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How To Dodge The Big Sweat And Survive The Heatwave

That’s right, we jumped on that band wagon by uttering those words. Other key phrases we could have thrown in there: ‘I like it warm, but this is too warm for me,’ and ‘oooh, it’s just like being abroad’ – all the while wafting our shiny faces with a makeshift fan.

Obviously you don’t need us to tell you any of this. You’re awfully aware that temperatures are supercharged like a microwave oven right now - but you may not be aware of what your options are...

So without further ado, here's how to keep it cool without dressing like the Fonz.

PIT STOP 

We all know how it starts; one little trickle, then before you know it the telltale shirt marks, clammy creases and damp patches that expand faster than popcorn in a heatwave.

First up, drink water. Sweating is a sign of dehydration, which is more likely at times of extreme hotness, so keep those levels topped up.

And also put deodorant on. No really, some people out there, mentioning no names, need reminding.

There are no excuses these days, particularly with products being affordably effective; something like Adidas Climacool Deodorant, (£1.49), which carries on releasing bursts of freshness as you go about your daily business.  

Or if you’re wanting serious hardcore sweat relief look at something like Kiehl's Cross Terrain Deodorant (14.50), which sort of dry cleans your sweatiest area. 

FACE TIME 

Unfortunately, as it gets to temperatures so warm our iPhones stop working, our faces suffer too. Stop your forehead, cheeks, chin and temples from turning you into a real-life version of Edvard Munch's Scream by branching out your morning routine before venturing into urban tropics.

Clinique For Men Oil Control Mattifying Moisturiser, £25, does exactly what it says on it’s pretty, manly, tin. 

Stila Aqua Glow Perfecting Primer, £20, is one to nick off a lady friend, and so worth the steal as it evens out your face while adding the subtlest hint of sheen. Classy.

THE COOL DOWN

Spray and spritz your way to a chilled out finish, even if the weather continues to defy heat records set in the olden days. You might initially feel like a bit of a berk keeping a bottle of Thalago Reviving Marine Mist, £25, on your desk but a swift application doused over the face and exposed body bits when no-one is looking is a bit like diving in the sea. In Wales. They won’t be laughing for long.

And if that all fails… at least make sure you smell nice

Go for something refreshing like Lacoste L.12.12 Jaune (from £35), which comes with soothing, summery tonic and grapefruit notes. It’s like a zingy pat on the back. 

Follow Carly Hobbs on Twitter for more tips: @CarlyTopTip

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