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Are you bothered by boob sweat?

Agent 23 asks: I hate under-boob sweat. It annoys me to no end. Plus it’s not like I can avoid it when I exercise. While sweat from everywhere else on my body evaporates within minutes, underboob sweat just sits there. I know I have the option of showering immediately after working out, but I don’t like using the gym’s shower, and I do like going to a coffee shop to relax by myself after my work out. Soooo, would it be safe to put antiperspirant under my boobs to prevent under-boob sweat?

Sarah Bellum says:

Despite all my begging and pleading, I can’t get the well endowed Right Brain to answer this question, so you’re stuck with my answer. But don’t worry, I’ll help you find a bit of Ban for your boobs, some Degree for your decollatage, or maybe even a little Arrid for under your areolas.

As the Righty previously blogged, antiperspirants really aren’t made to be used all over your body. In this case, I can think of three problems you might have if you put antiperspirant under your boobs.

Over heating

Antiperspirant stops you from sweating and that means your body can’t cool itself like its supposed to. If you put it all over your body, you might get dangerously over heated. But unless you have HUGE breasts, I doubt this will be a problem.


I know antiperspirants can be irritating sometimes. Not sure how it might feel if some of it got up around the around the tender nippular area, if you catch my drift.

Stained clothing

You know those yellow stains your shirts get on their armpits? That’s because some aluminum salts used in antiperspirants combine with certain kinds of fabrics. If you get Secret on your Victoria’s Secret, you could ruin a bra. Or get underarm stains on your stomach, if that makes any sense.

The Beauty Brains booby…uh, bottom line

If you want my official answer, I say that antiperspirants are over the counter drugs that are designed to used only under your arms. But if you’re a wild and crazy gal, you might just ignore my advice and give it a try anyway. If you do, be sure to write back and tell us how it worked!

What do YOU think? Are you bothered by boob sweat? Leave a comment and share your titulating story with the rest of the Beauty Brains community.

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  • Holly December 21, 2013, 4:11 pm

    I’ve been annoyed with boob sweat myslef and have used antiperspirant under my boobs. It did help decrease moisture and sweating but at the cost of boob acne. I have had an occasional pimple on my chest, but this was extreme! Within a week of use I broke out with 8+ pimples only in the areas I applied the antiperspirant, between and under my chest. Even after I stopped using the antiperspirant, by skin seemed to react by increasing oil production in that area and I continued to get breakouts there for a few months. Once it cleared up, and I naively convinced myself that the reaction was unconnected to the antiperspirant. But when I applied antiperspirant again, within a week I started breaking out again. I do not recommend it, there is a reason it says to only apply under the arms.

    • Ansley January 1, 2014, 11:27 pm

      Try using a body powder. I live in the deep south and it helps with mine tremendously!

      • Sharmarie March 10, 2014, 8:03 am

        I find that using powder with corn starch works well.

      • Mssag March 19, 2016, 11:29 pm

        How how how do you apply body powder with out making a complete powder storm

        • Monkey4434 June 21, 2016, 3:23 pm

          I find that whatever powder you use, if you lay down about 3 squares of toilet tissue, pour the powder on it in a line about an inch in thickness, then place the tissue under your breast with the powder on the tissue place directly in the crease, it doesn’t make a mess. I use Medline’s Anti-fungal Powder under my grandmother’s breasts and it absorbs the moisture plus prevents any bacteria from growing. 🙂

          • Ronda August 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

            Great Tip about the Anti Fungal power. I will be trying that asap

      • c Meilleur March 1, 2018, 8:40 am

        baby powder is the answer

    • Pauline January 15, 2016, 1:45 am

      I tried argan oil.. it worked for a while then it stopped…..my one boob is bigger then the other i only have this problem under one boob…no matter how many tines i wash my bra…. i have tried different bras….if anyone can help it would be appreciated……

    • Chan January 22, 2017, 3:38 am

      You can try coconut oil too

  • TJ July 17, 2014, 1:32 pm

    I use it everyday, otherwise I will have sweat dripping down my stomach. I do not have a problem with it. If you do sweat under your boobs and do not use anything, it can cause yeast to grow underneath your boobs and your crevice under there becomes red, irritated and full of bumps. If you are going to use deodorant under your boobs you can’t just use any kind, you have to use plain old regular deodorant, not antiperspirant, just basic deodorant with no other extra added anything. No clinical strength, no invisible solid, no roll on. The old school white chalky deodorant, regular old solid. I recommend Secret, it works like a charm.

  • Donna July 30, 2015, 5:38 pm

    I was using an outer body yeast cream under my heavy breast but found that a thin layer of my mitchum 48 hour protection deodorant works very well and is cheaper, be sure to put it under the breast before bed and fan it until it dries and if you shower the next morning it will still work, It has worked for me for up to a week but everyone is different, I use it after my shower and use my blow dryer on low until dry, Hope this helps some of you.!

  • Victoria November 24, 2015, 11:14 pm

    I am always annoyed by boob sweat.Every second,every minute, and every hour it never stops bothering me. My advice is to just put the deodorant under your armpits.But you want to know how many times I do it a day? Well every day I always put it on 3 times a day but sometimes I will put it on 4 times a day. You might think that I am crazy but I rub it under about 8-10 times. Some of my best friends think I am crazy because I love love love my deodorant but I don’t want problems to my boobs. But I have to put deodorant on ally a day because it bothers me if I don’t . So email me how many times you do it a day.

