Sweating is the way through which your body eliminates toxins and balances its temperature. However, when your body sweats in excess, even though no physical effort is performed, you should start to worry as we may be speaking about hyperhidrosis. Generally, this condition appears in your palms, armpits or the soles of your feet.
Of course, the causes can be multiple. Among them we remind of pregnancy, high blood pressure, anger, diabetes, excessive alcohol consumption or heart issues.
Even if it can be embarrassing, we must recognize that this is a disease after all, which requires proper care and attention. Fortunately, expensive treatment should not be your priority as we have other solution for you: natural remedies.
One of the first remedies you should take into consideration in this case is cucumber juice. It has astringent properties, the perfect ally against excessive sweating. Squeeze one cucumber and refrigerate the juice for about 2 hours or even 3 days. Before applying it on the affected area by using a cotton ball, let it chill. The remedy must action for about 20 minutes then it can be washed off. Follow this remedy two times every day and after 1 month you will sweat less.
Another easy-to-use remedy is tea tree oil. Due to its antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial properties, you will manage to have a fresh scent again. Combine 2 tbsp of each tea tree oil and water and spread the resulting mixture on the affected area, leaving it action until you have a bath. You can use this remedy as a deodorant as well. Be cautious tough if you have sensitive skin – avoid this remedy as it may cause irritation.
We all know that vinegar has a large variety of properties and benefits for your health. Well, it can also help you deal with excessive sweating. Thanks to its antifungal and antibacterial properties, you can use vinegar with success for your armpits or feet.
Prepare a foot bath by pouring ½ cup of vinegar in 1l of water. Immerse your feet in the resulting mixture then relax for half an hour. You can also add vinegar in your bath tube if you prefer to treat your entire body.
Since we are talking about combining ingredients, what about combining coconut oil in order to get rid of excessive sweating? Coconut oil has antibacterial properties, so it will definitely help. Be aware though that it stains…
Prepare a paste by mixing 1 cup of coconut oil and 10grams of crushed camphor and apply it on the affected area. Massage gently for about 10 minutes, then let it action for 1 hour. Eventually rinse your skin with warm water. Follow this remedy on a daily basis. Alternatively, you use coconut oil in its organic form. All you need to do is massage the affected area and let it action for several minutes, until it is totally absorbed. Regular repetitions will reduce the sweating.
Since antibacterial properties are a strong ally in reducing excessive sweating, lemon is a good remedy for your problem. You can use it in two different ways. On one hand, you can take a slice of lemon and rub it on the affected area, leaving the juice get absorbed overnight. If you have sensitive skin, make sure you dilute the lemon juice in water as otherwise you can provoke irritation. On the other hand, you can combine 2 tbsp. of fresh lemon juice with 1 tsp of salt. Spread this remedy on your skin and massage gently until your it gets dry. Eventually rinse with lukewarm water.
Tips and tricks to prevent sweating
- Include in your diet sage tea, green tea or chamomile tea and replace coffee or any drink that contains caffeine;
- Avoid using products rich in chemicals such as deodorants, strong soaps or lotions.
- Consume at least 2l of water and as many natural juices as possible;
- Reduce the alcohol consumption;
- Try to shave more often; you will regulate the sweating;
- Always buy cotton clothes and opt for a larger size so that you allow your skin to breathe;
- Include in your diet foods rich in zinc – eggs, milk, oatmeal, kidney beans etc.;
- Whenever you have a bath, use some rose water to change the odor of your body.