When it comes to going one on one with summer heat, we all know the struggle is real. Irrespective it is morning, noon or night, the perspiration is on an all-time high, from the moment you wake up to the moment you get a shut eye (if you manage to i.e). They say, don’t sweat it, but we all know that it is easier said than done, right? With all the sunshine and outdoor activities lined up, summer also brings along the ick factor.
However, we like to introduce you to the fact that sweating is a natural, vital body process designed to help your body stay cool. Interestingly, we’re born with somewhere between 2 million and 4 million sweat glands, and the amount of sweat glands one has will decide, in part, how much we sweat. While women have more sweat glands than men, men tend to have more active sweat glands and thus produce more sweat.
In this article we are going to help you with few tips that would help you keep your cool in this piping heat.
- Wearing the right attire. Sweat that sticks to your body gives birth to odor. So, opt for clothing that takes moisture away from your skin and evaporates it as soon as possible. Cotton is a natural fibre that is capable of some wicking action, but sweat ends up settling inside cotton fibres for an extended period of time, making the fabric moist, heavy and prickly. Advanced, synthetic materials and blends made out of polypropylene are lightweight and relaxed as they take away moisture from you but don’t absorb it the way cotton does. They are generally termed as “breathable” fabrics and are very common in sports and warm weather attire.
- Cool off. Your body takes its own time to stop perspiring after a workout. So, take a break for few minutes before you decide to freshen up. This way you will be able to get rid of most of the perspiration.
- Pick a good bar of soap. Taking bath from a bar that is designed for summer season can offer you immense relief. For instance, you can use the Dettol Cool Soap that comes with crispy menthol and trusted germ protection, which helps skin in retaining its lost moisture leaving you with a healthy and refreshed feeling.