Most of us are familiar with that creeping sweaty feeling, which often accompanies a hot day, a humid climate, or a vigorous workout. Some of us, however, find ourselves sweating excessively regardless of the environment or activity. Either way, wouldn't it be nice to freshen up during the day? Sweat wipes, also known as antiperspirant wipes, are a handy solution for managing excessive sweat, especially if you are constantly on the go.
In this article, we examine the best anti-sweat wipes designed to keep you fresh and dry throughout the day.
This post was published in July 2020, and updated in December 2020, December 2021 and December 2022.
First, it could be strictly situational. Common sweat triggers include physical activity, hot or humid weather conditions, anxiety, stress, and even certain foods or beverages. These types of triggers usually cause a spike in body temperature, which activates the body’s natural reaction to cool down by producing sweat.
Second, excessive sweat without a trigger is typically a medical condition called hyperhidrosis. The medical condition causes you to continuously produce sweat, regardless of the temperature or even your stress level. Sometimes it is a result of an underlying medical condition or a side effect of medication.
Sweat wipes are individual towelettes that contain the perfect amount of antiperspirant formula for easy and convenient application whenever you need it. Most of the formulas can be safely and easily applied to sweaty areas on the body, not just the underarms.
Although antiperspirant wipes have been around for many years, they have recently seen a surge in popularity amongst excessive sweaters. This means more products in a variety of options, such as scented, unscented, aluminum-free, and prescription strength.
Sweat Shield Ultra Antiperspirant uses a clinical strength formula to eliminate perspiration for up to 7 days. The formulated wet-wipe pad is specially designed to reduce irritation so is safe to use on the scalp, face, underarms, hands, chest, back, groin, and feet. Apply the wipes at night after showering and before bed for maximum protection against excessive sweating. (Buy on Amazon)
SweatBlock Antiperspirant Wipes can be used to effectively combat hyperhidrosis and excessive sweating. The single-use hyperhidrosis wipes each offer up to 7 days of protection against wetness and bad odor. For the best results, apply at night to clean and dry skin before going to sleep. The clinical-strength formula is safe, strong, and proven to reduce sweating even in the case of hyperhidrosis. (Buy on Amazon)
Stay dry and fresh for up to 7 days with Maxim Clinical Strength Antiperspirant Wipes. These clinical-strength anti-sweat wipes provide relief from extreme underarm sweating caused by hyperhidrosis or physical activity. They are individually wrapped so you can use them anytime or anywhere. For best results, apply at night to clean, dry skin. (Buy on Amazon)
Also available for sensitive skin.
Zero Sweat Antiperspirant Towelettes help to stop excessive sweating and keep you dry on the go. Zero Sweat’s unique formula is absorbed into the sweat glands where it works to stop the overproduction of sweat. One single application can provide up to 3-5 days of protection due to its strong, clinical-strength formula. Despite their strength, Zero Sweat wipes will not clog up pores nor produce build-up. (Buy on Amazon)
LA Fresh Travel Lite Antiperspirant Wipes offer powerful sweat and odor protection. The scented wipes are individually sealed, so you can safely carry them on the go to use as and when needed. The invisible formula goes on clear without leaving residue on your skin or transferring to clothes. These biodegradable and compostable wipes also win a bonus point for being eco-friendly and made using clean, renewable solar energy. (Buy on Amazon)
Carpe Antiperspirant Underarm Wipes are perfect for use at any time during the day. Each single-use wipe comes in a separate pouch making them discreet to carry and easy to use when you need to freshen up away from home. The formula is designed to combat sweat and odor at the source. It is suitable for use on dry, damp, or wet skin. The formula goes on clear and doesn’t leave a white residue. (Buy on Amazon)
Dermadoctor Med e Tate anti-sweat wipes combine antiperspirant therapy and botanicals to create a dry state of consciousness. The holistic concept wipes aim to purify your being and ultimately reduce sweating, enabling you to channel an energy of confidence. The hypoallergenic, gluten-free formula can be applied with a single swipe to clean, dry underarm skin. (Buy on Amazon)
Perspi Guard Maximum Strength Antiperspirant Wipes are another great option to combat excessive sweating. The formula is scientifically made with body wash and antiperspirant to protect against sweat and odor for up to 5 days. These individually packaged antiperspirant wipes are unscented and gentle on your skin. They won't leave marks or stains on your clothes. (Buy on Amazon)
The only product on our list requiring a prescription comes from Qbrexza. The individually wrapped medicated cloths are designed to treat excessive armpit sweating with a solution of 2.4% glycopyrronium. Once on the skin, the aluminum-free formula enters the pores and blocks neurotransmitters in the sweat glands, thus reducing the production of sweat. You can use also the wipes alongside your regular antiperspirant. (Available by prescription.)
While excessive sweating can be miserable, using a wipe to freshen up or wearing sweat proof basics can help you look - and feel - a whole lot drier and more confident.
Another way to keep fresh throughout the day is to wear Ejis sweat proof undershirts and boxer briefs. While our underwear won’t stop sweat, they will stop sweat from reaching your clothes. Our sweat proof basics are made of premium micro modal fabric in combination with odor-fighting silver and an ultra-thin waterproof layer in the areas you need it the most. (Available in our shop or on Amazon.)
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