Sweating is the body’s own way of regulating its temperature, it’s completely normal. But it’s NOT normal when you excessively sweat, it’s uncomfortable and it can dent your self esteem and self image. Excessive back sweating (or Truncal Hyperhidrosis) is not as common as other forms of Hyperhidrosis but it it’s just as difficult to get rid of.
Read below to learn some of my practical tips to stop excessive back sweating:
Tip 1 – To limit your back sweating you should shower or bathe more frequently throughout the day. I know this isn’t the most convenient way of helping your sweaty back, but it is effective. It will keep your skin drier, cooler, and fresher for at least a few more hours. If you work a long way from home, then this is obviously near impossible to carry out, unless you like going to the gym on your lunch break?
Tip 2 – When bathing or taking a shower, wash yourself down with a PH balanced antibacterial foam. This will minimise odour and will reduce the sweating on your back.
Tip 3 – Choosing the right types of clothes is very important in tackling your sweating problem. Tighter thicker clothes limit your skins ability to breathe, so instead wear loose fitting thinner material to allow your back to breathe throughout the day.
Tip 4 – Use a good deodorant antiperspirant on your back. Not only do you mask the smell that comes from a sweating back, you also lower the amount of sweat. Again opt for something that is PH balanced and sensitive on the skin.
Tip 5 – As your back is covered you can get away with patting it down with talcum powder or something similar. This helps absorb your sweat, it will also give you a cool fresh feeling back for a few hours.
These tips should help limit your excessive back sweating and perhaps in some cases these techniques alone would be enough. But not all people are the same, some people suffer from mild cases of truncal hyperhidrosis and some suffer from extreme cases. In such extreme cases it may be better to turn to certain products or treatments that may help.
Various antiperspirants that contain concentration of aluminium chloride may help. As the back is such a large area though and because stronger antiperspirants such as Drysol don’t stretch that far, I’d recommend using a combination of Kiehl’s antiperspirant cream and talc. Get a friend or partner to apply the cream at night then apply the talc in the morning. That should help keep you free from any bouts of excessive back sweating.
If that doesn’t work as well as you’d like you can also get hold of sweat wicking undershirts which can help disguise your sweating – the clothing from Advadri is recommended.