Amsterdam – It is bloedhet outside, and then it is useful to get tips from a dermatologist to get to sloshing armpits to prevent.
Too much sweating? As you come from.
Linda Temmerman, head of the department of dermatology in the AZ Maria Middelares in Ghent , says that ’okselvijvers’ as the Belgians call it, are easy to avoid.
1. Were you once a day
If you are during the day light is sweating, you can find yourself best once per day, a maximum of two times per day, wash. Use a degreasing soap for the armpits. That will make the skin more dry out than a soft soap. Soft soap contains, indeed, few fillers and detergent and is less strong and recommended in the summer, when people are by the heat what more to wash. It Was, however, not more frequently than two times per day, because then the skin dries out. Choose one wash, las this morning. So you leave fresh to the work.
2. Shave your okselholtes
Shaving helps to reduce sweating. Okselhaartjes motivate bacteria, after all, in order to attach and causes unpleasant odors. But do be careful if you are shaving and small wounds: deodorant often contains a little alcohol. That is going to burn!
3. This is the difference between deodorant and antiperspirant
People that light sweat can have a deodorant to use. But do you realize that these products only ’deodorizing’. The perfumes that the smell of sweat temporarily cover it up. A deodorant is completely different than an antiperspirant, and who profusely sweat will likely to have little benefit. Then there is a chance that the perfume will mix with the smell of sweat with more unsavory odors.
An antiperspirant bavet aluminum chloride, a substance that sweat out. In this products is often a little bit of alcohol that the okselholtes will disinfect it and prevent bacteria to their own devices. The more you sweat, the more interesting to opt for a product with a high concentration (15 to 20 percent) aluminum chloride.
4. Apply antiperspirant in the evening to
Evening is the ideal time for antiperspirant. Wash your armpits with soap, dry them well and apply the product within fifteen minutes. Antiperspirant has six hours of time to the skin to draw and work the best. If you like the product in the morning make and immediately begins to move, the effect is lost. Also important: apply the three times per week, and reduce then to one to two times per week as maintenance. Too much antiperspirant dries your skin and leads to eczema.
5. Wear appropriate clothing
Perhaps a very open door, but: choose cotton clothing, then cools the skin faster, and the sweat evaporates into the air. Synthetic stuff makes sure that the sweat on the skin remains. Sweat smells not, in principle, but because it is on the skin, bacteria free game and it will stink. White cotton lingerie is the best choice, because these garments you can cook. Against night sweats, you can ’t best cotton attract, and on sheets of the same stuff.
6. These are the hidden culprits
The extent to which you sweat, is partly determined by heredity. But also you daily habits play a role. Many who drink coffee, sweat more by the caffeine. Also of strong spicy food and alcohol sweat you quickly if an otter. And heavier people have more sweat production, more fat and are less motile. So there is more evaporation is needed. But by being overweight, these people have more skin folds and creates more friction when they move. As a result, the glands are stimulated. The sweat stays with them more often in the folds, which can be smelly. Some antidepressants also lead more often to more sweat.
7. Help injections?
A spuije botulinum toxin in the armpit blocking sweat secretion. That can not hurt, because a human being has about four million sweat glands. The sweat emerges somewhere else (..). Specialists search the place where the largest sweat glands sitting. Then they treat the skin with small injections. You are about 3 to 6 months free of sweat. This treatment is expensive.
8. What helps even more?
- Iontophoresis can also provide relief. Your foot or another body part is immersed in water where electric current through it. According to the experts, this works.
- Who profusely sweat can also opt for a surgery whereby the sweat glands are removed. There is recently also a new, American device on the market: MiraDry. In addition, the sweat glands tackled and you’re a year and maybe even rid of severe sweating. One treatment costs soon 1,500 euros.
- There are also medications that sweating to counteract, but doctors write them soon because they have a dry mouth, eye and urinary voiding problems can cause.