HOW TO REDUCE EXCESSIVE SWEATING
1. TRY TO REDUCE YOUR ANXIETY LEVELS
Sweating from anxiety is a natural and common bodily process. So it follows the taking steps to help reduce your anxiety can also help to prevent sweating. Deep breathing is one of the simplest ways to calm yourself down. Breathe in and out deeply and slowly for as long as possible and you should start to relax.
2. THINK POSITIVELY
Do your best to flip a negative situation or feeling into a positive one. Just shifting your perspective in a stressful situation, like getting up in front of a big audience, can help your body respond more calmly. So instead of feeling your palms getting sweaty, your heart-rate rising, and then starting to panic, try to interpret these signs as excitement instead. Trick your mind and body into thinking it is experiencing something positive like hearing your name called out as the winner at an awards ceremony, for example.
3. AVOID COMMON SWEAT TRIGGERS
Caffeine, spicy food, cigarettes and alcohol all affect your adrenaline levels and hormones, which can make you more prone to sweating. So, when you have a potentially stressful situation coming up, stick to clean eating and drinking for the driest, sweat-reduced results.
4. STAY HYDRATED
When your body is dehydrated, your glands will produce more sweat to try and cool you down. Do the cooling down yourself and keep a water bottle nearby.
5. WEAR THE BEST DEODORANT AND PASS YOUR STRESSFUL SITUATIONS WITH CONFIDENCE
For truly excessive sweaters, NIVEA has created their most advanced stress sweat fighting solution.
The NIVEA Stress Protect range provides protection against excessive sweating and odour, even in stressful situations. It’s a quick dry formula with strong stress protect actives, 48h effective antiperspirant protection and gentle NIVEA care. NIVEA Stress Protect Antiperspirant Deodorants deliver proven protection against emotional and excessive sweating. An internationally recognised test method, The Trier Social Stress Test (TSST), confirms that NIVEA Stress Protect antiperspirant deodorant reduces sweating by up to *85%) and effectively prevents the formation of body odour.
Its unique anti-bacterial formula combines Stress Protect actives and a zinc complex. Zinc is well known for its anti-bacterial effect and in the new NIVEA Stress Protect formulas, the zinc complex helps to minimise the formation of body odour. This formula also contains avocado oil, which gently cares for the underarm skin leaving it feel soft and smooth.
*Source: TSST Test, daacro institute, 2012, Germany
TIPS TO PREVENT EXCESSIVE SWEATING
1. TAKE A SHOWER
While personal hygiene doesn’t stop sweating, a good shower can wash away sweat, leaving you refreshed and more comfortable in your own skin. Bathing regularly with cleansing shower gels also help to clear your sweat glands and prevent build up in your pores.
2. AVOID OIL-BASED PRODUCTS
Some foods make you sweat more, certain meat, spicy foods, deep fried and fatty foods, fast food, junk food and caffeine can all make your body release more sweat. On the flip side, certain foods are much better at helping reduce sweating; fruit and veg in particular and foods that promote healthy digestion – as if your digestion is off, your body will produce more sweat. If you are prone to sweating, leave oil-based products and stick to foods such as cucumber, celery, spinach etc to aid healthy digestion.
3. STOCK UP ON STRONG ANTIPERSPIRANTS
Antiperspirants that contain aluminium salts can be used on the hands, underarms, back and other problem areas to help reduce excessive sweating. Don’t forget to apply your antiperspirant regularly and choose one that suits your situation.
NIVEA’s Everyday Active Fresh is great for controlling sweat when you are working out.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.