Wiping sweat away will only cause you to sweat even more. Want to stop sweating? Stand in front of a fan or an open window and let the sweat evaporate naturally.
How to Cool Off Quickly
Everyone's been there: stuck in a stuffy office or a crowded restaurant. Perhaps your AC is out or you just got in from a sweltering walk back from lunch. The key to the quick cool down? Focus on your pulse points. According Dr. Lewis Maharam, a New York-based running physician who often treats overheated marathoners, the points are where your blood flows closest to the surface of your skin. As cooler blood circulates through your body, you'll feel a slight chill wash over you. Herewith, a few hot spots and what to do for some relief from the heat.
Find yourself in constant need of cooling off? Dab some peppermint essential oil on your temples. (Side benefit: helps with headaches too.)