We’ve all been there, at one point or another, you lift your arm to discover a seriously embarrassing pit stain — all while wearing your favorite silk shirt. And as annoying as those episodes can be, it’s nothing compared to what nearly 367 million people go through on the daily.
For those whom sweating through shirts, and insanely sweaty palms is an every day occurrence YouTube Beauty Vlogger Jackie Aina wants you to stop blaming yourself, and to call it what it really is: the medical condition hyperhidrosis.
If you haven’t heard of hyperhidrosis, you’re not alone. In recent years more individual have become more vocal about their struggle with excessive sweating. “I didn’t know it was a thing that other people dealt with when I was a kid. I didn’t even hear the term until about two years ago, and mind you I’m 30,” say Jackie.
Having struggled with the condition her entire life the beauty guru knows all too well how embarrassing it can be. “I want everyone to know the excessive sweating is not their fault, and it’s not about you not showering, which is one of the reasons I was so excited to partner with Cotton.”
While Jackie does say that hyperhidrosis becomes less intense as you get older, below are her tips for staying cool, calm, and sweat free.
Cotton Should be Your BFF
“I always look for clothing that’s breathable, and that are made of cotton. I definitely stay away from anything that’s too tight like turtlenecks and long sleeves, as well as silks and polyesters because those materials don’t breathe at all.”
Know the Difference Between Deodorant and Antiperspirant
“I always thought deodorant and antiperspirant were the same thing and could be used interchangeably, but they’re definitely not. Deodorant just smells good and antiperspirant actually stops the sweat, so I always make sure to use an antiperspirant.”
Stop Thinking about Sweating!
“I’ve found that if I even think about sweating it actually makes it worse. So if I just mentally take myself to a place where I’m not thinking about it all, or working on my breathing, I found that that helps as well.”
And if All Else Fails, Botox is an Option
“Getting Botox was extremely helpful, that’s definitely something I would like to continue. It’s not a permanent solution, and does wear off, but I’m glad I’ve done it.”