How To Deal With Sweat Issues
Although all humans sweat, sometimes sweat can make it pretty uncomfortable for you. If you’re sweating too much, you may be suffering from a condition called hyperhidrosis. If that’s the case, you better consult your doctor about what to do in order to deal with it.
But, if your sweating is nothing other than an occasional indisposition, the best thing you can do is learn some tricks on how to tackle this issue. And if that’s what you’ve been looking for, you are in the right place. We’re now going to shows you six easy ways on how to deal with embarrassing sweat issues.
Tip No.1: Watch Out What You Eat
When it’s hot, your body starts sweating in order to regulate the body temperature. This means that during hot summer months, you’re guaranteed to sweat. Of course, you may try to cool the temperature down by using AC, but that will save you from sweating only when you’re indoors.
But, when you’re out there in the sun, you will start sweating again. In this case, there isn’t an ultimate solution. The best advice we can give you is to drink some cool water, which will reduce your body temperature, while also compensate for the water you lost through sweating. You may also eat ice-cream for the same purpose or perhaps some kind of fruit.
Actually, it’s more important to be careful what not to eat. Some foods will raise your body temperature even further, making you sweat even more. We’re talking about spicy foods here, so stay away from things like pepper, curry, and so on. Also, avoid eating foods that aren’t easy to digest. If you eat greasy sausages for lunch, your body will need to invest energy in order to digest it. And when energy is used, heat is released.
But, to be completely clear, in most cases, sweating isn’t the problem; bad odor is. Again, the cause and the solutions lie in your diet. There are some foods that contain substances that make your armpit smell badly. So, in order to avoid any unpleasant sweat issues, you got to stay away from the following foods:
- Brussels sprouts
On top of these foods, you also need to say goodbye to alcohol, as this is your most powerful enemy. Even a couple of beers during a hot summer afternoon are guaranteed to make you smell awful.
Tip No.2: Wear the Right Clothes
The answer to the question of how to stop sweat patches is to wear the right clothes. First of all, the clothes you’re wearing need to match the weather. There really is no point wearing a jacket if it’s a sunny day outside – you’re just gonna get soaking wet.
But even if you’ve picked the right type of clothes for the current season, you may still get some wet patches under the armpits or at the back. If that happens, it means that the clothes you’ve picked are too tight and the material is making your skin hot.
Obviously, the solution is to go with more loose clothing choices. But, if that makes you feel like a 90s rapper, there’s an alternative. Get yourself a sweat-proof undershirt! Such a piece will soak up the sweat, keeping it tucked away from your fancy clothes.
But, if even that doesn’t help, it doesn’t mean the battle is lost. There’s one trick you can pull out of your sleeve. We’re talking about wearing the right colors. Stay away from pastel colors – these are the ones that are the worst choice for those who are sweating a lot. Instead, go with either dark colors (e.g. black or navy) or very light colors (white).
Tip No.3: Use the Right Cosmetics
The answer to the ever-long question of how to prevent sweat may lie in using the right cosmetics. Although it won’t stop you from sweating, taking a shower every morning will eliminate, or at least, reduce the bad smell. But, simply taking a shower isn’t enough, you need to use some shower gel that will wash away the bad odor and leave a pleasant scent on your skin.
Your grooming should not end there. You also need to use the right kind of deodorant. Actually, the product you should get isn’t a deodorant but an antiperspirant. Although most people use these terms interchangeably, these are actually two different things.
The main purpose of deodorants is to deal with unpleasant body smells. The role of an antiperspirant is to control sweating. It affects the sweat glands, causing them to produce less sweat. Therefore, the best product you can get is an antiperspirant deodorant, which basically has the best of both worlds. It smells nice, thus getting rid of the bad smells, while its antiperspirant properties will make your sweat glands much less active.
There are two types of antiperspirant deodorants you can choose from – spray and stick. Our advice is to go with the latter option. The reason is that it’s easier to put on and you can put quite a lot of it on your armpits without making your nose burn cause of the intense smell. On the other hand, you can’t use a stick antiperspirant deodorant for anything else apart from your armpits.
Tip No.4: Sweat It Out
If you’ve been binge drinking over the weekend, the chances are that you won’t be smelling very nice at work come Monday morning. The solution is to sweat the stench out. Whatever you’ve been pouring down your stomach is guaranteed to have left a trace inside you and unless you get rid of it, it will exact its revenge. In simple words, if you drank a gallon of beer on Saturday, your sweat will stink of spoiled beer on Monday.
The trick is to get your best running shoes, comfortable shorts, and a loose shirt, as well as all the other running gifts and gadgets that you might have and go for a jog. Of course, because you’re gonna be sweating like crazy, you mustn’t forget to bring a water bottle with you. Your goal is to sweat the stench out, which is why this workout needs to be intense.
If this is a hangover workout we’re talking about, you would probably rather avoid it. No, we’re not going to try to motivate you to push yourself to the limit. Instead, we’re gonna give you another advice. Instead of sweating the bad stuff out by working out, you can achieve basically the same by going to a sauna.
If you watched Wolf of Wall Street, you may remember that Di Caprio’s character cures his drug-infused hangovers by spending some time in the sauna every morning.
Tip No.5: Get Rid of the Hair
Sweat doesn’t smell – it’s the bacteria in sweat that does. Therefore, in order to eliminate any possible embarrassing sweat issues, you need to kill the bacteria. And how are you supposed to do that? By destroying its habitat.
Yes, we’re talking about removing body hair, which is where all kinds of smelly bacteria may find a home. But, don’t worry, removing body hair is much easier than you may have imagined. Forget about razors, everything can be done with the help of a trimmer.
Using a body groomer or trimmer, you will be able to remove most of the hair from your armpits and other parts of your body that can get extremely sweaty. But, if you think that’s not enough, there’s another solution. Using a depilatory cream is a safe and painless way to remove the body hair.
The only bad news about it is that you will have to repeat the process every few weeks as body hair grows relatively fast. It doesn’t grow as fast as your beard, but you will still need to deal with it at least once a month.
If that sounds too much of a hassle, you may wish to consider getting the hair removed via laser surgery. This type of cosmetic surgery will remove the hair forever, but the procedure is usually not very cheap.
Tip No.6: Take Out the Sweat Glands
Extreme times require extreme measures. If the sweating issues are having a disastrous effect on your personal and/or business life, you need to deal with them for once and for all. Yes, we’re talking about drastic measures like taking out your sweat glands.
Actually, this isn’t as drastic as taking anti-sweating medications Robinul, which can mess up your body’s ability to thermos-regulate. Instead, this surgery will only get you rid of the sweat glands that produce the bad odor. In most cases, those glands are located in the armpit. But, the surgeon won’t touch any others, so your body will still be able to regulate its temperature by sweating. The only difference is that the sweat won’t smell bad.
The biggest problem with this solution is that it costs quite a lot. Generally speaking, the whole procedure costs about $3,000 per armpit. Therefore, it’s probably better to stick to the cheaper ways to keep from sweating.