Whether it's embarrassing sweat patches that tend to show up at the worst possible times or the distinct, intense stink of sweat overpowering the scent of a perfume, no one likes sweating. While some may argue that the scent of summer is ocean scents or flower power, we'd argue that sweat is one of the most pervasive odours during the season. And while perspiration is a necessary process that cools your body down, we've gotta ask – at what cost?
Even though it's normal and healthy, especially when your body temperature rises sometimes, it's a little too much, or a little too awkward. So if you want to learn how to combat excessive sweating, we've got your back. Here's how you can get rid of it, without breaking a sweat.
- Use a deodorant
- Turn to talc powder
- Use a refreshing shower gel
- Watch what you eat
- Wear breathable fabrics
Use a deodorant
We cannot stress this enough! Deodorants basically need to be your ride-or-dies when it comes to tackling sweat – and in some cases, preventing sweat in the first place! They block the pores from releasing sweat, and keep you smelling fresh all day. If you’re ready to take the plunge, the Dove EvenTone Deodorant Roll On For Women is for you. It'll give you 48-hour odour protection, and leave you with soft and even toned underarms that also smell amazing. Plus, it has no harmful ingredients like parabens or alcohol – so your ‘pits are in the right hands!
Turn to talc powder
Talc powder is super absorbent, so you can rest assured that it will absorb sweat and keep body odour away. Check out the Pond’s Magic Freshness Talcum Powder Acacia Honey; it will also reduce friction, help keep your skin cool, and act as an extra layer of protection for your skin.
Use a refreshing shower gel
A soap and a paraben-free gentle cleanser like the Pears Soft & Fresh Shower Gel is a great way to refresh your skin and get rid of any funky smells that may have been popping up. Added bonus? The shower gel also contains a refreshing mint extract, making for a fully reinvigorating process – for you, and your body. Happy lathering!
Watch what you eat
Whether it’s a night out or even a Zoom party, if you’re prone to sweating, watch what you eat because your body’s definitely going to go into overdrive mode. Stick to light salads and veggies, and by all means, avoid spicy food. Our bodies react to spicy food in the same way they do to any other heat – they try to cool things down, which leads to sweating. Also, try and avoid caffeine too! We know you love your coffee, but it stimulates our adrenal glands and causes our palms, feet, and underarms to sweat. No, thank you.
Wear breathable fabrics
“We love wearing tight clothes,” said no one ever. And tight clothes aren’t great for your body for a bunch of reasons. They don’t let the body breathe and make you sweat more. Not only that, sweat patches become visible very easily when one wears tight clothes. Do yourself a favour, and wear light, breathable fabrics and airy fits, especially if you’re prone to excessive sweating. If that’s not an option, you can try and wear darker colours that can mask the sweat stains.