How to wipe sweat away without grossing people out....?

I sweat pretty easily and usually i just wipe it off my forehead with my hand. but i know that might gross some people out (im more concerned about the girls) so im wondering how i can do this without grossing people out. i dont want to carry a wash cloth around because i think thats just a little bit... odd. maybe i could carry around a bandanna (handkerchief)? if so, how could i keep it from looking like just a gross sweat rag (even though that IS what it would be)?

Thanks for tour help gentlemen!

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Handkerchief and bandanna seem fine to me. What else is there?

On hot, sticky days, I've wound up hauling three handkerchiefs with me.

#1.  For wiping the glasses

#2.  For wiping the brow.

#3.  Because my sweetie forgets to stash one in her purse.

I recommend a combination of two things: a sweatband (if you go with one from a local team, nobody will really question it outside fan support) and an increase in your water consumption. I know that sounds like feeding the beast, but a constant intake of cooler water will help keep your body temperature down without resorting to sweating (just our built in AC unit after all.)

Had a second thought.  For the OP.  Do you perspire from effort or from the temperature?

As ever, there's a bit of an unwritten code.  Guy busting butt digging post holes, you swab off with a bandana.  Guy perspiring because office a/c not working well, dab off with folded pocket handkerchief.

Least that's the way I was taught.

Normally. I carry a rag in my back left pocket.  It's not exactly a handkerchief.  Instead, I cut the sleeves off of certain t-shirts.  The sleeveless shirts then become my workout shirts and the sleeves I keep as a snot/sweat rag in my back left pocket because my wallet is in my back right pocket and I keep my phone in my front right pocket and a small knife in my front left pocket.  That's usually my setup when I am in public, and when I pull out my sleeve/rag, I just wipe away whatever needs to be wiped.  I don't know if people around are grossed out because I don't really care about everyone else.  If I've got something that needs to be cleaned off my face, I'll clean it off and everybody else can just suck it up.  My sweetheart doesn't care about it, and I've got no one else to please.

If I'm doing something where I am going to be sweating a lot, I carry a colored rag or bandana, though I usually prefer with a little thickness, like shop rags or something stuck in a back pocket.  For everything else, plain handkerchiefs in a jacket or front pocket.  I find that something thick and colored doesn't look nasty as I sweat a lot, and plain handkerchiefs look fairly professional, even if I have to dab some sweat away.  Generally speaking, I think the rule is, as long as you aren't wiping it on your hands, sleeves, or front of your shirt, and keep something to match your wardrobe or activity.

i would prefera little thickness as well in the item im wiping my sweat with but the only shop rags ive seen are the ones that are dispensed out of boxes. are there different ones? the bandana that i have is pretty thin.

I just bought a bunch of cloth shop rags off a uniform supply company.  You can buy cloth shop rags online too, and I've seen them in some larger parts/tool stores.  Or, a linen supply store might have cheap colored washcloths as well.

ok thanks. i will check out my local ace hardware or auto store on monday or maybe today.

If you really want to impress the girls, hauling out a shop rag to wipe your forehead in a social setting might not be the best move.

Like I said, match it to the occasion. Chopping wood, working on your car, pouring cement, a colored rag.  Sitting in the park, a plain handkerchief.

If you want to impress girls and you have decent abs, use the bottom of your shirt.


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