Sweating is a natural way in which the body protects itself from overheating during hot and humid weather or exhausting physical work. Excess heat evaporates through sweat and cools the body.
Our bodies have large number of sweat glands, but it is the armpit sweat that annoys most of us. The most active sweat glands are located in that area and they release sweat frequently. Sweat contains fatty acids and proteins, and these leave stains on your clothes.
Sweating is vital function of our body, and excessive sweating is called hyperhidrosis. Sweat sometimes smells bad and becomes annoying and inconvenient.
This is why most people use deodorants and antiperspirants. But, if your goal is to stop these glands from sweating, maybe you should think again. Sweating is good — sweat contains chemicals that fight diseases. Latest studies have found that these chemicals contain natural antibiotics with strong ability to kill harmful germs.
So, trying to stop one of the most important functions of your body is not the wisest thing you should do. But, you can get rid of the unpleasant smell with the help of certain methods that have been long practiced in folk medicine.
Deodorants contain aluminium which causes breast cancer — Lime eliminates body odor efficiently
It may come as a surprise to you, but it gives amazing results. Cut a not fully ripe lime in half and wipe your armpits. Lime may brighten the skin under your arms a little, but do not worry, your skin will soon return its normal color.
It is acidity that gives lime its ability to combat armpit sweat. Lime juice contains acid that reduces sweat production and works as a natural deodorant. Limes also have strong antibacterial properties. As you already know, bacteria is what we actually smell.
Remember, allow your armpits to perspire, as they release the toxins from the body. But, you will all agree, you have to do something to get rid of unpleasant odors. Just use limes!