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You see the girl from across the dance floor, or the bar, or the restaurant, or wherever it is you happen to be. And you stroll over to say hello, maybe get her number, hopefully buy her a drink, and perhaps even “see her again some time.” But when you go to stretch your arms above your shoulders to point out which beer you want to the bartender, you can feel her go extremely cold. It’s happened again. Your profusely-sweating pits have done you in.
It’s getting to be hotter out there, which means more sweating, which means darker pit stains for all. Which is why we feel it is our duty to highlight this article from the great folks at Men’s Fitness about the six waysyou can stop sweating profusely through your various articles of clothing. Here’s one tip for free, without you even having to click over on the link:
Avoid Spicy Foods or Caffeine
A strong coffee or a burrito doused in hot sauce might make your taste buds happy—but they could also stimulate your sweat glands in a not-so-comfortable way.
“Caffeine and spices can activate neurotransmitters, called acetylcholine, which are located in your brain,” says Kelley Redbord, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist in private practice in Vienna, VA and Associate Professor, George Washington University, “Anything that stimulates these neurotransmitters can sometimes affect the glands that cause sweating.”
Us? We hate spicy foods, so this one is going to be just fine with us. But also, good luck getting us to EVER stop drinking coffee without a horribly-worded letter from the doctor. But if you’re looking for other ways to get your body to stop sweating so goddamn much, head on over to the above link to check out the rest.