Why we sweat
Sweating is a very important process for our body and affects it much more than you might think. Sweating regulates body temperature, can be considered as air conditioning of the body and the sweat as a coolant. The sweat glands also respond to external stimuli and stress. We can influence the way they work. The human body has two types of sweat glands: eccrine, which secrete a mixture of water and ions, and apocrine, which contain a higher proportion of protein and fat, and are especially active in stressful situations. If sweating is really the cause of difficulties in everyday life, consult your doctor or dermatologist for possible solutions. Otherwise, grab your water bottle and run outside. Enjoy your sweat and be grateful that your body is doing its job.
Advantages of sweating
Cleaner skin: When we sweat, accumulated toxins are excreted from the skin and at the same time our skin pores open. The cleansing of the skin is therefore the most effective, but if you do not wash the sweat off your face, the opposite problem can occur, clogging the pores with impurities that were eliminated by sweating.
Sweat protects against infections: Along with the sweat, the substance called dermicidine, is excreted, which is constantly produced by our body and which can kill some harmful bacteria.
Pheromons: Sweat is responsible for whether or not two people become attractive to each other. Simply if they smell or stink. This is because the sweat produce a milk secretion that contains pheromones. It works the same way as a male butterfly or insect lures his female on a “nice” evening.
INHERITANCE – the intensity of sweating can also be determined by a certain predisposition
GENDER – physiologically excessive sweating is observed more in men
DISEASES – the presence of toxins in the body or in long-term diseases
OBESITY – Overweight people usually sweat more than the poor
HORMONES – puberty or hormonal disorders
FOOD AND BEVERAGES – spicy and spicy dishes, hot drinks
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY – sport or work
ENVIRONMENTAL TEMPERATURE – higher temperature in summer or humidity
CLOTHING – clothing too tight or airtight
STRESS, EMOTIONS – interview, date, job, fear, pain, fear, joy
The human body produces on average about 0.5-1.5 liters of sweat per day, almost 99 percent of the sweat is water, the remaining percentage is potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, chlorine, amino acids, urea, lactic acid, and also the vitamins we take. The unpleasant odor then occurs when sweat comes into contact with bacteria living on the surface of the skin.
We cannot prevent sweating as a physiological process, but following the advice, you will be able to alleviate unpleasant stress and its consequences, such as increased sweating and an unpleasant, smelly sweat.
1. Personal hygiene
Water, soap and your favorite deodorant are the base. In summer, it is often necessary to wash your armpits several times a day.
It is important not to use products containing paraffin. It clogges our pores. Not only does this reduce the positive effects that sweating has on the skin, but it also leads to irritation, pimples and inflammation. Natural salt soap is very well suited for cleansing the skin. Sweat and dirt are washed away, the skin stays fresh and healthy. When choosing a soap, you can reach for several Zindeo variants: Energetic scent that refreshes (Mud salt), Rosemary, lavender have a relaxing effect (Spa salt), soap with a floral scent (Rose salt) or minty scent (Black soap).
The deodorant allows the release of the sweat, neutralizes its odor with substances that kill bacteria. Antiperspirants, on the other hand, clog, close or block pores with powerful chemical compounds such as aluminum salts, so that sweat cannot be released and reach the skin surface.
However, in common influenza or other viral diseases, antiperspirants must also be forgotten. The body sweats during the virus because it gets rid of the fever. For example, if you sweat at the gym, the odour is not as intensive. Sweat odour from stress is stronger and the disease causes an unpleasant odour. We can often identify the disease before it breaks out if we are sensitive enough to sweat.
5. After sport
After sport, we go to the shower – but only after the relaxation phase, which lasts 10 to 15 minutes. It takes the body that long to reduce the increased sweat production again. If you do not follow this phase, you will sweat even more after the shower than before. And watch out for the hot water tap as well. Too hot water harms the skin because it washes away lipids from the top layer and dries it out. To maintain a protective acid layer, the best solution is a short shower with pleasant warm water. In addition, it relaxes tense parts of the body and prevents sore muscles.
6. At night
The ideal sleeping temperature is from 16 to 20 ° C. It is important that you do not get too hot. If you are buying a new mattress, look for two sides mattress. One of them is intended for winter and the other for summer. The winter side is made of warmer material and the summer side is made of pleasantly cool material.
Emotional sweat smells strongest. Unfortunately, this can make us uncomfortable in important situations, exams, auditions, job interviews. It is such a sweat that our body produces most often and in the largest amount, it is about five times more than sweat from heat. Its not sweat like sweat: Sweat that the body excretes when the body overheats usually does not smell, or only lightly.
Estimates range between 100 and more than 500 milliliters of sweat per day. A number of factors contribute to the amount of sweat excretion. One of them is the origin. Asians sweat less than Europeans and North Americans. Overweight people usually sweat more than the slim people because they have to move more weight and therefore need to use more energy.