Do Not Fret, Beat the Sweat

Do Not Fret, Beat the Sweat

Dr. Janice Lima-Maribona, board-certified dermatologist and Dove Deodorant spokesperson, shares tips on how to keep key problem areas dry


ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Whether going on a big date, interviewing for a new job or out dancing the night away, many women have, at some point, worried about excessive sweat. Even though sweating is a natural body function, it is common for one to feel insecure or self conscious if sweating becomes excessive and noticeable to others. The key to controlling excess sweating is to know the key problem areas of the body which are prone to sweat more, especially during warm temperatures, increased physical activity, or when feeling nervous or going through stressful situations. If you have suffered from excessive sweating on the hands, face or underarms, you are not alone. Here are some easy at-home tips to help you prevent and minimize sweating; it is time to take action!

A Very Handy Solution

Few people know that perspiration is the body’s way to regulate temperature. In fact, did you know that the largest concentration of sweat glands is in your hands? We often feel embarrassed to shake someone else’s hand because ours might be sweaty. To help prevent the slippery sensation caused by sweat, try rubbing a colorless, odorless powder between your hands, such as baking soda or cornstarch. While it will not cure sweaty palms, it will take temporary but immediate care of the problem. You can also purchase a travel size baby powder bottle to take along with you and apply between your hands as needed.

A Clean Face is a Beautiful Face

Facial perspiration is undoubtedly frustrating. In order to reduce the appearance of sweat on the face, you must take daily preventive measures. A good practice is to clean with a facial astringent before applying makeup in the morning. This helps reduce the size of open pores, while cleansing. To reduce the look of a dewy or sweaty face throughout the day, try carrying blotting papers in your bag for an easy and quick on-the-go fix.

Raise Your Arms Confidently

For those that experience excessive underarm sweating, this everyday reality can be embarrassing and even upsetting. To control underarm sweat, I recommend using an anti-perspirant/deodorant such as Dove(R) Clinical Protection, which delivers prescription strength protection against wetness, without a prescription. It is the only prescription strength formula that provides 24-hour odor and wetness protection, in addition to 1/4 Dove moisturizers with sunflower oil to soothe and condition underarm skin. For best results, I recommend applying Dove(R) Clinical Protection before going to bed – this gives the formula time to work and build a strong level of protection over night.

Excessive perspiration is an inconvenient reality for a lot of women. While sweat can occur as a result of normal daily activities, it is important to take preventative and real time measures to control the problem. Following these three simple recommendations will help you stay comfortable and confident all year long. For more information and additional beauty tips, please visit

About Dove

Dove, manufactured by Unilever, is the No. 1 personal wash brand nationwide. One in every three households uses a Dove product(1), which includes beauty bars, body washes, anti-perspirant/deodorants, body mists, hair care and styling aids. Dove Men+Care(TM) is the newest range of products from Dove, developed specially for men. Dove is available nationwide in food, drug and mass outlet stores. Dove is committed to inspiring all women and girls to reach their full potential by caring for themselves and each other. The Dove Movement for Self-Esteem invites all women to join the brand in creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety. For more information, visit, or

(1) AC Nielsen (2004)

SOURCE Unilever/Dove

Do Not Fret, Beat the Sweat