You don’t like to shake hands with people, not because you are anti-social, but because you do not want to see the surprised look on their faces when they shake a wet sweaty hand. You have started noticing people drift away from you as you approach, to avoid the bad stink emanating from you. Your feet smell horrible when you open your shoes.
Are you experiencing these embarrassing situations in your life? These are probably the signs of Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. Excessive sweating is usually associated with the hands, feet, face and armpits. Hyperhidrosis may be due to heredity or certain diseases and disorders. But if these are not the reason for your profuse sweating, then you need to think seriously about the solutions to get rid of this hyperhidrosis.
Effective Home Remedies For Excessive Sweating
There are many surgical methods to cure hyperhidrosis, but they may or may not work for your body. Instead, follow these simple and effective natural home remedies to reduce and prevent excessive sweating.
Tomatoes are rich in anti oxidants which help in eliminating toxins which cause excessive sweat in your body. Drink a glass of tomato juice for a week continuously and you will start noticing the improvements. You can then change it to alternate days.
Corn starch acts as a natural deodorant and can be used as an alternative to deodorants. It absorbs all the sweat and the associated unpleasant odor and dries the area. You can always carry it with you and apply it whenever you feel you are sweating more.
Green tea is one of the effective ways of treating hyperhidrosis. First of all, having green tea prompts your body to cool down. It neutralizes many of the toxins that create pungent odor in the sweat.The astringent property present in green tea dries out oil and prevents moisture from escaping the skin.
Cut On Coffee
Controlling your caffeine intake can limit the excessive sweating considerably. Caffeine can over stimulate the central nervous system releasing excessive amount of adrenaline and thus raising your body temperature. Because of this raised temperature body starts sweating out more.
Water is the solution to so many problems, so is for hyperhidrosis. Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. Some people think that drinking more water gives them that much more fluid to sweat out.But actually, water cools and regulates your body temperature and maintains it at normal levels. Low body temperature means less sweat. So stop worrying and start drinking. Water of course!
Foods To Avoid
It is best to avoid certain food when you are suffering from excessive sweating. Foods to avoid include garlic, onion, spicy food, processed and high sugar foods. These foods can trigger your sweat glands to release more sweat. Instead follow a healthy diet filled with fresh fruits and vegetables.
Avoid excessive alcohol intake. Alcohol consumption results in dilation of blood vessels thus increasing body’s normal blood flow and body temperature. So in order to reduce the body temperature, the mechanism body uses is sweating.
Your clothing is very important to make sure your body is cool and dry though the day. Wear loose-fitting clothes made of cotton and natural fibers that help regulate the body temperature and avoid excessive perspiration.Also avoid wearing dark colored clothes during the day. Because the darker the color of your clothes, more heat gets trapped which leads to more sweating.
Are you wondering how could a potato help in getting rid of sweaty armpits? Yes, try this harmless remedy. Cut a potato into half and rub each one on your armpits before applying deodorant. It is known to control the activity of sweat glands.You can even rub potato slices on face, neck and legs. Or you can apply potato juice on these places to curb excessive sweating.
Shave Your Underarms
It may not affect the sweat production to a large extent, but effectively controls the unpleasant odor. The presence of hair in the armpit allows for the accumulation of sweat. The sweat promotes the growth of odor causing bacteria. Shaving the underarms leads to more aeration thus helping in evaporation of sweat.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar in combination with honey and lime can rid you off with profuse sweating. Mix these three ingredients and consume it three times a day. Apple cider vinegar helps flush out the toxins from the body thus controlling sweating.
Apple cider vinegar works both internally and externally. You can even apply the mixture of apple cider vinegar and honey on to your underarms, neck, between thighs and leave it overnight.