Summer = sweat…are you with us on this one? Well, we’re going to go ahead and assume summer sweating tends to be a struggle for you if you’re reading this article. The summer season is filled with so many outdoor activities and fun, but with the rise in temperature comes the rise in sweat. It’s something that we ALL deal with, especially this time of year. While it is necessary for our bodies to sweat a certain amount for health purposes, we know that excessive sweat can be difficult to deal with. Fortunately, we found some tips for reducing summer sweat—just in time, too!
Use An Antiperspirant
Did you know that there’s actually a difference between deodorant and antiperspirant? Well, there is! While they’re in the same aisle and we often refer to them as the same thing, they’re formulated a bit differently. Deodorant products are formulated to really just reduce odor in the body and help with antibacterial properties. On the flip side, antiperspirant products are formulated to actually reduce the sweat production where applied. That being said, experts suggest that if you want to truly reduce the sweat production in your underarms you’ll want to be sure to use an antiperspirant product.
Apply at the Right Time
This tip may surprise you, but it’s actually suggested to apply antiperspirant products at night. Sound odd? Well as it turns out, because of the way antiperspirants are formulated and help to reduce sweat production in the body they work best when they’re applied during the times you’re not sweating as much. This gives the products a chance to really do their thing without sweat already being produced as strongly. This isn’t to say that you don’t need to apply anything during the day, after you shower. In fact, many medical experts suggest applying an actual deodorant product in the morning to help with odor. This way you’re getting the best of both worlds. In addition, you can apply deodorant throughout the day.
Consider Your Daily Diet
The thing about our bodies is they’re majorly impacted by what we consume. What we eat really does fuel our bodies and affect them in different ways. That being said, it’s suggested to avoid spicy foods and a lot of caffeine when you’re looking to reduce your sweat production. We know, you may be hooked on your morning coffee ritual but caffeine has been found to cause more sweat to be produced in the body. Spicy food tends to do the same. If you’re not ready to give these two groups up completely, at least try to cut back on them as much as possible to reduce some of the sweat production.
Wear Breathable Fabrics
Sound obvious? Truthfully, we don’t often think about the fabrics we wear in relation to our sweat production. Cotton and silk are typically the best fabrics to wear during the summer months. They’re breathable and won’t stick to your body. Many other, more synthetic based, fabrics tend to stick to the skin and cause more sweat to be produced.