You are going over your slides with your detailed written notes about your presentation you about to give in front of a client that is worth billions to your company. You are feeling the pressure with butterflies fluttering about in your stomach and you are trying desperately to not allow the sweat from your armpits to not be visible on your shirt. Alas, you nail your presentation despite the obvious armpit sweat. This my friend, is stress sweat. It is much different than the type of sweat you experience after the toughest Soul Cycle class to date.
According to the International Hyperhidrosis Society, there are two to four million sweat glands all over your body. So yeah, we are bound to sweat but can we leave it when we are ready for it during exercising? This whole stress sweat idea is rarely welcome and there are plenty of glands that produce this type of sweat, too, so it’s bound to show itself in stressful situations.
Don’t sweat, ha. Here is how you can be more prepared next time!
Keep your Anxiety in Check
Sure it may take you half of a workout class to actually start sweating, but stress sweat happens as soon as your new crush walks into a room. If you can keep your anxiety at bay in stressful or anxious situations then you can keep the stress sweat away too! Whichever tricks help you stay relaxed and more Zen, make sure you are keeping up those habits.
Keep Stress Sweat areas groomed
No this won’t prevent your stress sweat, but it will keep the areas clear or anything that may inhibit your deodorant from getting to the skin to do its job. The last thing you want is to have embarrassing sweaty areas PLUS the smell of B.O.
What is your favorite way to stay zen?
Article inspired by Well x Good.
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