4 tips so you don’t sweat it
Put an end to pesky perspiration
As the mercury rises, so does the possibility of sweat-related embarrassment. Nobody wants to be the smelly guy on the train or the man in the meeting with a pit-stained shirt. We asked Dr. Noor Almaani at The Private Clinic of Harley Street how to combat the problem, beyond the use of standard antiperspirant.
What you put in your body comes out – one way or another. Dr. Almaani’s key tip? “Reduce caffeine intake and spicy food.”
If you’re always sweaty, your usual spray may not be helping. “Apply prescription-strength antiperspirant such as those containing aluminium chloride,” says Dr. Almaani. “Application can be built up from twice weekly to daily if necessary. This can be applied to other areas of the body, such as the palms and soles of the feet.”
Your wardrobe choices may not be helping you, either. Dr. Almaani recommends wearing “loose, stain-resistant and breathable clothes”. And if your feet are especially sweaty? “Silver-lined socks and absorbant insoles.”
That prescription could be having an adverse effect too. “Some medications, such as steroids, antidepressants, nicotinamide [vitamin B3] and opioids, can lead to increased sweating, so consult your DP,” says Dr. Almaani.