Alternative and natural treatment for excessive sweating are acceptable ways that minimize sweating or the impact of sweating.
These methods are cheaper and These methods are cheaper and won’t require a visit to the doctor..
If you prefer natural remedies for excessive sweating that are free of chemicals, some of these options might work for you.
1. Clothing choice
- Wear loose clothes made from natural fabrics such as cotton and linen. Natural fabric clothing will
absorb the sweat from your body, keeping you cool. Loose clothes make it easy for air to circulate around your body. Synthetic fabrics such as polyester is very poor with absorbing moisture, instead they will make your body hot and you will sweat more
- Less heavy clothing (lighter) will also keep you cooler than heavier ones
- Wear colors that will not show the sweat stain easily, such as navy blue, black and some type of white
- Wear breathable shoes
- Wear breathable socks
- Have alternative clothes to wear
- Wear a tank top or open arm tops
- Wear undershirts for men, and camisole for women
2. Reduce sweat triggers
There are certain habits, food, and drinks that could increase sweating.
So changing these habits or reducing the intake of some of this food or drinks will subsequently reduce sweating.
- Stop smoking
- Reduce alcohol intake
- Stop or reduce caffeine consumption
- Consume less of spicy and hot food
- Loose or reduce weight
3. Wear Sweat pads
A very handy way of hiding sweat is by wearing sweat pads and works very well when combined with a good choice of clothing.
Sweat pads absorb sweat very well, depending on the material used. There are also some undershirts with built-in sweat pads.
4. Keep up with hygiene
A regular shower of up to twice a day is recommended for excessive sweating sufferers, cleaning your
body will remove bacteria from your skin that causes bad odor.
A dirty underarm could also reduce how well your antiperspirant works.
5. Detox armpit
Antiperspirants and deodorants are made from chemicals, although these chemicals are not harmful to the skin, they can irritate and deteriorate the skin after years of using them.
Detoxing your armpit will help remove antiperspirants and deodorants leftovers that normal bath soap can’t remove.
You can use aluminum free baking soda or a bentonite clay mask to make an armpit detox.
Steam baths also help with detoxing the armpit and entire body.
Add bathing salts to your routines, this will assists in unclogging pores throughout the rest of your body, as a result,this will reduce sweating in the armpit.
6. Shave your armpit
Hair is used to keep the body warm, and when the body is warm it produces more heat and sweat.
To reduce sweat, shave off hair or have it removed by a doctor using a laser treatment.
Bacteria that cause armpit odor also easily cling to hair, thus when your armpit is hairless you will sweat less and eliminate unwanted odor.
7. Use relaxation techniques
Excessive sweating that is caused by some secondary reason such as stress can be eased by applying relation techniques.
- Listen to soothing music
- Take deep breaths
- Go for a swim
- Laugh it out loud
- Practice progressive muscle relaxation
- Try acupuncture
1. Sage tea
Sage has a normalizing effect on both the sweat glands and the nervous system, the leaves contain tannic acid which has astringent properties, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Sage tea is known to reduce perspiration by 50 percent. Drink cooled sage tea and also apply to affected areas to reduce sweat.
2. Sage tablets
Sage tablets are products of sage in a form of tablets that are administered orally.
3. Tea tree essential oil
Tea tree oil is an astringent and anti-fungal agent.
Tea Tree oil helps in drying the skin as well as fighting fungal infection (feet).
Apply 1-2 drops to the problem area as needed to reduce sweat or fight fungi.
4. Wheatgrass juice
Wheatgrass juice is also known to effectively control sweating by controlling the acid’s activity and toxins in the blood.
It neutralizes and dilutes the toxins in the blood and helps you get relief from sweating.
For best results, it’s recommended to take wheatgrass juice daily.
5. Drink enough water
Drink plenty of water when you feel warm, by doing this, your body will cool from inside and will skip the routine of trying to cool itself by sweating.
6. Limes or margaritas
Apply lemon or margaritas juice to your clean underarms before bedtime and clean if off in the morning to keep your armpit dry and odorless.
7. Tomato Juice
Tomatoes are good antioxidants, drink fresh tomato juice or rub tomato pulp under your underarms to shrink the skins pores, thereby reducing sweating.
Cornstarch is very good in absorbing moisture, which makes it a good choice for excessive sweating.
Cornstarch is very effective in managing palmar hyperhidrosis.
Apply the powder to your hand and wipe off any excess. Apply as needed.
9. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has an astringent property that plays a big role in controlling the sweating process.
It helps to balance the pH levels of the body, especially in the underarms or and feet.
Mix 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 2 tablespoons of honey and consume three times a day for a limited period of time.
10. Slices of potatoes
Potatoes can absorb excessive moisture from the body, reducing sweating.
Take slices of fresh potatoes and rub the inside fresh to the sweat problem area, then allow to dry.
Alternative make potatoes juice and apply it to the problem area.
11. Wash hands regularly
Washing your hands on a regular basis will keep your hands cool.
When your hand area already cooled the body will no longer use the process of sweating to cool itself.
12. Arrowroot powder
Arrowroot powder can be mixed with essential oils to make deodorants.
13. Baking soda
Baking soda absorbs moisture very well, and can be applied directly to the affected area to absorb sweat (not suitable for sensitive skin).
Baking soda can also be mixed with many other ingredients to make a very effective natural deodorant.
14. Coconut oil
Take 1-2 drops of coconut oil and apply to the sweat problem area to reduce sweating.
Coconut oil contains lauric acid which helps eliminate odor causing bacteria.
15. Witch Hazel
Witch Hazel oil can be used to reduce sweating in the face. Squeeze oil to a cotton then, apply a thin layer to the face.
16. Black tea
Black tea contains tannic acid which has astringent and antiperspirant properties.
Black tea contains more tannic acid than normal tea, these properties make it better than other teas in reducing excessive sweating.
The astringent property constricts the sweat glands which controls the sweat flow to the outer skin. Drink black tea as needed.
Chamomile has similar properties to black tea, it has astringent and antiperspirant properties.
The astringent property constricts the sweat glands which controls the sweat flow to outer skin while the antibacterial properties fight odor.
Grapes are known to play a big role in balancing your body temperature, thus reducing perspiration.
To reduce sweating, eat grapes every day. Alternatively, you can drink grape juice.
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