As undesirable and uncomfortable being sweaty seems, it is an unavoidable occurrence to some of us. We cannot really do anything to stop the sweat- It’s not like we can stuff our pores and stop the outpouring of sweat in their tracks. What we should do instead is to embrace it, and here are a few ways how to deal with your sweat in such a way that it won’t become a sticky uncomfortable burden anymore.

1. Opt for braids instead of ponytails

Not only do braids look good, they also make you comfortable throughout the day. Since they effectively gather your hair tight in one bunch, any fly-aways and stray hair are kept at bay, so none of them would stick annoyingly onto your sweaty skin.

2. Stay true to sweat-friendly make-up

With the weather the way it is, especially during summertime, and with you being the active girl that you are, you shouldn’t keep the air-conditioning blasted on full at all times just because you’re afraid that your face full of minutes and minutes worth of make-up-effort will melt off from the heat. Choose waterproof cosmetic products, and you’re good to go.

PHOTO: ‘Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup’ foundation | © Clinique Laboratories, llc. All Rights Reserved

The waterproof mascara and the sweat-proof foundation are the bestest friends of the sweaty lady. A great sweat-proof foundation is the Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free, as it offers not just a matte finish but a guarantee of an oil-free face to last the whole day. In terms of sweat-proof, trustworthy mascara, go for Benefit Cosmetics’ BADgal Waterproof Mascara.

3. Keep your deo handy at all times.

Don’t let pit stains and smells as a result of excessive sweat stop you from going about your day like the jubilant, happy-go-lucky active woman that you are. Always remember to check your bag every time before you step out of the house- Your deodorant should always be with you at all times, so you can reapply through the day.

4. Always have your blotting paper.

We know all too well that sweating at the rate that we do will result in oily everything. Keep your oily face at bay and power through the day oil-free by always having your blotting paper at the ready to dab any unwanted oil away.

PHOTO: Palladio Rice Paper | Palladio Beauty

A great blotting paper to use is Palladio Beauty’s rice paper. Not only does it soak up the oils on your face, it also leaves a trail of rice powder on your face, further preventing oil build-up.

Pro-Tip: If you’re anything like me, where the oils on your face somehow find their way up onto your scalp as well, try using the blotting paper not just on your face but on your scalp too. Just dab gently but thoroughly.

5. Wet wipes are essential.

Your list of must-have items does not end there. The sweaty girl would also need wet wipes to clean away unwanted sweat, smells and especially germs.