Top Remedies to Stop Sweating
Millions of people around the world suffer from sweating or what we call Hyperhydrosis in their daily lives regardless of the season. But why do we sweat? What’s its purpose and how does it work?
There are two types of sweat glands
- Eccrine: The most common sweat that occurs on the palms, forehead, hands, and soles of the feet.
2. The Apocrine: Apocrine sweat glands occur in the armpits, breasts, and groin area which is caused by temperature and hormonal changes.
Sweating is something natural that controls the body temperature by evaporating energy molecules from the skin through tiny holes when the body starts overheating.
What is sweat made of?
Sweat is mostly made of water, sugar, salt, urea, and amino acids.
However, when the sweat is mixed with the bacteria on the skin it creates a bad odor that differs from one person to another through a variety of causes that increase the sweating. Amongst these causes we have:
B. Anxiety and emotional stress.
D. Illnesses such as fever.
Hypoglycemia and infections.
What are the health benefits of sweating?
Even though sweating makes us annoyed and embarrassed in fact, it has numerous health benefits, let’s discover some of them.
- Sweating cleans and disinfects the pores of the skin from bacteria.
2. Detoxifies the skin and the body from cholesterol, salts, and the residues that the body doesn’t need.
3. Controls body temperature and cools it down.
4. Sweating stimulates blood circulation that allows oxygen to flow onto the skin, thus it keeps it healthy, fresh, and vibrant.
Remedies to Stop Sweating Naturally
We’ve come up with the best natural remedies that lessen sweating and make you gain confidence, no more embarrassment from now on!
1. Baking Soda
Baking soda is a popular ingredient that is available in every kitchen, it has many uses and benefits.
Use baking soda as a talc to absorb the skin’s pH. How to use it?
In a cleaned skin pat baking soda onto your armpits or other sweat gland areas.
Mix baking soda with cornstarch. Sprinkle on feet or shoes and shat out the excess powder to prevent bad odours. Follow this process every day during hot days.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar helps balance the pH levels of the skin and prevents bacteria.
How to use it?
- Dab a cotton ball in ACV diluted with water put it onto your underarms or sweat gland areas and keep for 10 minutes.
Use ACV as deodorant
- 2 TBSP of ACV
- 2 TBSP of rose water
- 3 Tbsp of water
- A few drops of peppermint oil
- A few drops of lavender oil
- Empty Spray bottle
Mix well the ingredients and fill in the spray bottle. Use as an antiperspirant deodorant.
3. Alum Powder to Stop Sweating
Alum has potent properties to stop antiperspirants and bad odours. The alum contains aluminium salts. It is extracted from alunite rocks and it refers to potassium alum.
Benefits of alum powder
- Tightens the pores of the skin.
- It is used as a deodorant to prevent body odours.
- Alum powder is used to stop bleeding cuts, nosebleeds, and treat skin infections.
How to use it?
Mix alum powder with grated white Musk soap. Apply this mixture of powder onto clean wet skin to facilitate the application. The musk will give you a long-lasting fragrance and remove bacteria.
This DIY antiperspirant deodorant smells amazing I adore it, it has become my favourite staple routine.
4. Rose Water
Using rose water as a deodorant is also beneficial to reduce pore size and stop sweating.
- 4 Tbsp of rose water
- 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp of water
- 2tbsp of white Musk soap powder
- Spraying bottle
Mix up the ingredients together and put them into a spraying bottle.
Notice: If you sweat heavily these sweating natural remedies and deodorants won’t give you full protection or stop sweating.