Everybody sweats; it’s not a big issue, it can happen during summer or can happen just for no obvious reason. However, sometimes it can be due to medications or some underlying internal cause. Odorless sweating may not be of concern, but sweating with unpleasant smell can be considerable concern for both the sufferers and people around him as well. Here we discuss few Home Remedies for Sweaty Armpits.
For some people, no matter how much you shower, spray perfume and deodorant, you still stinks. This will cause negative impact on your confidence level. Good news is that we have many remedies that can help battle the smelly underarm odor.
Here are some of the best and easiest home remedies for sweaty armpits and underarm odor
Avoid sweat-inducing foods
There are some foods that cause your body to produce more sweat. So reducing the intake of such food can help.
- Food that have high carbohydrates and fat content
- Food with high sodium
- Low fiber containing foods
- Garlic and onions
- Caffeinated Beverages
- Spicy hot foods
- Liquor and alcohol
- Processed foods
- Foods High in Protein
Eat more foods that help reduce sweat
Some foods can help calm down overactive sweat glands thus reducing the amount of sweat produce. So, you must focus on food that don’t over stress your stomach and nervous system.
Few sweat reducing foods that you can try are:
- Drink plenty of water.
- Eat foods with high calcium content
- Eat vegetables and fruits with high water content (Grapes, watermelon, cantaloupe, broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, bell pepper, eggplant, red cabbage)
- Banana and sweat potatoes are good choice
- Almonds and oats
- Drink green tea regularly, because it help clear the toxin in your body.
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Shave your armpits
Hair holds moisture that can further help breed bacteria, so shaving you underarm help reducing excess sweat and odor.
Clean dry after showers
Dry thoroughly after shower, especially underarms and groin areas. Because if you immediately put on clothes right after bath, the moisture trapped in underarms might favor bacteria growth.
Yoga and meditation
Since stress reaction triggers sweat glands to produce more sweat, relaxation technique like yoga, meditations or bio-feedback can help control your stress and minimize the physiological sweat response.
Loose fitting clothes
Always wear loose-fitting airy fabrics like cotton, and linens if you sweat a lot. Tight non-airy fabrics tend to increase temperature and sweating as a result sweating increase so is the odor .
Few changes in lifestyle can help reduce the sweating and smelly armpits. Take regular bath at-least twice daily, and practice good hygiene. Do regular exercise and stop smoking.
Apple cider vinegar
Drinking apple cider vinegar daily on empty stomach can help reduce sweating. Some people also find helpful by directly applying natural vinegar every night on armpit.
Regular use of homemade tomato juice also helps in bringing down the sweating problem. Drink one glass of fresh tomatoes juice every day.
Cut potato into slices and rub underarm. This helps to control sweating as well as lightening the dark underarm.
Witch hazel extract
Witch hazel is a good astringent that helps dry up the area. Soak a cotton ball in witch hazel extract and rub it on those sweat prone areas.
Coconut Oil and camphor
Put a piece of camphor in a coconut oil and dissolve it. Apply this mixture on your armpit, groin or other area which sweats heavily.
Baking soda and cornstarch
Mix half cup of baking soda and half cup of cornstarch and apply to clean armpits. Let it stay for 30 minutes and wash off and enjoy.
Tea Tree Oil
Because, tea tree oil also acts as an astringent and antibacterial, it can help dry the area as well as fight the bacteria. Apply tea tree oil on affected areas with the help of cotton ball twice daily. Result starts to show in few days.
Make an appointment with your doctor if above mentioned home remedies for sweaty armpits are not effective. You may need prescription medicines to help with your problem.