Stay Dry: 6 Tips to Stop Excessive Sweating

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Stay Dry: 6 Tips to Stop Excessive Sweating
Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is a real medical condition that’s more common than you think. There’s nothing worse than feeling like you have to hide yourself away to avoid embarrassing sweat stains on your shirts, or avoid shaking hands with people because your palms feel like you just stepped out of the shower.  Here are some tips that may help you get your sweating under control and better deal with the situation so that you can go out and enjoy your life without added stress and anxiety.

  1. Make sure your deodorant says “antiperspirant” on it. Over-the-counter antiperspirants are readily available. Look for the ingredient aluminum chloride as this tends to be the most effective ingredients for stopping up those pores.

  2. Wear a white 100% cotton t-shirt under your top. Having this extra layer as a line of defense can ensure that you can raise your arms up high with no one staring at you. You might even find it helpful to carry extra undershirts with you in your car so that you’re prepared for any situation.

  3. Dress in layers to avoid overheating. Part of the reason people sweat excessively is because they’re overly warm. If you dress in layers, you can easily peel off or add back layers as needed throughout the day.

  4. Try to dress in natural, loose-fitting fabrics like cotton and wool for clothing and socks and leather for shoes. Even though silk is natural, it is a delicate fabric that can be easily damaged by sweat stains, so it’s best avoided if you want to keep the garment in good condition.

  5. If you suffer from sweaty hands and feet, apply an antiperspirant to them before bed each night. Be sure you skin is completely dry before applying it.

  6. Relax! Another cause of excessive sweating is stress. If you have a lot of stress in your daily life, you’ll want to find new relaxation techniques to help you cope with the stress. Whether you prefer breathing techniques, yoga or meditation, all of these activities can help keep you from perspiring.

If your condition doesn’t improve on its own, schedule a visit with your doctor, who can provide you with prescription medication or special antiperspirants that will be much more effective at keeping you dry.

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