30 Day Primer: Day 18 – Reduce Sweating

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Sweat is the curse of our existence. Yes, it’s natural and everyone does it, but it’s embarrassing and a sweat stain clashes with any dapper ensemble. But don’t sweat it, the Gents are here to help.

Perspiration is often associated with nervousness and the body’s response towards stressful situations.

According to the Center for Hyperhidrosis at Columbia University Medical Center, “It is a normal physiologic response of the body when the internal or body temperature rises,” the website reads.

Here are a few ways to keep calm and relax the next time you are sitting across from your boss, or that cutie on your first date.

Get to Grooming

Yeah, we get it— you don’t like to cut under your armpit hair… it’s considered feminine, right? Wrong. Men’s Health.com stated in their “Should you Groom Your Armpits” article:  

“If hair is popping out at the front or back, it’s too long. The ideal length should be about an inch, he explains. Longer than that? There’s more heat, which means more sweating, more odor, and more looks from the ladies (and we’re not talking good looks).”

If you want to cut down on sweating AND odor, cut down your armpit hair. Your pores need to breathe. AXE Philips Norelco Shave & Groom Kit is designed to give you a close shave without irritating sensitive skin. Think about that the next time you want to put your arm around your hot date in the movie theater.

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You typically need a prescription to control excessive sweating, but try an over-the-counter alternative by picking up one of those “clinical strength” products on the market. Trust us, there tons of options. Follow the instructions on the bottle and apply the deodorant at night while you are sleeping. This allows the product to actively work into your skin while your body temperature is low. 

Grab a Pad

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An underarm pad prevents stains and increases the life span of your favorite shirt. Remove the pad and place it between your under arm and shirt, and flag down that taxi without feeling embarrassed.

Call your doc

You should speak to your doctor about options for prescribed sweat-reducing products like “Hypercare,” or inquire about underarm Botox injections.

*Stat taken from The Center for Hyperhidrosis at Columbia University Medical Center,

http://www.hyperhidrosiscumc.com/hyperhidrosis.html