean your skin as soon as you start sweating.
Alcohol-based wipes are a great addition because they help you close your pores and reduce sweating. The wipes are also effective at keeping your skin clean, meaning that if you want to sweat, the wipes won't smell too strong.
Avoid Tight Tops and Bras
These absorb heat and moisture. If you do feel hot and sweaty, change into clean, dry clothes immediately. When it comes to shirts, the fabric isn't the only thing that matters. Loose, flowing tops keep you cool and reduce the chances of sweating in the first place, but they're also more likely to mask the sweat that's building up. The same goes for dark colors like black or navy blue, which are less prone to sweat spots than light colors.
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Use Antiperspirant -- Yes, Under Your Chest
While it may seem strange to put antiperspirant on anywhere but your underarms, it works. Antiperspirants can be applied anywhere -- on your feet, hands, even under your bra. Consider using a spray, which is easiest to apply to the chest. If you're worried about getting contact dermatitis, it's recommended to use an antiperspirant that doesn't contain aluminum and is free of parabens and spices.
To prevent underboob sweat , the first step to addressing underchest sweating is to always make sure you're wearing the right type of bra for you. Full support bras or even push-up bras prevent the breast from pressing against the chest wall, thus reducing the chance of breast and chest skin rubbing and sweating. Now you know everything you need to have a sweat-free summer. Everyone deserves it.