Sweat in the crotch area is a completely natural phenomenon. After all, you have sweat glands, and when you are working out, things get worse there. The extra fat in your hips and thighs can keep your groin’s temperature up. Here’s what you can do to do away with the sweat and odour, explains dermatologist Dr Sejal Shah.
Change your underwear frequently: The best thing you can do is to keep yourself dry. Change your underwear 2-3 times a day and change your workout gear immediately following your sweat sessions.
Wear loose fitted panties and pants: Wearing lose-fitted panties and pants can help the skin breathe and also help it stay cooler and less sweaty. Plus, the sweat can dry more easily when you wear loose-fitted clothes.
Wear breathable fabrics: Avoid wearing synthetic and nylon clothes. Wear breathable fabrics like cotton that can wick the moisture out of your skin. Plus, they are super comfortable.
Use an antiperspirant: Use an antiperspirant that contains aluminium chloride as it blocks the openings of sweat ducts. Apply it at night as the glands are less active that time and clean the area with soap when bathing. Make sure that you do not shave the area for the next 24 hours else your skin can get inflamed.
Wash with an antibacterial soap: All the moisture can make the area more prone to bacterial and yeast infections. Start using an anti-bacterial soap containing triclosan which will help prevent the infection in the area.
Apply cornstarch: The crotch area has the most apocrine sweat glands which mean the sweat generated down there can produce a lot of smell. Make use of natural ingredients such as cornstarch to absorb the moisture and also do away with the stench.