Sweating is your body’s natural way of keeping you cool in hot temps—but how much perspiration is too much?
If you’re sweating so much that it makes you uncomfortable and affects your social life, schooling, or job, that’s when it should be considered a problem.
Are you embarrassed by those always-expanding sweat stains under in your armpits? If you have these problems, then know you’re not alone. You could be experiencing a medical condition called hyperhidrosis, but even if you don’t have a medical condition, and you just seem to sweat a lot, you can take steps to keep wetness and odor from interfering with your life and clobbering your self-confidence.
Here are a few tips to control excessive sweating:
1. Use An Antiperspirant:
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. Hence, use an antiperspirant to give you more effective results.
If possible, try to look for a formula labeled “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.
2. Cut Back On Your Caffeine Intake:
While you may love starting your day with a hot cup of coffee, your sweat glands can’t say the same. There are two ways your daily cup of Joe can make you drip.
Caffeine stimulates your central nervous system, which activates your sweat glands—so the more caffeine you drink, the more you end up perspiring. The heat from the drink itself can also make your body feel hot enough to sweat.
3. 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.