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There are many aspects of your skincare regiment you do every day without thinking twice. But there's another element of your skincare routine you need to add today ...
For too long, people have been overlooking their underarms. However, studies are revealing that neglecting your underarms can lead to prolonged body odor, bacterial infections, and long-term health problems.
But don't worry. Despite the neglect, there are many healthy steps you can take to care for your underarms, and get back to smelling and feeling your best.
In this blog we talk about why underarm care matters, and what you can do to stay clean, healthy, and smelling great today!
What's Happening Down There
Skin Layers, Glands, and Vessels (Source: Differencebetween.net) (1)
The sweat glands under your arms are unlike sweat glands that cover much of your body.
The sweat glands under your arms are called aprocrine glands, and they're different in one major way:
Apocrine glands secrete a unique fluid that smells when it touches the bacteria on your skin. (2)
It's important to note that the smell from this chemical reaction is normal. In fact, it's necessary.
Your apocrine sweat glands need to release fluid when your body is overheating or as a hormonal or emotional response to external stimuli. (3)
This is because the fluid your glands release moistens your skin and cools you down when the fluid evaporates. (2)
Why You Need To Wash
You might be thinking, "Great. So, I need to smell to be healthy?"
The answer is no. In fact, keeping your underarms clean is necessary to maintaining good hygiene and overall good body health. (4)
Your automatic nervous system requires good washing and healthy underarms stretching all the way out to your individual hair follicles.
Your healthy underarm can then facilitate the growth of healthy compounds responsible for maintaining a healthy bodily temperature and evenness when in times of stress. (1)
The pheromone-type compounds under your arms then break down the fluid your apocrine glands secretes into acid. This acid then acts to regulate your body. (1) (5)
QUICK TIP: Many of the CLEANSING methods to better underarm care can also be used on other parts of your body, like your feet and groin! (6)
Underarm skin is some of the most sensitive skin on your body.
Without proper cleansing, you can suffer from ingrown hair problems and fungal infections, which we'll get into a little bit later. (6)
Another reason you need to pay special care to underarm care is because your underarms are covered much of the time, requiring extra care and time to wash. (7)
Sweat Gland (Source: Tomáš Kebert & umimeto.org - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=93271515)
Hyperhidrosis is simply a big word to describe someone who sweats a lot. And if that's you, you're not alone.
Over 15 million people suffer from excessive sweating, and many believe that number is under-reported. And of those suffering, about half have actually discussed their situation with a health care professional. (8)
This subject has become taboo, but it shouldn't. In fact, excessive sweating needs to be taken seriously. (9)
There are two types of excessive sweating - primary focal and generalized secondary - and both of these varieties can cause health problems if not addressed. (10)
QUICK TIP: NATURAL DEODORANT can help you manage the symptoms of hyperhidrosis and get you back to feeling and smelling your best today! (11)
There are also social consequences of not washing your underarms well. Many people with poor underarm care suffer from social isolation and withdrawal. (13)
What Happens If You Don't Wash
Not washing your underarms can cause a series of health problems both in the short and long term.
There are both good and bad bacteria on your skin, and neglecting to wash your underarms thoroughly can lead to dryness, skin irritation, eczema, and cracking and flaking skin. (14)
Washing your underarms also removes the acid and buildup of bad bacteria under your arms responsible for the smell you're looking to avoid. (15)
QUICK TIP: A buildup of dead skin cells - or skin stratus corneum - can lead to dull skin and the clogging of your pores, so WASH your underarms thoroughly! (16)
Without washing your underarms with a strong CLEANSER, there can also be an imbalance of acid under your arms.
This chemical imbalance can lead to oily skin and a clumping of your skin cells that takes more attention to be washed away. (17)
Poor underarm hygiene is just like the rest of your body that can suffer without thorough, regular cleansing. If you don't want a potential bacterial, yeast, or fungal infection, CLEAN your underarms and PROTECT YOURSELF today!
What You Can Do About It
Now that we know what not taking good care of your underarms can do, let's take a look at what you can do to optimize your underarm care today!
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