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How Can I Stop Back Sweat?

Back sweat can be super annoying! Here are some tips and tricks on how to stop back sweat.

We all have different areas of our bodies that sweat more than others. For many of us, it's our underarms but other common areas could be our head, groin area and another popular one: the back.

Much like how we dread lifting up our arms at the risk of revealing our underarm sweat stains, those who sweat excessively from their backs fear hugs, pats on the back or sitting for too long against surfaces.

Here are 7 suggestions on how to stop back sweat:


1. Wear undershirts or T-Shirts that are breathable

Clothing that is breathable allows air to flow more freely through the fabric, which helps sweat evaporate much easier. Your body will feel a little bit cooler and won't feel the need to sweat as much. Cotton, polyester and merino wool are great options!

2. Apply a prescription grade antiperspirant to your back.

This might sound like a weird trick but it actually does work! People always associate antiperspirants with the underarm and never think to use them on your back. It might be wise to use a spray instead of a roll-on to cover the bigger area.

Life Hack: Apply your antiperspirant before bed. It will give time for the medication to work its magic while your body is less active, giving you better results the next day.

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3. Wear a Social Citizen Sweat Proof T-Shirt

Social Citizen premium T-Shirts are designed to eliminate underarm sweat but they can also be helpful to show less back sweat stains. While our unique sweat proof pad isn't covering the back, the T-Shirt material we use contains all the right breathable fabrics and has been designed to wick away water. It's been known to improve the confidence of back sweaters in addition to underarm sweaters!

4. Make Changes to your Diet.

It's quite true that what you eat can impact how much you sweat. Avoid caffeine, alcohol to give your body a better chance of being able to regulate itself. It also helps to avoid fatty foods and complex sugars so your body doesn't have to work so hard at digesting.

5. Drink more water!

Your body has a much easier time regulating your temperature when it's hydrated. You'll sweat less when your body doesn't need to work as hard.
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6. Keep your stress levels down.

Easier said than done, right? Breathing exercises, meditation and doing the things you enjoy are all proven to reduce stress levels. Taking care of this aspect of your life get you more in touch with your body and it will calm you down. Stress is a huge factor when it comes to sweating and if you want to save yourself from embarrassing sweaty situations it's important to get a handle on your nerves.


7. Talk to someone about your sweating!

Get it out in the open in situations where you feel comfortable to do so. Ask your loved ones or a therapist to spend some time with you while you vent about your excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis is something that we don't often discuss with others but when we do our environment becomes more open and friendly. The truth is, the less you worry about your sweat, the less you actually sweat.

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