So You Think You're a Sweater
So you’re a shvetter! That’s cool. Sweating is a natural occurrence in everyone, and some people sweat more than others. Sweating is a good thing, it is the body’s natural response to overheating. Now this may be due to external temperature, body composition, or internal infection or viruses. In Ayurveda for example, a person with Pitta dosha is more likely to be a heavier sweater than someone else.
Even though natural, sweating can be uncomfortable due to the excess moisture. It can lead to fungal infections and rashes, and develop body odor as well. Apart from being personally uncomfortable, it can be socially uncomfortable as well for the above mentioned reasons. This article covers natural ways to stop sweating excessively, from curing your pits to sweaty palms cure.
Hyperhidrosis Natural Treatment
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating, and it is quite common. In fact, in most cases it is nothing to be concerned over. A simple antiperspirant or deodorant can do the job in most cases. Using an essential oil can act as an antiperspirant, it will block the pores that release sweat on your skin. We recommend a citrus-based one like neroli or grapefruit as a great home remedy for underarm sweating and odor.
Apple Cider Vinegar for Excessive Sweating
When applying apple cider vinegar directly onto the skin it acts as an antibacterial and astringent. The best thing is that you can find it in your household larder and use it in a pinch to stop sweating. Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar about a tablespoon twice a day can help reduce sweating and odor naturally in about a day or two.
Other Natural Ways to Reduce Sweating
- Wear light, flowing natural fabrics like cotton, hemp or bamboo.
- If you are going to workout bring a change of clothing, as the sweat on your clothes can cause your fabric to cling to your skin: this can lead to rashes or odor.
- You can also get specially made underclothes and shirts that help control sweat.
- Skip the booze and the spicy food.
- Coffee and tea can also lead to excessive sweat.
Stay cool and hydrate. This may be obvious but staying cool is a surefire way to avoid the sweats. Also remember that sweating is a way for your body to get rid of heat, but at the same time losing fluids. Re-hydrate yourself!