No one is free from sweat. It is a natural part of our metabolism. However, we all would be better off without sweating and resort to a number of methods like antiperspirants and deodorants to keep the odour away and block the sweat glands from becoming active.
The problem of sweating becomes worse when you belong to the category of people who sweat profusely. Armpit being one of the most common areas prone to overt sweating poses the greatest problem for most as the stain marks on your clothes can be very embarrassing.
Here Are Some Natural Ways To Stop Armpit Sweating
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is excellent for neutralising the sweat pores in your armpits. Being an antibacterial agent, apple cider vinegar can help in destroying the bacteria in the sweat and also in drying up the sweat. First wash the underarm area thoroughly with water.
Using a soft cotton cloth apply apple cider vinegar generously. Let it dry naturally. This must be done before you go to sleep. All throughout the night the vinegar will act on your pores so that your sweating will reduce in the morning. You can apply a deodorant in the mornings after washing off the apple cider vinegar. In a week, the results will be evident.
Baking soda naturally dries your skin by immediately evaporating sweat on contact. Mix baking soda along with warm water to form a paste. This paste can be applied on your armpits and left for about half an hour until it dries. Wash your armpits with warm water and wipe with a dry cloth. Once completely dry, you may apply deodorant. Repeat the procedure every day in the morning before application of deodorant.
Deodorants With Aluminum Chloride
Clinical strength deodorants contain aluminium chloride which helps in blocking the sweat glands. The aluminium ions are absorbed into the cells of the sweat glands when the deodorant is applied. The water that gets absorbed along with the aluminium chloride ions make the cells swell, leaving the ducts closed and incapable of allowing the sweat to come out.
However, ensure that you have a prescription product when you use it on your armpit. High concentrations of aluminium chloride used frequently can shrink the sweat glands and reduce sweating permanently.
Shaving your underarm is important when you have armpits that sweat excessively. Once you have shaved your arms, the sweat can be controlled more effectively. After you take a shower, you can rub ice cubes or wash the armpit with cold water. This will help close the pores through which sweat comes out. Follow this up with application of baking soda for a better effect.
Sage leaves are very effective in controlling the sweat. Boil a cup of water and add a teaspoon of dried sage to it.
Let it steep for about 15 minutes. This infusion can be strained and used three to four times a day.