Sweating: Physical Changes During Puberty
How to combat unpleasant odour
Puberty is a natural stage in life that we all experience. However, the time at which it generally occurs has changed from what it was 150 years ago. Back then, girls, on average, had their first menstrual period at the age of 16.6. According to studies, the average age today lies at 12.3 years. Some girls get their first period as early as the age of 10. For most teenagers, puberty ends by the age of 15. In the past, puberty hadn't even started at this age. In some cases, the hormonal changes in the body begin as early as the age of 8. This is referred to as prepuberty.
Important factors for shifting the age at which the onset of puberty occurs are nutrition, hygiene and better health in general. Environmental toxins can also influence the body's hormone system. It is known, for example, that chemicals such as bisphenol-A have an effect on the sex hormone oestrogen, which can trigger puberty.
Puberty and sweating
Sweating is a normal bodily function. Our body is cooled down via the so-called eccrine sweat glands which produce sweat. This protects us from overheating.
The hormonal changes during puberty also affect the sweat glands. Even the slightest unpleasant situation, stress or nervousness will cause a pubescent body to sweat. This is because the sweat glands are triggered more frequently during puberty and the body produces more adrenaline.
But we also possess another type of sweat gland called apocrine. They only become active with the onset of puberty. These glands initially produce an odourless secretion. The decomposition of the skin's own microorganisms then gives rise to body odour.
How to combat unpleasant odour
Proper personal hygiene is one of the most efficient ways to keep unpleasant odours at bay. This includes daily cleansing and regularly changing clothing that is in direct contact with the skin.
Additional precautions are recommended to prevent unpleasant situations from becoming a reality. The use of safe deodorants helps to prevent unpleasant odours from developing in the first place.
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The effective active ingredients
- regulate the microflora while protecting the skin barrier
- prevent the formation of odour-causing bacteria in a natural way
- neutralise odours that have already developed
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Tried and tested
The deodorants were tested for skin tolerance on sensitive, normal skin types and even skin prone to atopic dermatitis under dermatological supervision. The result: none of the users showed any significant reaction to the products. Thus, they are classified as being well tolerated by the skin.
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