Smelly Things: Why Men Sweat So Much?
Let’s face it. We all stink. It’s time to change that.
Historically it is well documented that odour is a potent sense for all living beings. We use it for a range of experiences; from knowing if a food has gone stale to mate selection in most mammals.
Everyone has been telling you your body odour is quite off-putting, and men tend to experience it more often than women. So let’s break down why do we men tend to smell worse and why it’s detrimental to your life overall.
Why Do We Men Sweat More?
All men are familiar with the ads showing smelly armpits and women running away from it. In a casual survey with your friends and family, they will almost all admit that it’s usually the men who smell worse. This is simply because we sweat more, as proven by many studies in the past five decades. So why do men sweat more? Let’s take a look.
- Thicker skin and fattier sweat
Men have thicker skin in their armpits which naturally means a more damp environment for your sweat to collect odour forming bacteria. We guys also sweat fatty substances more since we naturally burn more calories, which gets combined with thicker skin, a perfect recipe for corynebacterium to be formed. This bacteria is the odour causing bacteria that we know and hate.
- Men have more hair
Since we men genetically have more hair, it traps moisture and odours: including odour trapping bacteria. Have you ever been in a smokey situation (wink wink)? Have you noticed when you exit the room, your hair still smells like smoke a few hours later?
Lots of men tend to say that when they shave their armpits hair. They tend to smell significantly less. So, shave in vital areas like the groin or armpits. Also, if you are growing out a bushier beard, regular cleansing and upkeep are mandatory.
- Men sweat more
Studies have shown that due to men possessing a large amount of testosterone, which has been linked to influencing sweat output, we simply sweat more. It means we have to take extra care to use deodorant and wash our skin more carefully.
Some Quick Tips On How To Fix It
Keep your groin and armpits shaved and smelling good at all times. Since they are closed off, the sweat tends to accumulate and the hair tends to trap them.
Use an exfoliating charcoal soap on your skin, and don’t just rinse and lather your scalp properly so that you get deep inside your scalp when keeping it clean. One gram of Charcoal can absorb enough toxins to fill four tennis courts. We recommend the Effin Lifestyle Charcoal soap for your daily needs.