If your sweaty armpits pull you back while your pals are enjoying the tug of war or you hate wearing that lovely tube top for you fear the stink of your underarms can push away your love. Now here’s an over view on how to stop sweating armpits from disrupting your social life.
If you’re looking for simple home remedies then here’s what you could do:
- Lime time: Simply cut a lime and gently squeeze the juice (fresh juice is preferred over already squeezed juice) on your armpits. This will help to reduce the sweat production. Remember not to apply it on immediately shaved underarms as it can cause a burning sensation. Trim your underarm hair and do the trick. Note that you cannot afford to have long underarm hair, not only do they look yucky but the hair can nestle bacteria which can trigger off that foul stink.
- Baking soda has more uses: Your humble baking soda that brings that puff in your cakes and pastries has more uses than just in the kitchen. Move your baking soda container to your room to get rid of sweating armpits. Make a paste using a teaspoon of baking soda with little water to bring it to a smooth consistency. Gently apply it on your armpits and let it dry for half an hour. Baking soda evaporates drying up your sweat leaving your armpits odorless and dry. Wash off the dry mixture and help your skin breath fresh.
For more long term solutions you may consider either of the following techniques:
- Iontophoresis: It is a tried and tested successful treatment for auxiliary sweating / armpit sweating. It involves sending electrical impulses through mild electrical shock into the armpits immersed in water. A session may last for 15-20 min and about 3 sessions with an interval of 1 week should help to bring noticeable results. Though the procedure is not painful you might experience a tingling sensation below your arms during the first session. Sometimes it can cause dryness and cracks in the involved areas.
- Botox: Botulinum toxin, popularly known as botox can relieve you from the menacing armpit sweating for about 6 months. This procedure is widely used in the cosmetic industry to do away with wrinkles. Botox treatment for sweating armpits includes injecting a certain amount of botox into a no. of spots in the armpits to temporarily block the nerves that stimulate sweat production in the skin. Unlike other surgical treatments botox treatment does not involve any compensatory effects and is known to reduce sweating by about 80%. It is an expensive treatment and quite painful so this remedy should be the last resort in your effort to drive away your armpit sweat.
So the bottom line is that sweating is a natural biological process of the body to keep it cool. So stick to natural remedies which are the safest and least painful as far as possible. Sustain a healthy diet and drink lots of water to make you sweat less.