Simple Sweat management tricks
Sweating is an automatic process that helps to regulate a person's body temperature. However, some people experience hyperhidrosis, which means they sweat more than is necessary. In any case, it's good to know that sweat occurs for 2 reasons, the body has to cool down and the brain initiates the stress response.
In other to manage how you sweat, here are a few tips that you could find useful.
Wear Breathable Clothing. You should have a few wardrobe tricks to reduce (and hide) sweating. Choose to wear light, breathable clothing with plenty of ventilation. At the same time, avoid greys, light blues and bright colors because they’re notorious for accentuating sweat marks rather than hiding them.
Relaxation Techniques. Fortunately, relaxation techniques, like mediation and spending time in nature can reduce stress. While it’s true that some of us sweat more than others, everyone is more likely to sweat when they’re stressed. However, by engaging in stress-reducing activities, you can train your brain to stress less and your body to sweat less.
Clinical Strength Antiperspirants. An antiperspirant will stop sweat, while deodorant will only control odor. Keep this in mind as you search out sweat remedies. Aluminum-based antiperspirants can reduce sweating by blocking the ducts of the sweat glands. At the same time, aluminum salts have an astringent effect that causes the pores to contract. The only problem is that most people use clinical strength antiperspirants incorrectly by applying them first thing in the morning. Instead, apply it at night before bed so that the aluminum has plenty of time to work its magic.
Get Regular Exercise. Exercise optimizes the body’s stress response and makes you less likely to experience stress-induced sweating. The ultimate takeaway here is that being in shape helps normalize the sweat response so that you sweat more during exercise and less while you’re at rest.
Natural Astringents. Several natural products possess astringent properties that cause the blood vessels in the pores to tighten and contract. Apple cider vinegar and Witch hazel can be applied directly to sweaty areas as natural astringents.
Avoid Sweat-Inducing Foods such as peppers, alcohol, caffeinated drinks, chilis and sweets. Drinkru more water, Low-fat or Skim Milk, Calcium-Rich Food, Fruits and Vegetable and foods rich in vitamins can help to manage and regulate sweating.