15 Little Known Secrets to Reduce Excessive Sweating This Summer

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Sweating is a perfectly normal bodily function that happens the body both cools itself and removes toxins. However, sometimes, it seems as if our bodies go a bit overboard, doesn’t it? Excessive sweating (or hyperhidrosis) is sweating that is so out of the ordinary it can be downright embarrassing. There are other reasons for excessive sweating including:

  • Intense feelings of anger
  • Being overweight
  • High metabolism
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Diabetes
  • Heart or lung disease
  • Menopause
  • Gout
  • Shingles
  • Prescription or over-the-counter medications
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Pregnancy
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Parkinson’s disease

If you find that, especially in the summer months, you seem to sweat profusely in anything warmer than a 72 degree, air-conditioned room, we have 12 completely natural ways to help stop excessive sweating, so you can feel more normal and less self-conscious.


1.  Coconut Oil

This very unique oil has been used in many parts of the world, including India and Asian countries, for a wide variety of purposes. One of its uses is as a natural massage oil to naturally moisturize the skin and control body odor. This oil has lauric acid, which kills the bacteria that can cause odor. Coconut oil will not stain clothes, and it leaves behind a very neutral smell, so you don’t need to worry about walking around smelling like a giant Pina Colada.

After showering, simply rub coconut oil all over your body, paying special attention to your underarms, feet and any place where you tend to sweat profusely. A little bit goes a long way, and  you can use your regular deodorant afterwards if you like. Be sure to do this after every shower for best results.


2.  Vinegar

Consuming two teaspoons of plain white vinegar along with one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar twice daily is a great way to help stop excessive sweating. Take this mixture in a full glass of water at least twice a day — preferably three times a day — about 30 minutes before or after a meal.


3. Lemons

This is an old-fashioned remedy used  help control sweating. Lemons contain citric acid that kills odor-causing bacteria.. However, don’t use this method, and then go out in the sun as it will make your underarm skin darker. Use at bedtime for best results. Cut an organic lemon in half and rub each half under your arms, squeezing gently to release some of the juice. If you have sweaty hands, you can also rub a few slices of lemon on your palms. Rinse off after 20 minutes, or allow the juice to stay on overnight before showering.

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