A guide to managing sweat this summer (and beyond) on Healthinsight.ca/Toronto Star

We’ve all heard the saying “don’t sweat the small stuff.” From an important work meeting to a first date, a spicy meal, or a stubbed toe, chances are you’ve experienced the uncomfortable moment when your underarms or hands and feet begin to feel damp.

Sweating is a response to heat, stressors, or even indigestion and can be caused by any number of reasons — diet, pregnancy, or genetics. We all sweat, but sometimes that sweat can feel a little more than “just the small stuff,” and when it starts to impact your confidence, there are solutions available.1 Excessive sweating affects approximately three percent of the population — almost one million Canadians.

DRYSOL® is an effective topical antiperspirant that’s proven to help in managing hyperhidrosis — a condition characterized by abnormally excessive sweating.3 DRYSOL®, having met the Canadian Dermatology Association’s Skin Health Program (SHP) criteria,4 offers various strengths in both solution and dab-on formats, allowing you to target the problem areas. The best part? It’s easy.

At bedtime, apply DRYSOL® to dry skin. For DRYSOL® Dab On, there’s a handy applicator to apply, and for DRYSOL® Solution, just dampen a cotton ball, making sure not to rub it in. The next morning, wash the area with soap and water. After three days, switch to applying just once a week.3 Yes, it really is that simple. Keep in mind that it should not be applied to broken, irritated, or recently shaved or waxed skin.

If your sweat is causing you to sweat, DRYSOL® has your back (or your underarms, feet, hands — you get the idea). For more information about this product, please contact your health care practitioner.