Is sweating good or bad for your skin? Is sweating good or bad for your skin?

Is sweating good or bad for your skin?

It is often said that sweating helps you release some toxins and clear your skin, but is it really so?

I have to admit I'm not very fond of saunas or sweating in general, but once in a while when I treat myself to a day spa, I spend a few minutes in the sauna in hope of better skin and a little bit of debloating, but what the point of it? Is sweating really good for the skin?

Is sweating good or bad for your skin?

Is sweating good or bad for your skin? 

Sweating is the way the body regulates its temperature, when you do exercise or spend some time in the sauna, your body tries to cool itself down by sweating, when it evaporates, it cools the skin. The sweat glands in most of our body excrete an odorless fluid, except for the glans in our armpits and genital area which excrete a thicker fluid that when in contact with bacteria on our skin creates a particular smell – aka body odor.

Over the years, sweating has come to be understood as the act of detoxifying the body, but the truth is that other organs, namely the liver, kidneys, and intestines, are in charge of doing so. So when you sweat after doing exercise or spend some time in the sauna, you feel relaxed because of the endorphin release.

 So when you sweat after doing exercise or spend some time in the sauna, you feel relaxed because of the endorphin release.

When it comes to the skin, sweat prompts pores to flush dirt and oil, which is great to unclog the pores, but if it lingers on your skin for too long, dirt, oil, and bacteria are found on your skin can cause breakouts. But there is a simple solution to it, remove the sweat right after doing exercise. To be safe, you should always have a shower and change into clean clothes after you've sweated.

Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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