Sweating is the secretion of fluids by sweat glands called eccrine glands and apocrine glands. Our body uses these glands to regulate the temperature within us. Eccrine glands are found in most parts of our body and produce 99% water & 1% salt. Apocrine glands are found around hairy areas and produce lipids & proteins. When our body temperature rises, we sweat and the evaporation of sweat from the skin produces a cooling effect so that we stop feeling hot and uncomfortable.
Sweat itself is odourless, but when the bacteria on the skin’s surface break down the lipids & proteins produced by apocrine glands, the process causes unpleasant smell. Having a lot of sweat in hairy areas like the underarm creates a conducive environment for bacteria to continue creating the odour. NIVEA Dry Anti-perspirant Deodorant range helps to keep your underarms dry and add a fragrance to smell good for 48 hours.