We know that sweating is a natural function of the body, but it is especially annoying for those who suffer from excessive sweating – also called hyperhidrosis – which is not normal because, no matter how hot or cold it is, even if you have only one garment or a thousand layers, you will always end up with a very strong odor and your clothes will be stained by perspiration.
If you suffer from excessive sweating, the first thing you should do is visit a health professional to help you with the problem. In the meantime, here we can give you some tips so that you can control, decrease and even clean your clothes from sweat.
1. It is always good to change deodorant
If you’re constantly straining your clothes with sweat, it’s a good time to try a new antiperspirant. You can try those that are sprayed on and apply them 20 centimeters from your skin to avoid residue that can stain clothes.
2. Natural remedies are better
It is also a good option for your skin since some commercial products contain quite a few chemicals that generate allergic reactions or skin spots. A good option is to use baking soda: besides helping you control your sweating, it will also lighten your underarms if you suffer from this problem.
3. Antiperspirant patches work quite well
This kind of pads that stick to the clothes prevent the sweat from staining them and also help to control the sweat and prevent it from spreading.
4. If you don’t find patches, try using pads
Yes, believe it or not, some girls use this basic, inexpensive version. They have the same function as the patches and are just as effective, after all, the towels are made to absorb large amounts of liquid, so they will handle all the sweat of the day.
5. Choose cotton over lycra
This material is one of the most resistant, it also allows the skin to breathe freely, retains less odor and the best thing is that it does not adhere to the sweat. In case a stain appears, be sure that it will not be noticed.
6. Food is very important
When you suffer from hyperhidrosis you have to consume certain foods, as there are some that cause greater perspiration. Saturated fats, alcohol, and spicy foods are the main triggers, moreover, due to these foods, sweat acquires a more intense and sometimes even unbearable smell. Visit a health professional for more information about the diet you should follow.
7. Reduce stress
Stress, nerves, and situations that can upset you make your body produce sweat, however, when it is excess it is because the hormones and adrenaline work twice as hard, even causing the sweat to become more attractive to the bacteria that cause the bad smell. You must avoid submitting yourself to episodes that cause you to stress, wear fresh clothes that allow your skin to breathe, and above all keep your body hydrated because if it lacks a little water it will sweat more to regulate its temperature.
8. Take a hormone profile test
If you don’t stop sweating then it’s a sign that something is happening to your body. Hyperhidrosis can be the consequence of hyperthyroidism, which can lead to more diseases.
9. Bathe more regularly
Controlling sweat requires more than just products and home remedies. Keeping your body clean and dry is essential for sweat and odor reduction. It is recommended that you bathe, or at least clean your armpits, at least once or twice a day to keep your sweat under control. Buy some baby wipes to clean yourself up if you can’t take a shower.
10. Visiting a Doctor
If you are worried about your sweating, your doctor will be able to guide you and give you an accurate diagnosis of what is happening to you. He will also be in charge of giving you the right treatment to solve your problem. Don’t let more time go by, remember that your health comes first.
Translated and adapted by Limepedia staff.