Are you soaking up your shirts at an unprecedented rate? And no, we don’t mean getting drenched in alcohol because you got careless and toppled down a few bottles after having too many drinks—we’re talking about sweat. If your answer is yes, it could be a sign of an underlying problem with your body or environment.
Excessive sweating can be caused by anything from minor health issues to changes in your immediate surroundings. If you find that you’re dripping with sweat more often than usual, your body is probably trying to tell you something and you might want to look into any of these four potential causes.
You might be stressing too much
Stress can be a common reason for overactive sweat glands. It isn’t just your workload at the office or your daily commute, either—even excitement or other changes in your emotional state, like anxiety, can cause excessive sweating. If you’re soaked in sweat because you’re worried or exhilarated by something, sit down, relax, and chill for a bit.
You should probably turn the A/C on
The most obvious reason you could be dripping with sweat is a rise in room temperature.
Naturally, you would want to cool down when it’s hot outside or you’re inside a room with poor ventilation, and sweating is your body’s natural way of doing so. Cracking open some windows, turning on an electric fan—or better yet, an air conditioner—and grabbing an ice-cold drink should help.
It might be time to see a doctor
Hyperhidrosis, also known as excessive sweating, can be a sign of underlying health issues including but not limited to diabetes, low blood pressure, some viruses or infections (Shingles, for example), and even obesity. If profuse sweating is accompanied by more serious symptoms, a trip to your doctor may be warranted.
Shed some threads
If you often wear one too many layers of clothing before heading out for work, naturally, you’re going to sweat. We’re in the tropics—if it isn’t blazing hot outside, chances are it’s humid. Dress comfortably in light and breathable fabric if you commute every day, and if the office dress code requires it, just pack your blazer or jacket into your bag so you can wear it once you get to work.
Some will even go as far as to take medications or have surgery to address excessive sweating, and in certain cases, these might be the solution. But if at the moment all you can do is wipe yourself dry, take a break, and shower to keep yourself smelling fresh, a handy deo-spray is your best bet.
Blackwater Deo Mists are formulated with deodorizing and anti-bacterial ingredients, come in a variety of scents suited for any occasion—whether you’re heading out for a nightcap after hitting the gym or clocking in at the office. Keep a bottle handy so you can freshen up any time of the day.