8 Natural Ways to Stop Sweating
This truth could shy you away from choosing harsh over-the-counter solutions in search of more natural ways to stop sweating. And if you sweat excessively, finding a natural hyperhidrosis treatment is no easy feat.
Despite your desire to be healthy, you also don’t want to deal with pervasive sweat marks on a daily basis. So what’s a sweaty health nut to do?
Control Sweat with a Natural Hyperhidrosis Treatment
We’ve compiled eight natural ways to stop sweating so you don’t have to compromise your health in the name of dry pits.
Apple cider vinegar provides an impressive list of health benefits. It helps regulate blood sugar, relieves heartburn and acid reflux and even aids in weight loss.
When applied directly to the skin, vinegar also acts as an astringent to help remove bacteria and close up pores. Use a cotton ball to rub apple cider vinegar on your sweaty areas. Leave it on overnight and wash it off in the bath or shower in the morning.
Drinking a vinegar concoction is another way to reduce the effects of hyperhidrosis.
Mix two teaspoons each of apple cider vinegar and honey in a glass of water. Drink it once per day on an empty stomach. The drying effects should kick in within a few days or so.
The Thompson Tee
There’s no shortage of natural hyperhidrosis treatments to choose from. But no natural alternative is 100% sweat proof. Sweat still seeps through your shirts and leaves embarrassing wet stains.
The Thompson Tee is a natural solution that shields underarm sweat — guaranteed or your money back.
With integrated underarm barriers, the sweat proof undershirt completely absorbs underarm sweat and prevents it from soaking through your outer layer — meaning no more embarrassing sweat marks.
Made specifically for people with axillary hyperhidrosis, the Thompson Tee offers sweat-blocking abilities that will keep you confident and dry all day, every day.
Beyond their cancer-fighting benefits, tomatoes also shrink your pores and can reduce chronic sweat by regulating your internal temperature. Eating a tomato-rich diet or simply drinking a glass of tomato juice each day will help you control excessive sweating.
If tomatoes aren’t your thing, try applying tomato juice to your underarms (or wherever you sweat most) and let it sit for at least 10 minutes before rinsing off.
Green and Black Tea
Drinking hot beverages like tea might seem counter-intuitive to stopping sweat. But green tea contains magnesium and vitamin B, which constrict your sweat glands and keep you calm (can you say goodbye stress sweating?)
If you sweat too much, try swapping out your morning coffee for green tea to get in on these sweat-blocking benefits.
Black tea also has astringent properties and can reduce sweat when applied directly to your skin. Brew a couple black tea bags in 3-4 cups of hot water. Allow it to steep for 10 minutes. Dip a washcloth in the solution and rub it on your underarms.
If you experience hyperhidrosis in your hands or feet, soak them in the tea water for 20-30 minutes.
Cornstarch and Baking Soda
Cornstarch and baking soda are natural water-absorbing agents. Because baking soda is alkaline, it neutralizes body odor and acts as a natural deodorant. Many store-bought deodorants contain baking soda for this very reason.
You can create your own powder deodorant using a mixture of two parts cornstarch to three parts baking soda. Apply the mixture directly to your dry skin and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing off with water.
As a forewarning, leaving the mixture on your skin too long can create uncomfortable side effects. The first time I tried this solution, I left baking soda on for the entire day, which irritated my skin and turned my armpits beet red. The baking soda also left a burning sensation, so I did not attempt this hack again.
A natural detoxifier, wheatgrass juice is also rich in vitamin A, C, B12, B6 and folic acid. Wheatgrass neutralizes the acids in your blood. Drinking just a tablespoon of wheatgrass a day can help fight extreme sweat.
Potatoes and Other Potassium-Rich Foods
Consuming too much sodium will make your body retain water. Potassium-rich foods like potatoes and broccoli reverse this process by pushing water out of the body. Because of this effect, potatoes can help relieve sweating by absorbing excess water from your skin.
Simply rub a potato slice across your armpits, feet or hands for a few minutes daily to experience the drying effects.
Tea Tree Oil
Like tea and vinegar, tea tree oil acts as a natural astringent to fight sweat-causing bacteria. Soak a cotton ball in tea tree oil and blot it on your underarms daily. You should start to experience the effects in a few days.
Lemon contains citric acid, which eliminates bacteria and helps reduce excessive sweating. You can either rub half a lemon on your underarms (while lightly squeezing to extract the liquid) or mix a small amount of lemon juice with baking soda and apply it with a cotton pad. Try to leave the lemon juice on for at least 30 minutes, and rinse thoroughly.
I hope you found these natural ways to stop sweating helpful! What other homemade remedies have you tried to treat hyperhidrosis or constant sweating?