The following is an excerpt from STRATEGIST EDITORS | May 30, 2018 | Slate.com |
Everyone sweats, obviously, and perspiring is a sign that our bodies are healthily regulating our internal temperatures. But some of us perspire a lot, and it doesn’t take much for us to get there. Hyperhidrosis is the clinical term for abnormally excessive sweating, but there’s also a middle ground of people who find themselves breaking a sweat more easily, and for longer, than most. For us, the difference between a 70- and 75-degree day can be the difference between arriving at work looking like a speckless professional, ready to tackle the day, and something that crawled out of the Hudson.
As a card-carrying member of the excessive-sweating community, I rely on a handful of products I’ve gathered over years of navigating fifth-floor walk-ups, subway platforms, and other oppressive conditions of summer in the city.
I borrowed this toner from my fiancée’s skin-care routine. She applies it in the morning with cotton pads, and I’ve started to do the same. It’s helpful for keeping my forehead—where the beads of sweat always seem to develop first—drier for much longer (witch hazel is a known astringent). It does dry the skin a bit, so I add a light facial moisturizer after.
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