Tips for Combatting Excessive SweatJune 13, 2014
If like me you suffer from excessive amounts of sweat, you are actually suffering from a condition known as hyperhidrosis. When I speak about excessive sweat, I am not referring to the amount you produce when you have a hard workout at the gym or participating in some other form of exercise, I mean sweating when at the office or just out to the shops.
It can be embarrassing and can knock your self-confidence for six. Therefore, in the following post I will talk you through some of the various ways that you can reduce your sweat levels.
Put On Antiperspirant Deodorant in the Afternoon
As your body produces less sweat at night than any other part of the day, spray some deodorant during the afternoon or in the evening. By doing this you will be giving the active ingredients the best chance to get inside your pores and stop perspiration in the morning.
Try an Extra Strength Antiperspirant
Rather than just choosing any old deodorant, I have found that the best way to prevent excessive sweat is to use a good quality product such as Rexona Clinical Protection. The reason that clinical strength products are better at reducing and preventing sweat is because the active ingredients inside them are at much higher concentrations.
Don’t Just Tackle Your Pits
Although you, like me until very recently, are probably used to giving a couple of sprays or rolls over your armpits, the body has around 2 to 4 million sweat glands all over. With this is mind it is a good idea to make sure you cover areas such as your chest, back, feet and hands as well as under your arms.
Reduce or Stop Your Intake of Caffeine and Spicy Foods
I am a big fan of coffee and love the occasional curry. But, I recently discovered that although these kinds of food and drink delight my tastes buds, they may also be responsible for stimulating my sweat glands. Apparently they target the acetylcholine, neurotransmitters in your brain which can cause you to sweat. This is often why people say they get sweaty while eating hot food.
Consider Prescribed Medication
It’s not just energetic workouts and hot indoor and outdoor temperatures that make you sweat, as emotions can also play a part. This is particularly the case if you find that you sweat a lot in a stressful situation, such as a job interview. While relaxation techniques such as deep breathing etc. may help you to stop the neurotransmitters being stimulated; you may still have to seek medical help from your doctor. They will either be able to prescribe medication to deal with your sweating in these kinds of situations or to tackle the emotional side of things.
I sincerely hope you find the tips above helpful and they help you to get your confidence back and reduce your sweat levels. While I found a clinical level deodorant virtually solved my sweat problem, we are all unique and the method that works for you might be completely different.