How to Feel Better Every Day
Don’t Sweat It
If you’re often in the hot seat, you may need a deodorant switch. When you’re stressed, you sweat 30 times more than you do at rest. On top of that, stress sweat is composed of different chemicals than workout sweat, and it’s prone to smelling worse, according to dermatologist Gervaise Gerstner, M.D., an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, in New York City. To keep your cool, you may need to switch to a clinical-strength product, such as Secret Clinical Strength Stress Response Antiperspirant ($8 at drugstores). This type contains higher amounts of aluminum, which prolongs the antiperspirant’s effect and can possibly even shrink the sweat glands so they produce less sweat.
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So maybe you can’t change your health overnight. But you can get a head start.