For some, warmer months can signal the onset of a rather unsightly beauty dilemma – excessive perspiration. ELLE talks you through the extreme treatment that stops those sweat-patches in their tracks.
Sweating is a basic function of the human body and we do it to regulate the body’s temperature and to keep it at an even 37 degrees celsius. Sweat glands are controlled by hormones and are usually triggered by hot weather, exercise or particularly stressful situations (the reason you feel yourself getting hot and bothered in important meetings). Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterised by excessive (and often illogical) sweating that isn’t required to regulate temperature - even thinking about it can trigger it to occur more frequently. The most common areas affected by the condition are where sweat glands have the highest concentration – underarms, hands, feet and the groin area, and typically it can affect you on a daily basis – just think about soaking through and ruining your new season Chloe blouse and you’ll realise how miserable it can be.