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Daily skin care tips on Excessive Sweating
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Care Tips: Excessive Sweating

Don’t sweat it!
Rigorous activities, emotions, overactive sweat glands, or an underlying medical condition or infection that creates a hormonal imbalance are some of the main causes of excess sweating.
Making sense of body odour
Sweating is a necessary physiologic process for your body to control its temperature and balance fluids and electrolytes. On its own, sweat does not have any odour. Smells are only produced when evaporation is obstructed, leading to conditions that promote bacterial growth, which causes the unpleasant odours.
Limit the effects of body odour
Shaving regularly in areas that are prone to perspiration, such as the underarms, can reduce the intensity of body odours. The main reason why shaving helps is that the hairs in these regions are ideal places for bacteria to flourish.
Excessive sweating can indicate an abnormality
If you regularly experience excessive sweating, there could be an underlying cause. Disorders such as liver or kidney diseases, diabetes, parasitic or fungal infections, and metabolic imbalances, can trigger profuse sweating that produces unpleasant body odours.
Lifestyle changes can help to control body odours
Most people are able to detect their own body odours, however, many can’t! You can become desensitized to your own body odours because you’ve become accustomed to these scents. For a more objective opinion, ask someone that you can confide in.
The myth about antiperspirants
For almost 20 years, an inaccurate rumour has been circulating through the internet and various forms of media suggesting that antiperspirant use causes breast cancer. This false allegation involves the harmful interference of antiperspirants in blocking the body’s need to eliminate toxins through sweat.
The affect of antiperspirants on body temperature
There are many sweat ducts all over the body, and only a small percentage of them are situated in the underarms. Consequently, reducing the flow of perspiration in the underarms doesn't affect the body's ability to regulate temperature (the main function of sweating).
Tips to help regulate body odour
Here are a few tips to keep body odours in check. Implement a basic personal hygiene regimen that includes taking daily baths or showers, drinking lots of water to detoxify your body, wearing loose-fitting clothing made from natural materials (cotton is best) and, if necessary, changing clothes frequently.
Advancements in antiperspirants
To manage the amount of sweat and the odours produced during the day, it’s a good idea to include either an antiperspirant or a deodorant as part of your morning routine. These products come in a variety of formulations (sprays, sticks, roll-ons, gels).
Manage excessive sweating with nighttime antiperspirant use
The underarm (axillae) is made up of skin, hair and glands that secrete sweat. Because of its delicate nature, underarm skin needs regular care and attention through good personal hygiene, eating a balanced diet and adequate fluid in-take.
Antiperspirants do not increase cancer risk
The body does not actually need to purge toxins from the armpits in the form of perspiration. Sweat is made up of a combination of 99.9% water, sodium, potassium and magnesium. Sweating during exercise serves as a cooling mechanism in order to maintain a normal body temperature.
Why do we sweat?
Perspiration is the body's natural way to regulate its temperature, eliminate toxins and hydrate the skin. By itself, perspiration is odorless and evaporates readily. Wetness commonly forms in areas like the underarms, where ventilation is obstructed.
The affect of antiperspirants on body temperature
There are many sweat ducts all over the body and only a small percentage of them are situated in the underarms. Consequently, reducing the flow of perspiration in the underarms does not affect the body's ability to regulate temperature (the main function of sweating).
Managing body odour ...
Here are a few tips to keep you smelling your best. Implement a basic personal hygiene regimen that includes taking daily baths or showers, drinking lots of water to detoxify your body, wearing loose-fitting clothing made from natural materials (cotton is best) and, if necessary, changing clothes frequently.
Do not neglect your underarms!
Underarm skin is naturally more delicate and sensitive. The underarm (axillae) is made up of skin, hair and glands that secrete sweat. Because of its delicate nature, underarm skin needs regular care and attention through good personal hygiene, eating a balanced diet and adequate fluid in-take.
Men and women sweat differently
Men and women perspire differently, with womens sweat having a higher pH than mens (an average of 7.0 compared to 5.6). The acidity or alkalinity of your body fluids is measured in terms of pH levels - abnormal values can indicate an imbalance.