Sweat Reduction Advice for Hot Summer Days

Excessive sweatingEmbarrassing Sweating

The recent hot summer temperatures have seen most of us getting hot, uncomfortable and sweaty. 

Temperatures in the 30’s is something that we Brits aren’t used to and our bodies and lifestyles are simply not accustomed to dealing with warmer days and nights.

With temperatures expected to rise again during August, what’s the best way to manage excessive sweating?

Firstly some sensible lifestyle advice can be beneficial.

Tips on Sweating Less

  1. Food intake – Carrying excess weight can cause you to sweat more. Choose a healthy, balanced diet at the right number of calories
  2. Exercise – An active lifestyle with regular exercise will help to control your weight too, which again will reduce the factors which may be causing excessive sweating
  3. Diet – Reduce or eliminate caffeine and spicy food from your diet as both of these can stimulate the sweating process
  4. Clothing – choose loose, cotton clothing to keep cool
  5. Footwear – if your feet are sweaty, wear sandals if possible. If shoes need to be worn for work, try absorbent insoles or special silver-lined socks
  6. Medication – excessive sweating can be caused by certain medications such as steroids, antidepressants, nicotinamide (Vitamin B3) and opioids
  7. Avoid exercise or hot showers – Make sure you don’t have a hot shower just before an important event as this can increase core body temperature and sweating
  8. Antiperspirant not deodorant – Deodorants mask bad smells while an antiperspirant is designed to reduce the sweating. Choose a good antiperspirant to control the sweat production
  9. Extra-Strong Antiperspirant – If normal antiperspirant isn’t enough, try a prescription-strength antiperspirant containing aluminium chloride e.g. Driclor. Follow the instructions carefully – these are applied at night – and be alert for any rashes as the harsh chemicals can trigger reactions
  10. Medical Issues – Certain medications or conditions can cause excessive sweating. If you have any concerns, ask a doctor for advice

Excessive Sweating Treatment

Some people suffer from a condition known as ‘hyperhidrosis‘ or excessive sweating, which simply means that they sweat more than normal. Sufferers of this condition will find that they sweat even on cool days, but the symptoms are naturally even worse on warm days or when they are in a stressful situation.

The condition can cause visible wet patches in the underarms, which is embarrassing. Sometimes there is an odour but not always. Those with hyperhidrosis find the condition also can cause issues with confidence and self-esteem.

Where antiperspirants are not working well enough, there is a medical treatment which can stop the sweating action.

Excessive sweating treatment involves injections of botulinum toxin (BOTOX®) directly into the underarm area. The injections stop the nerves that control the sweat glands from working. Sweat dries up within a couple of days and results can last anywhere from 4-12 months, after which treatment can be repeated to maintain the benefit.

It’s a procedure which is chosen by many people from Hollywood celebs wanting to look cool on the red carpet to working professionals and people from all walks of life.


Excessive Sweating Treatment Bristol London

Quinn Clinics, based in Bristol (Clifton) and London (Greenwich/Blackheath) offer the latest hyperhidrosis injections, carried out by trained medical professionals.


Quinn Clinics was established in 2006 and offers a full range of cosmetic, medical and laser skin treatments at its two clinics based in Clifton (Bristol) and Blackheath/Greenwich (London).

As well as anti-ageing injections performed by qualified professionals, the clinics offer advanced dermal fillers as well as skin improvement technology including IPL, laser and CO2 fractional laser and radio-frequency treatment.

Please call 0117 924 4592 or email for further information or to book an appointment.


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Skin treatments include the full range of anti-ageing, cosmetic and medical skin procedures, to tackle everything from sun damage and wrinkles to hyperpigmentation, thread veins or excessive sweating.

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