If you're still sweating it through the last bit of Summer, there may be some slick-kicking tips you're forgetting that are making the problem worse. The first step is to consider what makeup and skin care you're using. "You should avoid any products which might be, comedogenic, meaning that they can plug pores," said Dr. Carolyn I. Jacob, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist, and founder and medical director of Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology. "They will mix with sweat and add to the problem." So shelve anything that's overly heavy and thick, and make sure to swap it out with something lighter that won't block your pores.
Leaving your makeup on after you're sweating is a recipe for disaster, too. Jacob advises washing your face after you sweat to make sure you're effectively wicking away any added buildup. "Sometimes sweat and oil can combine to create breakouts," Jacobs says. So cleaning off the grime will stop that in its tracks.
When it comes to sunscreen, opt for stick application. "I like stick forms of SPF, such as CeraVe's sunscreen stick ($10), which don't wash off easily with sweat and water." And on top of SPF, never forget your antiperspirant, even in places where you wouldn't think to use it. That means between and under your breasts, down your back, and so on.
For tips on how to help your sweating if it's more severe, just keep reading.