Great hair. Dewy skin. Striking makeup. Kirsten Dunst's latest look would be picture-perfect — if it weren't for those unsightly underarm spots.
Avoid a seasonal scare, like the "Melancholia" star's, with these tried-and-true perspiration fighters:
Choose Your Guard Wisely
To ensure you stay dry throughout the day/night, use an advanced antiperspirant formula that boasts aluminum chloride (which blocks pores so that sweat is not released). Secret Clinical Strength, Degree Clinical Protection and Nivea Pure are all great options.
Drink Less, Eat More
It's been shown that alcohol can effectively trigger the nervous system to produce sweat, as the action itself is but a reflex, so watch your intake. Other edibles to avoid are spices and coffee, which can raise your body's pH levels. Instead, increase your intake of basic, easily digestible foods like whole grains, fish and fruit.
Anxiety and stress produce less-than-desirable results. Keep your cool and your body will follow suit.
Artificial fabrics — such as nylon, rayon or polyester — can stick to your skin, blocking airflow. When in doubt, opt for garments made of natural fibers like cotton.
If All Else Fails...
See your doctor. Excessive sweating could be a symptom of a greater concern, such as low blood sugar, liver disease, diabetes or menopause. Also, injectables (like Botox) can be administered to dramatically reduce perspiration (for up to a year, per use).