Sweating at the gym is very much accepted but sweating on a date or in the office can be very embarrassing. Growing pit stains during a romantic dinner or sopping palms when shaking hands can be humiliating.
Try these five tips to get control of your sweating so you can stay dry for your next big date or presentation.
Avoid spicy foods:
Avoid spicy foods and caffeine, they could also stimulate your sweat glands in a not-so-comfortable way. Caffeine is a strong stimulant which causes the release of adrenaline and that will make you sweat. Try cutting down on how many cups of coffee you drink in a day and that should help reduce the sweating.
Drink plenty of water:
Water is used in the body to regulate your body temperature, so when you are hydrated, you are cooler and you will sweat less. Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water a day to reduce sweat.
Rubbing lime juice under your arms is a fast remedy for excessive sweating. Cut a lime in half and gently rub under your arms, and it will reduce the sweating and keep your armpits fresh and odour free too.
Salt is a great ingredient that can help reduce the activity of the sweat glands. You can add salt to your bath water, or you can rub salt in with some lime juice, for a quick and natural antiperspirant, deodorising treatment.
Choose natural fabrics:
Synthetic fabrics, such as polyester, nylon and rayon, trap the heat and the moisture of sweat and will make you sweat more profusely. Natural fabrics like cotton, or linen, as these are more breathable fabrics, they will allow the cooling air to circulate more freely around your body and reduce the sweating.