Unique & Unusual Sweat Stopping Techniques
By now, you have probably heard of, or read about, a number of sweat prevention tips and tricks. Try different deodorants, shave your armpits, wear dark clothes to mask sweat stands, hydrate your body, and on and on and on. These are all great techniques to know and practice- but they aren’t your only options. The Center for Hyperhidrosis has compiled a list of unique and unusual sweat stopping techniques to help you deal with every day or excessive sweating.
Bedtime Practices for Excessive Sweating
Oftentimes we relate excessive sweating with what we do during the day because that is when we most likely deal with the more embarrassing and stress-inducing sides of sweating. What happens before you go to bed, however, can actually play a huge factor in your daily sweating habits. For example, antiperspirants are actually ideal to use before bed. Additionally, if you shower at night, it is important to let your body cool down before you throw on clothes and jump into bed. Watching what you eat before bed is another important piece to the puzzle. Overall, there are a lot of factors that go into any one person’s bedtime routine- so be sure to pay attention to what does and does not work for you when it comes to sweating.
Acupuncture for Excessive Sweating
Acupuncture has been found to be a very successful means of treating excessive sweating. It essentially balances the nerves within your body to help prevent them from being overactive. This helps to regulate temperature and ultimately reduce sweating. Acupuncture may not be for everyone, but it is a unique, worthwhile option.
Sweat Pads for Shirts
Sweat pads- one of the most common ways to deal with underarm sweat, and yet, it can also be one of the most unique. Some clothing brands have built-in sweat pads within the clothes. You can also purchase these sweat pads and adhere them to any of your clothing garments. If you really want to step out of the box and get unusual with your sweat prevention, you can also use women’s pads or liners to absorb the sweat from your underarm. It isn’t fancy or necessarily cool, but it works.
Laser Hair Removal for Sweating
Hair removal in general is a great way to combat sweat. Whether it is laser hair removal for sweating, shaving, waxing, or any other form of hair removal, a hairless surface will help your skin feel drier and will not retain moisture as well.
Diet for Heavy Sweating
As we have noted before, diet can be a big part of what makes us sweat. It may seem unusual, but it could be extremely beneficial to create a “sweat reducing diet” for yourself. This will probably be different for everyone, so it is important to take note of what foods and drinks cause you to sweat more. Common foods to avoid include spicy foods, heavy meat, alcohol, caffeine, and more. It may seem unusual- but a good sweat reducing diet can go a long way.
Tattoo with a Purpose
It may come as a shock, but many people experience lower sweat volumes in areas that they have gotten tattooed. This is not a viable option for someone who sweats over their entire body, and will most certainly not fix hyperhidrosis, but it is an interesting and proven act that reduces sweat.
Create and Carry a “Sweat Preparation Bag”
The sweat preparation bag. It is something that anyone and everyone could greatly benefit from, especially those with hyperhidrosis. Creating a bag with essential sweat combating items can help you feel more comfortable and secure in your everyday life knowing that you are prepared for anything that comes your way. Common items in a sweat preparation bag include a change of clothes, powder, deodorant, a fresh pair of socks, wipes, or anything that you have found to help you personally deal with sweat.
Journal About Your Sweat Experiences
As you can see, there are a ton of different factors that contribute to excessive sweating and fighting excessive sweating. One tip to continually consider when embarking on your sweat reducing journey is to keep a log of your experiences. What works? What failed? When do you tend to sweat excessively? Tracking these experiences can help to identify important patterns to help better address and combat your hyperhidrosis and its specific tendencies.
When Life Gives You Lemons…Enjoy Them
We have discussed different diet options to help you deal with excessive sweating, but this is one unique way to deal with excessive sweating that has not been mentioned yet. Lemons contain antibacterial properties that naturally help to reduce sweat and reduce sweat related odors. Lemons taste delicious, smell delicious, and can actually help you reduce your sweating too! So when life gives you lemons, use them to help reduce excessive sweating!
Sure-fire Sweat Prevention & Hyperhidrosis Treatment Options
At the end of the day, there are hundreds and thousands of different sweat prevention methods. The two takeaways to remember are that everyone is different (what works for you may not work for the next person) and that there are more effective and proven ways to deal with excessive sweating. Our team of experts at The Center for Hyperhidrosis is ready and able to help you deal with your excessive sweating in the most efficient and effective way possible. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you!