Sweating is a natural mechanism of the body, but there are those who do it excessively. This is known as hyperhidrosisan abnormal perspiration that is not necessarily related to heat or exercise.
If you have hyperhidrosis, it is recommended that you go to a specialist doctor to diagnose the cause in your particular case. There are many treatments to treat it, ranging from clinical antiperspirants and prescription creams to medications and injections.
However, there are also remedies based on natural ingredients that you can prepare at home and with which you can obtain positive results. Here some:
1. Apple cider vinegar (for hands)
Thanks to its antibacterial properties and the large amounts of tannic acid it possesses, vinegar is capable of killing certain bacteria, in addition to facilitating the contraction of the skin’s pores, thus reducing the excessive secretion of fluids.
To use against sweaty hands, dissolve equal amounts of water and apple cider vinegar, then spray the liquid on your palms two to three times a day. In the armpits, instead of applying deodorant after bathing, try putting a small amount of this vinegar.
2. Aloe vera and baking soda
Sage is a plant rich in vitamin B and magnesium, so it helps soothe sweat glands. If you mix it with baking soda, you can prevent the appearance of bacteria that cause bad odors, due to excessive sweat.
To obtain the benefits of this mixture, make a paste of two tablespoons of aloe and a teaspoon of baking soda, and then rub it on the affected areas.
3. Oatmeal and lemon
Just as it is important to exfoliate certain areas of the body to get rid of dead skin, we must also include the armpits. This is because, sometimes, excessive sweat is the result of having clogged pores.
Oatmeal and lemon can be ideal for this task. You just have to prepare a mixture with both ingredients and apply it twice a week.