It’s summer and as the temperature increases so does perspiration, although not the most pleasant of topics it’s a consequence one that can be advised on and helped. Excessive sweating is a common issue for men (including some of us here) and one that can cause a great deal of discomfort as well as destroy personal confidence. Whether you’re commuting, in the office, on a night out or on a date it can ruin your comfort, how you feel and your style; so we’ve put together three different ways to help reduce/eradicate excessive sweating and let you enjoy summer.
1) Adjust Your Caffeine Intake & Diet
One of the easiest and most passive ways to stop perspiration issues is monitoring your diet. For those of you who enjoy multiple coffees per day, you may not be aware that your habit is actually causing you to sweat more. Caffeine stimulates various neurotransmitters in the brain, these transmitters control the glands around the armpits and back causing them to become exacerbated in some cases.
By cutting down on caffeine (in all forms) you actively reduce the chances of these glands overreacting to heat and thereby reduce the chances of your body sweating excessively. This also applies to spicy foods which contain caspaicin, these send signals to your brain and sweat glands indicating that you need to cool down even though the ambient temperature may not be so warm.
2) Check the Material of Your Clothing
The breathability and weave of your clothing has a huge impact on the way your body reacts to heat. Natural materials such as cotton or linen are much more breathable and have a relaxed weave, meaning that they allow heat to circulate out of the clothing and breathe cool air in. When looking for business shirts or tops, check to make sure they are have a high percentage of natural materials in the textile(approximately 70% or above) to help your body regulate temperature.
Artificial materials on the other hand, such as polyester and nylon, tend to have tight weaves that trap heat between the skin and the textile. As a result your body circulates this warm air around body, constantly keeping it warm and not allowing your skin to breathe; therefore your sweat glands have to overcompensate in order to maintain your core temperature resulting in excessive sweating. High quality tailoring and clothing usually uses natural materials but always check before you buy to prevent future discomfort.
3) Research Strong Anti-Perspirants
One of the best ways to prevent excessive sweating is to look into a high-quality anti-perspirant designed to deal with high levels of perspiration. A product we have tried, tested and has genuinely changed our lifestyles for the better is one called Perspirex. This roll-on, applied once every 2-3 days, actively inhibits sweat production in your underarm areas without being uncomfortable or damaging clothing. If you don’t believe us check the 60+ Amazon reviews from people who managed to stop this problem overnight, we love it so much we have recommended it to various male friends and it works for all of them.
We do warn you, however, that you must read and follow the instructions to the letter as it is an extremely concentrated anti-perspirant that can cause discomfort if not applied correctly. Make sure to use talcum powder before applying to ensure your underarm areas are completely dry and apply conservatively, a little goes a long, long way.
Well those are some of our top tips to help you get through summer comfortably. As usual if you’ve enjoyed the article then do feel free to like, comment and share this with your friends/followers. You can also sign-up to be notified of new posts and follow The Male Stylist activity. If you have any comments or tips that you’d like to add feel free to leave them in the comments below.
By Adam Walker