One expression of over-activity in the sympathetic nervous system is excessive sweating on the face or blushing face. These hyperhidrosis symptoms will usually appear during social encounters, stressful events, meetings, and so on.
This form of hyperhidrosis isn’t as common as axillary hyperhidrosis, palmar or plantar hyperhidrosis, and unlike those facial hyperhidrosis cannot be hidden, unless you’re wearing a mask 24/7.
Wet hair or sweaty forehead are obvious signs that cannot be ignored, especially when environment conditions aren’t the factor.
The problem is treatable, contrary to what you might think. You may take some steps in order to prevent or at least minimize facial hyperhidrosis. The best way to prevent the problem is to figure out its cause. Most people have a main factor for the problem. The root of the problem can be anything, starting from thyroid gland disorder, and ending in unhealthy diet.
Causes to facial hyperhidrosis:
Thyroid gland disorder is one of the most common causes for facial hyperhidrosis. If you are experiencing other symptoms, such as dry skin, fatigue/laziness or protruding eyes, then you might want to check your thyroid gland function.
Of course, there are other possible explanations for you hyperhidrosis. If you’re drinking a lot of caffeine, or taking diet pills, you will sweat more because stimulants are often the cause to hyperhidrosis. If you are overweight, then you are likely sweating more than you should. Sometimes, it’s possible to prevent facial hyperhidrosis by a simple change, such as changing your diet.
Additional causes for facial hyperhidrosis include:
Diabetes, obesity, smoking, excessive coffee drinking, stress, alcoholism, and certain medication such as painkillers or anti-depressants, which may cause hyperhidrosis as a side effect.