Is it unhealthy to interfere with the sweating process?
Are there side effects?
Sweating is a totally normal and essential process. Sweat is produced by the body to cool down and regulate its temperature. Perspiration is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. In some cases, this system has a dysfunction and produces more sweat than necessary. For areas affected by this hyperfunction, an application of antiperspirants, such as ahc, is recommended.
Aluminium compounds such as ahc seal the sweat glands locally and can thus be used against sweating. Antiperspirants only affect the surface and do not get into the blood circulation of the body. One part of the sweat exudes through the liver, while the other part channels its way to the surface of the skin through other sweat pathways, where it evaporates fast and without odour. Whenever antiperspirants like ahc are applied to specific skin areas - such as armpits - sweat can easily evade through other body areas. Armpits, for example, only represent 1% of an entire body’s sweat.