8 Skin Care Tips To Stop Excessive Sweating
Don’t sweat it! This is easier said than done, especially if you love to workout. While exercising is great for cleansing, energizing, and stretching, the byproduct of sweat can really do a number on your skin. We love getting that detoxified glow, and the health benefits of sweating are phenomenal, but leaving the gym drenched with sweat is not always a nice feeling. If you’re a yoga aficionado, getting soaking wet with sweat can be hazardous. Have you ever attempted Crow pose with slippery arms and legs? It’s not pretty.
According to SweatHelp.org, “at least 3% of the global population suffers from excessive sweating, aka Hyperhidrosis.” What would staying drier during your workout mean to you? Continue reading and we’ll show you how you can look cool as a cucumber with our 8 skin care tips to stop excessive sweating.
8 Skin Care Tips To Stop Excessive Sweating
For many people, oily skin, and excessive sweating go hand in hand. The first 5 tips show you how to reduce oily skin.
1. Lighten up your skin care regimen. Using a gentle, non-soap cleanser in the morning and evening to give your skin a thorough cleaning is ideal. Exfoliate at least once a week or try microdermabrasion once a month to clean out your pores. Choose lighter, oil-free skin care formulas which will allow your skin to breathe better and avoid excessive sweating.
2. Avoid bar soap. Bar soap will strip moisture from your skin because the binders that hold a bar of soap together have a high pH balance. If your skin dries out, your sebaceous glands will actually produce more oil to compensate for the moisture loss. Thick, oily skin and clogged pores can contribute to excessive sweating. The Pumpkin Cleanser by Rhonda Allison is an excellent choice if you are looking for a light cleanser that will benefit oily skin.
3. Get a Chemical Peel. The enzymes from a chemical peel work wonders for oily skin as they draw out oil without over- stripping the skin or causing damage.
4. Go makeup-free when you work out. The medley of sweat and makeup clogs pores and prevents evaporation of sweat, making the sweat on your face more visible and causing breakouts. It’s a good idea to wear a headband to keep your hair off of your face and to prevent sweat from dripping down onto your face.
5. Use a lightweight moisturizer. Lightweight skin care products will help your skin breathe and eliminate excess oil. The Ultra Sheer Moisturizer by SkinMedica is formulated to be lighter and more breathable and will help to keep your skin hydrated but not oily.
6. Keep cool and blot. Peppermint and eucalyptus oils are known for their cooling properties. Wet your own personal washcloth before going into yoga and sprinkle a few drops of each oil for immediate cooling relief. The homeopathic remedies of these oils signal the body to instantly cool and stay cool. You can also use an EnduraCool Instant Cooling Towel to cool down your neck, head or other hot zones. It lasts for hours, without feeling wet. You can use it to blot away excess water and sweat, so you can stay drier during your workout.
7. Prevent sweat in embarrassing areas. Antiperspirant is designed to do just what it says: it helps you stop the sweating. It’s a quick and easy way to stop sweating. You can also use a spray antiperspirant on feet or behind the neck and on the inner thighs. Keep in mind, sweating is good for you, but sometimes it can be embarrassing if you sweat heavily in unconventional areas like between your legs.
8. Get Botox. If you have tried everything but nothing has worked to stop your excessive sweating, we invite you to try Botox. Botox is injected into your skin to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating (severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis) when other topical treatments like antiperspirants have not worked for you. Have you tried everything, including antiperspirant, but your excessive sweating still has not improved? We invite you to experience real results and safely eliminate excessive sweating with Botox at National Laser Institute Med Spa. It’s the most effective way to stop excessive sweating.
While exercising is great for cleansing, energizing, and stretching, the byproduct of sweat can really do a number on your skin. Remember our 8 tips to stop excessive sweating the next time you go for your workout. We offer Rhonda Allison and SkinMedica products. We invite you to do some shopping before you get your Botox and chemical peel! To learn more about the National Laser Institute Med Spa, call 800.574.8377 or click here.
Louis J. Silberman is the CEO and Co-Founder of National Laser Institute, the pioneer of the medical aesthetics training industry and one of the largest educators in the country.