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24 Things People From Humid Climates Swear By


24 Things People From Humid Climates Swear By

~Cool~ products that’ll help you beat the heat.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1. Body Glide anti-chafe balm you can ~glide~ onto your thighs or any other part of your body where heat and friction mix to give you all-day relief.


Promising review: “This product is amazing! I never thought I would be able to wear shorts, skirts, or dresses comfortably in warmer weather, until now! So far I’ve only used this twice, once when just going to the grocery store, and then today when I got a hair cut, grocery store trip, and hand-washed my car. Not once in any of these instances did the thought of my thighs rubbing together cross my mind. Typically, within the first few minutes of walking around or doing anything in the hot and humid summers of Illinois, I want to die. I’ll wear long pants at any chance of long periods of walking, no matter how hot. NEVER. AGAIN. It goes on like deodorant, has no scent, and is clear on the skin. It kind of feels like dried candle wax but lightweight. Glide is the perfect word for how my thighs feel. ALSO, I have pretty severe psoriasis, and suffer from pretty intense razor burn, especially on my upper inner thighs. I’ve had my skin start bleeding from my psoriasis being irritated by chafing. I’ll definitely be ordering the larger size when this runs out. 10/10 would recommend.” —Bridget C. Shaw

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in five sizes).

2. Or a pair of cooling slip shorts specifically designed to pull heat away from your body so you stay cooler and your skin stays happier.

Thigh Society

Promising review: “Light, stretchy, and not at all restrictive, these are the best things that ever happened to my thighs. I love wearing dresses but chafe at the slightest movement. These provide coverage so I can wear dresses while teaching, and are super breathable during humid Michigan summers.” —Anne

Get them from Thigh Society for $36 (available in sizes XS-4X, three lengths, and five colors).

3. A Garnier gel-cream moisturizer made with vitamin C and a fruit water antioxidant complex, so it’s lightweight but will still moisturize your face and leave you feeling refreshed and ~cool~ (both figuratively and literally).

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Promising review:I live in an extremely humid and hot climate, and I love this stuff as moisturizer for the spring and summer. I’m about to finish my second jar and will definitely be repurchasing this to go with a nice sunscreen for my daytime routine. By the end of the day, I definitely feel like I need to wash my face, but it is nowhere near as oily as other moisturizers tend to make it.” —Lauren

Get it from Amazon for $6.62.

4. A small dehumidifier that’ll get rid of some of the moisture in the air and prevent musty smells and mold and mildew from accumulating in your home.


Plus, it will automatically shut off when the water reservoir is full.

Promising review: “It’s small but it works great in small spaces like my bathroom and laundry room. I live in the South where it stays humid most of the year. We always have a problem with moisture in our house, especially in our bathrooms, closets, and laundry room. This little dehumidifier packs a big punch. It runs fairly quietly and is perfect for small areas. It fits great on the countertop or shelf. You don’t have to take up floor space with a big unit! I was so pleased with the first one that I got another to put in another area of my home. I’m so happy with this dehumidifier!” —Jessica Savarese

Get it from Amazon for $33.99 (available in green and blue).

5. A Takeya cold brew maker so you can make your favorite beverage, keep it in your fridge, and then pour yourself a nice refreshing glass of cold coffee whenever you need it.

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Plus, it’s so easy to make! Just add six tablespoons of your favorite coffee in the filter, fill it with water, and let it sit in your fridge for 24 hours. Then just take the filter out of the pitcher and enjoy your coffee!

Promising review: “The Takeya Cold Brew makes delicious, acid-reduced coffee, both cold and hot. With our recent run of very hot and humid weather, I’m really enjoying starting the day with a flavorful, ice-cold glass of coffee. The low acidity of the cold brew brings out tastes that I never experienced before. And, because of that, I find that no sweetener is needed. The same goes for hot coffee. As another result, I’m using less half-and-half, saving calories as well.” —David G.

Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in two sizes and in three colors).

And to learn more, read the full review: “If You Drink Iced Coffee Year Round, You Need This Under-$20 Cold Brew Maker“.

6. A bra liner made from bamboo, cotton, and spandex that you put under your bra to collect any sweat that may otherwise soak through your shirt, leaving you in an uncomfortable situation.


Promising review: “This is amazing. I live in Texas and the summers are humid and hot. This helps maintain my comfort level and prevents the dreaded boob sweat. I bought a second one because I love it so much. I definitely recommend it!” —A. Morris

Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

7. Or some anti-breast-sweat spray formulated with aloe and chamomile that you apply directly to the places you sweat the most so it absorbs as you go on with your everyday life.


The spray actually comes out as a powder that you apply directly where you sweat. Just shake the bottle, hold it an inch away from clean and dry skin, and pump before you get dressed.

Promising review: “This has become a summertime staple for me! Living in humid south Florida, that means it’s hot May through October. A little shake, a little spray, a little pat, and I’m good to go for the day. It helps so much! I have sensitive skin and haven’t had any adverse effects.” —Cate

Get it from Target for $15.99.

