Winter Is Coming… So Why Am I Still Sweating?!

Danielle Lowe
By Danielle Lowe

Danielle Lowe is the Marketing Manager for, the UK’s largest aesthetic information website. 

The temperature has plummeted over the recent weeks and summer is now what feels like a distant memory. Whilst many of us will find ourselves reaching for our warm cosy jumpers, some people may not feel quite the same. For those who suffer with Hyperhidrosis winter doesn’t offer the much-appreciated break from worrying about if you are sweating as this condition means a person finds themselves sweating excessively no matter the temperature or weather, especially in areas such as the armpits.
This condition can have a real impact on people’s self-confidence often swaying their clothing choices and causing anxiety when out. However, muscle-relaxing injections such as Botox can help with symptoms.
We spoke to Dr Shaaira Nasir, Consultant Dermatologist at sk:n Clinics to find out more...

What is Hyperhidrosis?

‘Hyperhidrosis is excess sweating. This can happen even at rest or when the temperature is cold. It is debilitating for patients and can reduce a person’s quality of life and cause a lot of social anxiety. For some, it's isolated areas such as affecting the face, axillary area, hand and feet. Some of the whole body. It can be caused by several reasons such as overactive sweat glands can be a genetic cause and usually start as a teenager.

Other secondary causes can be due to underlying medical conditions such as overactive thyroid or diabetes. 

Certain triggers are emotions like stress and anxiety, warm temperature, exercise and certain foods like alcohol or spicy food.’

What is Hyperhidrosis?
How can muscle relaxing injections help with Hyperhidrosis?
‘It stops the production of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine which binds to sweat glands to signal the release of sweat. It starts taking effect after 2 weeks and can last up to 6 months.’
KPR’s top product pick for those suffering from excess sweating on the face…
Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation Blemish Control
RRP: £52
The ultimate combination of skin-boosting benefits and premium coverage. This Aloe-Vera-based foundation provides anti-bacterial properties and eliminates dead surface cells, with the added benefit of acne-blitzing 2% Salicylic Acid. Plus, it is supercharged with pro-healing, patented ingredient CeravitaeTM, an oxygen complex that allows oxygen to penetrate the skin, allowing for maximum breathability and giving you that second-skin feel. This makes Oxygenetix a great alternative to regular heavy-coverage foundations which can wreak havoc on the skin. PLUS it has SPF25 UVA/UVB protection meaning you can tick off wearing sun protection everyday
About sk:n is the UK’s largest network of specialist skin care clinics. It is passionate about providing the highest quality of treatment and care to patients to help them re-discover their skin confidence. Their 60+ clinics across the country are regulated by the CQC, the Health Inspectorate Wales and Health Improvement Scotland. Their clinics are home to over 450 consultant doctors, nurses and medical practitioners all of whom are registered with the GMCNMC or GDC. Furthermore, they have partnered with the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) since 2016. Together, they strive for better patient safety and the development of strict, accredited regulations for the aesthetics industry.

If you want to read more, the experts at Consulting Room really know what they're talking about and have put together some hyperhidrosis, botox, acne and sunscreen FAQs just for you. 

If you have more questions, you can use the hyperhidrosis, botox, acne and sunscreen questions feature to talk to our panel of trained medical experts. 

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