Also known as hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating is a condition that is manifested by an abnormal abundant secretion of sweat glands. It is estimated that 2.8% of the population suffers from excessive sweating manifested in a certain area of the body.
Hyperhidrosis can be caused by stress, hormonal disorders, obesity, smoking, poor diet and many other factors.
There are 2 types of hyperhidrosis:
- The hyperhidrosis localised in the armpits, hands, feet and face. It is the most common form of excessive sweating and occurs generally around puberty age getting milder with age.
- Generalized hyperhidrosis has an endocrine nature. It can occur at menopause, can affect obese people and those with nervous disorders and sometimes appears as a reaction to certain drugs. This type of excessive sweating occurs all over the body.
Most times, sweating is triggered by stress. In general, people are suffering even stressed that sweat profusely, and this increases the secretion of permanent fear.
How can we get rid of excessive sweating?
To treat this problem we recommend balancing your diet, quitting smoking and avoiding stress. Experts do not recommend deodorants that only mask the effects of the disease, but an antiperspirant to eliminate it on a long term.
Try the following natural treatments:
- Alum Stone
Alum is a mineral deodorant, 100% natural. You can find it in herbal stores in the form of a stick or roll-on. It is odorless and contains sulfuric acid, aluminum and potassium. Alum stone blocks and reduces perspiration odors without damaging the skin. Apply it on the skin after washing, when it is still damp. In addition, it is very economical, because one stone lasts an entire year.
- A special oil
Against excessive sweating of the armpits is recommended a massage oil made from the following ingredients:
- 15 ml of camphor alcohol;
- 10 drops of cypress essential oil;
- 10 drops of sage essential oil
- 2 drops of peppermint oil.
Mix them well and massage the area in the morning and in the evening.
- The infusion of black tea
Prepare a super-concentrated infusion of black tea, and instead to drink it, let it cool, soak a clean cloth in it and apply it for 5 minutes on each armpit.
Do this every night for 2 weeks, and the tannic acid in tea will permanently reduce the production of sweat.
- Baking soda
Apply baking soda on problem areas once you get out of the shower. It has a soothing effect and even if it doesn’t prevent perspiration, neutralizes the acids that give odor.