Easy Ways to Avoid Sweating on Your Wedding Day

Stay cool, calm, and collected

Julia Robbs for Our Labor of Love

We all know that your wedding day will produce a bunch of perfect memories—but there will likely be a few stress-inducing moments too. It's one of the biggest days of your life, so that's totally understandable. But you don't wants the stressors to affect how you look—or smell—and the best way to avoid that is to be prepared. With a few easy tricks, you can look calm and cool, no matter what. Here, some of our favorite stay-cool solutions to all your wedding day nerves.

Chill Out

The night before your wedding, put all your skincare products in the fridge. On the big day, everything from your moisturizer to your foundation will literally cool you down as you apply it. Another tip? Do the same with your fragrance for a refreshing burst every time you spritz.

Stop the Sweat

We all have trouble areas when it comes to sweat—and regardless of whether it's the back of your neck, upper lip, or palms, there's an easy solution. Simply apply an unscented, liquid deodorant. It will help keep the dampness at bay while going completely unnoticed.

Spritz, Not Shvitz

Interested in keeping your body temperature down all day long? Simply mix a few drops of peppermint oil into water and use a spray bottle to mist your entire body before dressing. The menthol in the oil will provide an immediate tingle (and perky scent) and offer a cooling sensation anytime a breeze passes by.

Think Outside the Box

When it comes to keeping cool and collected on your wedding day, it's okay to break the rules. Look to products with cooling properties and apply them on your feet or down the middle of your back, even if that's not where they were made to go. Products designed to alleviate razor burn, or a cooling makeup setting spray, will work great to keep skin fresh anywhere on your body.

(No) Rub Down

Anywhere your skin touches and potentially rubs can be a problem when it comes to sweat. Don't sweat it—a chafing powder can help. Find one that applies as a cream but dries to a cooling powder. And a powder that's talc and aluminum free is safe to use on even the most sensitive areas.

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