Natural Ways to Combat Excessive Sweating
by James Horner, author of “Sweat Free For Good!”
Is your excessive sweating taking a toll on your social life and your self-esteem? There is no need to resort to expensive treatments and drugstore chemicals that are only good at masking the problem. You can try effective home remedies.
Here are seven natural ways to combat excessive sweating.
1. Baking soda
Baking soda has a way of unclogging your pores, which enables you to eliminate toxins that result in body odor. Just take care to use baking soda moderately – using only a thin layer of baking soda over your skin each time.
2. Corn starch or talcum powder
The moisture-absorbing properties of both corn starch and talcum powder (specifically baby powder) can help you deal with the symptoms of excessive sweating. If you use talcum powder, just steer clear of the scented variety and use gentle formulations like baby powder. Perfumed talc may result in skin irritation, especially if you have sensitive skin.
3. Turnip juice
You can either drink freshly squeezed juice from grated turnip or slather the juice on your armpits. Turnip juice is long known to be an effective natural remedy for excessive sweating by reducing sweat gland activity.
4. Sage tea
Like turnip juice, sage tea is effective at reducing the activity level of the sweat glands. Drinking two cups of sage tea daily is enough to control the excessive sweating. It regulates sweat production and is healthy, too.
5. Lemon juice
It is best to use freshly squeezed lemon juice as a natural remedy for the body odor that results from excess sweat. Apply the lemon juice on the area of your body which perspires excessively. Lemon juice prevents body odor by killing the bacteria which generates the byproducts that cause body odor.
6. Caffeine-free diet
Caffeine leads to anxiety and nervousness, which in turn leads to perspiration. Cutting back on your caffeine intake helps lessen excessive sweating.
7. Weight loss
Obese people sweat more heavily than lean ones. Lose weight and eat a balanced, healthy diet full of whole foods (cut back on processed foods and junk foods or eliminate them entirely). If you are overweight and suffer from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), then losing weight can do wonders for your condition.
James Horner is the author of “Sweat Free For Good!”
To learn more about his book, visit http://www.stopsweatingmagic.com