Over the summer, I’ve had so many requests for sweat absorbing handkerchiefs, that I thought it would be cool to write a small article about how to best choose a handkerchief for your sweaty brow. It also gave me the idea to launch a brand new set of hankies to deal with excessive sweating, so without any further ado, Iet’s dive on in!
Why do we sweat so much?
Excessive sweating (also known as hyperhidrosis, polyhidrosis or sudorrhea), is known to affect close to 8 million Americans. In most cases, the excessive sweating occurs on the armpits, feet, lower back, genitals, hands and face. Although some cases are linked to underlying health conditions, such as diabetes, an overactive thyroid gland, menopause or obesity – many are due to no apparent cause. In some cases, your medication could also be the root cause for your excessive sweating. If you’d like to learn more about excessive sweating, I found this article to be quite thorough!
How to deal with excessive sweating
If you feel that you sweat excessively, the best course of action is always to talk it over with your doctor! There are several treatments available on the market including medication and surgery, so it’s definitely worth looking into if you feel that your condition is negatively impacting your life.
On another note, there are many natural remedies and simple measures that are less invasive and which you can consider trying out to see if they help.
Choose your clothing wisely!
Synthetic fabrics tend to worsen sweating… On top of increasing unwanted body odour! Opt for natural fibers (no blends!) when you can and choose loose-fitting clothing that’s breathable when possible.
If you sweat excessively from your armpits, I recently discovered Oréole, a brand that makes sweat and stain-resistant undershirts and t-shirts, as well as socks and briefs for men. Their products are made from micro modal (a fabric fashioned from wood cellulose).
This material, ideal for underwear, is thin and highly breathable. Oréole’s undershirt also features additional technology in the armpits area to absorb sweat. The Canadian company has generously offered a 12% discount to TSHU fans who’d like to try out their products too! Here’s the code to use at checkout: TSHU12.
Consider making changes to your diet
There are a few simple things that can go a long way to help reduce excessive sweating, such as:
- Drinking more water
- Drinking less coffee and alcohol
- Avoiding junk food and eating more veggies
For more tips on diet changes, you can check out this article!
Keep a sweat absorbent handkerchief handy
In order to mop your sweaty brow and wipe your hands when needed, consider getting a sweat absorbent handkerchief. Similarly to your clothing, I recommend opting for natural fibers! Now, how should you choose this handkerchief?
Here are a few tips:
- Opt for something really SOFT, so that your skin won’t get irritated, no matter how many times you wipe your sweat away.
- Choose absorbent fabric, so that your handkerchief can be used and reused as many times as needed throughout the day.
- Get a large or extra-large handkerchief, so that you have a fresh surface to wipe with despite frequent uses.
My favourite go-to handkerchiefs for dealing with sweat are FLANNEL handkerchiefs. These are made with ultra soft cotton (natural fibers: check!) and are thick enough to offer optimal absorbency.
Here on the TSHU online shop, most of our flannel handkerchiefs are available in 4 practical sizes. For this use, I highly recommend opting for the larger sizes:
- Small: 20 x 20 cm
- Standard: 28 x 28 cm
- Large: 34 x 34 cm
- Extra-Large: 40 x 40 cm
Here is our selection of sweat absorbing flannel handkerchiefs if you’d like to take a look!
SET – 7 Sweat Absorbing Handkerchiefs
KURT | Natural Flannel Handkerchief with Navy Hem – Personalized Embroidery Optional
KURT | Natural Flannel Handkerchief with Green Hem – Personalized Embroidery Optional
CLARK – Luxurious Grey Flannel Handkerchief
CLARK – Luxurious Blue Flannel Handkerchief
LEE | Red Plaid Handkerchief – Personalized Embroidery Optional
SET – Natural Flannel handkerchiefs
KURT | Black Flannel Handkerchief – Personalized Embroidery Optional
KURT – White Flannel Handkerchief
KURT | Natural Flannel Handkerchief – Personalized Embroidery Optional
Fun fact: a lot of these beautiful handkerchiefs can also be personalized with embroidery if you’d like, including a monogram, your name, a few words and even a logo or simple image.
Need to stock up on our sweat absorbing handkerchiefs? You’re in luck! I’ve just put together a set of 7 extra-large sweat absorbing handkerchiefs for you right here, available at a discounted rate.
This set of sweat absorbing hankies features seven extra-large flannel handkerchiefs (40 x 40 cm each), including:
- A natural handkerchief with red hem
- A white handkerchief with red hem
- A black handkerchief with red hem
- A red plaid handkerchief
- A yellow plaid handkerchief
- A red tartan handkerchief
- A blue and red tartan handkerchief
And until October 31, 2023 – you can get an extra 10% off on this lovely set using coupon code SWEATWITHSTYLE10.