Some people suffer from excessive sweating in their palms and feet. It generally occurs due to any of your activity level or surrounding temperature or stress or genetics.
The underlying cause is the over-activity of the nerves that trigger your sweat glands. The over-activity of the nerves is caused due to certain medications, obesity, overactive thyroid, low blood sugar, menopausal hot flashes, infectious diseases (tuberculosis & malaria), nutritional deficiencies, unhygienic lifestyle, etc.
This excessive sweating (or hyperhidrosis) can affect to any part but most commonly palms of the hands, face, underarms and soles of the feet. However, it is an uncomfortable and embarrassing problem that distracts the daily activities.
Are you one among those people who avoid shaking hands in social gathering due to sticky and sweaty palms? Stop worrying and start using some simple natural remedies that give an effective relief from this problem.
Home Remedies for Sweaty Palms and Feet:
Here are the natural remedies for treating your sweaty hands and feet at home without much cost. Let’s have a look at these remedies and follow them regularly for getting quick relief from the problem.
Remedy – 1: (Apple Cider Vinegar)
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is a natural astringent that helps to keep the pores tight and thereby controls excessive sweating. It also balances the body’s pH level and boost up the body’s metabolism to reduce obesity and thereby hyperhidrosis.
Here are some ACV methods that used for treating sweaty palms and feet.
- Wash the excessive sweating hands and feet with lukewarm water. Apply raw, unfiltered ACV on that area using a cotton ball at night before bedtime. Leave it on for overnight and take a bath and dry your skin. Now apply baby powder on the palms and feet to get rid of the problem. Do it daily.
- Mix equal parts of ACV and rose water and stir well. Apply this mix on your palms and feet by using a cotton ball. Repeat the same process 2 – 3 times daily.
- Add 1 – 2 teaspoons of raw, unfiltered ACV and 1/2 teaspoon of organic honey in 1 glass of lukewarm water. Stir well and drink it twice daily.
Note: If you have dry or sensitive skin, dilute ACV with an equal quantity of water and then apply it on the sweaty hands and feet.
Remedy – 2: (Lemon Juice)
Lemon eliminates bacteria and acts as a natural deodorant that helps to keep you with a fresh and nice smelling. Regular usage of this lemon will definitely help you to get rid of the problem.
- Mix the juice of 1 lemon in 1 teaspoon of baking soda and stir well to make a fine paste.
- Apply this paste on the affected areas where you sweat more.
- Rinse off the paste after 10 minutes and do it daily to get rid of excessive sweaty hands and feet.
- Or mix the juice of 1 lemon in 1 cup of water and soak a washcloth in this water. Squeeze it to remove excess water and rub it all over the body. After 20 minutes, take a bath or shower. Repeat it once daily.
- Also, sprinkle some salt on a piece of lemon and use it to rub the affected area gently for few minutes and leave it to dry for another few minutes to slow down the activity of the sweat glands.
- Avoid going out in the sun immediately after using lemon juice, as it causes the skin to get more sensitive to the ultraviolet rays.
- Or dry out the orange and lemon peels in the sun and powder it. Store it in an airtight container and use it as the dusting powder or soak your hands in a mix prepared by mixing water in some powder and dry it.
Remedy – 3: (Cornstarch)
Cornstarch will work similar to a talcum powder and thus stops hyperhidrosis. It has a natural antiperspirant that absorbs the moisture and thereby neutralizes the unpleasant odor.
- Add equal quantities of baking soda and cornstarch and mix well.
- Store this in an old talcum powder bottle to use it regularly.
- Dry your skin after bath and dust some of this powder on the hands and feet.
- Repeat it as needed to get rid of the problem.
Note: Or you can use cornstarch or baking soda or baby powder or talcum powder alone for treating this sweaty palms or feet.
Remedy – 4: (Witch Hazel)
Witch hazel has astringent and antiperspirant properties that control the excessive sweating. Tannic acid helps to close the pores and thereby restrict excess sweating. It is safe to apply it on all over the body parts.
- Dip a cotton ball in witch hazel liquid extract and rub it gently on the affected areas where you have excessive sweating.
- Leave it like that and continue it for 2 – 3 times daily to get rid of the problem.
- Or mix 1 tablespoon of witch hazel bark powder in little water to make a paste. Apply it on the affected areas and let it sit for 1 hour. Wash it with cold water and repeat it daily.
- Stop using witch hazel remedies for more than 2 weeks continuously, as it causes over dryness to the skin.
Remedy – 5: (Sage)
Sage has strong astringent that dries up the excess oils and prevents excessive sweating. It is rich in vitamin B and magnesium that reduces overactivity in the sweat glands.
- Place 2 – 3 sage tea bags in a large bowl of water and cover it.
- Allow it to steep for 15 – 20 minutes and soak your hands or feet in this water for 20 – 30 minutes.
- Do it 1 – 2 times daily to get complete relief from the problem.
Note: Or drink 1 cup of warm sage tea on an empty stomach (or) include the herb in your daily cooking.
Remedy – 6: (Tea Bags)
Herbal tea bags have tannins that keep the body temperature cool and thus reduce the chance of excessive sweating. It has an astringent property that blocks the skin pores and prevents hyperhidrosis.
- Hold moist tea bags in the palms for 5 minutes.
- Do it 2 – 3 times daily to get rid of the problem.
- Or simply make a bowl of weak black tea using used tea bags. Let it cool and soak your hands and feet for about 30 minutes and repeat it twice daily.
- Or drink 2 – 3 cups of black tea on daily basis to get rid of excessive sweating.
Remedy – 7: (Tomatoes)
The astringent property of tomato helps to shrink the pores to control the excessive sweat. It has a cooling property that helps to lower the body temperature and thereby reduces sweating.
Here are few ways of using tomato for excessive sweating on the hands and feet.
- Cut a tomato into slices and rub the slice on the sweaty areas for few minutes. Do it daily.
- Apply fresh tomato juice on the sweaty parts of the body daily and rinse off with lukewarm water after 10 – 15 minutes.
- Drink 1 cup of fresh tomato juice daily for few days and reduce the dosage slowly to 1 cup to get rid of the problem.
Tips and Precautions:
- Activated charcoal absorbs moisture from the body and keeps it free from sweating. Consume 1 teaspoon of activated charcoal mixed in 1 glass of warm water or apply it on the affected areas.
- Tea tree oil has antimicrobial and astringent properties that control excessive sweating. Mix 4 – 5 drops of tea tree oil in a bowl of lukewarm water and apply it on the affected areas using a cotton ball or washcloth. Repeat it 2 – 3 times daily.
- Include magnesium rich foods like almonds, banana, beans, pumpkin seeds, blackstrap molasses, pecans, potato skin, yogurt, whole grains, cashews, soy milk, green leafy vegetables, etc. to control sweat gland activity. Or take magnesium citrate supplements after consulting your doctor.
- Regular soaking of your hands and feet in cold water for 30 – 45 minutes will help you to get rid of excessive sweating.
- Wear socks and shoes that are made of natural materials. Also, regularly change them regularly to get rid of this problem.
- Drink plenty of water and other healthy drinks throughout the day to stay cool and hydrated.
- Avoid wearing gloves, mittens and other items that cover your hands. It’s also suggested to avoid petroleum based lotions and skin products.
- Stay calm and relaxed and avoid consumption of spicy foods to trigger excessive sweating.
Try these natural remedies for treating sweaty palms and feet. Do you know any other successful remedies for preventing sweaty palms and feet? Then share it with us in the below comments box.