Millions of people around the world suffer from sweating or what we call Hyperhydrosis in their daily life regardless of the season. But why do we sweat? What’s its purpose and how does it work?
There are two types of sweat glands
1.Eccrine: The most common sweat that occurs on the palms, forehead, hands, and soles of the feet.
2.The Apocrine: Apocrine sweat glands occur in the armpits, breasts, and groin area that is caused by temperature and hormonal changes.
Sweating is something natural that controls the body temperature through evaporating energy molecules from the skin through tiny holes when the body starts overheating.
Apocrine and Eccrine glands release a fat-laden sweat that releases a bad odor that gets activated during hormonal changes, exercises, eating spicy foods, alcohol, and high temperature.
What is sweat made of ?
Sweat is mostly made of water,sugar,salt, urea and amino acids.
However, when the sweat is mixed by the bacteria on the skin it creates a bad odor that differs from one person to another through a variety of causes that increase the sweating. Amongst these causes we have:
B.Anxiety and emotional stress.
D.Illnesses such as fever.
E.Hypoglycemia and infections.
What are the health benefits of sweating?
Even though sweating makes us annoyed and embarrassed, but there are numerous health benefits, let’s discover some of them.
1.Sweating cleans and disinfets the pores of the skin from bacteria.
2. Detoxifies the skin and the body from cholesterol, salts, and the residues that the body doesn’t need.
3.Controls body temprature and cool it down.
4. Sweating stimulates blood circulation that allows the oxygen flow onto the skin, thus it keeps it more healthy, fresh, and vibrant.
Remedies to Stop Sweating Naturally
We’ve come up with the best natural remedies that lessen sweating and makes you gain confidence, no more embarrassment from now on!
Baking soda is a popular ingredient that is available in every kitchen, it has many uses and benefits.
Use baking soda as a talc to absorb the skin pH.How to use?
In a cleaned skin pat baking soda onto your armpits or other sweat gland areas.
Mix baking soda with cornstarch. Sprinkle on feet or shoes and shat out the excess of powder to prevent bad odors. Follow this process every day during hot days.
2.Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar helps balance the pH levels of the skin and prevent bacteria.
How to use ?
- Dab a cotton ball in ACV diluted with water and put it onto your underarms or sweat gland areas and keep for 10 minutes.
Use Acv as deodprant
- 2 TBSP of ACV
- 2 TBSP of rose water
- 3 Tbsp of water
- Few drops of peppermint oil
- Few drops of lavender oil
- Empty Spray bottle
Mix well the ingredients and fill in the spray bottle. Use as an antiperspirant deodorant.
3.Alum Powder to Stop Sweating
Alum has potent properties to stop antiperspirants and bad odors. The alum contains aluminum salts. It is extracted from alunite rocks and it refers to potassium alum.
Benefits of alum powder
- Tightens the pores of the skin.
- It is used as a deodorant to prevent body odors.
- Alum powder is used to stop bleeding cuts, nose bleeds, and treat infections.
How to use?
Mix alum powder with grated white Musk soap. Apply this mixture powder onto clean wet skin to facilitate the application. The musk will give you a long-lasting fragrance and remove bacteria.
This DIY antiperspirant deodorant smells amazing I adore it, it has become my favorite staple routine.
Using rose water as a deodorant is also beneficial to reduce pore size and stop sweating.
- 4 Tbsp of rose water
- 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp of water
- 2tbsp of white Musk soap powder
- Spraying bottle
Mix up the ingredients together and put them into a spraying bottle.
Notice: If you sweat heavily these sweating natural remedies and deodorants won’t give you full protection or stop sweating.