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:
4. Put on Antiperspirant Twice A Day:
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.
5. Carry extra clothing:
Bring an extra shirt or blouse that you can change into midday if you have sweaty spots on your outfit. Change your outfit in a restroom or in your car, and use a cloth or a handkerchief to wipe away excess sweat before you put on your new top. Also, if your feet are sweaty and smelly, bring an extra pair of socks and shoes.
6. Avoid Spicy Foods:
Just like caffeine, spices can activate your brain’s neurotransmitters, causing you to sweat more. Capsaicin, a chemical found in spicy peppers—like the ones in hot sauce—can make you sweat for two reasons.
Consuming the chemical can trick your body into thinking it’s feeling some sort of trauma, which sparks an increase in stress-related sweating. Hence, avoid spicy foods as much as you can.