How to stop sweating a lot in summer: effective tips
Excessive sweating creates a lot of inconvenience and discomfort. Unpleasant odor and traces on clothes - this is only the aesthetic side of the problem. Summer heat causes deterioration of well-being, rapid fatigue, headache and dizziness.
Following the basic rules, you can slightly reduce sweating, but sometimes the cause is much more serious and lies in the presence of diseases. OBOZREVATEL collected effective tips that will help to sweat less.
Causes of excessive sweating
If you are overweight, a layer of fat interferes with the normal natural heat dissipation.
Stress and anxiety
Stress, anxiety and extreme excitement cause a sudden release of sweat. This is caused by overexcitation of the nervous system. If the level of sweat becomes excessive, you should consult a neurologist or psychotherapist.
Age-related changes and hormonal disorders
Hormonal disorders also increase the level of sweating. Hormones are involved in the process of thermoregulation, and hormone surges lead to its disruption. For example, when the level of hormones changes, the brain receives incorrect information about the temperature of the environment. This is especially felt by teenagers and women during menopause.
Diseases of the cardiovascular, nervous and respiratory systems
The presence of acute or chronic diseases of the cardiovascular, nervous and respiratory systems also leads to impaired heat exchange. Hyperhidrosis in this case has a local or general character. It is necessary to consult a doctor, adjust the diet and eliminate bad habits.
How to sweat less
Nutritionists advise to exclude from the diet spicy food, which contains a lot of pepper. Pepper contains capsaicin, which causes a burning sensation. The body feels the need for water to neutralize this burning. As a consequence, you start to sweat more. You should also avoid eating a lot of salty and sweet foods.
There are five rules for eating in the heat that will help you sweat less:
- avoid alcohol;
- replace coffee and tea with water;
- eat light meals instead of full meat dinners;
- avoid hot foods;
- avoid spicy, sweet and salty foods.
In the heat, your skin needs to breathe, so replace synthetic fabrics with natural ones. Ideal options are loose-fitting linen and cotton. Don't forget about hats, which will reduce the risk of sunstroke. Choose light-colored items that reflect sunlight rather than absorb it. Refuse sneakers, prefer open shoes made of natural materials.
Cold compresses help to narrow pores and reduce sweating. Apply them for 10-15 minutes. Avoid sharp temperature fluctuations, the optimal figure for compress cloth - 15-18 ° C.
Since ancient times from heat used infusion of chamomile. You can also take baths with sage or oak bark - 20-30 minutes will be enough, not more than once a week.
Earlier OBOZREVATEL told how not to overheat during a hike in nature.