How Do You Stop Underarm Sweat?

Sweating is your body’s natural way of controlling its temperature, but for some of us, it’s more than just a natural heat-regulating mechanism, it’s also a source of embarrassment. Approximately 3% to 6% of all people from all around the world suffer from hyperhidrosis, which is a condition that is associated with excessive and unpredictable sweat gland activity.

While most deodorants smell great, they don’t help with the symptoms that someone suffering from increased underarm sweating has to deal with. 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 many different types of antiperspirants available at retail and online stores nowadays. Some of them rely heavily on ingredients such as aluminum to lower perspiration levels, while other types of antiperspirants offer consumers more natural options.
  • Make Your Own Antiperspirant. If you want to save some money and want to be sure that you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin you can always try making your own antiperspirant. Here a few options you can always try:
    • Mix water and baking soda in equal parts so it makes a paste. Wait 30 minutes and then rinse the sweat-controlling paste off with water.
    • This may sound a bit strange, but here is a solution that really works:  Apply a mixture of tomato pulp and lemon juice to your armpits and then wait 15 minutes before washing it off.
    • Another trick you can try is to rub apple vinegar under your arms. Apple vinegar will help to keep your underarms sweat-free and at the same time helps to neutralize odor-causing bacteria.
    • In addition to the above methods, you can also try drinking sage tea. Sage tea lowers your body’s temperature, which in turn helps you to sweat less.
  • Be Extra Conscious of Your Hygiene. Be sure to shower at least once a day and to never wear the same shirt twice. You should also try wearing a t-shirt under your work shirt. The t-shirt will help to absorb sweat so you won’t get any embarrassing sweat stains under your arms.
  • Shave. Be sure to shave your armpits on a regular basis. It won’t make your armpits sweat any less, but it will prevent sweat from collecting there.
  • Exercise. Many times, excessive sweat is a symptom of excess weight or obesity. Fat insulates your body, which will push your body’s temperature up immensely. Contact your doctor about your ideal BMI and try to work towards achieving it. It will make a world of a difference.