Winter temperatures are usually great for people with HH! The cold and windy air is great for drying out my hands.
However, once winter hits, people start turning the heat on inside. The heat indoors can really make me sweat. It’s hot on the subway, at work, in restaurants and shops. It’s almost worse than summer! It might be hot in the summer but you can always go indoors for the air conditioning.
At my desk at work, I keep my fan on year round. This is extremely helpful and I will continue to use a fan at work no matter where I end up. It’s a great way to cool off.
On the subway, I will use my scarf or gloves to hold on to the rail. I also continue to keep a small towel in my purse for a quick mop up.
Wearing long sleeves helps too! If I’m having trouble writing and want to be discreet, I just pull my sleeves slightly over my hands to about mid-palm. Dress scarves (vs. winter scarves) can also help cover your hand without drawing attention while writing. Always try to use what you have on you to be discreet.
If you have underarm sweating, try wearing a black open sweater over any shirt. This will cover up any sweat stains you might have. You can also try using sweat-wicking products.
Enjoy the colder weather and try to stay cool indoors!
4 thoughts on “Winter Sweating Tips”
Agree.. I love early winters as the cold wind suck moisture away from hands making them feel DRY. However, hate it indoors when people maintain 70 degrees – without adequate ventilation, I sweat more than usual. Its also a bit more embarrassing to sweat when everyone else is complaining of cold (vs. summers when its more socially acceptable). Oh well!
A tip – try using alcohol based sanitizer (e.g. Purell). They do a good job of keeping my hands dry after an application (its to do with alcohol), and also make them feel more hygienic. Works in winters and in summers 🙂
Hi Rohit, thanks for your comment! Using alcohol based sanitizer is a great tip to dry your hands. Thank you for sharing!
I hate that about indoor heat too. It’s feels stifling and repressive, unlike summer heat which can at least have a breeze! (Not that I don’t complain in summer too…haha).
I’m glad I’m not the only one! Many times people will think that winter helps us out, but the indoor heat can work against us!