Different kinds of sweat glands

Our bodies are equipped with a large number of sweat glands. The glands are situated deep in the dermis layer of the skin or in hypodermis and consists of a base rolled into a ball and a duct carrying the sweat to the skin surface.

The Female handseccrine sweat glands are the most important ones for the regulation of body temperature, by efficiently helping to eliminate excess heat. In total there are several million eccrine sweat glands spread out across the body, with the highest density in palms and soles. In those specific places they help to create friction and get a better grip. While the sweat glands across the body are mainly controlled by hypothalamus, a specific almond sized part of the brain, the sweat glands in palms and soles are controlled mainly by the sympathetic nervous system. This system is also called “fight and flight” and it regulates stress. Sweat from eccrine sweat glands consists mostly of water, but also contains traces of salts, ammonia, lactic acid and urea.Man in a sweaty t-shirt

The apocrine sweat glands are mostly located in the armpits and groin region. Contrary to sweaty palms, the apocrine sweat tend to result in the typical acrid sweat odor. This type of sweat contains i.a. albumin and when it is consumed by bacteria on the skin the degradation products cause the undesirable smell of sweat.

There is also a hybrid form of sweat glands, in addition to eccrine and apocrine, called apoecrine glands. Just like the eccrine sweat glands these glands produce ample amounts of sweat, consisting mostly of water and saline.

Both the apocrine and the apoecrine sweat glands are triggered by sex hormones, which is why problems with excessive underarm sweat often stars during the teenage years.

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Antiperspirants vs. deodorants

Unfortunately, many believe that deodorants and antiperspirants are all the same and that they all have the same effect on sweating. That is not true and especially for those suffering from excessive sweating, the difference between the products is of great importance. Antiperspirants contain some kind of aluminum salt, which actively counteracts sweating. Deodorants do not contain aluminum salt and therefore do not prevent sweating. Instead, they usually contain perfume, which helps to mask the smell of perspiration. They can also contain ingredients that reduce the growth of bacteria, which further counteracts bad smell. There are long-lasting antiperspirants, that are particularly suitable for hyperhidrosis, but no product exceeds the 7 days claim of Absolute Dry. Absolute Dry stops sweating for up to 7 days where applied. It can be used against all kinds of sweating, for example underarm, feet, hands and larger areas of skin. Absolute Dry, like all antiperspirants actually, should be applied in the evening before going to bed. The product needs time to achieve its effect, at least 6 hours as a rule of thumb, and during the night sweat glands are less active, providing the best possible conditions even in cases of hyperhidrosis.

An extra effective antiperspirant

Absolute Dry is an extra effective antiperspirant, preventing sweating where applied for up to till 7 days. It can be used against any type of sweat, like underarm, hands and feet. Absolute Dry was developed primarily for people suffering from hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating, but can of course be used by everyone looking for an extra effective antiperspirant with a unique long lasting effect.

Absolute Dry keeping shoes fresh

Many of us wear shoes more or less all day long, at work, in school, while traveling etc. If you want to avoid sweaty feet, worrying about taking the shoes off in front of others, freezing cold damp feet during winter or ruining the new, chic summer shoes, Absolute Dry Wipe is the perfect solution! Svarta ballerinaskorThere are a number of things you can do to keep your feet dry and your shoes fresh and dry, for example using breathable socks and avoiding shoes made of synthetic materials. However, sometimes you simply want to go barefoot in your new ballerina shoes or wear those warm winter boots despite spending part of the day in a bus or train. Or you just want to avoid worrying about sweaty and smelly feet, regardless of your choice of socks and shoes. Absolute Dry WipesAbsolute Dry Wipe is a wet wipe with exactly the same liquid as the classic dab-on bottle, but in a more convenient format for areas of application. Wash and dry the feet thoroughly, in the evening. Apply Absolute Dry by wiping the skin with a wet wipe - one wipe is normally enough for both feet. Let dry. To avoid getting residue on floors and sheets, you can wear thin, hardy socks. Wash the feet (or shower as usual) in the morning and you are set to go! Bear in mind that the skin on hands and feet is thicker, which may shorten the efficacy of Absolute Dry somewhat compared to use on the rest of the body. Apply Absolute Dry once a week or more often if needed. It can be beneficial to use Absolute Dry more frequently in the beginning and then sparse out the applications. Remember never to flush down Absolute Dry Wipes in the toilet and be careful where you place the wipe, since the liquid can stain, discolor or damage certain surfaces, for instance metal.

Smart tips for fresh and sweat free feet:

  • Wash the feet thoroughly every day and do not forget the skin between the toes.
  • Use shoes made of leather or canvas. Avoid synthetic materials. Wash the shoes if possible (like sneakers) and use several different pairs of shoes, to ensure the get completely dry before next use.
  • If possible, use breathable indoor shoes during workhours.
  • Use socks in natural materials like cotton. Synthetic materials retain the dampness, preventing the skin to breath.
  • You can also use a thin absorbent terry insole in the shoe, that is easy to replace or wash when needed.
Use Absolute Dry! By using Absolute Dry Dab-on or Wipe on your feet you avoid having to worry about sweaty feet or ruined shoes, just like you do for other parts of your body.