Head Sweating

Information to help reduce excessive head sweat and reduce profuse scalp and facial sweating.

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  1. What is Head Sweating?
  2. What Causes Head Sweating?
  3. Tips for Managing Head Sweating

What is Head Sweating?

Our bodies have millions of sweat glands, including all over the head and face. Sweat glands play a vital role in the natural process of thermo-regulation. When the body gets too hot, hormones stimulate sweat glands to release sweat, which evaporates and, in turn, cools down the body.  While sweating is a natural occurrence that is normally helpful, something can go wrong that causes sweat to be produced excessively.  The condition of excessive sweating, whether head sweating or anywhere else throughout the body, is known as hyperhidrosis.

Excessive head sweating or excessive facial sweating can be a challenging problem, mainly due to its location. Unlike many other types of excessive sweating, head sweating is very difficult to hide and may lead to feelings of embarrassment and social concern. Head sweating and facial sweating may appear on the cheeks, chin, ears, forehead, neck, scalp, temples, upper lip, hairline or any area around the head and face.

While head sweating may be challenging to deal with, it’s not impossible. Products such as Native Remedies® Sweat-Less™ may bring relief from head sweating, scalp sweating, facial sweating and excessive sweating in other areas of the body.

What Causes Head Sweating?

In some cases, excessive head sweating can be caused by certain medications, or an underlying condition such as a thyroid problem. That makes it essential to seek a medical opinion for excessive sweating, especially if it is a recent occurrence.  In most cases, excessive head sweating is a chronic problem caused by an overactive sympathetic nervous system.

While excessive head sweating can be linked to the cause of an overactive sympathetic nervous system, it’s unclear what causes the sympathetic nervous system to go into overdrive.

In most cases, head sweating, face sweating or excessive sweating in other areas of the body is not a major issue of concern. The condition is generally harmless, perhaps causing more embarrassment or awkwardness than anything else.

Products like Sweat-Less™ are designed to help reduce head sweating and face sweating by balancing body fluids and curbing the emotional triggers of sweating.

Factors That May Trigger Excessive Sweating

A number of factors can lead to excessive sweating, whether it's head sweating or elsewhere throughout the body. These include:

  • Heat
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Emotional reactions such as anger
  • Reaction to medication
  • Thyroid issues

Eliminating factors that cause excessive sweating may alleviate head sweating to some degree, while products like Sweat-Less™ may bring additional relief.

Tips for Managing Head Sweating

  • Keep cool. Wear loose-fitting and light-clothing which allows your skin to breathe. You are less likely to break out in a head sweat if the rest of your body is cool. Keep a handkerchief or two on you at all times. This allows you to dab the sweat off your face and head area when needed. Knowing you have a readily available remedy on hand can help you feel more relaxed and confident.
  • Try walking around barefoot or wearing open shoes whenever possible. This helps cool the entire body.
  • Avoid spicy or strong-smelling foods, such as garlic, onion and hot peppers.
  • Manage your stress and anxiety levels. Stress and anxiety management can be done by engaging in relaxation exercises, such as deep breathing, meditation or yoga.
  • Avoid wearing tight-fitting caps and hats, as this will make head sweating worse.
  • Try switching to a natural shampoo. If you blow dry your hair, keep the hairdryer on the coolest setting.
  • Products such as Sweat-Less™ may also provide help for head sweating, excessive sweating in other areas of your body, perspiration and clamminess.