Why do I sweat when it’s cold?

Just because the season has changed doesn’t mean our bodies stop sweating. In fact, some of us experience increased sweat in the colder months, especially indoors and even when wearing deodorant. Here’s some tips on how to prevent sweating, in the cold, warmth, and everywhere in-between.

(1) Increased Caffeine and Hot Beverage Consumption: Colder temps call for extra coffee, hot chocolate, and other soul-warming delights. Too much, too fast, however, and your body will combat the temperature change by sweating it out. Caffeine is also a stimulant, which speeds up your nervous system and leads to increased perspiration. Make sure you’re enjoying these beverages at a leisurely pace.¬†

(2) Extreme Temperature Changes: A heated office is a blessing when it starts to get cold, until you realize the sudden switch from cold to hot has you overcompensating a bit. Try to avoid drastic temperature changes and give your body some time to adjust.

(3) Hyperhidrosis: Approximately 3% of the population suffers from hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating of the underarms, feet, and palms (if you’re experiencing excessive sweating, make sure to check out our Antiperspirants).

(4) Lack of Oxygen: We tend to take shallower breaths in cold air, which can lead to our bodies receiving less oxygen, and a lack of oxygen can cause excess sweat. Make sure to get outside and smell the roses, even when it starts to get colder.

The best way to combat these unexpected cold-weather sweats is to wear an Antiperspirant & Deodorant, which reduces perspiration along with neutralizing body odor (it also has some other unexpected benefits). For more general tips on how to prevent sweating, find some more expert ideas here.

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