What is sweat?
Sweat is a clear liquid that is released from our sweat glands. Sweat is mostly made up of water but also contains salts and proteins.
Why do I sweat so much?
Sweating is a natural reaction that occurs when our bodies need to cool down. Our bodies work at an optimum temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius. If our bodies go above this temperature then a part of our brain, called the hypothalamus, tells our sweat glands to release sweat. As this sweat comes onto our skin it will evaporate taking heat molecules with it, cooling our bodies down. In some situations, we will also release sweat triggered by emotions and hormones, this is where nervous sweating and stress sweat comes into play. Finally, there are some people who have a medical condition called hyperhidrosis. This means that their sweat glands are overactive creating more sweat than needed.
How are sweat marks caused?
When our bodies produce sweat but the areas are not ventilated well enough, the sweat cannot evaporate. Therefore, our bodies do not cool down so we continue to produce sweat but this tends to result in our clothes absorbing the moisture, creating wet sweat marks. Other explanations can include that we may sweat when it is not warm (this could include nervous sweating for example), so the temperature is not high enough to evaporate our sweat quickly. Additionally, if we are in a humid climate then the air will already contain a lot of moisture, so it will take longer for our sweat to evaporate.
How to stop excessive sweating?
Sweating is a natural process and it is important for your body to do this. Therefore, stopping sweat is not always the best way to deal with it. However, we can stop sweat from being an issue by using clever sweat solutions such as dandi patch. dandi patch is a non-evasive, paraben and aluminium free solution that guarantees no sweat marks, traps in all armpit odour and protects your clothes all day. These patches are available for men and women; find out more and stop excessive sweating from being an issue today.