It's a fact, we are all different. Inside and out, our differences are not always visible to the naked eye. But different types of sweating, they are.
Before we dive deeper, let's go back to the good dictionary definitions. Transpiration, or sweating, is a feminine noun that refers to the human body's cooling system, which strives to stay around 37 degrees Celsius.
Sweat is exuded by sudoriparous or sudoral glands from the different layers of the skin. If you have a fear of heights, hold on, we are born with two to six million of these glands.
After these scientific and not-so-charming terms, we can continue our research.
To explain why we sweat less than our treadmill neighbor, there's the number of these little things, as well as the amount of sweat secreted by each.
But what about the visible differences in sweating in oneself?
You won't be surprised to learn that stress is an aggravating factor.
Furthermore, the level of caffeine and alcohol would appear to impact this symptom.
But more unsuspected, the choice of materials in our clothing could greatly help reduce this issue.
Synthetic materials, plastics, and anything farthest from natural retain moisture and odors, resulting in: ten minutes in your lovely top for a romantic date, and you're already sweating as if you just stepped out of the shower. We can mention polyester, polyamide (aka nylon), or spandex, but the list is long...
To limit these risks of aqua-planing, here are some tips:
- Breathe, no matter the stakes of your date; your life probably doesn't depend on it.
- Limit coffee to the one you have at 10 a.m. at the office with your colleagues.
- Not too much aperitif.
- Most importantly, wear materials noble and respectful of your skin and the environment (linen, Tencel, merino wool, silk, cotton)!
For more numbers and scientific terms: https://elifesciences.org/articles/34995