Facial Sweating - How to Control It

Book Review
July 5, 2012
Stop Sweating and Start Living - Mike Ramsey

I have absolutely no hesitation in saying "Stop Sweating and Start Living" will soon put antiperspirant companies out of business.

I was reluctant at first to endorse any product but this book was different. The remedies it suggests are all-natural and target the root causes of problem sweating.

My only complaint is that it is only available as an instant access ebook. It can't be purchased in bookstores or on Amazon.com, but I'm sure the instant download feature is popular with people overseas and those who are ready to get started.

I strongly recommend "Stop Sweating and Start Living" to anyone who sweats excessively in the underarm, hand, foot, face or back areas.

- James Chambers

Aaron Samuels a 16-year-old Bronx native has a serious problem. Facial sweating. As lead vocalist of his high school band he is used to performing in public. But of late he has been experiencing a phenomenon that he thinks is related to his stage fright. “I have always been prone to stage fright but nowadays I sweat excessively on my face - facial sweating - before every public performance so much so that there are rivers of sweat running down my face” he writes to us.

What Aaron is experiencing is excessive facial sweating the medical term for which is facial hyperhidrosis. While it is widely regarded as a genetic condition it has also been recorded that external stimuli may trigger facial sweating and/or facial blushing. So generally speaking facial sweating is a genetic disorder that causes acute facial blushing excessive facial sweating or both. In most people the condition shows up in early adolescence so Aaron’s case is slightly unusual because his symptoms have appeared pretty late.

A common misconception about the condition is that it typically affects only those who are overweight but that as I say is a misconception. What is for sure is that those afflicted by the facial sweating suffer acute social embarrassment and become almost paranoid about attending outdoor programs and participating in public events. As Aaron wrote “My pre-show anxiety levels rocket because in addition to thinking about the show I also have to worry about what my face is looking like and how unnatural my appearance must be. Facial sweating is ruining me. ”

What makes it worse is the fact that facial sweating also often affects the scalp neck and face as well. So if you suffer from the condition chances are that your face and head will be drenched with sweat even during the lightest activity. For women the problem is compounded because they can’t wear make-up not unless they want rivers of mascara running down their faces. To top it all this isn’t a completely curable condition though it can be controlled.

So how does one control facial sweating? Broadly speaking there are two ways: non-surgical and surgical but I would opt for non-surgical methods because surgery leaves you open to too many complications. The most important and most commonly used non-surgical method is the use of prescription and over-the-counter antiperspirants. These are somewhat effective for milder forms of facial hyperhidrosis and include the use of such topical applications as aluminum chloride with ethyl alcohol (trade name Drysol) and Maxim a stronger antiperspirant than Drysol.

With topical antiperspirants you must leave on the skin for six to eight hours. Make sure your skin is absolutely dry before application or else you risk mild to severe skin irritation. If you apply the antiperspirant at night and wash it off in the morning daytime sweating sets in.

Yet another option that physicians are exploring today is Botox injections which is already used in the treatment of excessive underarm sweating. However you have to be aware that Botox is still not approved for the treatment of any other form of hyperhidrosis and can often be very painful and costly.

Many are finding astounding success with other non-surgical methods to control facial sweating. Many all-natural remedies are now being discovered and are being used more extensively to diminish facial sweating.

So if you suffer from facial hyperhidrosis don't give up hope. There are several options. I'd also encourage you to read some of the resouces that I've recommended on this web site. Keep exploring reading and trying new things.