Itchy skin – what can I do?

  • 10.06.2015

When your skin is itchy, it is hard not to scratch and rub the affected area. It is important to understand what has triggered the itching, because while the causes may be harmless, itchy skin can also be a sign of illness...

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How do animals sweat?

  • 18.05.2015
Do animals sweat and perspire?

Sweating comes quite naturally to humans – even though it is not always pleasant. Sweat serves to cool down the body and thus regulate our temperature control: beads of sweat evaporate on the skin and thus provide humans with the cooling mechanism they need. - But what about the animal world? Do all animals sweat like humans? If not, how else do animals regulate their body temperature?

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Sweat is a relationship-killer

  • 07.05.2015

The smell of sweat bothers many people, as countless previous studies have confirmed. A study commissioned by Sweat-off and carried out by the well-known market research institution Emnid reached the same findings. According to this study, women in particular are disturbed by the secretion of sweat. Overall, the study reveals the smell of sweat to be a major relationship-killer – in private as well as professional life.

More precisely, the vast majority (76 per cent) of the women questioned would not want to be with someone who often smells of sweat, regardless of the woman’s age. Only 18 per cent would still enter into a relationship – provided everything else about it was right.

According to the study, men are a little more tolerant but the majority (64 per cent) would also not want a partner who often smells of stale sweat. Just under one third of those surveyed (29 per cent) would enter into a relationship with a woman who sweats heavily. The men in the Emnid study thus proved to be more patient and more open to a relationship in equal measure.

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What can you do if your armpits quickly become irritated?

  • 22.04.2015

Antiperspirants have proven themselves in cases of heavy sweating. They reliably stop sweat and odour from developing. Yet many people shy away from them because the skin under their armpits quickly becomes slightly irritated. So what can be done if sweat is a concern? Here are a few tips.

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Healing wounds from sweat glands

  • 14.04.2015

Stem cells can be obtained from our own sweat glands which can be used specifically to heal wounds, according to a recent finding by the Fraunhofer Institution for Marine Biotechnology EMB in Lübeck as part of a research project.

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Sweating during menopause

  • 23.03.2015

Many women suffer from hot flashes and excessive sweating during menopause. They are overcome by attacks of heat several times during the day and at night too. Flushing, sweating and palpitations are clear signs, which women often find distressing. But what can be done to cope with this natural change?

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Crucial: Overnight use

  • 16.03.2015
Antiperspirant overnight usage

Not all antiperspirants are the same. Only high performance products are so effective that they need to be applied only occasionally, yet continue to stop sweat from forming for several days. One important aspect of this is overnight use …

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Sense of smell and partner selection

  • 09.03.2015

Why does individual body odour play an important role in selecting a partner? Partly because it tells us something about the other person’s immune potential. Certain scents in our body odour subconsciously attract us to another person and bring together different immune genes, as a result strengthening any offspring’s defences.

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Sweating during puberty: tips for teenagers

  • 02.02.2015

At no other stage of life is sweat as ‘conspicuous’ and ‘embarrassing’ as during puberty because the human body produces more hormones during this period in order to support and control the body’s growth. One consequence is that teenagers sweat more. Help is needed because raging hormones mean that during puberty, even fresh sweat has an unpleasant odour – something that fresh sweat does not generally display.

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Night sweats – what can you do?

  • 26.01.2015

Night sweats can have different causes. In addition to harmless reasons, genuine illnesses may also be behind them. Additional signs which only a doctor may be able to recognise, are very important. However generally speaking, there is a simple explanation for sweating more during some nights and internal heat occurring.

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Sweating healthily in the sauna

  • 19.01.2015

Escape the daily grind and restore your balance by indulging in some rest and relaxation – for example in a sauna or steam bath. For anyone who loves cultivated sweating, Sweat-off has a few tips and tricks to induce sweating during your visit to the wellness area, ensuring your health benefits from the heat...

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Sweating advanced the evolution of humankind

  • 28.07.2014

In the evolutionary history of humans, certain bodily characteristics are said to have been crucial for the development and the capabilities of modern humans (Homo sapiens). Evolutionary biologists suspect that sweating is also one of them since no other mammal has so many sweat glands as humans.

It has been clarified for some time now by evolutionary biology that the larger brain mass and the erect physique advanced the development of thinking, speaking and walking. According to the analysis of prehistoric DNA discoveries, the reduction of bodily hair and thereby the large-scale development of sweat glands on the human skin is likely to have been helpful for the evolutionary development of humans.

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Summer recipe with mint

  • 04.07.2014

Peppermint is not only a medical plant against fever, but also an herb in various different cuisines of this world. Use the cooling effect also in daily life. Here are a few recipe ideas for the summer.

In Arabian countries, black tea with mint is very common, because it has a cooling effect on the human body and supports the regulation of body temperature.  With or without sugar, the combination of black tea and peppermint tastes fantastic. Also cooled with ice cream!

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Healthy nutrition against sweat

  • 16.06.2014

It is impossible to live entirely without sweat. The production of sweat is important for survival as it regulates body temperature. But while certain origins for increased temperature cannot or can hardly be influenced, some heat waves can actually be avoided or at least relieved: for example, through appropriate nutrition.

What warms pleasantly and is comfortable in winter, can cause embarrassing waterfalls of sweat or worsen the first signs in spring and summer. The usual and preferred food and drink can be “right“ or worsen the situation depending on needs and the time of year. With simple tricks, one can regulate and support one’s personal temperature.

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