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3 Reasons Breaking a Sweat is Beautiful

Updated: May 4, 2020

Throughout our history sweat has had a bit of a bad reputation. People often say it smells and it sometimes shows up unannounced or at the wrong time. When sweat is around others are sure to notice, but is that a bad thing? Though there may be moments where perspiration isn’t convenient there are more moments in which the process is keeping you well. Embrace your sweat friends; sweating is a healthy and normal process that is necessary for healthy body function. Let’s look at three ways breaking a sweat is beautiful and why you should do it more often.

We sweat for a variety of reasons such as a hot day, warm temperatures, a physically exerting workout, sickness, fever and sometimes fear or nervousness. Humans have between 2 and 5 million sweat glands that produce this water-based secretion onto the skin through a duct system. The process of sweating can remove waste from the body, and contrary to popular belief, it isn’t actually stinky. The odor you might be smelling after a long work-day followed by hot yoga is the bacteria on the surface of your skin interacting with the sweat produced by the apocrine glands.

What in the world does all of this mean?! It means that the production of sweat is natural, essential and healthy! 

Gently Rejuvenate the Skin

A natural cleansing of the body happens while you’re sparkling with sweat and it's crucial to make sure you're staying hydrated. When we sweat, our pores open up and can release the dirt, makeup and environmental toxins trapped inside. Do be conscious of cleaning your skin as well. Experts say it’s important to wash your face after a sweat session. All of the dirt in our pores can accumulate on the surface of your skin creating more skin concerns if not properly washed.

Working out or exposing the body to heat to produce perspiration does mean you’re losing water weight, but you’re also burning calories that won't be back when you hit the drinking fountain.