Hard work requires heavy-duty gear. And the warmer it gets, the more you’ll be sweating in that gear while putting in long hours. So, if your job keeps you outside for a considerable amount of the day, all while working up a lot of sweat, we have some tips to help you eliminate odors.

Use preventative methods like applying a strong and effective antiperspirant instead of a deodorant. Antiperspirants that contain higher levels of aluminum chloride can keep sweat levels in check.

Invest in apparel with some ventilation and some type of odor-fighting treatment. Wearing synthetics like this Polygiene-treated shirt can control the growth of odor-causing bacteria, allowing you to stay fresh throughout the day.

Sweat is undoubtedly a huge contributor to producing unwanted odors. Proper nutrition and incorporating healthy habits can be influential in keeping sweat at bay. Some foods are more prone to triggering sweat than others, like spicy, fried and carb-heavy foods. So, you may want to think twice about having the hottest chicken wings during your next lunch break. Hydrating also keeps your body cool – so instead of perspiring more, drinking lots of water will actually stop sweat from building up.

Spray FunkAway’s maximum coverage Aerospray as soon as the shift ends. It’s just what you need to eliminate odors on work boots, tool belts, hard hats and anything else that stinks. If your clothes need something extra after being worn on a job site, use the Laundry Detergent Booster with your regular detergent to remove even the most stubborn smells and stains.

Fighting sweat and the funk that comes along with it can be a tough task, but with a few steps, workers can see a considerable improvement. What methods have been most effective for you or others you know? Leave in the comments below.