Did you know that lawyers are ranked as #9 on the list of sexiest professions? So we're sexy-hot (riiiiight), but we don't want to be hot-hot, and summer is coming. All Internet foolishness aside, as a lawyer, you want to show that you can handle everything, no sweat.
Here are some tips to keep your cool image from wilting when the heat is on.
1. "Never Let Them See You Sweat"
It's more than just a Dry Idea ad slogan from the 80's; these are words to live by. Here's an idea to keep dry: assuming you've got an extra $800 lying around, get Botox. It reduces underarm sweating by 90% and lasts six months or more. All courtesy of your friendly, neighborhood neurotoxins, approved by the FDA.
Is $800 too rich for your blood? Then just make sure you are using an antiperspirant (which stops perspiration) rather than a deodorant (that just perfumes it). Best best: use a combination antiperspirant/deodorant and apply it twice a day.
2. The Secret to High-Tech Daintiness
Hibiclens, known to its close friends as Chlorhexidine gluconate, is the magic bullet to keep you pleasantly socially acceptable no matter how muggy the weather. You wash with it and it lays down an imperceptible film of goodness that stays on your skin for up to six hours, hunting down and slaying the bacteria that can make us humans less than dainty.
Be sure to read and follow the package warnings. (Sidebar from your friend the warning label: If you leave it in the eyes for a prolonged period it can cause blindness. If left in the ears, it can cause deafness. Do not use on children, animals or unconscious persons. Do not use above the neck.)
Hibiclens can be a tad rough on your skin. It's usually fine, but if you notice little bumps on your skin after using it for a while, well, now you'll have a clue what might have caused them.
3. Hi-Tech Clothes
Cotton is great for summer, but it does wrinkle. Luckily, there are lots of alternatives. You can wear a Sweatshield undershirt to keep your clothes dry. Outlast makes a line of clothing that uses NASA-developed technology to keep you cool when it's warm and warm when it's cool. Ministry of Supply has a high-tech clothing line that includes dress clothes.
A Few More Tips
Stay hydrated to stay cooler. Avoid caffeine and alcohol, which can cause dehydration. Wear light colors that reflect rather than absorb heat and light. Finally, the number one tip for lawyers who want to stay cool this summer: put the air conditioning on and stay inside.
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- 15 Ways To Keep Cool When it's Hot (Medicine Net)
- 3 Tips to Stay Cool and Dress Like a Pro This Summer (FindLaw's Greedy Associates)
- Stay Cool (Consumer Energy Center)
- 3 Tips to Help Lawyers Survive the Summer HeatWave (FindLaw's Second Circuit Blog)