How to Sweat Less on Your Head
Excessive head sweating can be very inconvenient. It can be very embarrassing because it is almost impossible to not notice. Unlike body sweat, this form of perspiration is out in the open for every to see. Excessive sweating is also called hyperhidrosis. This gland disorder causes your glands to work in a state of overdrive. No one should have to suffer from this inconvenience.
Many of us work in social settings. Having your face gleaming with excessive sweat is less than desirable. Carrying tissues and repeatedly washing your face is the norm for people who suffer from hyperhidrosis of the face and head.
This disorder can negatively affect your social and dating life dramatically. This can also affect you on a subconscious level making you anti-social. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis are more likely to become introverts. So trying to avoid people all together is not the answer.
Deodorants aren’t designed for your head, and skin creams can clog your pores, making acne a new problem to deal with. There are some tanning solutions, such as sage tea, that claim to reduce sweating. The problem is this type of tanning solution has a tendency to dye your face. A tea-dyed face isn’t going to make you want to be in front of people any more than a sweaty face.
Battling hyperhidrosis begins with a decision. You have to decide that you are willing to make the proper changes in your lifestyle. One of the main categories of your life that will have to be adjusted is your diet.
Many foods you eat actually contribute to your sweat production. Eating garlic or spicy food is a bad decision when trying to reduce excess perspiration. These foods trigger your sweat glands, producing more unwanted head sweat.
To reduce sweating, your diet should be high in magnesium-rich foods. These are leafy greens such as spinach or lettuce. Fruits and vegetables in general, have a positive effect on body sweat reduction. This is for a number of reasons.
Fruits and vegetables are much easier to digest which keeps your body functioning below its stress level. When you eat unhealthily, your body has to work longer and harder to digest the foods you eat.
Fruits and vegetables are also very high in water content. Adding more water to your diet can be one of the best ways to reduce sweat. People often ask, “Will drinking more water make me sweat more?” The answer is no. To understand why this is, you must first understand why and how we sweat.
The human body has two types of sweat glands, eccrine and apocrine. These glands are activated when your brain receives signals from your nervous system. Upon receiving these signals your brain tells your body to release stress hormones. These signals can be triggered by a number of different causes.
Heat is the most common cause. When your body temperature rises, your nervous system senses the change in your blood temperature. This change in blood temperature tells your body that it is time to cool down. Sweating cools the body through evaporation. This is common in mammals.
The ability to regulate our blood temperature is what makes us warm blooded. If we were cold blooded, we wouldn’t be able to live in environments that didn’t meet our heat requirements. This is why most cold-blooded animals, such as lizards and snakes, are found in warmer environments. Regulating your head’s temperature can be done by avoiding direct sunlight, and you should wear a breathable hat, when in the sun.
Stress hormones can also be released for reasons not related to body temperature. Feelings of anxiety or stress cause these hormones to be released. The best way to cope with these types of emotions is to routinely meditate. Meditation helps your body react to stressful situations; meditation relieves your mind and body from built-up stress. This refresh is critical to maintaining a healthy mind state.
Technology can also help. When it comes to sweating less, staying cool means more than just finding some shade covered or air-conditioned corner. It means keeping your mind and body relaxed by avoiding stress hormones.
Living a healthy lifestyle is going to be your best weapon in your battle against head sweat. Clear your mind of any anxiety you have. By meditating and staying properly hydrated, you will look and feel healthier.