Are you smelling like a lady in a heat wave?

I heard a funny radio ad the other day talking about a new product that fights UNDER BREAST SWEAT. I couldn’t tell exactly what the product was, but I really enjoyed their description of ladies rolling deodorant under their boobs to try to keep the girls dry.

I know this is a kind off crazy topic but I’m curious which deodorants or anti-perspirants the ladies are liking when the temperature is hitting in the 90s every day with extremely high humidity?

For years I’ve used Arrid Extra Dry clear gel because it doesn’t leave white stains on your clothes when you pull them on. I don’t think I ever stink but I certainly am still sweating.

The saleswoman at the Nordstrom who sold me my reunion dress recommended Donna Karan’s Cashmere Mist anti-perspirant. It was $12 for the stick. She said she used it and all the ladies in the cosmetics used it, and that it just stops you from sweating.

First off I’m not sure that’s actually good for you to not sweat all the time — maybe just on special occasions.. (Don’t you need to sweat to cool off?)

Second off, there are drug store brands that claim about the same thing like the semi-new Secret Clinical strength.

So my questions are these: What are your favorite sweat -busting products for underarms or under boobs? Are you a powder girl? Do any of the products actually stop you from sweating? (I’ve also heard there are laser treatments to stop sweating. Anybody tried those?) Are you willing to pay $12 for deodorant if it really stops you from sweating?

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breast cancer survivor

July 12th, 2010
2:16 pm

Aluminum free is the only requirement, even tho science is still studying it’s benefits. Better safe than sorry.


July 12th, 2010
2:19 pm

Publix brand deodorant. Nothing fancy, nothing expensive.

You should NOT buy a product that keeps you from sweating. It is a body’s ability to cool itself, and you should not stop it from happening.

I’m ALWAYS hot. I have fans all throughout the house, and one at work. I have ceiling fans in every room at home also. I guess it’s that time of life for me, and I am always hot. I can be sitting watching tv, and start sweating…..gotta love that menopause!!! I have to carry tissues with me at all times, and a hand fan… the japanese geishas….


July 12th, 2010
2:42 pm

I would not recommend not sweating. You may get clogged oil ducts under the armpits and they are VERY painful. Some people sweat A LOT…I can see wanting to slow it down. For the normal person who is average in sweating…you are in the same boat as everyone else!

I use Suave and have for years! The best thing for under the girls is a good fitting bra! Although, when outside, even that may not be enough! :o)


July 12th, 2010
2:42 pm

I like Dove because it’s moisturizing and I have sensitive skin, especially after shaving. It works well enough to stop sweating (you’re always going to sweat a little) and it smells great.


July 12th, 2010
2:50 pm

Movie stars get botox injections in their armpits before red carpet events.


July 12th, 2010
2:51 pm

GROSS! This is disgusting. Imagine if the topic is reversed and we’re talking about testicular sweat.

Grow up, Photius...

July 12th, 2010
3:02 pm

…it is, after all, a “mom’s” blog site…

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Braves Fan

July 12th, 2010
3:05 pm

I think something is wrong…..I clicked on a link titled Braves on track, but Escobar? and I ended up reading about women roling on some Secret under their breasts!!!!!!


July 12th, 2010
3:05 pm

Speaking as a man Photius, testicular sweat indeed does occur. In this heat…

“Sweat Happens.”


July 12th, 2010
3:07 pm

Are you comparing Yunel Esobar’s slump to breast sweat?


July 12th, 2010
3:11 pm

uh, I was following a link on Yunel Escobar’s slump….not exactly what I was looking for.

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

July 12th, 2010
3:12 pm

Photius – I’m ok talking about male sweat too — my husband is a big fan of powder and he has taught our son to powder up as well— the kid uses like half a bottle on himself — he is a riot to watch patting powder on his under region and his underarms and then his feet — it cracks me up but that kid smells good!!!


July 12th, 2010
3:21 pm

lol@photius……and if you have big girls theres nothing that helps…i just dont want to stink…sweat is good :)


July 12th, 2010
3:24 pm

Does this have something to do with Escobar’s first half slump?……breast slump?


July 12th, 2010
3:31 pm

A good way to sweat less is to take your shirt and bra off.

Free The Suburban Soccer Mom Two!


July 12th, 2010
3:43 pm

Glad to see you putting that journalism degree to such great use.


July 12th, 2010
3:49 pm

Secret Clinical Strength under the armpits works really well if you have hyperhydrosis — which I have all of my life. The thing is … If you stop sweat in one place it will show up in another. Wet spots under your arms are embarrassing and I’ll do anything to prevent them.

Tiger Ochocinco Mellencamp

July 12th, 2010
3:58 pm

Can I rename this topic “another reason to live in Colorado”?


July 12th, 2010
3:58 pm

I recently told my husband after a sweat-fest in the yard that bras are really like sweat bands for boobs in the summer.

I usually buy whatever is cheapest with a coupon. I don’t sweat too much unless I’m at the gym, running or outside doing yard work (in which case I should be sweating) so I usually just worry about the smell. The only stuff I’ve found that doesn’t work is the Adidas antiperspirant. Even when it’s nearly free with a coupon it’s not worth it.


July 12th, 2010
4:01 pm

*****This is the link that is supposed to be the Dave O Brian blog about Yunel Escobar and the Atlanta Braves. Please fix. Thanks!!*********

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

July 12th, 2010
4:24 pm

Braves fans don’t run away — we’re a lot of fun here on the mom blog and welcome dads of all kinds — please check out today’s other topic of 20th high school reunion: Hot mama or mom trying too hard?


July 12th, 2010
4:34 pm

This year’s Braves are gonna win the World Series, despite Escobar and unsightly boob sweat.


