|Written by Daryl J.|
How to Stay Dry Without Using Antiperspirants
Perspiring (sweating) is a natural phenomenon for mammals in which occurs when the body is trying to cool itself when it has begin to overheat. When your body begins to overheat because of enviromental climate, physical exertion, and/or sickness you will begin to sweat. When the perspiration begins to evaporate it has a cooling effect on the skin and muscles. Also when you perspire, the sweat mixes with the bacteria living on your skin and produce an unpleasant odor. For this reason, there is a huge market selling products to get rid of that smell. One of the products being sold are antiperspirants.
The purpose of antiperspirants is to inhibit the sweat glands from producing sweat no matter how heated you get. These antiperspirants work in varying degrees from product to product. Most antiperspirants contain aluminum. Aluminum in high doses can be deterimental to one's health. Some people are also allergic to any level of aluminum.
Listed below are some ways in which a person can rid themselves of the unpleasant odor produced by sweat and bacteria without having to antiperspirants.
First, the best way to rid oneself of an unwanted odor after sweating is by washing one's body, especially the offensive area.
When you like to stay cool on a hot day, or in a place where there is no air conditioning, you can always put on a powder. Powders containing talcum is the most common but you can find some without as well.
The use of non-antiperspirant deodorants are also available for use.
Loose fitting clothing will also aid in keeping the body aired and cool.
Finally a note on sweating; if you find yourself sweating alot on a hot day or through strenuous exercise or work, be sure to guard against dehydration by drinking pure water or an sports drink.