Teens And Excessive Sweating:
Preparing For A Big Night…

Teen’s excessive sweating often pops it’s ugly head out of the water the highest right before a big night (like prom, or a hot date).

I’ve had lots of teens ask me something like, “Yea, I’d like to cure hyperhidrosis forever, but for now, how can I get through this one BIG night without being humiliated by excessive sweating?”

Well we’ve got some suggestions.

In this article…

We’ll introduce some ways to prevent being embarrassed by sweating on that big night, even if Mechanic Method (what’s this?) hasn’t started kicking in yet.

The first solution could be the cheapest, easiest, and best-working…

For excessive armpit sweat, one of the best short-term solutions are armpit sweat-guards. These things ROCK!

They’re so easy to use, they’re dirt-cheap, and they WORK! They work for both girls and guys. One of the best things is that they don’t require any prep-work. In other words, you can just slap them on without doing anything else, and they’ll camouflage excessive sweating!

If you’re a teen sweater and your underarms are your primary area of concern, a couple other tips:

  • Always wear undershirts. If you don’t like the way they look, get V-necks. You can’t even see them.
  • Wear button-up shirts. They provide easy access in case you ever have to wipe up real quick.

Check out the newsletter issue about button-up shirts here.

But DEFINITELY try underarm-shields/sweat-guards (never know what to call the damn things!), especially if you haven’t yet. Seriously? What are you waiting for?

Stick With The Classic Colors

The best colors for teens sweating?

Good ole’ black and white. I don’t know why…I mean, yea, black makes sense, but white? Doesn’t make much sense as to why white rocks for people that sweat, but it does. If you don’t believe me, go outside during the summer time in a white shirt and pants. You’ll be chillin’ like a villain with Bob Dylan.
Interestingly, if you take the two most chill colors for excessive sweating (black and white), and you mix them, the product is one of the most “un-chill” colors of all time…Gray. Gray SUCKS for excessive sweating. I mean it’s the WORST! Especially like light-gray. Oh, man, I hope you never have an experience like the one I had in high school one time when they forced us to wear a light-gray shirt. I’ll tell you the story another time.

But bottom-line? Avoid grays like the plague if you have excessive sweating.

Take Your Time

If the big day is in three weeks, start making some plans for it NOW. Don’t wait until the very last minute. This was something that I’d always (and still kinda’ do) struggle with. But in this game, the more time you have to prepare, the better.

Time expands your options big-time. Try antiperspirants for heavy sweating/hyperhidrosis. One key to using antiperspirants effectively for sweating is the way you apply it. The best way is to apply at night (before bed, to clean, dry skin) and in the morning. This gives the antiperspirant time to soak in. Also, it may help to sorta’ rub the antiperspirant in with your fingers. I know, sounds kinda’ gross, but don’t be a sissy. Also, antiperspirants can be used on sweaty palms, sweaty feet, and even faces and backs.

Another option if you’ve got some time on your hands are Botox injections for hyperhidrosis. These can be a little pricey, but they’re said to stop sweat completely for a period of time (b/w 3 and 8 months). Also, it may hurt a little, too. But again, don’t be a sissy. No, I’m just kidding. Ask your doctor about Botox. Or if you want to search through our database to find a good doctor in your area, fill out this form and tell us what you need. We’ll get back to you ASAP.

The good thing about having time is that you can go see your doctor. They will be able to look at your excessive sweating, assess it, and provide treatment.

Your SNS And Sweating

Your SNS (Sympathetic Nervous System) is a system in your body that regulates the amount of sweat you produce. When your SNS is over-worked, or perceives ‘stress’ it often responds by producing more sweat than normal. We have found from tinkering with different Mechanic Method techniques that it is possible to manually influence this complex system. The scientists are starting to confirm this. Read the Bye-Bye article on Your SNS and Sweating.

Make a long story short, there’s a few things you should be doing. First, avoid aggravants (not sure if that’s a word, but it means “things that aggravate”). Things like caffeine, cigarettes, alcohol, other drugs, spicy foods, greasy foods, and other things will “clog-up” your system. You better not let me catch you messing with cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs anyway.

On the flip side, make sure you’re getting plenty of fruits, vegetables, and proteins. Drink lots of water, too. More information about sweating and foods.

Also, make sure you’re doing something everyday to get your mind away from sweating (and everything else). This relieves a lot of stress (even if you don’t notice any ‘major differences’) and frees up your SNS to relax a little. Some ways to free your mind are exercising, doing yoga, meditating, or doing anything else that you’re totally involved in without thinking much about other stuff. *TIP* Activities like exercising, yoga, and meditating are awesome to do with a new bf/gf/date. *END TIP*

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Couple Other Tips

It’s always a good idea to have a napkin, papertowel, or cloth of some sort with you. You never know when you may need a quick wipe, whether on your armpits, palms, face, where-ever. It’s a cheap insurance policy.

Also, wear the right undergarments. There are good undershirts and then there are not-so-good-ones. Some of the best are the ones with this new ‘wicking’ technology. What it does is takes the moisture from one area (let’s say your armpits) and distributes it evenly amongst the whole shirt. So your armpits can be dripping sweat, and instead of having wet underarms and huge pitstains, you’ll just be slightly damp under your arms, and the moisture will be distributed through the whole shirt. These things rock and you can get them from Under Armour (www.underarmour.com) or from good-ole’ Kleinert’s (www.kleinertsshields.com).

Other Than That

On your big night, just relax.

WAY more people have excessive sweating issues than you probably think. It’s estimated to be about 3-4% of people. So out of 100 people, 3-4 of them sweat excessively. You probably know about 100 people or more. That means that you probably know at least a few others that have hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. But the point is, don’t feel bad about it. Don’t be nervous about it. And don’t be embarrassed about excessive sweating. It’s a totally natural and temporary thing that your body is going through right now.

So just be yourself. In fact, I dare you to wait until next time your armpits are sweating excessively and throw your hands up in the air, declaring enthusiastically, “My pits are sweating!”

Anybody that’s worth being friends with won’t really care. The people that react to something like this with, “Ughh..I like, can’t believe that they would, like, do something like that…” are not even worth your time.

Quick Links To “Get Ready For A Big Night”

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What’s the advantage of wearing button-up shirts?

Tell me about antiperspirants for heavy sweating/hyperhidrosis

How do I contact you guys with questions about Botox?

How does my SNS effect sweating?

What foods should I eat to help stop sweating?

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