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Staying Fresh During Workouts

When you move, you sweat. There’s no two ways about it. Whether you’re hitting the gym, or going for a run, or on the mat for some yoga, your body will produce sweat to keep you cool. It’s natural and necessary. But it can also lead to discomfort, and odour, if it’s not managed properly. That’s where Sure comes in. With the right antiperspirant under your arms you can keep sweat and odour at bay and move through your day with total confidence.

Let’s dive deeper into all things sweat then.

What is sweat?

Sweat. Also known as perspiration. It’s a clear, odourless liquid produced by your sweat glands, which are located all over your body. It’s the way for your body to naturally cool itself while you’re pushing yourself to the limit – when your body temperature rises, your sweat glands start doing their thing, releasing sweat onto your skin’s surface, and preventing any overheating as the sweat evaporates.

Why do you sweat?

Movement makes your muscles generate heat, which makes your body temperature rise. Sweating is your body’s way of releasing that heat and keeping your body from getting too hot.

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What Can Help With Sweating When Exercising?

Managing your sweat when you exercise is important for your comfort, but it’s also essential for maintaining confidence and preventing body odour. Here’s a few things you can do stay fresh and dry while you make moves:

Choose the Right Clothing

Think breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics – they’ll draw sweat away from your skin and allow it to evaporate more quickly. No cotton.

Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout, it’ll help regulate your body temperature and keep you from overheating. Proper hydration can also dilute sweat, reducing its odour.

Use Antiperspirants

Apply an antiperspirant before your workout – that’s right, before. This can help reduce sweat production and control odour. Sure Sport Strength Maximum ProtectionOpens in a new window and Sport Active Maximum ProtectionOpens in a new windowoffer long-lasting protection even during intense exercise – they’ll work harder so you can work hard.

Take Cool Showers

After your workout, as hard as it might be, take a cool shower – they can help close pores and restrict post-workout sweating, which’ll help prevent body odour.

Carry Wipes or Body Sprays

Keep wipes or body sprays in your gym bag. They’re perfect for quick touch-ups during or after your workout, helping to remove sweat and odour, allowing you to stay fresh while you move towards your goals.

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