1. Avoid chemically processed foods
Nearly every health condition is affected by a poor diet. The saying “you are what you eat” is very true. If your diet is based on processed foods, all of those chemical toxins and compounds manufacturers put in foods to make them taste better or preserve them, are going to trigger more sweating. If you’re overweight, it compounds that problem. That includes all of those frozen, packaged, pre-made, ready-to-eat, deep-fried, and fast foods should be avoided. Instead, focus on whole foods that come from the earth.
This means plenty of fresh fruits like peaches, oranges, cherries, apples, plums, melons and what have you, as well as all types of veggies. Free-range organic eggs and chicken, grass-fed meats. wild-caught fish, nuts, and seeds are important sources of protein.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar offers astringent properties that can help control sweating, and when taken internally, it also helps to balance pH levels in the body. It even works as an antiperspirant, forming a coat on the skin to ensure the pores stay closed.
To use it for sweaty underarms, thoroughly wash the affected area, and then dab a cotton ball into apple cider vinegar. Rub the cotton ball onto the area, and leave it on overnight. In the morning, rinse it off in the shower and then apply deodorant as usual. It’s also a good idea to take it internally by adding two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of raw honey to a glass of water. Drink the mixture once each day, ideally on an empty stomach, to further combat excess sweating.
If your feet are especially sweaty, you can make an apple cider vinegar foot soak by pouring a half cup of pure organic apple cider vinegar and 4 cups of water into a foot tub. Stir it well and then soak your feet in it for about 20 minutes. It’s most effective if you do this every day.
3. Baking Soda
As baking soda is alkaline, it helps to balance out the acids in sweat that encourage bacteria to thrive. It basically lowers the pH level in areas of the body that commonly sweat, by counteracting those acids and acting as a natural deodorant by absorbing odors. In fact, baking soda is one of the most effective natural deodorants there is.
Baking soda also has healing abilities that can treat skin infections, insect bites, and inflammation. It neutralizes strong and unwanted odors, which means as a deodorant, it eliminates harmful substances from the body while offering long-term protection as well, as Earth Clinic reports. With baking soda, instead of chemicals and additives that can irritate, you have clean, natural substances that add a fresh fragrance to your skin. Plus, it’s a lot less expensive as compared to typical store-bought deodorants.
To use it, simply combine a half-cup of cornstarch, a half-cup of baking soda, and 2 to 3 drops of lavender essential oil. Clean your underarms thoroughly, and then apply the mixture on them using a slightly damp cloth. Allow it to dry.
When you’re in a hurry, you can simply put a little baking soda onto your underarms – it will help neutralize body odor and battle excess sweating.
4. Practice Yoga
While you might associate yoga with sweating, particularly power yoga moves, yoga is actually one of the best natural ways to control excessive sweating. This ancient discipline that combines breathing and movement, helps to harmonize your body and correct any imbalances. That can help address the underlying cause of your symptoms, even if you don’t know what the cause is yourself. Regular yoga practice is great at inducing an inner calm and emotional stability, which means if your excessive sweating is connected to stress or anxiety, the practice could help immensely in reducing those occasions when you feel stressed. It will also help to reduce the severity of your anxiety when those inevitable stressful situations arise.
Yoga is also quite effective for stimulating the digestive system, which is helpful for those that have hyperhidrosis associated with weight problems, a poor diet or food intolerance. There are also certain positions that can encourage the body to flush out toxins, which is beneficial for excessive sweating, a symptom of toxic overload.
5. Black Tea
Black tea contains tannic acid which offers both antiperspirant and astringing properties that can help control excessive sweating. Its astringent properties work to constrict the sweat glands that control the flow of sweat to the outer layer of the skin. While other teas can be used, as black tea has the highest level of tannic acid, it’s the most effective.
To use black tea for excessive underarm sweating, you’ll simply make a tea by placing 2 black tea bags into three cups of just-before-boiling-temperature water. Allow it to steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Dip a clean washcloth or cotton pad into the tea, and dab the tea onto the underarms.
You can also use this method for both palm and feet sweating by filling a small basin with 4 cups of hot water. Place 2 black tea bags into the water, allow it to steep for 10 minutes, and then soak either your palms or feet in the water for about 20 minutes when the water cools slightly. Repeat regularly for best results.
6. Aloe Vera Juice or Gel
Aloe vera offers a soothing, cooling effect on the skin and also helps to regulate excessive sweating caused by heat. It can also address issues like sunburn, age spots, fine lines, and rosacea. Simply dip a clean cloth into some aloe vera juice and apply it to affected areas, or dilute 100% natural, cold pressed aloe vera gel with water, and then apply.