Excessive sweating? 5 Tips to stay dry and fresh
We sweat to help maintain a proper core body temperature. As sweat evaporates from the skin, it helps cool us down. However, some people sweat more than others and dealing with this can be so annoying and stressful.
If you’re struggling with sweating so much that it’s impacting your day-to-day life, you should see a doctor, because you may have hyperhidrosis. Either way, excessive sweating can be a pain. Here are some 5 life hacks for really sweaty people to help you manage your days.
Bathe with care and daily
Bathe or shower daily, using a mild cleanser. You may feel the need to shower more than once a day. If odour bothers you, try using an antibacterial soap to reduce bacteria on the skin. When bacteria mix with sweat, they cause odour. Be sure to dry off completely, since bacteria and germs thrive in dampness.
Choose the right fabric and clothes
Loose-fitting clothes and natural fabrics like cotton let air circulate around the skin, which slows the buildup of moisture. When you exercise, wear wicking fabrics that pull moisture away from your skin. Keep an extra shirt or jacket handy in case your sweating becomes excessive. Patterned, black, or white clothes hide sweat stains especially well.
Find the right antiperspirant
Aluminium-based antiperspirants work by blocking sweat gland ducts. For mild symptoms, products are available in stores. Apply a thin layer of antiperspirant to towel-dried skin before bed. The active ingredients can start working while you sleep. Then reapply in the morning. Deodorants reduce odour but don’t affect wetness. For severe symptoms, your doctor may recommend a prescription-strength antiperspirant.
Reduce stress or anything that gets you anxious
It’s a vicious circle. Stress can cause sweating, and excessive perspiration can cause stress. Relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation and deep breathing can help control your triggers and lessen the effects of sweating.
Obesity, smoking, and drinking alcohol can cause or intensify heavy sweating. So maintain a healthy weight, say no to cigarettes, and limit excessive alcohol consumption. Not only will you reduce sweating, but you’ll also feel better and reduce the risk of many diseases.
Limit caffeine and spicy food
Caffeinated drinks, alcohol and hot spicy food can cause a lot of sweating in a person and this is what we are trying to minimize. so keep a journal of spices and foods that causes you to sweat out.
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