Sports, summer temperatures and sometimes even a glance at the clock can quickly bring beads of sweat to our foreheads. At first this is not bad at all, because it is a completely natural body reaction. However, if we can’t stop sweating on hot days and then an unpleasant smell spreads, it can become extremely unpleasant. That’s why we’ve put together a few tips to get you through the summer feeling refreshed.
Ice-cold drinks usually only have a refreshing, cooling effect for a short time. Because the more we cool down our body with cold drinks, the more we stimulate energy production to compensate for the large temperature difference. It is therefore advisable to rely on lukewarm drinks in summer. Water, juice spritzers and fruit or herbal teas are best. A special tip is flavored water. Ginger, cucumber, lemon, mint, but also berries transform water into a real miracle of refreshment.
Food also affects how quickly we sweat. Because e.g. Spicy dishes, for example, send a stimulus to the brain via the nerves in the mouth, which is interpreted as “hot” and thus stimulates perspiration to cool down. But even with hard hard-to-digest food such. B. greasy or high-sugar foods, our body has to do hard work and quickly brings beads of sweat to our foreheads. Therefore, especially in the hot season, it is better to rely on light and wholesome foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables, low-fat dairy products and lean meat or lean fish.
Tight-fitting, constricting clothing made of polyester prevents your body heat from escaping and promotes perspiration unnecessarily. In addition, dark clothing in particular absorbs the sun’s rays more quickly, which means that you sweat more quickly underneath. If it’s hot outside, light-colored clothing made of linen, silk and cotton is much better suited. Wide cuts also promote airflow, so that even a light breeze can provide the necessary cooling. Therefore, pay attention to breathable fabrics and air-permeable cuts in light colors.
Use Natural Home Remedies
Whether and to what extent herbal teas and tinctures are really effective is controversial and different for everyone. Above all, it is important to know that only regular use of natural remedies achieves the desired effect – if at all. The regular intake of sage or wheatgrass tea has proven effective against increased sweating. They support the body’s natural temperature regulation. Sage is also said to have an antiperspirant effect, while wheatgrass is said to have a detoxifying effect. Sage is also suitable as a tincture or bath additive. A tincture of chamomile is also said to help with sweaty feet and hands.
On very hot days in particular, it is advisable not to leave windows and doors open all day, as this allows the sweltering midday heat to get inside. And especially in apartments and houses where heat builds up quickly, it is difficult to cool the room temperature down again. It is therefore helpful to open the windows wide early in the morning and late in the evening and, if possible, to create a draft. During the day, the windows should remain closed if possible and the rooms should be darkened.