Sweaty hands are a real put off and the condition plagues many a human being and affects their social and personal life as well.Most of them are embarrassed by the condition and shy away from society and personal contact. Several reasons like stress, hormone problems etc. can be attributed to sweaty hands.
Instead of worrying about the problem, try these wonderful remedies that not only help treat the condition but also prevent further episodes of sweaty hands successfully. These remedies are easily available at home and can also be carried along with you while you are on the move so that you hands remain dry and fresh all throughout the day.
Water is an excellent cooling remedy and sweaty hands are particularly worse on people whose body gets hot very fast. The best way to avoid this is to drink plenty of cool water all throughout the day. This will help the body to remain cool and prevent sweaty hands as well. Drink at least 2-3 litres of water to keep your body temperature under control.
Green tea has several medicinal as well as astringent qualities and helps in drying the sweat naturally by closing the pores. Green tea also helps in removing excess oils and moisture from the skin and prevents sweat from escaping into the skin surface.
Drinking green tea will also have a detoxifying effect on your body and this will eliminate the bad odour in your sweat and prevent bacterial action on the sweat as well. Take 2-3 cups of green tea every day and dab some green tea ice cubes in your hands every now and then to prevent sweaty hands.
Sage tea too has astringent properties and can be used for treating sweaty hands. Take a bucket full of warm or hot water and add 2-3 sage tea bags or fresh tea leaves. Allow it to steep for 15-20 minutes.
Soak your hands in this water for twenty minutes every day. Sage tea will dry the excess oils and will prevent your hands from sweating for several days. This treatment has to be continued for a week every day for best results. Sage tea can also be drunk before bedtime for increasing the results.
Alcohol has a drying and dehydrating effect on the body and hence a wonderful natural remedy for treating sweaty palms. Rubbing alcohol or alcohol-based products on the hands will immediately give a drying effect to the palms. It is recommended to use alcohol wipes every now and then to control sweatiness of the palms.
Cornstarch is a simple dusting remedy that is used by many for controlling sweaty hands, feet and armpits effectively.
Cornstarch is odorless and resembles talcum powder and hence does not create any mess when applied frequently. It is also a good absorbent and helps in keeping the skin dry. Dust your hands with cornstarch all throughout the day to prevent sweaty hands.
Talcum powder is another simple and easily available home remedy for treating sweaty hands However, it is important to choose mildly perfumes variety or non perfumed variety of talcum powder for this purpose as sweaty hands can smell really bad when the sweat combines with the perfume in the talc.
Baby powder is a good alternative as it is mildly perfumed. The talc in the powder helps in keeping the sweat under control by forming a layer over the skin surface and absorbing the sweat adequately.
Baking soda has good absorption properties that will help in keeping the skin dry on the surface. Take some baking soda and mix with water.
Apply on the palm and rub your palms together to seal the surface with baking soda and prevent sweat from seeping through. You can repeat the procedure as and when needed to keep the sweating under control.
Powdered lemon or orange peels too are excellent for controlling sweaty hands. They are also good in that they leave your hands with a fresh and wonderful aroma as well. Take orange and lemon peels and dry them in the sun.
This can be powdered and stored in airtight jars. When necessary, you can use them as dusting powder or mix them with water and leave a coat on the hands and allowed to dry. The powder can also be mixed with baking powder and used for dusting and deodorizing your hands.
The cooling and astringent properties of tomato juice too will help in controlling sweaty hands and palms. Drink cool tomato juice every day to keep your body cool. Apply tomato juice on the palm for keeping the pal dry and soft.
Tea bags too have astringent properties due to the tannic acid in it. Application of black tea bags help in the shrinking of pores and also in reducing the chances of sweat from seeping though the pores. Take moist tea bags and hold them inside your palms for a few minutes every few hours. Black tea can also be used for rinsing or wiping your palms or soaking for half an hour every day to control sweating.
Another wonderful astringent that can be used for controlling sweaty hands is vinegar. Dab vinegar in your palms 2-3 times a day to prevent excessive sweating and keep your hands dry from sweat.
Rose water is another remedy that can be used for controlling sweaty hands. Prepare rose water by boiling rose petals in water and adding a few drops of rose oil for fragrance. This can be bottled and used for dabbing on the hands several times to prevent sweating.
Another way to use rose water is to mix it with vinegar to create a much more strong remedy for sweaty hands. Take some rose petals and infuse it in white vinegar. This can be stored in a bottle and used for dabbing on your hands in the morning and evening and in between when necessary for controlling sweaty hands.