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8 Ways to Prevent Breast Sweat

8 Ways to Prevent Breast Sweat

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Kate Kittredge

For many of us, warm weather inspires everyday weekend vibes—the sun on our skin, outdoor festivities, or mimosas at brunch. However, rising temps also bring a less-than-savory side effect—perspiration in unwanted places… including our boobs. Yes, breast sweat is a real thing and it’s something that many women experience.

Hard to escape, but not impossible to tame, here’s some advice on how to prevent and keep that under-breast sweat in check.

ThirdLove's Everyday Lace T-shirt Bra in light blue.

1. Keep it loose

Wearing loose and breathable clothing is a simple way to stay cool in the hot months. For an office setting, stay cool (and work appropriate) by opting for relaxed or loose-fitting clothing in traditional office silhouettes. Consider it a major plus if you can find your office style in breathable fabrics like linen, cotton, and other sweat-wicking fabrics.

2. Be pro-antiperspirant

Deodorant protects against body odor while antiperspirant protects against both sweat and odor. It makes sense… if it works for your underarms, applying deodorant under the breast can help to reduce sweat and odor there, too.

Woman modeling ThirdLove's Seamless Lounge Bra in purple while sitting on a yoga mat.

3. Go organic with your fabrics

Few fabrics stand up to sweat and hot weather better than organic bamboo. For a bra that keeps you cool, feel fresh with our light and ultra soft Seamless Lounge Bra. Thanks to its antimicrobial properties and ultra-breathability, this fabric can also help prevent breast sweat and smell.

4. Get back to black

Though we tend to wear lighter colors in the summer or in the heat, black or dark clothing (when worn strategically) can be your best friend year-round. Choose a sleeveless piece or stick with a loose-fitted silhouette to keep your cool in this sweat-camouflaging color.

5. Wipe out!

Baby wipes—they’re not just for babies…they can keep boobs happy, too! Who knew? Stay fresh by throwing a pack of gentle wipes in your bag for an afternoon pick-me-up.

6. Change is good

Changing into a fresh bra helps keep the skin under the breasts dry. Don’t forget to change out of your bra after a workout or a day in the sun to prevent a rash or odor.

7. Go braless

If you can, go braless! Our breasts need bra support for day-to-day activities, but consider going braless during downtime to relax and unwind. The girls will appreciate the freedom too!

Woman modeling ThirdLove's Pima Cotton T-shirt Bra in light blue

8. Choose Cotton

Cotton is our beloved best friend. If going bra free isn’t an option, consider the Pima Cotton T-shirt Bra. Inspired by our best-selling silhouette, the Pima Cotton T-shirt Bra keeps you supported and cool with it’s soft and breathable cotton fabric. Its keyhole design doubles as a cute detail while allowing air to flow through.

How to get rid of sweat stains on bras

Sometimes (more for some and less for others), we lose the battle to breast sweat—and that’s okay! After all, sweating is a sign that our bodies are working hard to keep us cool. Some of us get stains on our bras. To remove sweat stains and show our bras a little love for the support they give us, a little hand-washing and air drying helps them to recover.

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