Sweating it out at the gym sure feels great. But how about sweating on a date, or during an interview? Not cool! Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis can be extremely embarrassing. People who suffer from this, sweat 5-times more than what is normal. Although perspiration is one of the things that our body does to help us get rid of toxins, sweating excessively is neither appealing nor healthy.
When our body heats up – whether due to the weather, exercise, stress, lingering kisses or passionate intercourse – the brain sends out a message that our system is over-heated. This is why we sweat. The moisture that our sweat glands give out is what cools us down.
But if you suffer from hyperhidrosis, here are a few tips to control the unwarranted perspiration:
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Avoid spicy food: Spicy food stimulates our sweat glands in a not-so-comfortable way. This means, eating too much of spice makes you sweat more. Avoid eating spicy food too much. Especially before an important meeting.
Cut down on caffeine: Caffeine activates neurotransmitters located in our brain. This also results in excessive sweating. Hence, cut down on your caffeine intake to avoid breaking into sweat at the wrong times.
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Use a moisturizing antiperspirant: Although this is a temporary way of controlling sweating, it works for many people. Using an antiperspirant after taking a shower will control and avoid pit stains along the day. Apart from your arm pits, other sweaty areas on our body such as palms, feet, face, chest, back, and even the groin can cause uneasiness due to excessive sweating. Use antiperspirant cologne or powder on these areas too.
Seek expert advice: If your condition is extreme, for e.g. if you sweat even at lower temperatures and stressful situations, chances are it’s your anxiety. Seek medical help and get over two concerns at once.
Botox: If antiperspirants and medication isn’t helping you at all, consider getting a Botox injection. Ask your physician before going for it, and think about all options.
Use dress shields: If you are skeptical about any of the above mentioned hacks, try using dress shields. They are nothing but soft pads that are placed under armpits or other areas that sweat too much, and they easily absorb all the sweat without staining your dress.