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6 Ways to Stop Excessive Sweating

Sweating at the gym feels great. Sweating on a date or at the office? Not so much.

While we all physically need to perspire, excessive sweating can be obvious, embarrassing and utterly unpleasant.

There are many antiperspirants on the market for excessive sweating, it’s hard to know where to start and what to do if you find yourself in a sticky situation.

Try these six tips to get control of your sweating so you can stay dry for your next big date or presentation.

Avoid Spicy Foods and Caffeine
A strong coffee or a burrito drenched in hot sauce might make your taste buds happy, but they could also stimulate your sweat glands in a not-so-comfortable way.

Swipe on Antiperspirant in the Afternoon
Sweat production is at its lowest at night, giving the active ingredients in antiperspirants a better chance to get into your pores and block perspiration in the morning, says Dee Anna Glaser, MD, FAAD, President of the International Hyperhidrosis Society.

Think Outside the Pits
The average person has two to four million sweat glands working as the body’s coolant system to protect it from overheating. “Your hands, feet, face, back, chest, and even groin have high concentrations of sweat glands,” says Dr. Glaser.

Go for Extra Strength
Go for extra strength. Clinical strength antiperspirants are more effective at stopping sweat because they have higher concentrations of active ingredients.

Try other Relaxation Techniques
Besides hot outdoor temperatures or a killer workout, emotions (such as feeling stressed during a job interview) can also make you sweat. “Anything you can do to decrease your anxiety, such as deep breathing or other relaxation techniques, will decrease the potential stimulation of neurotransmitters that can then stimulate your sweat glands,” says Dr. Redbord.

Do you have any tips for getting your excessive sweating under control? Share them in our comment section below!  

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