We at Matt King Undercover want to support you with our sweat proof undershirts and also provide guidance on management options for dealing with uncomfortable sweating, visible sweat stains and odour. What we also want to do, is reinforce that sweating is a natural and wonderful part of our human body, that helps us thermoregulate. That’s why we believe in natural fibers and natural remedies which are some of the best ways to care for yourself.
As part of your sweat management routine, there are many alternatives that you can try at home which can help you reduce or even eliminate excessive underarm sweat. Here are some of the options that we have put together:
- Showering, Bathing and Dressing
If you take hot showers, give yourself time afterwards to cool down and dry, then proceed to use your antiperspirant on your dry skin and then get dressed. Allow your body to reach its natural body temperature. This will alleviate sweating immediately afterwards due to your body temperature increase. There have been suggestions that taking a cold shower is better when managing excessive sweating, and if you live in a hot country, taking cold showers has many other benefits for your overall health as well.
- Shave your Armpits
The apocrine glands which are found under your armpits are larger than the sweat glands throughout your body. These sweat glands with their ducts empty onto the hair follicles rather than through the pores of your skin. The sweat is thicker and comprised of mainly fatty substances and proteins which in turn becomes more odorous. Hair holds moisture, so shaving your armpits has shown to help reduce excessive sweating and if you are dealing with body odour alongside the sweat, shaving can help reduce or eliminate uncomfortable smells.
- Natural Deodorant verse Antiperspirant
It’s important to note the difference between a natural deodorant and antiperspirants. Natural deodorants support in masking odour and are free from petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances and Aluminium Chlorohydrate
An antiperspirant focuses on eliminating bacteria and actively blocks your sweat glands from producing underarm sweat. A stronger antiperspirant has a higher amount of aluminium chloride an active ingredient. There have been clinical studies that caution the use of antiperspirants on the body dues to its chemical compounds and the direct application to the body. We recommend you do your research before using an antiperspirant and our recommendation is the use of a natural deodorant.
What’s important to understand is the armpit area is where we have lymphatic nodes an important part of our entire lymphatic system. This is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. Consider the body’s natural functions before applying any chemical solutions.
Diet may also be implicated in terms of nutritional deficiencies and toxicity build-up. A toxic body will result in excessive sweating in order to detoxify through the sweat glands.
Eat a healthy whole food diet containing more vegetables than fruit, healthy fats and plenty of water to rehydrate frequently. Foods with a low fiber content force your digestive system to work overtime to break down your foods. A high-sodium diet means your body will be detoxing all that salt in the form of excess sweat. And eating foods that are high in saturated fat causes your insides to warm as your body processes the fat. Some other foods and beverages that could trigger sweaty armpits include: processed foods, liquor and beer, garlic and onions, foods that have a high fat content, caffeine and hot, spicy dishes. Also, worth noting that smoking can increase the odorous nature of sweat as well.
- Herbal Teas
Sage leaf calms the nervous system helping the body cope with emotional and physical stress. Sage is rich in thiamine and magnesium which are important for the nervous system, and Sage additionally contains rosmarinic acid which is known to inhibit sweat. Try a nice sage tee with honey for overall health and well-being.
- Toxin Overload
Hyperhidrosis is an indicator that the body is in a toxin overload or is nutritionally starved. Following a healthy routine, diet and exercise should help mitigate excessive sweating and when combined with regular sauna or steam room treatments, you may start to feel better and see the difference in no time. The recommendations above should help to achieve balance within the body and with Matt King Undercover sweatproof undershirts, you will feel fresher, free and full of confidence. There is no reason to live uncomfortably anymore, you CAN live your best life.