I walk to school every day and no matter what the weather
is, when I get to school, I start sweating like a pig. My head and neck get
really sweaty and I hate it. Is there anything I can do about it?
Don’t worry--lots of girls (and guys) have this problem, and
the hot early fall weather we’re having doesn’t help your cause. If you’re not
already using an antiperspirant, that’s the first step. Make sure you’re not
slathering it on too heavily (a thin layer will actually work better).
Since you walk to school, the exercise is gonna cause your
heart rate to go up, so maybe you should try wearing somethin’ sleeveless when
it’s hot out, and just one layer that’s not super-tight when it starts gettin’
a little cooler out (try cotton and other breathable fabrics). Then you can add
a cute T-shirt or sweater when you get to school and have cooled down. Also
make sure to leave yourself plenty of time so that you don’t have to race to
class, causing your heart rate to shoot up even higher and you to feel anxious,
which will only make you sweat more.
Anxiety is a major cause of perspiration, so try to chill
out. You can also ask your parents about buying one of the “clinical” strength
antiperspirants sold along with the rest of the deodorants and antiperspirants
at the drug store. It might help to keep some in your locker or backpack to dab
on when you get to school.
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BY LINDSEY SILKEN ON 9/25/2010 7:00:00 AM
POSTED IN sweat