Are you left in chagrin while your pals are enjoying the push and pull of that tug of war or do you waver to raise your hand despite knowing the right answer to that boggling question. I’m guessing it’s your underarm sweat that pulls you down. If yes then here’s what you need to know on how to stop underarm sweating.
- Simply wear your antiperspirant: Become habitual of wearing the right antiperspirant and say bye to soppy underarms. Note there is a distinct difference between deodorants and antiperspirants. While the former only aid to mask the foul body odor, the latter is effective in tentatively blocking the sweat pores thereby curbing sweat production in the applied area. With the market being flooded with a plethora of antiperspirants smartness lies in choosing the right one – carefully look to read the contents and check if aluminum chloride is used as a primary ingredient. With innovations in the cosmetic industry you now have antiperspirants in the form of underarm sweat pads, gels, roll on etc custom made based on gender and age. So pick the one that suits and get going.
- If you don’t think it’s wise to invest on antiperspirants then here’s a home remedy. Combine baking soda with lemon juice, dip a cotton or wool swab and rub your armpits and stay dry and fresh.
- If your clothes cling to your body to make you feel disgusted, simply dip your clothes in starch after a neat wash and you’ll not have to see those sweat stains below your shirt sleeves anymore. Starching takes care of the sweat stain as it keeps the body cool by improving the circulation of air in the space inside.
- The apple vinegar method is the best known way to make your skin sweat less unlike other remedies which either block pores or just mask the sweat.
Here you go with the secret:
Trim your underarm hair short and gently apply apple vinegar on your armpits. Stretch your hands and lie down to allow the apple vinegar to dry. It will penetrate into the sweat pores in your armpits and ward off the foul odor caused by bacteria and keeps the area dry and fresh. The other less known advantage is the fact that this method ensures your armpits stay dry for a longer period of time by reducing the overall sweating.
A word of caution: Don’t apply it for at least 2 days after shaving your underarms or immediately after having a hot bath.
- The clothes you wear may be an accomplice to underarm sweating. Yeah .. Am not kidding. If your fond of wearing synthetic clothes made of nylon, rayon, polyester etc which are woven tightly, you should consider to spruce up your wardrobe with natural fabrics like those of cotton, silk, wool, linen etc as these have a looser weave and allow your skin to breath easily and prevent the foul odor spawned off from the bacteria build up.
Besides the above mentioned ways you could also stop underarm sweating with complex surgical treatments but they always come with a price. So depending on your budget pick the one that suits you and stay fresh.