Excessive sweating, also known as Hyperhidrosis, is a condition where sweating is uncontrollable and can occur under any temperature. The condition can be embarrassing and hard to control, and while there are many medical ways to try to control hyperhidrosis, there are also ways to attempt to correct the problem at home. Try some of these natural remedies and see if you can stop breaking a sweat.
Sage is a popular remedy for excessive sweating for its powerful astringent compounds, which reduce sweating. It’s also used to battle hot flashes and night sweats. Drink sage tea to balance out the body or take sage extract pills.
Sounds crazy, but simply relaxing and finding time to meditate can significantly improve your excessive sweating. For about 15 minutes a day, try to think positively and calmly. This method has been proven to help with mild to moderate cases of excessive sweating.
Wear Natural-Fiber Clothing
To better wick away sweat, wear natural fabrics like cotton, wool, and silk, which give your skin room to breathe. Be particularly cautious when exercising- wear fabrics that are specialized to keep you cool and battle sweat.
It may sound obvious, but taking care to bathe daily will help keep the number of bacteria on your skin normal. Allowing bacteria buildup will only exacerbate sweating and the other side effects associated with it.
Change Your Diet
Avoiding spicy dishes, garlic, onions, high-sugar and processed foods can help balance your body- all of these foods stimulate sweat glands, so they’ll only make the problem worse. Processed foods contain chemical toxins that can trigger increased sweating. Try to maintain a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and lean meat to help your body produce less sweat.
Baking Soda & Lemon Juice
Baking soda counteracts acid in your sweat- by lightly dusting some on your armpits, you’ll remain drier and sweat will evaporate quickly. Baking soda also neutralizes bad odors. Lemon juice dabbed on the armpits will kill odor-causing bacteria due to acidity of the citrus. Use equal parts baking soda and lemon juice and dab on armpits with a cotton pad.
As brutally obvious as it may seem, combining any or all of the steps above with a natural antiperspirant will give you the best results. Stay away from excessively fragrant antiperspirants and try to find those will less ingredients and more natural qualities. If over-the-counter antiperspirants don’t work for you, there are prescription options available if you talk to your doctor.
By following these tips, you can start trying to control your excessive sweating at home. At Zimmet Vein & Dermatology, we offer a Botox® treatment for excess sweating and are here to help restore your body’s natural balance. Contact us today to make an appointment.