First of all: Sweating is a natural, useful and very important function of the body. The sweat that evaporates from the skin serves to cool the body.
However, many people want to prevent visible sweat stains under their armpits. If this is a topic that concerns you in everyday life, we would like to share some tips and tricks with you that can reduce the amount of sweating and help you feel comfortable and confident even when you sweat.
The first step to avoiding sweat stains is choosing the right clothing. Garments made from breathable materials such as cotton or linen allow for better air circulation and help reduce sweat production.
Loose-fitting, airy clothing that gives your body room to breathe is also recommended as it does not hinder the evaporation of sweat. If you sweat a lot, especially in summer, and get hot quickly, you should choose lighter fabrics. These reflect the sun's rays better and, in contrast to very dark and black clothing, do not heat up as quickly.
Antiperspirants are for many people an effective method for people to control sweating. The aluminum salts in antiperspirants temporarily block the sweat glands and thus reduce sweat production.
However, since there is a risk that aluminum will accumulate in the body in the long term and can have negative effects on health, aluminum intake should be kept as low as possible. This means that you should use an antiperspirant consciously and reduce your use. For example, if you can foresee sweating less on some days due to lower temperatures or lower stress levels, you could use conventional deodorants without aluminum salts on these days instead.
A regular shower not only helps you stay fresh, but also removes bacteria that can cause unpleasant body odor. It's best to use antibacterial soaps and pay particular attention to hygiene in the armpits.
By the way: Alternating showers, i.e. alternating warm and cold showers, can help the body get used to temperature fluctuations and therefore improve Cope with heat.
Being dehydrated can cause increased sweating as the body tries to cool itself down. Therefore, drink enough water to keep your body well hydrated and reduce excessive sweating. And while ice cold water is very tempting during the summer heat, it's actually better to drink warm drinks like herbal teas so that your body doesn't have to heat the liquid to body temperature.
Stress can cause your body to sweat more. Try to reduce stress by using relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation, or deep breathing. A healthy work-life balance can also help minimize stress.
Hot spices and foods can stimulate sweat production. Therefore, if you tend to sweat heavily, you can try avoiding these foods. Coffee and alcohol can also affect sweat production. It is therefore better to avoid drinks containing caffeine and alcohol and to relieve your body with easily digestible food.
Moisture control pads and underwear keep your armpits and other areas that sweat easily dry. They absorb sweat and prevent it from seeping through to outer clothing.
An undershirt can also help absorb sweat before it becomes visible on the clothing worn over it.
Our ooia Feel Dry Top is a revolutionary anti-sweat undershirt that is equipped with a special membrane in the armpit area. This membrane reliably absorbs sweat and thereby prevents stains. The Feel Dry Top made from organic cotton is as delicate as a second skin, hugging your body gently and offering you invisible and comfortable protection so you can feel fresh and dry all day long.
Finally, we would like to emphasize again: Sweating is a natural process and it is completely healthy and normal to sweat. The tips mentioned above and the feel dry top are only intended to help you minimize sweat production. So don't worry and enjoy the warm temperatures <3