If you’re a person who has a tendency to get a little extra sweaty, you’ve probably tried a lot of things to handle your perspiration problem. From the standard option of deodorants, antiperspirants, and lots of showers to the slightly more unusual methods like Botox, the process of continually searching for solutions can be frustrating and exhausting.
So if you haven’t found them yet, armpit pads might be the exact thing that allows you to finally end your search. In this article, we’ll explain all about armpit sweat pads and how they can help you manage your excessive sweating.
What Is an Armpit Sweat Pad?
An armpit sweat pad is a fabric (usually cotton) pad that sticks to your skin and/or clothing in order to absorb excess sweat. Some armpit sweat pads are disposable while others can be reused. The reusable type of sweat pad is washable and attaches to your clothing while the disposable type usually attaches to the skin.
Types of Armpit Sweat Pads
There are a wide variety of different types of sweat pads with slight variations mostly in terms of how they are held in place.
- Garment shields that fasten to the torso or arm
- Underarm pads that adhere to the skin
- Sweat pads that stick to the inside of your clothing
- Shields that are attached to the clothing with snaps, tape, pins, or thread
- Armpit shields that attach to garments such as bras
Benefits of Armpit Sweat Pads
There are many reasons why you might decide to wear armpit sweat pads, as they can offer a variety of benefits. Among these are:
Do you want to find a way to protect your clothing from excess underarm sweat and improve your confidence? Try Social Citizen’s sweat-proof Social Tee today. They have washable and reusable armpit sweat pads integrated into the shirts!
Drawbacks of Armpit Sweat Pads
That being said, armpit sweat pads also have their drawbacks. It’s important you learn about these before investing in an armpit sweat pad so that you know ahead of time what to expect. Some of the disadvantages of armpit sweat pads include:
- Some armpit sweat pads can be irritating to the skin
- It is possible for adhesive armpit sweat pads to cause rashes or skin darkening
- Armpit sweat pads aren’t always the best option for those with extreme excessive sweating, as they can become loose or even leak
- Armpit sweat pads can leave permanent sticky residue on your clothing
- Armpit sweat pads that must be pinned or sewed into the clothing can be difficult to attach
- If you’re planning to wear loose clothing, armpit sweat pads may not work for you
- On the other hand, if you’re wearing very tight clothing, the armpit sweat pads may become visible which is usually undesired
- Sometimes you will have to adjust your armpit sweat pads throughout the day, which can be inconvenient
Again, some people find armpit sweat pads to be a game-changer that absolutely solves their sweating issues. But, for others, the issues above can be a problem. Ultimately, it’s a matter of individual preference and requirements.
How to Choose the Best Sweat Pads for You
As you saw above, there are a lot of different types of sweat pads. In this section, we’ll help you understand which ones would most likely be best suited for you by sharing the pros and cons of each.
Garment shields that fasten to the torso or arm are a good choice if you don’t want to get sticky residue on your clothes or irritate the skin of your underarm with adhesive. That being said, they can sometimes be visible through clothing, so they may be best for occasions during which you plan to wear thick clothing that they won’t show through. To avoid having to readjust your garment shield throughout the day, you may want to use extra pins to secure them in place.
Underarm pads that adhere to the skin are another good option if you want to avoid getting adhesive on your clothing. To use them, you will generally have to shave your armpits, so keep that in mind if shaving isn’t an option for you. They are also a one-time use product, which you might consider convenient or wasteful depending on your views.
Sweat pads that stick to the inside of your clothing are a good choice for people with sensitive skin who are worried that they might get rashes or irritation if they stick a pad directly onto their undearm. Before using them, it’s a good idea to test the adhesive on a small, non-noticeable area of your clothing to make sure it won’t leave a residue behind. It’s also probably not the best option for use with expensive, delicate clothing.
Dress shields that are attached to the clothing with snaps, tape, pins, or thread are another good choice for people who don’t want to get adhesive on their skin or clothing. If you prioritize being environmentally friendly, you might like these, as they are usually reusable. However, they can be a little bit difficult to attach if you’re not good with things like sewing.
Armpit shields that attach to garments such as bras are one more option for people who are trying to avoid getting adhesive on their skin or clothing. These usually stay in place better and more easily than other types of garment shields and dress shields, but they can be visible through the clothing.
Final Words: Should You Buy Armpit Pads?
As you can tell from this article so far, armpit pads have a lot of pros and cons. This means that some people absolutely love them and see them as their number one weapon against excessive sweating, while others don't find them useful at all.
If you’re not sure whether or not it’s worth trying out one of the various types of armpit sweat pads, read the list of statements below. If most or all of them apply to you, then we think it’s a good idea to give armpit sweat pads a try. If not, you might want to consider another option.
- My sweating problem is light to moderate
- I don’t have overly sensitive skin
- I am comfortable using pins, clips, and tape
- I don’t mind adjusting my armpit pads throughout the day
- I mostly wear clothing that is not too loose or too tight
- I don’t plan to wear my armpit pads with clothing that is very expensive, delicate, or sheer
How Social Citizen Sweat Proof T-Shirts Can Help You
If the idea of having an absorbent pad in your clothing to absorb excess sweat, stop sweat stains, and protect your clothes sounds appealing but you don’t want to deal with the fussiness of armpit sweat pads, Social Citizen’s sweat-proof Social Tee might just be the exact solution you’re looking for.
These sweat-resistant t-shirts are made with a discreet, comfortable armpit pad sewn into the underarm so that you don’t have to worry about how you’ll adhere or fasten a removable underarm pad to your body. The Social Tee’s underarm pads are made with bamboo to help fight odors and bacteria. They’re also guaranteed to stop 100% of sweat stains so you can feel confident and comfortable all day.
Beyond that, the Social Tee is also stylish and easy to wear, coming in three neutral colors that match with anything in your wardrobe. Best of all, they look just like any other t-shirt in your closet so you don’t have to worry about giving away the fact that you’re wearing sweat-proof clothing. Check out the Social Tee in men’s and women’s cuts and see the difference for yourself.