The last thing you want to worry about when you're out having a good time is sweat. Unfortunately, sweat can put a real damper on things. It can come at times when you're really trying to enjoy yourself. Check out these scenarios when sweat is not welcome - and what you can do to help keep sweat away.

Going out to crowded places

Everyday events where you may interact with people, such as attending a show or a concert, going to the yearly carnival, or watching a parade, can be a potential concern if you sweat. The crowds of people could cause the temperature around you to rise and make you sweat. And you may feel anxious about sweating in front of so many people, causing you to sweat as well. Here's how to get your sweating under control:

  • Put antiperspirant on the night before.
  • Wear an undershirt or tank top for an extra layer of protection.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing made from lightweight breathable natural fabrics such as cotton and linen.

Weddings and other formal occasions

Big events in your life are definitely not a time you want to sweat. Whether it's your wedding day or your college roommate's big day, you don't want sweat stains to show up in pictures or ruin your outfit. And you don't want the concern of sweating to stop you from relishing the moment. Here are some tips to help prevent sweating at weddings:

  • Use a clinical antiperspirant with clinically proven extra effective wetness protection. For best results, apply it the night before, and if you're really concerned, apply again in the morning.
  • If you're not wearing a tuxedo, select a colour that will not show the sweat as much, such as white, black, or dark navy. Patterns can be a great way to go since they show sweat less than solid colours do. Try one that mixes light and dark colours.
  • Learn relaxation techniques. If you're stressed, it may trigger perspiration. Relaxation techniques such as yoga or meditation can help you control stress.
  • If excess sweating is a huge concern for you, see your doctor a few weeks before the big day. Your doctor may recommend treatment options and ways to help you cope with excess sweating.


If you sweat under your arms or on your feet, you may not enjoy the summer months. Try these tips to help slash summer sweat:

  • For sweaty feet, opt for sandals if you can. This is a great way to air out our feet and keep your temperature down. If you must wear proper shoes, wear shoes made of natural materials, such as leather or canvas, which allow your feet to breathe. You can also purchase insoles designed to absorb sweat and odour. Some running shoes are also designed to be extra well-ventilated - ask the sales clerk when looking for a new pair of runners. It's also a good idea to rotate your shoes daily, since shoes wet from sweat might not dry completely overnight. If you can, go barefoot.
  • Take a bath or shower every day.
  • Wear loose clothing to let your skin breathe. Light cotton and "technical" wicking fabrics are great options. You can still use antiperspirant if you're at the pool or beach. Apply it the night before. Antiperspirant should continue to work throughout the day, even if you get wet. If you're really concerned about excess sweat, you can reapply it in the morning.