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Drench your sweat! (General Skin Care)
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Drench your sweat!



You may think the opposite is true, but in fact, drinking lots of water helps your body to maintain an optimal temperature that will reduce sweat production. When you’re involved in physical activity, your body temperature rises as much as 3 degrees. To help cope with the rise in temperature, your body mobilizes its natural cooling system, sweating, to reduce the extra heat that’s generated. If the lost water is not replaced, dehydration sets in and serious health consequences can result. The remedy is to consume as much water as you are sweating out. Perspiration is not the only way that you lose water.

Another form of water loss is through respiration - what this essentially means is that you lose water every time you breathe out (exhale), and exercise accelerates this type of evaporation. Be mindful of your level of exercise and your in-take of water - you should drink water before, during, and after exercise. Rehydrate every 15-20 minutes during exercise with about ½ cup to 1 cup of water. Adjust the amount based on the temperature of the environment that you’re in, your body weight and how vigorously you are exercising. For extra protection, even for the most active lifestyles, regular use of a clinical strength antiperspirant can help you to effectively manage wetness and odours throughout the day.

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