Understanding Armpit Sweat:
Sweating is completely normal and no big deal… until it becomes one. When you feel you have to manage armpit sweat every day, it can be stressful and embarrassing, hurting your confidence and leaving you to wonder if something is wrong.
We’ve put together this quick guide for treatments and tips you can use to help stop armpit sweat. One (if not more) of them is bound to work for you.
6 Ways To Stop Armpit Sweat:
The active ingredient in most antiperspirants is aluminum, which works by blocking the sweat glands and preventing the flow of sweat. Different antiperspirant products come with different amounts of aluminum, making some stronger than others.
The standard antiperspirant available on supermarket and drugstore shelves has the lowest concentration of aluminum. But if this isn’t enough for you, you can try clinical-strength antiperspirant, which is also available in stores, or prescription-strength antiperspirant, for which you must receive a prescription from a doctor. Regardless of the strength, we always reccomend pairing an antiperspirant with a sweat proof shirt.
2. Sweat Proof Shirts
If you’re looking for a more natural and less invasive solution for stopping excessive underarm sweat, Social Citizen's sweat-proof Social Tee is designed specifically with people like you in mind. The built-in, hidden underarm pads will absorb and stop 100% of your underarm sweat so that it doesn’t show through. It’s made of lightweight, breathable fabric to help you stay dry and cool all day. Plus, they’re made with antimicrobial bamboo to help fight body odor and keep you clean.
Best of all, the Social Tee is designed to look like a stylish, modern t-shirt so that you can
easily wear it every day without tipping anybody off that you’re managing a perspiration problem. It’s comfortable and easy to integrate into your wardrobe as a t-shirt or undershirt. It comes in six colors, for both men and women. Try it out today to see the difference a sweat-proof shirt can make, it's life changing!
Your doctor may recommend a treatment called iontophoresis. During this treatment, you’ll sit with your hands and feet in a tray of shallow water for half an hour while a low electrical current travels through the water. While it’s uncertain exactly how this works, experts believe that it stops sweat from getting to your skin’s surface. This treatment usually has to be repeated a few times a week before it starts to really work. After that, you may even be able to learn how to do it at home with your own machine.
4. Reduce Anxiety
If you’re a nervous sweater, discovering techniques to reduce your stress and anxiety can greatly stop excessive armpit sweat. You may feel stuck in a cycle of feeling so stressed that you sweat, then so sweaty that you stress! There are many techniques to help calm yourself when feeling heated, such as running your hands under cold water, deep breathing, stepping out of the sun, and slowing your body movements.
5. MiraDry System
MiraDry is an FDA-approved treatment for unwanted underarm sweat. This treatment uses a handheld device to deliver electromagnetic energy underneath the underarm skin to the sweat glands, destroying them. The effects can be seen almost immediately and your results will last long-term. Some patients only need one treatment, but it is usually recommended to do at least two or sometimes even a third to stop armpit sweat.
6. Baking Soda
Many seem to recommend baking soda as a solution for nearly anything. It works in two ways: First, baking soda naturally absorbs moisture, and second, the alkaline nature of baking soda counteracts the acids in sweat that bacteria interact with to make body odor. This makes baking soda a natural deodorant.
Use baking soda by applying a thin layer to dry underarms at night for 15 to 30 minutes before rinsing off with water. Just be careful not to leave it on for too long, as it may irritate your skin.
The Ultimate Solution to Stopping Armpit Sweat:
Using a Social Citizen sweat proof shirt in combination with a good antiperspirant. When your antiperspirant of choice doesn't stop all of your sweat from pouring out, the built in underarm sweat pads are guaranteed to stop the sweat from showing.
We poured half a cup of water on it and it was still completely dry with no stains
The underarm of the shirt had a built-in pad that seemed to absorb all of the water magically.
[Social Citizen shirts] help those who experience sweat stains to look great and feel more confident in their day-to-day lives
These shirts are incredible at stopping armpit sweat from showing. Wore it for a full day at work and my armpits looks completely dry. Normally they look soaked!
A lot of embarrassing situations would have been avoided if I knew about these sooner.
Feels like I sweat less when I'm wearing these because I'm not worried about the stains showing which take stress away.
I love how the pad doesn't show so I can wear it as a regular shirt also!