Do You Sweat A Lot? These Natural Remedies Help Reduce Sweating

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Sweating is a natural process and it eliminates toxins from your body. However, if sweating is more than normal or deviant, it is embarrassing. Oversweating is known as hyperhidrosis, where the sweat glands are hyperactive.

This condition is not harmful in any way for your body, but you may feel uncomfortable and embarrassed. You don't have to worry much because there are many natural remedies that can control sweating.

Excessive sweating occurs due to many factors like heredity, hormonal issues, infection, stress, anxiety and some medical issues, including heart problems, obesity and diabetes. Along with an uncomfortable situation, excessive sweating may leave an unpleasant odour. There are natural remedies for sweating and also to get rid of the bad smell due to excessive sweating.

The symptoms like visible sweating that even drenches your dress, foot odour, discolouration of the area, cracking and scaling of the skin tells you it's high time to go for some natural remedies for sweating.

Let's see what some of the natural remedies for sweating are, which are as listed below.


1. Lemon:

Lemon works wonders in those suffering from excessive sweating. It is a natural deodorant that kills bacteria as well as gives a pleasant odour. Apply lemon or lemon juice on the prone areas to prevent excessive sweating.


2. Coconut Oil:

With high content of lauric acid, coconut oil helps in preventing excessive sweating and its odour. Lauric acid eliminates bacteria that cause a foul smell and it also keeps you fresh.


3. Potato:

Besides being an excellent food, potatoes also act as an antiperspirant and a blocking agent. With its moisturizing content, it helps to stop excessive sweating. Cut a potato into half and rub it on the prone areas.


4. Baking Soda:

Yes, baking soda is a well-known alkaline source that counteracts with the acids. While sweating, body produces some acid that allows bacteria to thrive on. Baking soda is the best solution to kill those bacteria.


5. Apple Cider Vinegar:

ACV, with its astringent property, aids in controlling the sweat glands. It balances the pH level of the body that allows to get rid of the bacteria produced by sweating. For an effective result, you can add ACV to your bathing water.


6. Tomato Juice:

Diet also plays an important role in excessive sweating in some. By including tomato juice in your diet, you can control excessive sweat. Also, stick more to vegetables and fruits than meat.


7. Black Tea:

If you want to get rid of excessive sweating, one of the natural remedies is to use black tea bags. Black tea contains natural astringent and antiperspirant properties that control the production of sweat. Dip tea bags in water and dab them on the prone areas.


8. Salt:

Common salt is one of the most effective natural remedies for sweating. All you have to do is to mix salt in some lemon juice and apply it on the armpits, feet and other areas that you sweat more.


9. Cornstarch:

Are you sweating a lot? Then, always carry cornstarch powder, which is perfumed lightly with your regular talcum powder. Apply this powder whenever you feel uncomfortable due to excessive sweating.

Story first published: Sunday, April 16, 2017, 16:00 [IST]
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