Hyperhidrosis in other words means sweating excessively. It is a common disorder which affects a number of people. Everybody sweats when working physically or when it is very hot and it is the body’s own way of getting rid of impurities and regulating the body’s temperature. However, when there is excessive perspiration it causes emotional distress and affects social interactions.
Excessive sweat gives off bad odors which are extremely unpleasant and very embarrassing. The most commonly affected sites are underarms, soles of the feet and the palms. To be constantly sweating regardless of the weather can have serious consequences. People find it hard to hold a steering wheel, shake hands or hold a pen. The clothes are always stained with sweat and they lose their crispness and freshness and look limp and unattractive. The main causes of hyperhidrosis are metabolic and systemic diseases, emotional stress and neurological disorders.
Natural Cure For Hyperhidrosis
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a natural remedy for controlling sweat. It is an overpowering astringent which dries the sweat quickly and inhibits its excessive production. It is full of antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties which quell the bad odor from the sweat and bring immense release from the embarrassment of smelling unpleasant all the time.
Apply tea tree oil on the hands, underarms, around the groin and the soles of the feet. Regular use will cure the problem most effectively.
Sandalwood is very aromatic, very soothing and a great coolant. It is full of anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities which reduce nervous and circulatory disorders and enhance blood circulation. It helps to reduce the sweat and prevents the sweat glands from being overactive. Mix some rose water with sandalwood powder to form a paste. Apply the paste on the soles of the feet, around the groin and underarms twice daily. If your palms sweat a lot lightly dust them with sandalwood powder.
Baking soda is the best antidote for excessive perspiration. It has the capacity to absorb the moisture and leave the skin dry. Mix equal parts of baking soda and cornstarch. First wash thoroughly all the areas where you sweat profusely.
Apply the mixture of baking powder and cornstarch and allow it to remain for half an hour and then wash it off with plain water. The cornstarch blocks the sweat glands and diverts the surplus sweat to the kidneys and the bowels.
Make your own antiperspirant by mixing three tablespoons of alum powder with one teaspoon of baking soda and one teaspoon of cornstarch. Add to this mixture a few drops of tea tree oil. Mix in some sandalwood oil and some coconut oil till you have a thick antiperspirant like consistency. Store in a bottle and apply it in your underarms everyday. Alum has antibacterial and absorbent properties which keep the skin dry and free from sweat.
Potato contains natural substances which actively curb excessive sweating and absorb the bad odor from sweat.
Squeeze the juice of raw potatoes and apply it underarms, around the groin and on the soles of your feet. Apply two or three times daily and you will be rid of this embarrassing problem.