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How to Prevent Sweat Stains and Underarm Sweating

If you’ve ever been worried about getting sweat stains on your clothes because of excessive underarm sweat, you are not alone.

Research has revealed nearly 5% of the entire world’s population suffers from excessive sweating—you and 365 million people are affected by the same problem.

Yes, you read that right: millions of people are affected by excessive armpit sweating, medically known as hyperhidrosis.

This is a condition that can affect different parts of the body. Some individuals sweat too much on their feet, the back of their knees, and their thighs. Some sweat on their hands, while the most common area is through the underarms. Regardless of where excessive sweating occurs, the associated anxiety and embarrassment are real.

If you have been experiencing this issue, we’ve got a couple of solutions we’d like to share! Read more about them below.

 a man looking at his armpit sweat through his shirt

How to Stop Excessive Underarm Sweating

One of the most common methods of stopping excessive armpit sweat from staining your clothes is using over-the-counter antiperspirant. This product works by blocking the sweat glands in your armpits to help prevent perspiration. Your body is still producing sweat, but it just won’t be able to reach the surface of your skin.

A non-antiperspirant deodorant won’t stop your sweat glands from producing perspiration, but it can help mask the odor produced by natural body bacteria during sweating.

Wearing breathable fabrics can provide ventilation and will help reduce excessive sweating. Dark colours are known to absorb more heat, so it’s best to stick to lighter colours to keep cool.

However, chances are you have already tried an extensive list of antiperspirants, deodorants, and other natural remedies if you’ve stumbled upon this blog. Luckily, there are more measures you can take to prevent excessive underarm sweating that might even help you save more money in the long run.

Tip #1: Get Armpit Botox Injections

Several studies have proven Botox’s benefits unrelated to counteracting the effects of aging. Armpit botox injections can temporarily alleviate excessive sweating by blocking the nerve signals responsible for sweaty armpits.

Botox blocks the release of acetylcholine, which is a neurotransmitter that tells muscles to contract. Botox injections can temporarily decrease muscle activity, which in turn can help decrease the activity of overactive sweat glands.

Botox injections as a treatment for excessive underarm sweating are not uncommon. However, you will need to return for treatment every 4-6 months. Some patients may experience lasting effects up to 12 months, but results can vary between individuals.

 a patient receiving a Botox injection to reduce underarm sweating

Tip #2: Skip the Sweat-Inducing Foods

Everyone knows change starts from within. This old adage also applies to stopping underarm excessive sweating.

Simply put, your diet impacts how much you sweat. Some foods can even cause your sweat glands to work in overdrive. Foods with low fiber content can overwork your digestive system in efforts of breaking down nutrients. Consuming high levels of sodium causes your body to eliminate all the salt through excessive sweating. Lastly, fatty foods can increase your body’s internal temperature while your body processes the fat, therefore increasing sweating.

All of these bodily functions contribute to excessive sweating and can be linked to excessive sweating. Below are some foods you should avoid to help:

  • Garlic and onions
  • Spicy dishes
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Processed foods
  • Caffeine
  • Foods that have high-fat content and
  • Ice cream (we know, we’re sad about this one too)

Tip #3: Buy Sweat-Friendly Foods

If there are certain foods that can make your armpits oversweat, then there are surely other foods that can help reduce sweating. These foods work to calm or relax overactive sweat glands.

So, when refilling your pantry, keep in mind some of the foods below that won’t overstimulate your sweat glands or nervous system:

  • Bananas
  • Almonds
  • Whey
  • Oats
  • Olive oil
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Green tea
  • Vegetables and fruits with high water content (grapes, watermelon, cantaloupe, spinach, cauliflower, eggplant, and bell pepper)

Tip #4: Quit Smoking

This might not apply to everyone, but it’s worth knowing that quitting nicotine helps reduce the occurrence of excessive underarm sweat.

Smoking is not only bad for your health, but also contributes to excessive armpit sweat because nicotine raises your body temperature. It can also make your heart beat faster, ultimately causing your sweat glands to overwork.

That said, those who decide to quit smoking may experience temporary symptoms of nicotine withdrawal including excessive sweating.

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Don’t Sweat it—Say Goodbye to Sweaty Armpits!

Say goodbye to armpit sweat and underarm stains with our top-notch treatments!

APT Medical Aesthetics offers effective non-invasive treatments for excessive sweating with Botox. This outpatient procedure has revolutionized the way we combat excessive sweating, providing a long-lasting and reliable solution for those who struggle with this issue.

If you’re tired of constantly worrying about sweat stains and underarm sweat, Botox could be the answer you’ve been searching for.

Call us today to talk to one of our medical aesthetics professionals, and take advantage of our free consultation to learn more about Botox treatments as a solution for preventing sweat stains and underarm sweat.

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