With Valentine’s day just around the corner, love may be on your mind. For those of us sweaty people, Valentine’s day can be a bit nerve-racking and intensify our hyperhidrosis symptoms.
Like most of us, we all have some type of Valentine’s day goal, whether it’s to find that perfect person, finally going on that date with that special someone, giving your wife the experience she’s always wanted or just going out for a nice dinner. Whatever your goal may be this year, sweating may be inevitable.
Many of us would like to achieve these goals and also sweat less when doing them. How many of us already have enough to deal with this Valentine’s day? Like picking out the perfect outfit with matching shoes or finding the best venue or just figuring out what time to let the festivities begin. Now we add excessive sweating to the mix. Woo, I’m already sweating even more just thinking about it.
On top of all of that we begin to think to ourselves;
• Well the perfect outfit would include wearing red, right? Actually you can see sweat on red clothes, lets scratch that.
• How about those perfect stilettos I saw at the mall last week? … Oh yeah never mind that, my feet will slip out of them.
• Let’s go to that trendy spot my friend just told me about… Oh wait, pulling out her chair may be a bit difficult.
Well guess what? We may have some solutions for you. We spoke with many others who suffer from some form of hyperhidrosis, just like you. Whether they had palmar hyperhidrosis, plantar hyperhidrosis, axillary hyperhidrosis or a combo of all three, they mentioned a few tricks and tips that we wanted to share with you. Hopefully you can try them out and see the difference it will make for you this Valentine’s Day.
At Home Remedies & Hyperhidrosis Products
• Try to stay calm- stress and nervousness instantly triggers sweat glands
• Drink tomato juice- drinking delicious tomato juice every day can help regulate body temperature
• Drink apple cider vinegar- dissolve 2 heaping teaspoons in a tall glass of water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. This can help control the sweating.
• Apply cornstarch to your palms and soles- dust your hands and feet well with cornstarch and use a tissue to wipe off the excess cornstarch. Cornstarch absorbs excess sweat.
• Use an antiperspirant at night after showering- This will ensure that you sweat less during the day time
• Wear an absorbent under shirt- This can minimize the appearance of underarm sweat.
• Summer Sole inserts– these absorb the excess sweat from your soles. They even come in a variety of sizes, patterns, colors and styles.
• Prescription-strength antiperspirants
• Botox- can be very painful, especially in your feet
• Oral Medications
• Iontophoresis– there are no significant side effects and can be used in the comfort of your own home
Don’t let sweat control your life, let’s learn to sweat less and live more.