Summer makes the sweat glands work overtime. But there are ways to help them beat the heat and keep excessive sweating under control.
Did you know that sweating is your body’s way of dealing with heat by regulating its internal temperature?Yes, with the evaporation of sweat all the excess heat is ousted too. And when it comes to heat, Indian summers are among the hottest around. But don’t sweat it; these 7 tips shed some light on how to reduce sweating even on sweltering days:
7 Tips to Reduce Excessive Sweating:
1. Use Antiperspirants
Not to be confused with deodorants, antiperspirants prevent sweat production owing to the fact that they contain aluminium chloride as an active ingredient. This keeps body odour at bay.
2. Reduce Vices
Did you know that the amount of alcohol and caffeine you consume as well as the cigarettes you smoke are directly proportionate to the amount you sweat? Live healthier.
3. Regulate your diet
Foods like onions, curry and garlic not only cause perspiration but also cause body odour. Reduce intake.
4. Check Clothing
Wear breathable clothes if you want your body to not feel hot and respond by secreting more sweat to cool it down.
Stress, especially emotional, is known to cause you to sweat excessively. Which is why, you may have noticed in films, characters that are anxious are shown as sweating. Meditation is the perfect way to calm down.
6. Stay Hydrated
The hypothalamus in your brain is the gland responsible for identifying a rise in your body’s core temperature. And when it identifies the rise it responds by sending a message to your sweat glands. By staying hydrated you can control your core temperature to a great degree.
7. See a doctor
If all else fails, you should see a doctor. This is because excessive sweating can also be a symptom for conditions like hyperthyroidism, leukaemia, menopause, tuberculosis and even heart disease.