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If sweating through your bra is making you self-conscious, you’re not alone. Many women are bothered by embarrassing sweat marks or, even worse, skin infections that result from the chronic wetness, especially during muggy summer months. If “swoobs” (my well-endowed gym buddy’s name for sweaty boobs) are getting you down, a variety of natural remedies can help.
Try mixing cornstarch and baking powder to create a cooling powder you can apply under your breasts. For a natural, in-the-moment fix, you can also try spritzing on sage tea, which contains an anhidrotic compound called thujone, proven to reduce output from sweat glands. TK specific university study indicated that a topical application of sage tea is effective against excessive sweating 37 percent of the time, as opposed to about 14 percent for placebo To make the sage tea, add one teaspoon of sage to one cup of boiling water and brew for 15 minutes. Then let it cool, transfer to a spray bottle, and spritz away, refrigerating between uses.
Nursing pads meant to soak up milk in breastfeeding women can also be inserted under your breasts inside your bra to wick away excess moisture, or you can try Wick’em Liners, which work similarly.
If all else fails, you can try putting antiperspirant under the folds of your breasts, but be aware that antiperspirants are meant for armpits and may irritate sensitive breast skin.
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