Hyperhidrosis – What to wear and what not to wear?
Wear cottons, linen, silks, and wool — all natural fiber clothing.
Don’t wear artificial fiber clothing — these are absolutely the worst type of clothes that you can wear when you have a perspiration problem.
Wear light colored clothing — whites and pastels work best in these situations
Don’t wear dark clothing — stay away from black and dark colored clothing, they will attract and trap heat.
Wear loose fitting clothes — you should have a free flow of air going through your clothes so that your skin can breathe
Don’t wear clingy, tight clothing — no air flow if you wear these, need I say more?
Avoid high necked clothing like turtlenecks. They can give rise to more sweat problems than you’re willing to deal with!
Some Natural deodorants
Listed below are a few natural deodorants which can be used to help combat perspiration and perspiration odor. I have also listed a few of the ingredients which you can expect to find in commercially marketed natural deodorants.
These are over and above the ones that you can create yourself, or that you can buy in specialty stores.
Some ingredients which you can expect to find in natural deodorants.
Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and deodorizing essential oils such as Tea Tree, Sage, Citrus oils, Witch Hazel and Rosemary among others.
Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, Lichen, Seaweed, Purified Clay
Stearic Acid — non toxic chemical ingredient
Sodium Stearate — non toxic chemical ingredient
Allantoin — non toxic chemical ingredient
What ingredients you should avoid in commercially produced natural deodorants,
Aluminum Salts — prevents sweat by clogging the pores
Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) — is a preservative and a suspected carcinogen
Triclosan — is a synthetic antibacterial
Propylene glycol — has been known to cause an accumulation of lactic acid waste in body cells
Petrolatum or petroleum jelly
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
Fragrance (Parfum) — the fragrance used is mainly chemical based
Talc — this is used as a filler, and reduces overall moisture