It’s About to Get Sweaty AF: 13 Products to Beat the Heat This Summer


I have this new fun thing I do every day where I open up my fridge, pull up a chair, and sit there all night because my apartment is a sauna. It’s barely June, and I’m already savoring every second in an air-conditioned grocery store. Summer just arrived, and if you’re already sweating like me, the need for a little relief is imminent. Instead of my nightly dates with the fridge, I’m investing in a few key summer staples to make living in the heat of summer bearable.

Coconut Deodorant

Obviously, the first thing you need to get your hands on is a good deodorant. There are a lot of good ones on the market, but I'd be remiss to tell you my favorite. This is the longest-lasting natural deodorant I've ever found. It doesn't irritate my underarms, keeps them smooth, and is always clear. Our other editors swear by Native and Megababe.

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Oyin Handmade
Funk Butter Odor Absorbing Natural Deodorant

If you want something that eliminates odor while wicking away at sweat (OK, who doesn't?), this is a great formula to try. It's a cream-to-powder that contains baking soda and Kaolin clay that absorb sweat and oil while keeping body odor at bay.

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Detoxifying Underarm Mask

If you're worried about making the switch to natural deodorant, grab this to help with the transition. The Everymom's Managing Editor Julia said this made it feel like there wasn't really a transition at all! Just like a clay mask for your face, apply this under your arms, leave on for five minutes, and rinse in the shower.

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Thigh Rescue Anti-Chafe Stick

I truly didn't live before I tried this product. I, like many women out there, have thighs that touch each other, and when it gets hot down there, I'm held up for days with cuts, bruises, and the worst chafing you'll ever see. Then, I found Megababe's Thigh Rescue. It's the best product I've found to prevent chafing. Apply it between your legs (or anywhere you chafe—I put it around my bra straps sometimes too) like a deodorant, and it lasts for hours. I keep mine in my purse in case I need to touch up, but it lasts most of the day on me.

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Bust Dust Anti-Breast-Sweat Spray

I probably don't have to explain this one. Boob sweat is real, and this spray acts like a good-for-you baby powder to wick up sweat that's already there and keep you dry for hours.

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Gold Bond
Medicated Powder

Although it's not in the prettiest packaging, Gold Bond Medicated Powder is everything for itchy, sweaty skin. I use it very similar to how you'd use the Megababe Bust Dust: under-boob sweat, in-between my legs, under the arms, and even on my back on super hot days.

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The Honey Pot
Feminine Wipes

When you can't immediately run home and shower, these are your next best bet. They're made for your vulva area (and are pH-balanced to be perfect for that area as well), but you can use them anywhere to freshen-up a little.

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Mini Handheld Portable Fan

There comes a time when the only relief you'll get is sitting directly in front of a fan. This portable one does the trick on-the-go or sitting right at your desk.

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Defense Refresh (Re)setting Mist

On super hot days where you can't even think about putting on more sunscreen, opt for this spray one instead. It's a mix between a sunscreen, facial mist, and makeup setting spray, so you get the best of all three. Keep this in your bag all summer long.

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Plant Apothecary
Start Happy Body Wash

This body wash contains geranium and peppermint, and the peppermint cools down the skin and helps it stay cool during the day. On the hottest days, shower with this for a little extra relief.

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Bumble and Bumble
Post-Workout Dry Shampoo Mist

Coming back from a sweaty workout (or just a toasty walk outside) can make leave your hair beyond repair. This dry shampoo is a liquid, not a powder, and is meant to be used with a blowdryer to revive sweaty hair.

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Refreshing Bath Soak Salts

Yes, a bath can cool you down! These bath salts, also made with peppermint and eucalyptus, are cooling and soothing on hot skin.

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Honest Beauty
Hydration Mist

Keeping a cool mist on you during the summer to refresh your skin in the heat isn't the worst idea. This one from Honest Beauty is a hydrating, fine mist that keeps makeup from melting away and reduces the powerdy look you might get from blotting your face all day long.

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Duke Cannon
Cooling Field Towel Wipes

Keep these individually wrapped face and body towelettes in your bag all summer long. These towels are soaked in cooling menthol and aloe vera to soothe the skin. They're meant to feel like a cold shower after a long, hot day—and that's all any of us want, right?

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Shine Eraser Blotting Papers

Speaking of blotting, instead of caking up your face with powder all day long, try these. At $2 for 30 sheets, I'll be honest: you're wasting money *not* buying these. Keep this small pouch in your bag for on-the-go touch-ups.

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