REDUCE YOUR SWEATING
- Start with a soft solid formula for armpit sweat. Check the label to make sure that you’re using an antiperspirant and not just a deodorant. Deodorant will mask smelly armpits, but it won’t attack the excessive sweating.
- Look for a formula labelled “clinical strength.” You’ll have to pay more for a clinical strength antiperspirant, but these products will be more effective at cutting down on sweat production.
- Put on antiperspirant once in the morning and once before bedtime. Applying antiperspirant twice a day has been clinically shown to be extremely effective in preventing excessive sweating. If you only apply it once a day, apply it before bedtime rather than in the morning. Also, try massaging the antiperspirant into your skin.
- Apply antiperspirant to dry skin only. If your armpits are sweaty or if you’ve just gotten out of the shower, then dry your armpits with a towel or blow-dry them with a hair dryer set on a cool setting. If you apply antiperspirant to wet armpits, you may experience skin irritation.
- Use antiperspirants on other parts of your body besides your armpits. An aerosol antiperspirant can be a great solution for sweaty feet as long as you’re sure to spray not just the soles of your feet but also between your toes. If your face sweats a lot, try applying some antiperspirant along your hairline. Just test it first before you to out in public to make sure that the antiperspirant doesn’t irritate the skin on your face.
- Choose fabrics that absorb sweat. Cotton will absorb moisture as will fabrics found in athletic wear that are designed to wick away moisture. You can also choose clothes with a loose weave, such as clothes made of linen.
- Select the right colours. If you wear white, people are going to notice that you’re sweating. If you choose dark colours or prints, then your sweat isn’t going to show up as much.
- Skip spicy foods. Foods like hot peppers can make you sweat more, while onions and garlic can make your sweat smell unpleasant. Eat more bland foods throughout the day when you’re at work or out in public.
- Lose weight. If you’re overweight or obese, losing weight will help reduce the amount of sweating that you experience because the heavier you are, the more you’ll sweat because it’s harder it is to cool down efficiently.
- Quit drinking caffeinated beverages. These drinks can cause you to sweat excessively.
- Wash your hands and feet with an herbal mixture. Mix equal amounts of eucalyptus leaves, oak bark, walnut leaves, witch hazel leaves and tormentil root. Place 5 tablespoons of the mixture into 2 quarts (about 2 L) of water. Boil the mixture for 5 minutes and remove it from the heat. Add 1 quart (about 1 L) of cool water and bathe your hands and feet with the liquid.
Article by miss S.A.O