How to stop underarm sweat?

Sweating is your body’s natural of controlling it’s temperature, but for some of us it might not be that straightforward. 3% to 6% of people from all around the world suffer from hyperhidrosis, which is a condition that is associated with excessive and unpredictable sweat gland activity.

Most deodorants smell great, but they won’t help with all the symptoms of someone suffering from increased underarm sweating. Thankfully there are a few things that can be done to prevent this.

  • Buy Antiperspirants. Contrary to popular belief, Antiperspirants and deodorants are two completely different things. Deodorants fight the smell of sweat by targeting bacteria, while antiperspirants physically help you to sweat less. There are a many types of antiperspirants available at retail stores and online that range from some that use aluminum to other more natural options
  • Make your own antiperspirant. If you want to safe some money and want to be sure that you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin you can try making your own antiperspirant. There a few options you can try:
    • Mix water with baking soda (equal parts) so it makes a paste. Wait 30 minutes and then rinse the sweat-controlling paste off with water.
    • This may sound strange, but it really works. Apply a mixture of tomato pulp and lemon juice to your armpits. Wait 15 minutes before washing it off.
    • Rub apple vinegar under your arms. It will help to keep your underarms dry and neutralize odor-causing bacteria.
    • In addition to the above methods, drink sage tea. It will lower your body’s temperature, which will help you to sweat less.
  • Be extra concious of your hygiene. Shower at least once a day and never wear the same shirt twice. Also try wearing t-shirts under your work shirts. This will help to absorb sweat so you won’t get any embarrassing wetness under your arms.
  • Shave. Shave your armpits regularly. It won’t make your armpits sweat less, but will prevent sweat from collecting there.
  • Exercise. Most of the time excessive sweat is a symptom of obesity or unhealthy weight. Fat insulates your body, which will push your body’s temperature up immensely. Find out from your local gym about your ideal BMI and try to work towards achieving it. It will make a world of a difference.

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