4 tips so you don’t sweat it

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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.

1. Diet

What you put in your body comes out – one way or another. Dr. Almaani’s key tip? “Reduce caffeine intake and spicy food.”

2. Antiperspirant

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.”

3. Clothing

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.”

4. Medicine

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.

*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

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