It’s not worth it. No matter how much we hate sweating, it will happen. When we exercise or the temperature is up, the first drops of sweat start to appear.
What most people don’t know is that the liquid produced by the sweat glands is 99% water.
You may be thinking, ìThen why do we smell bad when we sweat?î
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The bad odor is caused by the the decomposition of our sweat by the bacteria that live on our skin. In order to prevent this, we normally turn towards antiseptic soaps and antiperspirants. Although they may seem harmless, these products can have some consequences.
Antiperspirants generally contain aluminum because it’s able to keep the sweat from coming out of our bodies. This block can cause the pores under your arms to become inflamed. Furthermore, most studies start by saying that the aluminum build up can cause long term health problems, since it can not be eliminated from the body once it has been absorbed.
In today’s video we’re going to show you how to get rid of sweat’s bad smell and keep it from reappearing:
Wheat grass contains properties and vitamins that can lessen the amount we sweat. You can benefit from its properties by drinking a cup of water with two tablespoons of wheat grass every morning.
Since it’s rich in chlorophyll, parsley is great at reducing the odor caused by excessive amounts of sweat. You can drink parsley tea to improve both your body odor and breath. In order to prepare the tea, mix a teaspoon of parsley in a coffee mug of hot water. Wait for it to cool off and then drink it.
Sage is an ancient yet effective remedy known for decreasing sweat. Its active components have properties that inhibit perspiration. A good way to take advantage of its benefits is by preparing a tea. Mix a teaspoon of fresh or dried sage in a cup of hot water. Let it steep for a few minutes then drink it.
Some studies point towards rosemary’s efficiency at eliminating fungus and bacteria. Its consumption and topical application are great at improving body odor. You can treat this problem by taking a bath with Ω cup of dry rosemary leaves and 4 cups of water.
Coconut oil has several different benefits, among them its antibacterial properties which lessen the bad odor caused by sweat. Coconut oil is generally absorbed by your skin, so you can apply it under your arms, and use it as a natural deodorant.
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