Excessive sweating is an embarrassing problem that can seriously damage your confidence and self-esteem. If you’re familiar with wet armpits, stained shirts, body odour and clammy handshakes, then read on because there are lots of inexpensive and natural ways to help you combat this sticky issue. We’ve put together just 10 of the best ways to naturally sweat less….
- Cut down your caffeine intake. Caffeine can create anxiety which triggers the body to excessively sweat. Make an effort to substitute some of those cups of tea or coffee for a glass of cold water.
- Keep calm. As mentioned above, anxiety causes excessive sweating. Try taking up yoga or meditation to help relax your mind.
- Take a cold shower. Maybe not the most comfortable experience, but it works wonders. While you are at it, try using an antibacterial soap to ensure the body is clean and odour-free.
- Drink a lot of water. Hydration keeps body temperatures low and therefore less sweat will be produced. Water flushes out excess minerals and pushes out toxins and waste products. Experts recommend six to eight glasses of water every day.
- Avoid sugary, spicy, and chemically-processed foods.Spicy foods cause your body to sweat more frequently and a large intake of chemical toxins will aggravate sweating. The same goes for high fructose syrup used by some manufacturers to sweeten food.
- Eat the ‘right’ foods. A shortage of complex B vitamins in your body means it cannot allow for an efficient absorption of nutrients and a proper breakdown of toxins and body waste. This means a strained body, which leads to more sweat. Make sure you eat plenty of whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and protein.
- Drink sage tea. Sage has many health benefits and when drunk two to four times a day, it helps the body function and regulates sweat production.
- Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. Best avoided for a healthy lifestyle anyway, but these chemicals make it harder for the body to control sweating because they cause a delay in blood circulation.
- Avoid nylons and polyesters and try to wear natural fibres. Cotton and wool are better for helping the skin ‘breathe’. Make sure clothing is loose, providing ample space around the armpit area to allow for evaporation and free flow of air.
- Lose some weight. It’s a fact that 90% of people who suffer from excess sweating are overweight. Cutting down on that extra weight drastically increases your chances of dealing with excess body sweat.
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