Although emotional sweating is often brought on by sudden stressful situations, there are things you can do to prepare yourself for any situation.
Here are some great practical tips you can use to help overcome and reduce excessive sweating when faced with stressful situations:
1. Reduce your levels of anxiety. 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. Thinking 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.