Sweat stinks! Or does it?
Whether we like it or not, stress is a part of all of our lives. We're living in an unprecedented time marked by uncertainty in the many facets of our lives.
Stress can show up in different ways, depending on how our bodies react. You're probably familiar with the always unwelcome anxiety sweat, but did you know it's different from sweat induced by being active or overheated?
The different kinds of sweat
Let's dive into why that is. Inside the body, there are a number of glands with different functions, but the eccrine and apocrine glands are the ones that produce sweat. The average person has anywhere from 2 to 4 million sweat glands, and the majority are eccrine glands. These glands cover most of the body, but are found in substantial numbers on the palms of our hands, soles of our feet, our forehead and armpits.
How to manage anxiety sweat
How does one combat the unpleasant world of stress-induced and anxiety-associated B.O.? Here are a couple tips on how to move through a spike in tension or anxiety:
Breathing and meditation
Taking a mental break from what's causing your stress and take deep breaths. Hold for a few seconds and release. Repeat. Deep breathing slows your heart rate which, in turn, reduces sweating.
If you're hydrated, your body won't feel the need to sweat as much.
Wear breathable clothing
Opt for natural fabrics like cotton or bamboo, and avoid synthetic fabrics like polyester.
Invest in calming products
We use essential oils in our products, not only to add a pleasant smell to your odor-eliminating deodorant, but to also relieve stress and tension. A small whiff of your scent of choice can elevate your mood and even bring about a moment of calm, thereby reducing the work of those unhelpful apocrine glands.
For a powerhouse combination of calm and odor protection, try our CBD line of deodorants enriched with organic hemp. CBD is known for its soothing and calming effects when applied topically.
These are just a few ideas that that we came up with at Humble HQ. How do you combat that pesky anxiety sweat?