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Home Remedy for Sweaty Armpits

Updated April 17, 2017

Suffering from excessive armpit sweat can be embarrassing. You may find yourself constantly afraid to lift your arms for fear of wet stains on your clothes. If you do suffer from this problem, there are many home remedies. Once you get your sweaty armpits under control, you will find yourself feeling more confident and secure in your daily activities.

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Apple Cider Vinegar

Believe it or not, apple cider vinegar will help. Before you go to bed, rub it on your armpits. Leave it on all night. The vinegar will saturate your armpit's sweat pores and cause a drying effect. It will also help neutralise odour-causing bacteria. The armpits will absorb the vinegar all night, which will help keep them from sweating the next day. In the morning, wash you armpits with soap and water and apply your deodorant. If you do not have apple cider vinegar, use any type of malt vinegar.

Key Lime Juice

One of the quickest home remedies is using key lime juice. Cut a key lime in half. Rub one half under each armpit. Let it air dry and then apply your deodorant as usual. If you have razor burn or any type of cuts under your arms, this is not recommended. The lime juice can irritate or cause stinging to cuts under your arms. Also, be sure to let the lime juice dry completely because it will stain your clothes. You can also rub the limes on before you go to bed, wash your arms with soap and water in the morning and apply deodorant. By doing it at night instead of in the morning, you will not have a strong lime smell following you around all day.

Baking Soda

Baking soda works by soaking up the excess sweat in your armpits. It is also a great odour and moisture absorber. Apply it to your underarms. It will work best when applied to shaved, dry armpits.

Keep it Short

One of the easiest ways to keep your armpits dry is by having little to no underarm hair. Try waxing, shaving or cutting your armpit hair. This may be easier for women then men, but it will certainly help keep you dry. If you are a man and do not feel comfortable shaving under your arms, try cutting the armpit hair as short as you can. In some cases the sweating can be so bad that you may need to seek a medical prescription.

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About the Author

Christine Fletcher is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington earning a Bachelor's of Art in English in 1998. Having spent eight years in the field of education as a middle school language arts teacher, Fletcher is now a freelance writer and English tutor.

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