3 Simple Ways to Reduce Sweating This Summer

How do you deal with hyperhidrosis in the summer? Our New Jersey-based team hears this question a lot—and if it’s something you’ve been wondering about too, allow us to suggest a few methods that can be helpful for staying dry during the warmer months.

As summer arrives, so does the inevitable increase in temperature and humidity. While the temperature soars, our chance of sweating also increases. The scorching sun can cause our bodies to go into overdrive to regulate temperature, leading to that all-too-familiar phenomenon: sweating. Perspiration is a natural cooling mechanism, but excessive amounts can be uncomfortable and inconvenient. Additionally, high humidity causes the air to be saturated with water, so the sweat evaporates from the skin more slowly.

Some people—about 3 percent percent of adults in the United States—suffer from a condition called hyperhidrosis. This excessive, abnormal sweating is not purely caused by heat or exercise. Instead, people who have hyperhidrosis routinely sweat so much that their hands drip and their clothes become soaked through.

Although many of us look forward to hot days at the pool and backyard barbecues, sweating is one of the more uncomfortable features associated with the season. In this blog post, we will explore the most effective ways to reduce sweating, helping you stay cool and comfortable during the hottest months of the year—even if you have hyperhidrosis.

1. Watch Your Diet

The way you sweat can be affected by how you eat and drink. If you’re conscious about sweating, try to avoid spicy foods, fatty and processed foods, caffeine, alcohol, and very salty foods. It becomes easier for your body to regulate its temperature when you limit your intake of these foods.

2. Wear the Right Type of Clothing

It might seem like a no-brainer, but taking steps to stay cool and avoid overheating is one of the best ways to keep yourself from sweating so much. Choose lightweight, breathable clothing made from fabrics that promote airflow.

3. Try Non-Surgical miraDry® Treatments

MiraDry® is a non-surgical, FDA-cleared treatment that reduces sweat and odor in the underarms. It uses thermal energy to target sweat glands, odor glands, and hair follicles with destruction—and they can’t grow back, so results are long-lasting.

How do you deal with hyperhidrosis in the summer? Our New Jersey-based team at The Peer Group will explain more about how to treat this problem. Call us at 973-822-3000 or fill out a contact form to request a consultation.