5 Tips Every Woman in Singapore Needs To Reduce Sweat Stains On Her Clothes

by Jillian See
LIFESTYLE  |  February 22, 2018
  • ‘Cause sweat stains are icky and make you look gross
    1 / 6 ‘Cause sweat stains are icky and make you look gross

    Thanks to Singapore’s humidity and heat, you’ll be sweating buckets after rolling out of bed. Being sticky and sweaty all the time can be a real pain. Use these tips to stay dry and fresh in the unforgiving weather.

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  • 1. Wear breathable clothes
    2 / 6 1. Wear breathable clothes

    Choose lightweight fabric that doesn’t trap heat like cotton, so that your skin can breathe. Cotton is a natural fibre that absorbs moisture, so you won’t feel your shirt sticking to your skin when you perspire.

    (Also read: 5 Natural Remedies For Sweaty Hands And Feet)

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  • 2. Stick to darker colours
    3 / 6 2. Stick to darker colours

    Perspiring is almost unavoidable in this weather. Opt for dark colours like black and navy to reduce the appearance of sweat stains. If wearing dull colours isn’t your style, pick clothes that are flowy so less fabric will stick to your skin. This allows for more ventilation, which helps you cool down in the heat.

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  • 3. Sprinkle baby powder
    4 / 6 3. Sprinkle baby powder

    Sprinkle baby powder onto common sweaty areas like your neck and armpits to absorb the sweat. The pleasant scent of baby powder can also mask body odour.

    (Also read: Benefits Of Sweating That Will Make You Feel Better About Singapore’s Humidity)

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  • 4. Prep a sweat bag
    5 / 6 4. Prep a sweat bag

    It always helps to leave a bag of essentials in the office, in case you have a last-minute date or meeting. Put a set of clothes, baby powder, deodorant and towel in the bag – that will ensure you stay fresh and clean at all times.

    (Also read: Do you Suffer From Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)?)

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  • 5. Make your own underarm pads
    6 / 6 5. Make your own underarm pads

    This may sound weird, but it’s proven to be effective: Create your own DIY underarm pads to save you from unwanted wet spots in the pit areas. Be nifty by using panty liners as a temporary padding. Cut the panty liner into half and secure it on the inside of your shirt at the armpit area using safety pins.

    Alternatively, use absorbent fabric like cotton towels. Place the towel at your pit area and use a marker to draw out the measurement. Cut the fabric and similarly secure it to the shirt with safety pins, or sew it onto your shirt for a lasting underarm pad. Ta-da.

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