Listen, I get it – sweating is a completely natural bodily function. But why does it always seem that your armpits are the first ones to show signs of sweat? And then everyone can see those pit stains on your shirt and you feel like running for the hills.
Well fear not my sweaty friends, because in this guide we will go over 16 tried and true methods for stopping excessive armpit sweating. So sit back, relax, and prepare to have dry pits once and for all!
The Problem With Sweaty Pits
First things first – let’s talk about what causes our underarms to become mini waterfalls in the first place. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just because we’re hot or nervous (although those definitely play a factor).
The real culprit here is our apocrine glands. These little guys are responsible for producing that stinky sweat we all know so well cue sniffing your own pits. When our brain senses stress or anxiety or heat (aka pretty much any normal situation), it sends signals to these glands telling them to step up their game and produce more sweat.
And unfortunately for us, our underarms happen to contain a high density of these apocrine glands which means they tend to be the biggest problem area when it comes to excessive sweating.
Option #1: Get Those Sweat Glands Nuked
Alright yeah sure maybe ‘nuke’ is too harsh of a word but bear with me here as we explore one method of getting rid of excessive armpit sweating permanently…or at least semi-permanently.
Underarm Botox Injections
Yes yes I know botox has long been associated with Hollywood divas trying desperately not age past 25 years old but hear me out here – apparently injecting small doses into your armpits can actually help stop excessive sweating.
You see, botox is a neuromodulator which means when it’s injected into your underarms, it blocks the signals sent by your sweat glands to produce more sweat. Sounds like a win-win situation right?
And while this method might be on the expensive side (around $1000 per session usually), it only takes one or two sessions for the effects to last up to six months. So if you’re really tired of having sweaty pits, maybe consider saving up for some botox injections!
Option #2: Embrace The Power Of Natural Remedies
For those of you who don’t have a spare grand lying around or just prefer natural methods over cosmetic procedures, here are five options that use ingredients commonly found in nature.
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
Not only is apple cider vinegar great at giving salad dressings an extra zing but apparently it can also work wonders at stopping underarm sweat. Just apply some with a cotton ball onto your armpits before bed and let it dry overnight- then rinse off in the morning.
The acidity of the vinegar helps regulate your skin’s pH levels so that bacteria doesn’t grow as quickly meaning less smell too! And since vinegar contains acetic acid which has antibacterial properties, any existing odor should also disappear with regular usage.
Witch hazel might sound like something out of Harry Potter but trust me, this stuff is legit. It’s derived from witch hazel shrub bark as well as leaves and flowers and has long been used for its antiseptic properties.
To use witch hazel on your armpits simply spread some onto them via cotton ball after showering – repeat once again before going out!! Not only will this help reduce excess pit sweating due to its astringent properties (it works by making pores smaller thus preventing excessive sweat release), but it also has cooling properties, which is perfect for those hot summer days.
Coconut oil seems to be the answer to so many of life’s problems – dry skin, damaged hair, and now excessive armpit sweating apparently! Simply scoop a bit onto your fingers (possibly after melting it by heating with ur hands) and apply evenly to both underarms as needed.
Not only does coconut oil have antifungal properties that help prevent odor (useful information right there), it can also act as an antibacterial agent in reducing excess sweat production. Hello two-in-one nature miracle!
Sage has long been known for its ability to reduce sweating due to its astringent properties (works by acting like witch hazel above). You can purchase premade sage tea bags pretty much anywhere nowadays or grow fresh leaves at home then just steep some into boiling water and allow it cool down before applying directly onto your underarms.
You don’t even have to rinse off afterwards since sage doesn’t leave residue and instead gives you 24/7 protection against those pesky sweat stains and potential pungent smell…yay herbs!
Last but not least on our natural remedies list: tomato juice baby! Who knew this stuff had more uses beyond making Bloody Marys?
Tomato juice contains acids that naturally shrink pores preventing excess pit sweat while being suitable for people who may were concerned about allergens within standard deodorants/antiperspirants!! Just make sure you get unsalted variety so all you taste is basil oops no wait.. tomato goodness!
Simply soak cotton pads or boars bristles in chilled tomato juice from refrigerator then wipe them across sweaty areas although this could lead up-to attractive orangutan look!!! #RiskTakers ✓
Option #3: Over The Counter Solutions
If neither invasive procedures nor homegrown remedies are up your alley there are plenty of over the counter treatments targeted towards reducing excess sweating under arms. Here are some options for you:
Certain Dri is a pretty well-known deodorant in America and it’s known to provide long-lasting protection against wetness and odor due to its active ingredient- aluminum salts. Trust me, this sucker won’t fail ya!
The good thing about this antiperspirant is that unlike regular anti-perspirants, it contains 12% Aluminum chloride instead of 10%.. which means more sweat will be blocked off! And with consistent usage, users may see a notable decrease in pit sweat.
SweatBlock Antiperspirant Wipes
Sweatblock contains tannic acid – an antibacterial agent that hinders growth of smelly bacteria while also drastically reduces perspiration volumes from sweat glands.
The concept behind these electric wipes seems simple enough – user wipes them across armpits once per week prior to bedtime then hopefully sleep soundly knowing they’re refusing any pungent aromas during day time%! Great for those who have no patience nor energy left after work but still want that fresh clean feeling without hoping into the shower!
Option #4: Diet and Exercise
Here comes everyone’s fav topic… diet & exercise yayyyyyyy (in exactly zero human made universe ever)!!! But unfortunately sometimes tackling excessive armpit sweating requires lifestyle changes rather than quick fix solutions try claiming anything else you liar!!
Drink Lots Of Water
Staying hydrated by drinking water can actually help regulate our body temperature hence less erratic fluctuations leading up-to smooth sail through daily activities.
Keeping skin moisturized also helps reduce friction between clothes/skin thus dipping down production of immediate sweat triggered solely by contact-induced-shearing stresses (Did someone say Science?!) However aqueous circumstances should not hamper ur endless desire to swim in pool or dance in the rain since we’re waterproof like that!
Eat Healthy, Balanced Meals
Eating more balanced meals may help control sweat production as well. According to some studies beverages containing caffeine should probably be avoided along with reducing other triggers such as spicy food consumption.
Foods rich in magnesium, potassium & Vitamin B are said to aid healthy sweating patterns lessen erratic surpluses which randomly pin you down – so stock up on leafy greens, beans & bananas!!!
Alright folks, we’ve gone over 16 different remedies for stopping excessive underarm sweating ranging from botox injections all the way through altering lifestyle habits (ie:diet and exercise).
Whether you prefer natural remedies or rely on drug store counter products there’s something here that might work for you! But if not..just try living life happily whilst owning those Niagara Falls armpits ¯_(ツ)_/¯ !!
Hey there, I’m Dane Raynor, and I’m all about sharing fascinating knowledge, news, and hot topics. I’m passionate about learning and have a knack for simplifying complex ideas. Let’s explore together!
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