  • Chloe November 25, 2015, 11:14 am

    I am always annoyed by boob sweat. Every second,minute,and hour it always bothers me. After the gym I go in the locker room and the ladies look at me because I have boob sweat dripping. My advice is to just use deodorant under you armpits. Do you want to know how many times I put it on a day? Well I mostly put it on 3 times a day but sometimes I put it on 4 times a day. I also rub it underneath about 8-10 times. Some people think that I’m crazy cause I love love my deodorant but I don’t want problems to my boobs . What do you think about me and my deodorant? Please reply

    • Randy Schueller November 25, 2015, 1:08 pm

      When you say deodorant do you mean anti-perspirant? Deodorant just covers odor, it doesn’t stop sweat. If you are talking about anti-perspirants, I don’t think they’re supposed to be applied that frequently.

  • Mumee December 11, 2015, 6:01 pm

    I can’t stand boob sweat….. some days I sweat and some days I don’t. I need help on this SITUATION! I have tried baby powder and body powder. Nothing seems to help me out. I have started to wear bras with underwire, it help out some. But sometimes I don’t like how they feel under my breast. So I switched back to no underwire. Is there a way that I can find some breast pads at a store or something? So I don’t have to order them online? Because I be using toilet paper or paper towels to keep myself dry. Or has anybody use gold bond to keep yourself dry?
    P.s. Please help

    • Carol April 17, 2016, 4:21 pm

      I use Gold Bond Medicated everyday. I just sweat right through it. I go to the gym and just cant stand the sweat and rash. Going to try Argan oil. Hate to use Rx medication for yeast.

      • Derrice Harris August 10, 2016, 12:59 am

        I’ve been using Gold Bond for years, but still sweating profusely under my breast. I do have sweat bands, but they are usually soaked in a couple of hours. I’m going to try the Argan oil, I’m at the end of my rope?? Last summer I did have the yeast issue, milk of mag worked. If you know something new, please let me know

  • Cyndi January 29, 2016, 3:46 am

    Please do not use any anti-perspirant under your ( • )( • )’s like secret, dove, degree, etc. , they have aluminum in them and aluminum causes many health problems like Alzheimer’s and cancer so don’t put it under your boobies ladies,

  • Deb Swim March 31, 2016, 6:09 pm

    You can buy an insert to soak up the sweat. Search for “bra liner” on Amazon.com and see the options. And be advised, aluminum is associated with cancer, perhaps not a mainstream view but enough association that I want to avoid.

  • Elizabeth April 8, 2016, 1:03 pm

    When I’m going to be working outside or getting really hot..I cut an old soft sweat shirt in strips and put them underneath. You may have to switch them out but it helps.

    • Debbie July 7, 2017, 3:37 pm

      I cut a light days napkin in 1/2 and place the cut sticky edge on the inside of the cup. Dry all day.

  • Holly May 15, 2016, 10:06 am

    My ladies get bra raw because of sweat. It hurts please help..

  • Ashley September 11, 2016, 12:15 pm

    I’ve been using secret ph balanced under my breasts during the summer months and have had no problems. It’s definitely helped and I don’t break out. I only swipe once, unlike my underarms.

  • Chan January 22, 2017, 3:35 am

    I use deodorant between my boobs like dove with the shea butter and because I have thick thighs I use it to prevent chafing. I have sensitive skin and I haven’t had a problem.

  • Precious Leyva May 4, 2017, 10:31 am

    I also get really bad irritation on my breasts. It’s always been very difficult for me in the summer because my breasts are fairly close together. I’ve been looking into products that can help keep my bra and breasts cool during the summer. Hopefully it can help!

  • missy June 19, 2017, 9:33 pm

    My nurses that was taking care of me at one time told me to use corn startch not baby powder actual corn startch that you would cook with. It really helps. My husband even uses it down there when he sweats. I hope this helps

  • FreshFromMO July 22, 2017, 5:21 pm

    While looking for anti monkey butt on Amazon for my husband and myself I found a product called, “Fresh Balls.” It goes on as a thin paste/liquid and dries like a soft powder leaving no mess. It works great for him and guys issues with swamp shorts and is amazing to keep chaffing down due to boob sweat. A little goes a long way. If nothing else read the reviews there’s some funny ones.

  • Kathy Sheldon September 13, 2017, 1:57 pm

    I checked this site to see if antiperspirant is safe under the boobs. I hate boob sweat and after reading this, I won’t use the antiperspirant. I will SHARE a tip I have been doing for years. I buy panty liners and stick them on the bottom edge of my bra, sometimes I cut them in the half and they fit better. They will absorb a lot of sweat and are kind to my skin by the underwire. They also don’t fall out! Try it.

  • Veronica December 2, 2017, 3:30 pm

    Is cornstarch actually working ? I would never think of it as a solution

  • Christine L Luczkow January 2, 2019, 1:26 pm

    I am an E cup. Sweat, irritation, odor. Yep. I deal with them all.
    I have found regular bras to no longer be comfortable. Plus on an extremely limited income they are too expensive at $60 + for my size.
    I now wear JMS bras I get at Wal-Mart for abot $15 each. They are sized by t-shirt size. I always get the kind that has wicking properties to help keep dry. It works – to an extant, but not well enough.
    I’ve tried corn starch, sweat just causes it to pill up and cause irritation.
    I’ve tried antiperspirant/deodorant, causes massive skin peeling and rawness.
    I’m considering Carpelotion. Wondering if anyone else has had any under breast success with this?