Excessive Sweat, Yellow Shirt Stains and Health
Risks:The Negative Costs of Aluminum-based
It’s a vicious cycle. You want to smell better, so you
buy an antiperspirant. That kicks your body into high
gear, sending the message that it has to work harder to
sweat than before, so maybe you apply the antiperspirant
twice a day.
Even if the antiperspirant stops you from sweating under
your arms, you might find that you’re excessively
sweating in other places, like your arms or your back.
That’s an actual condition known as compensatory
hyperhidrosis (where your body compensates for sweat
blockage in certain areas by sweating more elsewhere),
but most people just assume that they’re naturally heavy
But that’s not the only problematic thing about
aluminum-based antiperspirants. There are a ton of other
issues, from cosmetic to health risks.
For example, did you ever wonder why your shirts end up
turning white or yellow around the armpits? It’s not
your sweat doing that—it’s actually urea crystals from
the combination of your sweat and the aluminum compounds
in the antiperspirant you’re using.