Yesterday, while walking home from work, I melted into a puddle. And after Dorothy removed my ruby slippers and ran away with Toto and the Crew, I was able to pour myself down the street to my apartment. It was literally that hot, and don’t even get me started on the humidity.
(Me hates humidity.)
So how do you live in the District without becoming a dripping, sopping, overheated mess with a dry cleaning bill equal to the GDP of a small Asian nation? Especially when your usual savior (aerosol deodorant) wilts in the heat?
Med-e-Tate is a disposable towelette soaked in high-potency anti-perspirant that you can apply in the morning or toss into your bag for an afternoon touch up. And in addition to helping in the usual places (underarms, decolletage, behind the knees, etc.), the product can also be used on the face underneath foundation to prevent slippage. Because no one wants to end up wearing their face on their couture.
This is a serious product for those seriously hot days when you’re doing your best impression of Niagara Falls. I mean the product has synthetic Temple Viper venom in it for goodness sake. I’m pretty sure that it doesn’t get more hardcore than venom.
I received one of these as a sample and wore it this weekend while I was down on the hot asphalt at the BBQ festival, and it was miraculous. Four hours on the Pennsylvania Avenue pavement surrounded my smokers, barbecues and flames and I only started to glisten towards the end.
I was deeply impressed, as were my companions who didn’t understand why they were sweating like triathletes and I looked fresh as a daisy. Good thing that they don’t read here, because a lady needs a secret or two.
**A commenter mentioned that I forgot to let you know where you can buy these. Unsurprisingly, the most readily available location is Sephora. They are $48 for 30 towelettes.