TOP 4 WAYS TO NATURALLY REDUCE EXCESS SWEAT

TOP 4 WAYS TO NATURALLY REDUCE EXCESS SWEAT

JULY 2022 | 5 Minute Read 

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It’s hot, it’s sticky and I bet you’re sweaty! If you’ve found yourself reading this article, I know the one thing you’re looking for during crazy heatwave season, record breaking summer temperatures and sweaty situations is: relief.

I’m a naturally sweaty person (seriously, they call me “Madame Sweat” over on TikTok) and I also experience hot flashes (thank you menopause) so trust me when I say I know sweat. Thankfully for you, I’ve learned a thing or two over the years on how to manage excess sweat naturally and find that sweet, sweet relief we all crave during these times.

THE SCIENCE OF SWEAT

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Before I give you my top tips to manage excess sweat, I think it’s important to remind everyone why we sweat, as believe it or not, sweat is a good thing 

Sweating (perspiration) is a natural bodily function that serves a very important main purpose: controlling and regulating body temperature. For a typical adult, body temperature can range from 97°F to 99°F (36.1°C to 37.2°C). It is normal for your body temperature to fluctuate throughout the day. 

When your body temperature rises, your central nervous system triggers your sweat glands to begin the process of sweating to cool off. Sweat is made of 99% water and 1% salt and fat. When water in sweat evaporates, the surface of the skin cools, therefore regulating your body temperature.  

It is normal and healthy for your body to sweat in certain situations such as: 

  • Hot temperatures 
  • Physical exercise 
  • Emotional stress 
  • Eating hot or spicy foods 
  • Fever associated with illness 

Not sweating enough can be dangerous as your body can overheat leading to a heat emergency including: heat cramps, heat exhaustion and most dangerously, heatstroke. 

4 WAYS TO NATURALLY REDUCE EXCESS SWEAT

1. AVOID SWEAT-INDUCING FOODS AND DRINKS

Your diet can play a major role in how much you sweat. By being aware of the foods and drinks that may trigger excess sweat, you can reduce consumption or avoid them. These include: 

  • Spicy foods 
  • Caffeine (coffee, tea, soda/soft drinks and energy drinks) 
  • Alcohol 
  • Meats 
  • Salt 
  • Fatty, processed foods 

2. USE A NATURAL SWEAT-ABSORBING POWDER

For those of you who use natural deodorants and avoid antiperspirants (like myself), but still want to reduce the discomfort associated with excess sweat, I recommend using a naturally sweat-absorbing body powder that can be used over top of your deodorant and anywhere your body sweats.  I created the sweat powder after I created my natural deodorants as I wanted something that could absorb moisture and help me feel more dry and comfortable throughout the day. the sweat powder is made with a proprietary technology called Thessalite 6® which was inspired by athletic chalk used by elite athletes. It combines magnesium carbonate, zinc oxide and odor-fighting apple cider vinegar to create a moisture-absorbing barrier, conveniently housed in a refillable brush. 

SHOP NATURAL PRODUCTS
FOR SWEAT AND ODOR

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3. RECONSIDER YOUR CLOTHING CHOICES

Your clothing choices can make a big difference on whether you experience excess sweat and also how noticeable that sweat will be to others. I always recommend wearing natural fibers like cotton, linens and bamboo which are breathable and will not trap heat which causes more sweating. Opt for loose-fitting clothing when possible as it will contribute to breathability.  

To hide sweat stains, choose darker fabrics over lighter ones (I especially love black) and larger patterns will also help conceal any sweat marks that may appear. 

4. COOLING HACKS TO REDUCE YOUR INTERNAL BODY TEMPERATURE

There are a few things you can do to help reduce your internal body temperature, which will reduce excess sweat. These include: 

  • Applying an ice pack or cold compress to pulse points such as the back or the neck, wrists, chest and temples.  
  • This one is a given, but eating cold foods or drinks will make a big difference and can help accelerate the cooling process 
  • Ensure you are rehydrating from excess sweat with water and other drinks rich in vitamins, minerals and electrolytes such as coconut water 
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Clean beauty industry maven Madame Sweat (Mary Futher) founded kaia naturals® after spending 20 years working for global beauty companies. After seeing the complexities of underarm problems, she set out on a mission to educate and eliminate the stigma associated with these “unsexy” hygiene issues, providing practical solutions and advice.

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