Do you sweat profusely? Not talking about the sweat trickling down your face during cardio work out or dripping off on a humid day. Asking about the sweat that leaves your palm always wet to touch or your underarms drenched when you are sitting still.
If so, then you may be suffering from a condition called Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. It occurs when your sweat glands become hyperactive and you tend to sweat a lot more than usual.
There may be secondary reasons also to sweat more such as some medication or underlying medical condition. No matter the reason sweating takes a toll on your life. The real suffering is psychological, social, and emotional. This may leave patients in distress and they often suffer in silence.
Let’s discuss how you can manage excessive sweating or Hyperhidrosis.
The following tips can help you cope with sweat daily:
The simplest way to cope up with excessive sweating is by using antiperspirants on a daily basis. They work by forming a plug that blocks the sweat ducts and prevents sweat to reach the surface. Over the counter, antiperspirants are made up of aluminum-based metallic salts that temporarily block the sweat pores. The best time to apply antiperspirants is during the night as they need time to create the block and usually, people sweat less at night as compared to other times of the day. You can apply them anywhere you sweat such as feet, palms, and underarms. Just ensure the area should be clean and dry. Antiperspirants may take a few nights before they start showing noticeable results for excessive sweating.
Wear Breathable Fabric
Choose your clothing wisely which should be made up of light, breathable fabric with great ventilation. Light pastel shades can help to reflect the sun instead of absorbing it, so they reduce sweat and keep you cool.
Wear natural fabrics like cotton and silk which allows your skin to breathe. While working out, wear fabric that wicks moisture away from your skin.
Sweating is the body’s way of regulating the temperature and keeps it cool. So, reduce the need to sweat by staying cool. In hot weather, keep you blinds and curtains drawn during the daytime to restrict the sun rays from overheating the room. You may get a handheld fan for yourself. Keep your head cool by wearing hats and feet by wearing open shoes.
You may also store your moisturizers in the refrigerator for a cooling effect on its application.