Sweating is a bodily function which is produced by sweat glands in the body.
It is a natural process which regulates your body temperature and helps your body stay cool during hot weather or intensive physical work. Sweating is most active under the arms, on the feet, and on the palms of the hands.
Visibly sweaty armpits can be really frustrating and embarrassing. The most active glands are located in this body part and they release sweat more than in other body parts. Sweat contains fatty acids and proteins, which is the reason why you have sweat stains on your clothes.
Therefore, we use deodorants and antiperspirants in order to neutralize the body odor and reduce sweating.
But, normal sweating is good for you, because it reduces viable bacteria on your skin. Research has shown that the chemicals found in sweat act as natural antibiotics which destroy germs and other dangerous pathogens.
Deodorants contain harmful ingredients that can affect your health. To be more precise, aluminum is a toxic ingredient found in deodorants and it is absorbed in the skin once you use the deodorant. According to a study, aluminum is a toxic ingredient which has cancer-causing properties and increases the risk of developing breast cancer.
But, you can eliminate bad body odor naturally. Did you know that lime acts as a natural deodorant?
That’s right. At first, it might sound strange to you, but this citrus fruit is actually pretty effective, yet natural solution. The lime should not be fully ripe. All you have to do is cut the lime in half and rub gently both of your armpits. Lime can lighten the skin under your arms, but don’t worry. Your natural skin color will get back quickly.
The acid in lime juice reduces extreme sweating. Also, lime juice has potent anti-bacterial activity which destroys the odor-causing bacteria.
Keep in mind that you should give your armpits time to breathe once in a while to release the toxins from your body.