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How to Stop Sweaty Hands

It is said that a firm handshake indicates a versatile and pleasing personality. But your sweaty hands may be the reason to pull yourself back from shaking those million hands out there.  Imagine yourself with dry soft hands and oozing confidence while you greet your colleagues and clients. Wouldn’t you feel smarter and happier? YES I can hear you say BINGO. Banish all your worries about sweaty palms and look at these tips on how to stop sweaty hands.

  • Drysol: It is a powerful anti perspirant that is very effective in eliminating sweat formation on the palms. Owing to its ingenious strong nature it’s available as a prescribed drug only. So request your dermatologist to write out one for you and simply get a pack of it and apply it on clean palms before going to bed. But a word of caution since it’s really strong don’t use it continuously instead limit it to twice  a week with a gap and reap its medical benefits without causing any irritation or stinging.
  • Baking Soda does the magic: This  humble ingredient that aids in puffing up your yummy cakes and pastries will also help you with dry soft hands. Now take a wide plastic bowl ( metallic bowls to be avoided as the metal might react with baking soda) with water add to it a generous pinch of baking soda and stir it nicely to form a cloud. Simply dip your clean palms into it for about 1/4 hour and notice the difference. The abracadabra behind this magic is simple science. As you know baking soda contains alkalis, where as your sweat is on the acidic side. When the 2 combine your sweat  vaporizes leaving your palms dry. Do it for a few days consistently and soon your sweaty hands will be a thing of the past.
  • If your happy and you know clap your hands with talcum or cornstarch powder to soak up the excess moisture leaving your hands dry and fresh.
  • Alternatively you could use an aluminum chloride based antiperspirant  specifically made for wet palms.
  • Do the trick with boric acid: If you have some boric acid to drive away your pests you can also very well use them for driving away the excess sweat in your hands. Simply dust some boric acid into a pair of neat white cotton gloves and wear them for about 2 days ( obviously you could remove them while bathing). On the 3rd morning remove the gloves and thoroughly wash your palms using warm water and soap. Then dry your hands using a clean towel. There is clinical evidence to indicate that this treatment is very effective in treating cases of profuse sweating. You could replace the gloves with socks to treat your sweaty soles.
  • Alternatively if you don’t have boric acid you can do the trick with alum powder as well. Alum is known to posses the ability to block sweat pores and reduce excess sweating. If you’re a case of severe hyperhidrosis then repeat the trick often.

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