July 12th, 2010
4:38 pm

Boob sweat? Maybe, but perhaps if he were to shorten his swing a little and show some patience at the plate he could get more pitches to hit…If I were a pitcher, I throw at his head and wipe that arrogant look off of his face though.


July 12th, 2010
4:46 pm

best braves blog ever.


July 12th, 2010
4:51 pm

You really should sweat a bit! I don’t want anything that will completely stop it, but I do use a spray talc under “the girls” in the summer. It does get really sweaty, and the spray talc helps a lot and smells lovely. I get mine from the Passion Parties people who do the in-home sex toy parties, but you can find other spray talcs at different places. Suave baby powder deodorant spray is good for it too. I will NOT pay $12 for deodorant -I can tell you that. I like the Degree -especially the pomegranite/plumeria (or something like that).


July 12th, 2010
4:58 pm

Consumer Reports cites a recommendation from the American Academy of Dermatology to apply antiperspirants at night. This makes the product work more effectively, as more product is drawn into the pores to reduce or stop sweating. “The effect lasts 24 hours or longer, even after morning bathing,” according to the article (July, 2009 issue, page 12).


July 12th, 2010
4:58 pm

I knew Yunel had a problem but, Jeeezz I’m going to lay off Yunel for a while…… I had no idea!!!!!

boy named sue

July 12th, 2010
5:03 pm

Vidalia onions work nicely this time of year.

dry idea

July 12th, 2010
5:19 pm

Had a major problem with sweaty underarms until a friend told me about Certain Dri. It’s like $4 at Kroger – you put it on at bedtime once every 3 days (but NOT the same day you shave – OUCH!). It’s awesome! No more sweaty underarms.

Preventing sweat under your arms is perfectly healthy because the rest of your skin still sweats.


July 12th, 2010
5:27 pm

Uh….. I was trying to read about Yunel Escobar…. Not booby dew….


July 12th, 2010
5:29 pm

I made it three paragraphs before I realized it wasn’t Schultzie blogging about Escobar. Maybe he can jump on here and provide his thoughts on the product.

If nothing else I have a new favorite blog to read now. Yunel’s 3:31PM post offers the best advice, by the way.

a simple man

July 12th, 2010
5:33 pm


Wow, are you guys saying that Yunel Escobar’s average is sagging similarly to an elderly woman’s breasts? It is a hot summer though, so i understand the sweaty concern. We appreciate all you ladies taking care of that so we don’t have to ever encounter it (hopefully).

P.S. Keep up the good work mom’s, we love you


July 12th, 2010
5:36 pm

This is awesome. Simply awesome. Hey, maybe they should link Momania to the DOB/MIB blog once in a while, see what kind of cross pollenation occurs.

And if Secret is the answer to Yunel’s power outage…hey, try it. What’s he got to lose?

Oh, and Yunel has those nice frosted tips, so maybe there IS a crossover opportunity…


July 12th, 2010
5:40 pm

ROFL……Teresa I think the Braves guys were the best responses I have ever read to your blogs. I am about crying overhere I am laughing so hard! To think I almost didn’t read this topic!


July 12th, 2010
5:44 pm

Oh. My. God . . . .


July 12th, 2010
5:44 pm

This is why I like the women with b cups. . . . .


July 12th, 2010
5:45 pm

I realize that mistakes happen but having an incorrect link on a sports page send you to Momania is a bit much. Enjoyed the blog, however, along with the comments. Guess I’d never thought about “under the girls” sweat…

Crazy Horse

July 12th, 2010
5:54 pm

Man, I bet the hits on this page are way up today…I keep trying to read about the Braves and keep getting sent to this disgusting conversation…FWIW, I put Speed Stick under my sack before going out at night…

go back to googling

July 12th, 2010
6:07 pm

So, if you dont search for a story, all you can come up with is …Breast Sweat???? I’m sure your son will grow up apreciating you sharing that with, well, ok it was only seen by 30 people, but 15 of them were Braves fans!

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

July 12th, 2010
6:15 pm

it seems to be corrected now sadly — I really truly enjoyed the braves guys visiting our blog today and I hope they come back. They were sooo much fun!!! I do like cross pollination and I hope they visit us again. I have never heard of Yunel so we ladies have learned something new today as well. All in all a good swap and nice to have new blood joining in the discussion!!

Bubba G

July 12th, 2010
6:18 pm

Did the company Secret buy the Atlanta Braves?!?


July 12th, 2010
6:33 pm

Hey, if a little bit of Secret helps Yunel hit better again, he could rub it all over his body for all i cared and ill still cheer for him. Perhaps boob sweat is the reason for his slump… who knew!


July 12th, 2010
6:34 pm

It hasn’t been corrected. I’m laughing myself off the couch. This IS the best Braves blog ever!

caught looken

July 12th, 2010
7:48 pm

I knew Yunel was struggling with his swing, but never thought to think sweaty boobs might be the problem! Someone needs to call Terry Pendleton quickly!!!


July 12th, 2010
8:02 pm

where is the bad link coming from??? The sports section is eight??

Blue Skies

July 12th, 2010
8:07 pm

I wonder what the bet that Dave O’ Brian lost was…

How embarrassing!

July 12th, 2010
8:13 pm

You must be cringing in embarrassment! Very sad, the AJC has hit a new low!!!!


July 12th, 2010
9:19 pm

OMG -classic! Perfect day for the link to mess up and lead the Braves guys over here!


July 12th, 2010
11:39 pm

Truly enjoyed all the comments today! BTW-Secret and baby powder is a great combination. Don’t know if it will help the Braves but it works for me!