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Why do we sweat?  (Excessive Sweating)
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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.

Naturally occurring bacteria will thrive in these warm and moist surroundings, and odor is produced as these micro-organisms breaks down the sweat. An easy way to manage the malodor is with the daily application of an antiperspirant or deodorant - nighttime use will help extend the control of wetness and odor as you sleep, so you'll feel fresher in the morning! Wearing clothing made of natural fabrics, such as cotton, can also help.


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