Sweat Marks the Spot: Easy Ways to Avoid Sweating on Your Wedding Day

Updated 02/10/16
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Julia Robbs for Our Labor of Love

We all know that wedding days can deliver a few stress-inducing moments along with all the perfect memories. But how you handle those stressors is what separates the women from the girls. Translation? Be prepared! With a few easy tricks, you can look calm and cool, even when the pressure is rising. 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!

Never Let Them See You Sweat

We all have trouble areas when it comes to sweat—and regardless of whether it's the back of your neck, your upper lip, or your palms, there's an easy solution: Simply apply an unscented, liquid deodorant (such as Kiss My Face Liquid Rock Deodorant). It will help keep the dampness at bay and go completely unnoticed. (Liquid Rock Deodorant, $5.99, Kiss My Face available at Drugstore.com)

Spritz, not Shvitz

Interested in keeping your body temperature down all day long? Simply mix a few drops of peppermint oil into a spray bottle of water and 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 calm and collected on your wedding day, it's okay to break the rules—so 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. Shaveworks The Cool Fix was designed to alleviate razor burn, but the product works great to keep skin fresh anywhere on your body. Or try Urban Decay Chill Cooling and Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray—though specifically made to keep your makeup in place since the time-released cooling element gradually releases for 12 hours, you can reap the benefits anywhere you spray it (The Cool Fix, $25, Shaveworks available at Sephora; Chill Cooling and Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray, $30, Urban Decay available at Sephora)

(No) Rub Down

Anywhere your skin touches and potentially rubs can be a problem when it comes to sweat, so look to a chafing powder to help. Fresh Breasts is a fabulous option, as it applies as a cream but dries to a cooling powder. And since it's talc- and aluminum-free, it's safe to use on even the most sensitive areas! (Fresh Breasts, $15, Fresh Body available at Beauty Boutique)

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