Saturday, August 9, 2008

Natural Ways to Stop Sweating

Sweating is something that we all do but excessive sweating seems to be a problem for a lot of people. There are so many products like deodorant that are made to help stop excessive sweating and get rid of the odor it causes. However many people have tried these products and find that they either do not work right for them or they are just looking for a natural way to reduce the amount of sweat they produce. Here are a few natural ways that you can use to reduce your perspiration. 

Baby powder has long been used by those who seem to sweat a more than others have. Corn starch powders work just as well as baby powders and it has been known for a while that both work in helping with sweat problems. The powder will not exactly stop you from sweating but it will help you control the problem. Baby powder and corn starch are safe to use on any part of your body that produces more sweat than you would like it to. The most common places to use the powders are under the arms. 

Sage tea is not well known but it has been used to help slow down the production activity that happens inside the sweat glands. Sage tea is used the same way, as you would drink any other kind of tea. You brew sage in water and after it has finished let it cool a bit or drop some ice in it and drink. You should drink one or two cups a day to help reduce the sweat gland activity and therefore reduce the amount of sweat you perspire. 

Dietary changes are sometimes necessary to control excessive sweating. It is possible that certain foods you eat will cause you to sweat more than you normally would without eating those foods. There are some foods that you would never think would make you sweat and many people eat them on a daily basis. The foods that may make you sweat more are onions, garlic, caffeine and spices. Eating foods that have high water content like fruits and vegetables may help reduce the odor that comes with excessive sweating. 

Lemon juice is another way to help reduce the amount of odor that comes from sweating a lot. Though, the lemon juice may not help with the sweating problem many people will be glad if they could just get rid of the smell. All you have to do is take the lemon juice, it can be fresh or pre-squeezed, and rub it on the area that you have a sweating and odor problem.

Remember these are natural treatments and they may not work for everyone. If you need more natural treatments for excessive sweating you can look them up on the internet; however, you should always talk to your doctor before beginning any natural treatment for this or any other problem. Your doctor may be able to tell you things that we may not.

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