Your body is already a “clean” machine.
You’d think your sweat was a bad thing. What’s up with all those ads for products that promise a powder-puff future of sweat-free living? Walk into any drugstore, and you see antiperspirants lined up like soldiers ready to go to battle to save us from our own moisture. Personally, I like working up a little perspiration – it’s the sign of a hard day’s work or a great workout.
The fact is sweat is totally natural and surprisingly useful. It’s the way our body not only cools itself but actually gets rid of the bad stuff that really needs to go. Don’t just take our word for it. Check out these sweaty cool benefits according to Medical Daily:
When you think about it, sweat really is pretty sweet. And, speaking of sweet, sweat itself doesn’t really smell. Any offensive odor is actually created when certain glands concentrated in specific areas (such as your armpits) produce protein-rich sweat which surface bacteria break down, releasing those not-so-good smells. Now, while your sweat serves some great purposes, your body odor -- not so much. That’s why a good, natural deodorant is great for taking care of the smell without interfering with all the great work your hard-working sweat needs to do.