You need more sodium
Salty sweat is your body’s request for more sodium. If your sweat stings your eyes, burns in an open cut, leaves a gritty feeling on your skin, or produces white streaks on your face or clothes, it could be your cue to amp up your sodium intake. Add salt to foods such as eggs, vegetables, or meats, and drink a sports drink rather than plain water when you exercise, advises Runner’s World.
You might need to kick the coffee habit
Too much coffee could be to blame for the sweat circles that appear on your morning commute. “Coffee increases perspiration in two ways,” Liz Lyster, MD, told Huffington Post. “First, caffeine stimulates the central nervous system, activating sweat glands so the more caffeine you have, the more you sweat. Secondly, the heat from the drink itself can make your body feel hot enough to sweat.” If you can’t kick your coffee habit completely, opt for iced or decaf.
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You’re applying antiperspirant at the wrong time
“Antiperspirants are most effective when applied to very dry skin,” David Pariser, MD, founding member and secretary of the International Hyperhidrosis Society, told Woman’s Day. “If you apply them in the morning right before you head out, or right after you get out of the shower, you’ll likely already be sweating or have wet underarms. If the skin’s surface is wet, the chemical reaction that forms from the aluminium [in the antiperspirant] will happen on the surface of the skin instead of in the pores, preventing the sweat glands from getting blocked.” Even if you’re a morning shower taker, use antiperspirant at night before bed. When applied to totally dry skin, the product can last for a few days. Post-shower, apply a deodorant for fragrance and you’ll be good to go.