Excessive underarm sweating is not only unsightly, it is uncomfortable to deal with and sometimes leads to skin rashes and itching. Don't sweat it (no pun intended), there are ways to treat it naturally...
Causes of excessive sweating
Axillary Hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating can have many causes. Sometimes, the cause is neurological. Sometimes, metabolism goes haywire and causes the sweat glands to produce more than usually. Often, people find themselves covered in sweat when the weather is humid and hot (I can relate, being in Georgia!). Stress and nervousness prompt the sweat glands to go into high production. Whatever the cause is, you need to consult a dermatologist to determine what your problem is.
There are several options you could resort to: antiperspirants, botox, and surgery. But, why not try and deal with this problem naturally by using some of these home remedies:
Baking soda is a base that returns the skin's pH to normal. To help prevent sweating, apply some baking soda on your armpits after taking a shower. Baking soda regulates the skin's pH but also helps kill the excess bacteria that can cause body odor.
Not only it unglues the bond that holds the dead skin cells together, its acids again help the skin in regulating its pH. Apply it on clean skin a few times a day.
Lime or lemons are acidic. They are also astringents, meaning they shrink the pores which in turn reduces sweating. Citric fruits help cleanse the skin and eliminate bacteria causing the odor. Check out a lemon based underarm odor removal recipe submitted by our reader Nika.
To use it, cut a lemon (or lime) in half and rub it against the skin. Again, make sure you take a shower beforehand.
Citric acid, main acid found in lemon is often used for preparation of herbal tonics that treat this condition. One of these is Sweat-Less - Homeopathic remedy temporarily relieves excessive sweating exacerbated by nervousness
Finally, take showers often and wear cotton based clothes.
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