8. A rechargeable handheld fan to keep on ~hand~ for those days when it’s so unbearably hot that you need a personal AC wherever you go (even in your own home).

The handle folds up for easy carrying, and the fan has three speed settings.

Promising review: “I live in the south, and it’s sooooo hot and humid here and most battery-powered fans you just don’t even feel the breeze! This fan is sooo powerful, and I absolutely love that it’s rechargeable, and it’s quiet, but it just plain works! I don’t know how I went soooo long without this product in my life. This is one of those products that once you get you don’t know how you lived without it but you are glad you don’t have to! ❤️❤️❤️❤️” —Julie James

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in five colors).


Promising review: “I bought this to have in hot and humid Georgia this summer and it works. It keeps my style in place for the day despite the humidity, and I have wavy thick hair that blows up in humid weather. It does leave a stiff layer on the hair but it is not bothersome.” —RAR31

Get it from Sephora for $24.

10. Universal car shades made with mesh to block out the sun from your car to keep it cool while also still giving you the ability to open your windows and let air in.


Promising review: “This works great at keeping the sun from blinding my kids and keeps their car seats from getting so hot that it could burn them. Plus, it keeps the temperature in the car at least 15 degrees lower. This is huge for us because we live in a extremely hot and humid climate. As for the fit, it’s pretty good, but it doesn’t fit snuggly in my Dodge Dart windows. Not a deal-breaker though as it 95% fits fine.” —Phenyx

Get a set of two from Amazon for $18.97.

11. Antiperspirant towelettes for anyone with hyperhidrosis and excessive sweating. You simply apply the wipes before bed, let it sit for a couple of minutes, and you’ll wake up with seven days’ worth of sweat protection.


Promising review: “This product is great! I never knew until now, that there was something I could do about excessive facial sweating. I have always had a problem with a sweaty head and face, and as I’ve aged it has gotten even worse. I live in the Midwest, and summers can be extremely hot and humid, so I was constantly wiping sweat off my face — especially on the golf course. It’s really embarrassing when you’re the only one with sweat streaming down your face. With this product, I still feel just as hot, but there is minimal sweating. I find myself wiping my face, only to find there’s nothing there to wipe. It works well for me!” —Babalooey

Get a box of 10 from Amazon for $19.99 (also available in packs of two and three).

12. A cotton undershirt with pads in the underarm to absorb sweat, prevent sweat stains, and just make the day more bearable, no matter what you do.


Promising review:I live in a naturally hot and humid climate, and this is a game-changer! I don’t have to wear only dark colors for fear of looking like a sweaty slob! I love these shirts!” —Bryan & Katherine

Get them from Amazon for $28.49: available in women’s sizes XS-XXL in three colors and in men’s sizes XS–3XL in three colors.

13. An ice roller you can keep in the freezer and then take out when you’ve had enough and need some instant relief on your face.

Promising review: “It is really easy to just pop off the ice roller, put it in the freezer, and re-attach to the handles. So far I haven’t had any issues with re-attaching after cooling the ice roller. One thing to know though is that the ice roller can accidentally pop out if you apply too much pressure on it — but again no issues with putting it back in. This has really been so convenient for the summer heat and unexpected humidity of the year. I enjoy using it and so does my mom. I can’t really say anything else about it regarding skincare absorption mostly because the main purpose for me is to have something cool for my face.” —Anita

Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in nine colors).

14. A cooling towel that’ll keep you cool for hours. All you have to do is run it under cold water for one minute and ring out the access water, and you’ll be G2G.


Promising review: “I live in the South where it is super humid. I use this every time I go into the yard, and it helps keep me cool and keeps the back of my neck from getting sunburned.” —Wanderer

Get it from Amazon for $6.95 (available in orange and pink).

15. NYX setting spray you can spritz on after doing your makeup in the morning and not have to worry about applying again. You’ll look and feel great all day long, even if you spend time outside.


Promising review: “NYX matte makeup setter lasts and leaves makeup perfectly in place for long hours. I live in humid Louisiana and work in the film industry. This product withstands heat, humidity, light rain, and sweating. Even on your lips and brows. Makeup washes away easily too. An added perk is with proper blending of makeup, it will set tattoo cover-up as well. True trick is to blend up fine layers, letting them dry before the next layer them finishing with NYX. I absolutely LOVE it and from now on it’s a permanent addition to my makeup routine daily.” —Lynette B

Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

16. A pair of slip-on sneakers in a knit material (made from recycled water bottles) so they let your feet breathe. Plus, if you ever find that they are getting a little stinky from sweat, you can remove the insoles and put the shoes into the washing machine, and they’ll be as good as new.


Promising review: “These are the most comfortable slip-ons that I’ve bought. I can wear them for hours in the hot and humid streets of NYC with no complaints! Buy them now, you won’t regret it!” —Keri T.

Get them from Rothy’s for $125 (available in women’s sizes 5-13 and in eight colors and patterns).

17. A mat towel big enough to fit over your whole mat, which is great when you find your hands slipping from all the sweat on them as you try and hold downward dog.

