Post # 1
Okay, so to make this short and simple, I sweat A LOT. When nobody else is hot, and we are just sitting, in a not very hot room, I am the one having to fan myself, wipe my sweat off and find some way of cooling down.
I keep thinking about my wedding day and how nervous I will be and how hot I will be while I’m getting ready and maybe even througout the night. I have always had a problem with sweating a lot. This played a BIG part in choosing our date. I could NEVER get married in the summer, unless it was in a VERY WELL air conditioned room, I mean, almost freezing.
Anyhow, my question is, do any of you bees out there have this problem? If so, did you do anything in particular to keep you cool and help you not sweat so much? Is it even possible?
Post # 3
I think it depends on where you tend to sweat. Have you ever talked to a doctor or dermatologist about it?
I’ve seen a couple members of the hive recommend Certain Dri antiperspirant, it seemed like it was starting to help me with massive underarm sweat, but I quickly broke out and had to stop using it.
Talk to your doctor–I’ve read about lots of options and I’m sure they can find something to help!
Post # 4
I agree with ErinMarguerite about talking to your doctor. If you have overactive sweat glands, which it sounds like you do, they can give you an injection (ummm, drysol is what I think it’s called?) that freezes the sweat gland so it doesn’t produce so much perspiration. Also, if you don’t want to go to the doctor, you can also buy clinical strength anti-perspirent and give that a go. My sister uses these wipes called Maxim; here’s the website http://www.maximsensitive.com. They seem to work for her.
Post # 5
Ask your doctor about Drysol. Make sure you use it as directed and try it a few weeks before to make sure any reaction you might have clears up. I had just a little red bloch that was gone within a few days. I use it on my hands before interviews or other big events that will require a lot of hand shaking. My cousin uses it under her arms. I think you can use it almost anywhere!
Look into it. And get a chic fan to have with you on the big day and blotting papers! Wow, is it obvious I have put some thought into this…
Post # 6
Actually, the sweating problem is really mostly on my face. My arm pits don’t really sweat. I am one of those people who you will be talking to and all of a sudden you see sweat beads all over their face. It’s so gross, I hate it. It can get pretty bad if I’m really overheated.
Post # 7
Hmmm, are you comfortable with botox? There is an alternative treatment that uses botox to freeze sweat glands, beside the traditional treatment I mentioned above. If it’s really bad, I’m not sure what else you can do besides trying to stay in the shade, staying hydrated, etc… My sister uses those wipes on her hands, but I don’t think I’d want to put it (or any other anti-perspirant) on my face.
Post # 8
Jezzybell – I have the same problem. It’s really embarrassing to start sweating (only my face) when I’m in an air conditioned room that is relatively cool!. This is also the reason why I chose my November wedding date.
What is so frustrating about facial sweating (aka: hyperhidrosis) is that there are no real remedies for it. For your pits you can use Rx strength deodorant, but the sweat glands on your face are different and not affected by the medication in that. My doctor recommended two remedies for me. (1) a medication used to reduce perspiration. I tried it but it didn’t work very well for me all the time (kind of hit and miss) and it gave me severe dry mouth. (2) Botox. It paralyzes the pores in your face from producing sweat and I guess it lasts for about 6 months. I REALLY wanted to try this before the wedding – but decided not to chance it as the wedding got closer (because I didn’t know if I would have a weird reaction to it).
I did experience a bit of sweating at my wedding – but it didn’t affect me too much. What I really recommend is that you continue to retouch your makeup throughout the evening. I didn’t (kind of just forgot) and by the pictures toward the end of the evening (after dinner, cake cutting, first dances, etc.) my face looks blotchy and uneven because the makeup had worn off.
Post # 9
I have the same problem!
I sweat a lot on my face, mostly my forehead, nose, above my lip and a lot on my neck. I feel for you sister. I totally know how it is. For me if a room is above 75 I start sweating bullets. My wedding is in October for this reason. My advice is drinking lots of COLD water every now and then. I sometimes stick a bottle of water in the freezer for a few hours and take it out and shake it until the ice crumbles. This way the water stays cold for while and you are able to drink it without having a chunk of ice in it. Sometimes I have a cup of ice cubes and suck on those too.
I also try not to think that I’m freaking hot and think about something else. This sometimes work. I’ve never been to the doctor about this but I heard botox helps. I just learned to deal with this as best as I could. Good luck!!
Post # 10
I just read something in Self or Glamour about keeping yourself cool!
Dip some rags in water, ring them out REALLY good and roll them up in the fridge. It’s not like you have makeup on the back of your neck, and the back of your neck and KNEES are two points that if you apply cool things to, immediately cools off your body.
If you don’t have a fridge, keep some frozen peas in a bag nearby =]
Post # 11
Thank you all for your replies. As much as it might suck, I’m kinda glad to know that I am not alone in this. I will totally try anything and everything to help get me through the curse that is my sweat!!! LOL.