Help me. I sweat too much…. Was the last wish I saw on a teens Christmas wish list. Sweating can trigger off a great concern especially in those pretty beauties. Well you don’t really need Santa’s help here instead ask him for better bounties. Well here’s what you need to know.
Sweat by itself is odorless and when it combines with bacteria present in the skin it brings out bad body odor. So if you’re a sweat baby you might be smelly and sticky too. Ok. No offence to you. It might not really be your fault to sweat so much but you can resort to some measures which can help to effectively control sweat production.
- Wash yourself regularly with an antibacterial soap as sweat creates a warm environment for millions of bacteria to breed on it. You may add a few drops of white vinegar in your water first and then bath with plain water to wash if off. If you’re involved in some physical exercise or work out in the sun you can bath in cold water about 2 or 3 times in a day.
- Remember to wear an aluminum chloride antiperspirant every day after bath to keep you fresh for a longer time. In case you’re a victim of palm sweating carry some wipes with you wherever you go.
- Drink lots of water throughout the day to stay hydrated and sweat less.
- Watch out for what you eat. Sweat triggers like coffee, alcohol, spicy food, processed foods, instant foods, etc should be avoided. Binge on fruits instead which help to regulate the internal body temperature.
- Wear loose clothes which allow free circulation of air inside and keep your skin breathable. Opt for natural fabrics like those of cotton, silk, wool etc.
- Avoid wearing socks made of rayon or nylon as these fabrics are tightly woven and stimulate sweating.
- Avoid wearing closed high boots or rubber footwear. Open, light footwear made of leather is suitable to those who tend to sweat in their feet.
- Wherever possible stay under the fan or air conditioner to keep yourself cool.
- Drinking sage tea is known to have a multitude of health benefits including reduction of sweat. While boiling the tea remember not to over boil as it will make the tea bitter making it difficult to drink. You can add some honey if you wish to make it tasteful.
The above tips may give successful results in case you’re suffering from sweating or to some degree in case of excessive sweating. But it is important to distinguish between the normal sweating and excessive sweating as the latter may be an indicator of some ill condition. If you’re sweating even while the surrounding temperature is cool and you don’t have fever your sweat may be termed as excessive sweating and calls for medical attention. It may be caused on account of an infection, hormonal imbalance, neurological disorder, or it may simply be in your genes. Get to the root and treat it.