Sweating is normal and a natural process. It is your body’s way to regulate the body’s temperature. And you tend to sweat more in summer because the weather is hot and your body needs to cool down. Sweat also helps in releasing body toxins and cleanse the skin. However, it can be a little embarrassing and uncomfortable when you’re out and around people. Sweat patches and bad odor can make you feel conscious and sap your confidence.
Imagine meeting someone on a hot summer afternoon and you’re fully drenched in sweat.Tell us what and how would you feel if you were in their place? Not so good right? So here are a few tips to help you avoid such situations and make you sweat less. These little changes will surely make your summers better. We’re also sure you’ll look and smell good if you try and follow these tips.
So if you’re ready for a cooler summer and enjoy this season to every bit here you go!
Here are some tips to help you sweat less this summer season…
Use Antiperspirant and Deodorants
Get rid of those sweaty armpits that ruin your shirts and your social life too by using Antiperspirant or Deodorants or a combination of both.
Use deodorants to kill the odor or opt for antiperspirant that will block the sweat ducts and stop the sweat from reaching the surface of your skin and kill the odor-causing bacteria too. If using an antiperspirant apply it before going to bed and you’ll be sweat free the following day.
Reduce intake of salt, spicy food and hot beverages
Avoid food with high sodium content and also reduce the amount of salt in your daily diet. Nothing in excess is good and too much sodium in the body will eventually be released in the form of sweat and we don’t want that right?
If you love spicy food and can’t live without coffee then be ready for a sweaty summer season.These foods can trigger your sweat glands so it’s better to avoid them as much as possible
Wear loose and lightweight fabrics
The clothes you wear will also decide whether you’ll sweat less or sweat more. So to avoid those “awkward patchy situations” make sure you choose loose and lightweight fabrics. Cotton and linen make the best fabrics for summer. They are cool,comfortable and also available in a variety of colors. Opt for lighter tones like pastels as they would absorb less heat or go for darker tones to hide those stains and sweat patches.
Stress less to sweat less
Stress and anxiety can also increase sweat production.Have you noticed you tend to sweat more when you’re stressed or panicking? During such situations, try calming yourself and focus on deep breathing. Yoga and meditation on a regular basis can have long term benefits and improve your overall health and wellbeing.
Avoid working out on summer afternoons
Even if you’re a fitness freak you must avoid working out on summer afternoons. This is the time when the sun is at its peak so expect to sweat more and drain yourself out.
If you are really keen on working out and want to make the most of your time then plan for an early morning or late evening workout.
Consume plenty of fluids
For us, summers mean eating less and drinking more of our favorite smoothies and fruit juices. It’s important to keep yourself hydrated all the time, so if not a smoothie you can always have a bottle of water handy with you. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and replenish the water that was lost due to sweat.
Use Natural Deodorants
Here’s a DIY deodorant idea for you to save yourself from sweat and odor. Just apply a light dusting of baking soda to your underarms or rub lemon juice into them. You can also dab some apple cider vinegar on a clean and dry armpit and keep it overnight and wash it off in the morning. You can try aloe vera gel too.
Drink Sage Tea
The sage tea is not only rich in magnesium, tannic acid, and vitamin B but also helps in reducing the activity of sweat glands and growth of bacteria that further contribute to sweat production.
Some more ways to get rid of sweat-
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If you’re looking for a long term or permanent solution then these tips may help you. Also if you think you’re sweating more than usual then please go check with a healthcare professional to avoid any serious health issue in future.
In the end all you need to do is keep you body cool and calm to save yourself from sweating. Eat right and drink good, follow these tips and then tell us how was your summer? And if you have any more tips to add to the list then do let us know!