Listed below are some obvious and not so obvious Sweat Prevention tips for your underarms, face, hands and foot sweating. Enjoy!
|Drink Plenty of Water – Many people can’t understand this one. They think if they drink water, the body will sweat more to compensate. Wrong! Drinking lots of water will keep your body cool. By keeping a cool internal temperature, the overactive sweat glands have no reason to prespire. It’s important to drink 8 glasses of water a day.|
|Try Shoe Inserts – When my foot sweating was bad, I used to love Odor Eaters. Although they didn’t prevent the foot sweating, they certainly prevented the odor that came along with it by absorbing the moisture.|
|Vinegar Foot Baths – Mix half a cup of vinegar with 1 cup of water in a footbath and soak your feet for 15 minutes. Do this twice a week and you’ll see a HUGE improvement in your plantar hyperhidrosis. The acid in the vinegar is the magic ingredient.|
|Wear Loose Fitting clothing – Breathable material will do wonders for your excessive sweating problem. Absorbent socks are great too. Invest in some good pairs. Wear open toe shoes whenever possible. Cottons work best for clothing.|
|Powder your Parts – After bathing or showering, apply a baby powder or medical goldbond powder to your common sweating areas. This will prevent irritation and relieve the skin. Irritated skin is more likely to perspire and cause further irritability and rashes.Using powder will also cover up any body odor that may be associated with sweating.|
|Change your Socks frequently – This will cut down on exposure to foot bacteria and really help out with the odor. Good hygiene never hurts too.Many stores like Gap make special “breathable” socks that wick away moisture using specially designed cotton. You can find comparable socks in many different chain stores.|
|Apply Antiperspirant to your hands and feet – Be on the lookout for skin irritation when you do this. You can accidently give yourself a rash if you react poorly to the brand of choice. This can help though temporarily with palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis.|
|Use Alternating Temperatures when you Shower – I like to start the shower warm and turn it to cold a minute or two before I get out. This is refreshing and will cool your body temperature in a very naturally and gradual way. I love it because it really wakes me up in the morning and gets me ready to start the day.There’s nothing more frustrating than getting sweaty right after you step out of the shower. When you end your shower with a cold blast of water, you’ll effectively cool yourself down and prevent overheating while dressing.|
|Avoid Spicy Foods – I love chicken curry as much as the next guy, but I know better. Spicy foods encourage sweating and you’re going to have to bite the bullet and avoid these foods until you get your perspiration under control.So yes, you’re going to need to pass on the hot wings during football season. But hey, just think about how much more you’ll enjoy watching the Superbowl when you don’t have to pack three different changes of clothes.|
|Wash Your Hands Frequently – I recommend washing your hands often using anti-bacterial soap. This may have a drying effect, but once your hand sweating stops, you can figure out a nice happy medium as to how often you should do this.|
Solving Your Sweating Problem…
Let’s go beyond these tips and get to the root of your problem. Excessive sweating is a systemic problem caused by internal triggers. The medical term for it is hyperhidrosis. The good news is you CAN end the perspiration for good but you NEED to know the exact steps to accomplish this. Here’s where this site comes in…
Apply Natural Treatments – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. There is no substitute for having a systematic game plan when you decide to end your excessive sweating. Try as many natural treatments as you can including a proper hyperhidrosis diet, sage tea soaks, baking soda & water solutions, tea tree oil, Thiamine (which combats stress), acupuncture, Alum, and witch hazel. I’ll be expanding on all of these solutions soon enough.