How to Prevent Sweaty Hands with Tea

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Sweaty palms can be inconvenient and embarrassing, especially when you have to shake hands with someone. Soaking your hands in brewed tea, however, is a popular home remedy that can assist in preventing or reducing sweaty palms. The tannic acid in tea has astringent properties that help close the sweat glands.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 qt. water
  • Pan
  • 4 tea bags
  • Bowl or basin big enough for soaking your hands
  • Fill a pan with 1 qt. water. Heat until water boils.

  • Toss four tea bags into a bowl or basin. Pour the boiling water over the tea bags. Let the tea steep for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Test to make sure the tea isn't too hot. Place your hands in the tea and let them soak for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove your hands and dry.

  • Repeat Steps 1 to 3 every night for a week. Soak hands more often if sweating palms need further treatment.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use black tea for this soak. Herbal teas may not contain the necessary tannins.
  • This process can be used on sweaty feet as well.

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