Ahhh, Spring Break! Other than Christmas and birthdays, it’s the most anticipated time of the year. The tropical beaches are calling and we are so ready to answer their siren song. But as awesome as vacations are, they can be tricky for those suffering from excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis. So how do you rock your Spring Break festivities without letting your hyperhidrosis put a literal damper on your fun? Read on for some of our best Spring Break tips!
1) Antiperspirants: Antiperspirants are a great way to keep sweat at bay, and they can be used for more than just underarms. As a matter of fact, antiperspirants may be one of the best ways to handle-dare we say it?-the dreaded boob sweats! For best results, shower at night before going to bed and apply liberally. This will allow the antiperspirant time to enter the pores and block sweat before heading out for a day of fun in the sun. Plus, you can always apply an additional thin layer as you go about your day.
2) Wardrobe: Whether you’re headed to the Caribbean or the Antarctic, wearing the right type of clothing is always a must. For warmer climates, breathable fabrics such as cotton are the best bet. Rayons or other silky fabrics can actually cause you to sweat more. If you’re headed to cooler temperatures, try finding sweat-wicking clothes that will help you stay dry under your layers.
3) Footwear: As strange as it may sound, wet feet and flip-flops do not happy bedfellows make. Wet feet can actually slide against the rubbery material of your flip-flops and become a hazard. Make sure to dry off your feet as best you can before putting on your flip-flops. If possible, opt for a textured sole, which will add traction while also giving you a nice little foot massage with every step. Also, consider other footwear options, such as water shoes made of scuba material.
4) Portable Treatment: One of the best things about Iontophoresis for treating hyperhidrosis is that it’s always there when you need it. Many iontophoresis devices are portable, including our Fischer models. Our galvanic units come in a carrying case for easy stow and go so that you can keep up with your treatments even while on vacation.
Wherever your Spring Break destination may be; we wish you a happy, safe, and sweat free adventure!