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Promising review:I used this towel through the hot humid summer to absorb all the sweat from vigorous power yoga. It has excellent grip and absorbs a lot of sweat without creating puddles. During the winter, I use a thinner towel with equally great satisfaction.” —Saba

Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in two sizes and five colors).

And to read more about this yoga towel, check out “Just 11 Things You Might Want To Try In October” (#6).

18. A mesh stroller liner to help your little one stay cool (and also calm) while they’re in their car seat because everyone needs a bit of relief from the summer heat.

Promising review: “It’s a heat index 95 with high humidity here in Houston, and my son’s back is always soaked with sweat when he goes in the stroller even with a fan. The pad kept him dry today and is a nice comfy layer too. I’m very happy.” —A Dickerson

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in toddler and infant sizea and in 11 colors and patterns).

19. A natural shoe deodorizer that’ll kill all the odor-causing bacteria in all your favorite summer shoes and keep them smelling fresh and clean. /

Promising review:I live in a hot and humid part of the country. As a result, I often end up with sweaty smelly feet. I came across this product and thought I’d give it a try. To my pleasant surprise, it really works. The scent is somewhat strong, but not offensive. Personally, I like the mostly lemongrass scent. I have used it successfully in my shoes and on my feet. It doesn’t take a lot either — two to three sprays per shoe/foot.” —Maggiezzy

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

20. A cooling mesh pad system worth the investment because once you put the pad on your bed, it uses water to either heat up or cool down your bed to make sure you sleep ~juuust right~ every single night.


The system comes with a reversible pad that you put over your mattress, the control unit, and a remote to adjust the temperature. The unit uses hydropower (aka water) to adjust the temperature from 55-115 degrees F, which means you can use it all year long to keep you comfortable. To use it, you simply have to add water to the unit before going to bed. Plus, it auto shuts off when the water is too low and the pad is machine washable.

Promising review: “Living in Hawaii can be really humid and not everyone has the luxury of AC. Having the Chilipad really made a difference! I feel way more comfortable at night and wake up more refreshed then without it. Sometimes I just don’t want to get out of bed because of the cooling effect. I tend to prime my bed way before I sleep by running it, by the time I sleep my bed is already cool! Thank you Chilipad! You made my night!” —Alex

Get it from Chili for $499+ (available for one or two people and in queen, king, or California king).

21. Stila waterproof eyeliner that will stay put through heat, sweat, and even tears.

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Promising review: “Best eyeliner ever! I live in a hot and humid state, and I walk across campus all day long without having to reapply my makeup. This eyeliner has a sharp tip that is flexible enough for me to control the thickness/shape of the line I want to draw, and the waterproof formula prevents any budging or smudging. Definitely worth every penny. I only apply once in the morning, and it lasts throughout the day. I even wore it in the pool and on rainy days, and it doesn’t fade. I’ll try cheaper products, but always end up coming back to this one.” —RDPark

Get it from Amazon for $22 (available in 10 colors).

22. Blackout curtains designed with a double layer to prevent sunlight from getting into your home and making it feel like the inside of the sun. These will keep your home cooler and at the same time, lower your energy bill because your AC won’t have to work overtime. Now that’s a win-win.


Promising review: “I purchased these curtains two months ago and just purchased two more sets for more windows. I live in Hawaii where the weather is humid and muggy throughout much of the year. I usually keep my windows open all day despite the heat. These curtains have helped keep the high temperatures and humidity at bay and have eliminated the glare on my flat screen (my TV faces setting sun), which was my primary reason for purchasing these curtains. I also purchased these curtains to protect my privacy at night, and they do so perfectly. Overall, I highly recommended them.” —thejungleflower

Get them from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in 21 colors and patterns and in six sizes and two styles).

23. A pack oil-blotting tissues great for absorbing any oil that accumulates on your face from spending only a few minutes outside.


Promising review: “Where have these been my whole life? I live in humid FL and have very oily skin. Halfway through the day I look like an oil slick. I love these charcoal tissues, they feel great on skin and gently absorb oil. They do not ruin or pickup my makeup at all when I dab them on my face. They leave no trace of oil and I am good for another four hours or so. I can’t live without these now!” —Ashley Bouchard

Get the pack of 100 from Amazon for $6.95 (available in 10 styles and varieities).

24. And when all else fails, a mini pool you can spend all day in, because sometimes the humidity is too much to even deal with and you need some R&R.,

Promising review: “This is so nice for a hot, humid summer! I didn’t buy an air pump to go with this, but it blew up very easily with my hairdryer set on cool. Plenty of room for my roommate and me (both about 5-foot-4) to lay in with room still at our feet. We’ve had this for about two months and haven’t had any problems with it other than having to blow it up a little here and there but I think that’s normal — not like water was spilling out or anything, just got a little soft from time to time. Overall, It’s a great product! It’s very durable and is so convenient for hot summer days! Can’t beat the price for such a large-sized inflatable pool.” —Gionna Knauss

Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

Me whenever I step outside in the summer:

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Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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