Are you a Sweat-a-poo?
Are you sweating like a dog in a Chinese restaurant this summer? Are you a Sweat-a-poo? Well, it all boils down to your sweat glands.
They come in two types: eccrine and apocrine sweat glands.
Eccrine glands are found in our skin, all over our body, mostly palms of our hands and feet. Sweat from our eccrine glands is composed mostly of water, salt and potassium, and it usually cools us down.
Apocrine gland produces the sweat when you’re emotionally stressed. Thicker sweat that’s made of fatty acids and proteins (think underarm, groin and scalp areas).
FACT: On average, a human body has about 2.6 million sweat glands. A study resulted in a women’s sweat rate of 0.57 liters per hour vs 1.12 liters per hour sweat rate of men in the study. Is it a difference in sex hormones? Body mass? Who cares?
We have got you covered. Here is a list of some of the best tips you can use to reduce sweat.
1) Believe it or not, just get away from the Sun
Elementary dear Watson: the sun makes you hot, avoid it & you will sweat less.
2) Wise Eating
Spicy foods cause what is known as ‘gustatory sweating’, which causes the face to perspire. It’s thought to be a side effect of salivating and designed as a way to cool your skin. Less junk food and more vegetables.
Oh, and also, eating too much salt will leave you sweaty and dehydrated. Dude, not attractive!
3) Marinate yourself every-so-often
When starting to perspire, commit yourself to cooling down. How? – Easy, marinate yourself into a pool, take a cold shower or fan yourself to bring your temperature down a few degrees.
4) Say No To Drugs and be Less Sweaty
Cut caffeine, don’t panic! You don’t have to cut out your morning espresso; just remember that caffeine is a stimulant, which kicks the nervous system into life and increases the amount you sweat. If you need your caffeine fix, make sure you’re in an air-conditioned environment or can hop in the shower afterwards.
5) Light weight clothing
Make wiser outfit choices. Ditch form-fitting styles and opt for light-coloured, loose-fitting, breathable outfits with good ventilation.
There you go, some quick and easy tips on how to be a ‘dry’ man this summer.