Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sweaty Summertime

eighth avenue, new york, originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

I came across an article that was interesting today. Apparently, if you are using an antiperspirant, you should be applying it at night.

"At night, when people perspire less, more of the antiperspirant's aluminum-based active ingredient is pulled into the sweat ducts. Because there's more antiperspirant present, it more effectively plugs pores.

That signals the sweat glands to reduce or stop perspiration. The effect lasts 24 hours or possibly longer, even after morning bathing. Eventually, the antiperspirant washes away. Blocking perspiration by plugging pores might sound unhealthful, but it's not, medical experts we consulted said. "

Who would have thought? You can read the full article at Consumer Reports.

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