Stop Sweating the Natural Way
Sweating can be embarrassing and is often something we try to ignore when we really don’t need to.
Excessive sweating a common health complaint, which can affect the whole body, or just certain areas. Sweating is completely normal and natural, particularly if you have done some exercise, or you are hot, as it is your body’s way of cooling down.
If you find that you are sweating excessively, for not obvious reason, it can be a sign of an underlying health problem, so if you are at all concerned, it is important that you make an appointment to see your doctor, to rule out any underlying health complaints. Of course, excessive sweating can be the cause of a number of different things, and there are some natural ways that you can control the situation, if all underlying problems have been ruled out. You should go and see your GP though if you are worried, particularly if, the things that you have tried yourself are not helping at all, if the sweating has lasted for more than six months, if it prevents you from carrying out your daily activities, if you are having one excessive sweating episode at least once a week, if you are noticing that it is happening at night, in other words, you are having night sweats, if you have a family history of excessive sweating, or if you are taking medication for another condition, as your doctor might want to run some further tests.
There are some remedies that you can also try at home to try and reduce your sweating.
Apple cider vinegar is used a lot in natural therapies and has quite an impressive list of health benefits. Not only can it help to regulate blood sugar levels, flush out harmful toxins from your body, relieve heartburn and acid reflux, and aiding in weight loss.
On top of this, when it is applied directly to the skin, it can help to act as an astringent, to remove bacteria and help to close up pores, which can help with excessive sweating. Drinking a solution or applying it directly to the skin every night can help to reduce sweating.
You should try drinking a mixture of two teaspoons of vinegar, and one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar before breakfast, lunch and dinner. You should begin to see the effects within a few days.
Tomato juice is really effective at helping to prevent excessive sweating, as it can help to shrink your pores.
If you do not fancy drinking tomato juice, eating a tomato rich diet, every day will help you to control excessive sweating. You can apply tomato juice topically as well, in the areas that you find you sweat most. Let it sit for at least ten minutes, before rinsing it off.
Green and black tea:
Drinking tea to prevent excessive sweating, might seem counterproductive, but drinking the right tea can really help to stop sweating.
Green tea is really effective, as it contains magnesium and vitamin B, which will then constrict your sweat glands, and help to keep you calm. Try swapping out your morning coffee for a cup of green tea instead, to help block sweat.
If most of your excessive sweating is from your underarm area, applying black tea directly to the skin also has effective astringent properties that will help to reduce sweat. Brew some black tea, and once cool, rub the tea on your underarms, using the teabag, or a towel for a few minutes at a time.
Corn Starch and baking soda:
Both corn starch and baking soda naturally absorb water. On top of this, baking soda is also alkaline, which counteracts the acids that are found as sweat, acting as a natural deodorant.
To use this mixture effectively, ensure that your armpits are completely dry and apply a large amount of the two ingredients mixed together to the sweaty areas every night. Let it sit for thirty minutes, before rinsing it off with water.
Ensure that you do not leave the mixture on for too long, as it could have a number of uncomfortable side effects, such as skin irritation and burning.
Potatoes and other foods that are high in potassium:
Eating a lot of salt causes the body to retain a lot more water than it should, so potassium rich foods, such as potatoes and broccoli can help to reverse this process and help to push the water out of the body.
Potatoes are especially effective at relieving excess sweating, and it is so easy to use as well. Simply rub a slice of potato over your armpit for a few minutes every day, and you will soon start to see the drying effects, and a reduction in the excess sweating.
Tea tree oil:
Tea tree oil is fantastic at fighting the bacteria that is found in sweat.
Before you use tea tree oil, it should be diluted with a carrier oil such as olive oil to the ratio of around 2 drops of tea tree oil, for 12 drops of carrier oil.
To use, simply soak a cotton pad in tea tree oil mix, before blotting it on your underarms daily. You should start to see the results in a few days.
Lemons have really high levels of acid in them, which make them perfect to reduce sweating naturally.
You can try rubbing half a lemon on your underarms, whilst lightly squeezing to extract the liquid. Alternatively, you can mix a small amount of lemon juice with baking soda and apply it with a cotton pad. Leave this lemon juice on the area for at least thirty minutes, before rinsing thoroughly.