Thigh Chafing, Boob Sweat, and Everything in Between—Here’s What You Need to Solve Those Embarrassing Summer Moments

As much as I want to be that girl who’s carefree and spends her whole summer chilling out by the pool, I’ll always think of summer as the time my thighs stick to the train seats, the sun dries out my hair, I have to pack deodorant everywhere I go, and my body acne decides to rule my life.

All of these issues are so much more common than we think, so why is no one talking about them? Newsflash: sweat, thigh chafing, dryness, acne, and more are all incredibly normal things that happen to our bodies when it gets hot outside, and it’s A-OK if you experience them. It’s also totally normal to seek out solutions for these problems — we don’t have to suffer in silence, people!

Instead of focusing on how all of these are problems, let’s focus on the answers. Add these to your bag for the most easy, breezy summer! ☀️

 

Megababe

Thigh Rescue Anti-Chafe Stick

Most of us experience this, but no one ever talks about it. I’ll be honest, wearing shorts in the summer used to be like my personal hell because my inner thighs would hurt so bad from chafing. I picked up this product last summer, and I haven't worried or hesitated to buy a dress or pair of shorts since. This product is magic, and I keep it in my bag with me everywhere I go!

Paula's Choice

Back and Body Acne Spray

With all the extra sweat going on, our body starts to break out more. This spray is a godsend for bacne because you can easily spray it on. Bacne is the worst because you need a partner to get all the spots; however, this spray does all the work for you! This is perfect to spray on as a toner before bed.

Murad

Acne Body Wash

Get acne all over? (Assne AKA butt acne is more common than you think!) This body wash is a great addition to your shower routine. This is especially great after a workout to make sure you're getting rid of all the sweat, dirt, and oils all over.

Kopari

Coconut Deodorant

I thought all-natural deodorants were created equal until I tried this product. Made without aluminum, silicones, and baking soda, this deodorant is made with plant-based active ingredients and coconut oil to hydrate the underarms as it wicks away sweat and odors. It glides on clear and never transfers AKA best. deodorant. ever.

Megababe

Bust Dust Anti-Breast-Sweat Spray

Calling all girls who wear a sports bra! Megababe's Bust Dust is a powder that fights bacteria and keeps anywhere you put it dry. It's formulated specifically for boob sweat (genius), but it's also great to use anywhere!

Pacifica

Coconut Milk & Essential Oils Underarm Deodorant Wipes

Pop these in your bag, and you don't have to worry about any mid-day B.O. ever again.

Supergoop!

Defense Refresh Setting Mist Sunscreen SPF 50

Sunscreen is supposed to be reapplied throughout the day, but how do you do that when you're wearing makeup? Imagine rubbing a white sunscreen all over your face mid-day — sounds like a nightmare, right? This sunscreen setting mist is the answer to all those questions. You can use it to set your makeup right after you apply, or apply it throughout the day to give yourself a little extra SPF coverage when needed. It doesn't get oily or shiny, but it still keeps a natural, dewy look on the skin.

REPEL

Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent

Bugs are an unfortunate part of summer, and I already have the mosquito bites to prove it! Most bug sprays are filled with disgusting chemicals we probably shouldn't be breathing in, but this option is completely plant-based! It's made with lemon eucalyptus, which gives it a refreshing scent, and it doesn't make your entire body sticky. This is the best bug spray I've ever found! (And it's on Amazon — score!)

Eau Thermale Avene

Thermal Spring Water Calming Facial Mist

Sometimes, we just need a little splash of something, and instead of running to the bathroom and scooping some up from the tap, a facial spray is a necessity. Yes, this is only spring water, but the component has the best mister for giving you a little somethin'-somethin' when you feel like your face is on fire.

Herbivore

Coconut Milk Bath Soak

Cozy nights in aren't exclusive to the winter, and with this bath soak, your entire body will feel like a baby's bottom. (When did we decide that was the measure of softness? Weird. Anyway, back to regularly scheduled programming!) The coconut powder in this soak smoothes and hydrates even the dryest, flakiest of skin.

Baby Foot

Original Exfoliant Foot Peel

This foot peel has thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon! If you get a pedicure and sit in awe at all the dead skin on your feet, this product is for you. It is basically a sheet mask for your feet, but after a few days, you'll start to notice your feet peeling. Flip-flop wearers, this is for you!

What embarrassing moments are you trying to embrace this summer? 

  • Ali

    Thank you for acknowledging in the article that these are all super normal things that happen to every person in the summertime! We do need to talk about it more. Thank you for starting a conversation around it!
    I would love to see the title amended so it doesn’t contain the word “embarrassing.” Since these are all perfectly normal occurrences, like you so eloquently say, we don’t need to be embarrassed by them. Sure they’re annoying and that’s the reason we may want to take action to “fix” them. However, we shouldn’t be embarrassed by things our body naturally does and subtly shame women who are not embarrassed by these things. I know it was not the intention of the article by any stretch of the imagination to shame anyone. Thank you for listening!

    • I agree, I feel the wording in this article could definitely be amended to account for this.