Ah, summer. Sea. Sun. And, if you happen to get an itsy bitsy tiny bit warm, sweat. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve spent choosing your outfit in the morning. It turns out that the cute little summer top won’t look half as attractive once it’s covered in sweat patches.
Excessive perspiration is a medical condition called hyperhidrosis that affects around 3% of the US population. But in summer, there’s no need for hyperhidrosis to struggle with sweating. All you need is warm and stuffy weather to find your body constantly trying to cool you down. Indeed, however inelegant sweating can be, it serves a purpose; it’s your body’s way of regulating its temperature.
Thankfully, there are some ways you can help your body to stay cool without dripping buckets of water from your armpits!
Tight clothes aren’t your friends
First of all, you might want to rethink your summer wardrobe. Indeed, your body uses perspiration to reduce its temperature. However, replacing your skin-tight summer blouses with flowy tops can create just enough room for natural ventilation. Floaty clothes allow for a layer of air to envelop of body, which helps to regulate your temperature without needing to sweat. Additionally, even if you get a little hot during the day, you’re unlikely to end up with the dreaded pits of shame!
What’s the best deo?
Deodorants that contain aluminum are likely to react with your sweat and create a yellow stain on your favorite white t-shirt. You can, however, remove more stains with a baking soda and water paste. There are two schools of thought when it comes to deodorants.
You can opt for a natural approach that will not create persistent stains on your clothes, but that doesn’t block perspiration – it only removes the bacteria on your skin. Or you can up your game and find effective sweat-blocking antiperspirants — which affects the way your body regulates its temperature and eliminates excesses. Ideally, you want to choose a product that doesn’t contain any harsh ingredients to stay on the safe side.
Stick to a no spices diet
If you can’t picture your day without a cup of coffee and a spicy meal, your diet might be the underlying cause of your sweat problem. Indeed, caffeinated drinks and hot food increases the natural regulation process in your body. Your jalapenos salad might be behind those nasty pit stains! There are some foods you can try to decrease excessive sweating. Calcium-rich foods such as cheese and yogurt help to maintain your optimal temperature. Almonds and pumpkin seeds are another fantastic tip to boost your magnesium levels as doctors can link heavy perspiration to magnesium deficiency.
You need to replenish all that water
Last but not least, you need to stay on top of your water intake! Water is always the way forward for a healthier lifestyle, but it’s also an essential ingredient for your natural bodily function. Indeed, sweating eliminates water, which means that you need to drink more to compensate on a hot day. Additionally, the more water you drink, the easier it is for your body to maintain its temperature.
The bottom line is that your body is an intelligent machine. Sure, it does stuff that you might find embarrassing at times, such as sweating, but it does it for a reason. In other words, while you can’t stop your body from doing its job, you can make it easier to regulate your temperature.