I am a major sweater, and after using Certain-Dri, Secret Clinical Strength, and Maxxim Dry to try and quell my sweatiness in my armpits to no avail, it was actually my fiance who suggested I try using “those feminine pad thingys” for a sweat guard for my armpits.
I had seen sweat guards on TV before, on the Dr. Oz show, and I had looked them up online, trying to find a more permanent solution to my sweating issue. I went to sweatguard.com and found a variety of sweat guards (adhesive barriers that stick to clothing in the armpit area to block sweat and odor) but at an average of $1 a pair of disposable sweat guards, for every day use I didn’t think that they would be a very economical solution. My fiance’s suggestion, during a trip home from shopping where I refused to remove my coat due to all the sweating through my shirt, gave me something to think about.
So we bought a box of panty liners and set to work. We cut the panty liners in half, width-wise, so there wouldn’t be a huge length of panty liner sticking out of my shirt and down my armpit area that would feel abrasive and bulky. I simply would take a squarish half of panty liner, stick it to the armpits of my shirt, and put my shirt on. Voila! Instant sweat guard, at a fraction of the price of the ones you buy traditionally.
Since panty liners are designed to absorb wetness and keep odor at bay, a single panty liner during the day works great to quell my sweaty armpits and allow me to wear light colored shirts and sweaters without having to worry about a huge wet spot eeking through my shirt. When I wear a t-shirt, I cut the panty liner down so it can’t be seen when I raise my arms. In a loose-enough shirt (at least around the armpit area) the panty liners can’t be seen at all, and I have not had one slip yet. Even in a tighter shirt you can hardly see the panty liner, and anybody looking wouldn’t know what it was IF they noticed.
I can’t believe my fiance’s odd suggestion worked- and it was so cheap to do! We bought a box of Equate panty liners with 105 in the box (which is 210 cut in half) for less than $4. I chose unscented since I wear antiperspirant anyhow and didn’t want to smell like a baby’s ass. But I tell ya, this cheap way to keep my sweating at bay has worked wonders. I can wear all my outfits now without having to wear my coat everywhere, and with a little snipping and cutting to make the panty liner more discreet, it is basically undetectable in my clothing and sits securely without slipping. The panty liners don’t feel bulky either, and move with my body. After a few minutes I forget I have them in my shirt- and I am not sweating for all the world to see. Sure beats paying a buck apiece for regular sweat guards anywhere else.
If you’re a major sweater, or a nervous one, grab your panty liners and put them inside your shirt. It can keep you dry and secure and confident without having to worry about your armpits looking like a mini pond in your shirt.