Sweating on the face is most commonly observed in athletes. Players involved in individual, dual, or team
sports like football, baseball, and basketball tend to get their whole body sweaty, from their head all the
way to their feet. This is a normal reaction of the body, as they engage in physical activities that instruct
the brain to cool down through sweating.
However, if your face tends to sweat uncontrollably even with light physical activities, then you may be suffering from facial hyperhidrosis.
There are several reasons why facial blushing and facial hyperhidrosis occur. Certain conditions of the
central nervous system can bring about the condition. While problems in the spinal cord and nerves may trigger
generalized sweating, it may cause primary or localized sweating in key areas of your body from time to time.
The points where sweating mostly occur are the hands, feet, armpits, and the face.
However, mental conditions like anxiety and nervousness can bring about facial blushing and hyperhidrosis as well. This is most observable in teens, when they are faced with the girl or boy they admire. Such conditions are purely mental. Because the brain controls sweating, the face becomes sweaty and red, which can't be controlled.
Certain emotions can trigger facial blushing and hyperhidrosis as well. If you're too happy or too depressed, you can get sweaty and blushing without you noticing it. Emotions are also controlled by the hypothalamus, along with thirst and hunger. This is also the part of the brain that manages the sweat glands and the nerves that supply them. Therefore, emotions, facial sweating, and blushing are all related to one another.
If you feel your face getting hot after talking to somebody, then you just blushed. That is the most common symptom of facial blushing. On the other hand, the beads of sweat forming in the forehead, nose, and upper lips are indication that you are going through an episode of facial hyperhidrosis. You may also feel too anxious about a certain something or someone. This is yet another symptom of these two conditions.
The way to cure facial blushing or facial hyperhidrosis depends upon the severity of the disease and the
factors that triggers it. If the condition becomes apparent after experiencing a certain emotion, then it
might be necessary to address that emotion with the help of a psychologist. The same is true if the problem
roots from a certain mental state or condition.
If the problem is purely physical, there is a range of solutions for you as well. You can use specialized creams or you can undergo iontophoresis, bio feedback, and acupuncture. In worse cases, surgery may be necessary.