Paid PostPosted on Dec 6, 201711 Facts About Sweat That Are Kind Of Mind-BlowingEverybody sweats, but excessive sweating can be a major problem. Talk to your doctor about hyperhidrosis.by DermiraBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Sweating doesn't actually cause pimples or acne. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Jive Records / Via britneyspearsgifs.tumblr.com It's not the sweat itself that causes breakouts; it's not cleansing the skin properly after sweating that can clog pores, leading to zits. 2. The average person has over 2 million sweat glands on the surface of their body. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF youtube.com / Via sploid.gizmodo.com And about 250,000 of those sweat glands are on your feet, which is why... 3. Each foot can secrete roughly a pint of sweat a day. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ABC / Via giphy.com The bottoms of the feet are the part of the body where the most sweat glands are concentrated: about 250,000 of them. That might explain it. 4. There's a difference between stress sweat and regular sweat. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Peanuts Worldwide LLC / Via giphy.com There are chemical differences in the perspiration you get from running around on a hot day (which is caused by the eccrine sweat glands) and the clammy sweat on your palms when you're nervous (which is released by the apocrine glands). 5. Odor from sweating isn't actually caused by sweat. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF MTV / Via heresgifsforyou.tumblr.com Sweat itself is odorless; bacteria that shows up to the sweat party on your body causes the stink. 6. Your happy sweat may make other people feel happier. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Columbia Pictures / Via gifmyass.com A study shows that we produce chemical compounds called chemosignals through our sweat when we experience happiness, and those chemosignals are detectable by others who can smell our sweat. Cute! 7. Sweat stains aren't really sweat stains. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF FOX / Via giphy.com Turns out it's not your (colorless, odorless) sweat to blame for those yellowish pit stains on clothing but rather the aluminum in your antiperspirant interacting with it. 8. Though women use the same amount of sweat glands as men when working out, they generally produce less sweat than men. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ABC / Via tenor.com Still doesn't really explain why there needs to be gendered deodorant, but fine. 9. And the sweat of vegetarian men may be more alluring than the sweat of carnivorous men. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via ruinedchildhood.com Based on a study at the Charles University in Prague, women prefer the BO of guys who don't eat meat. OK! 10. Sweating way more than your body needs to is called hyperhidrosis. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount Pictures / Via haidaspicciare.tumblr.com Your body automatically sweats when it needs to cool itself down; those with hyperhidrosis experience excessive sweating regardless of temperature or stimuli, which can interfere with quality of life. 11. And no other sweat is exactly like your own sweat. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC Universal / Via giphy.com Our sweat fingerprint is unique, just like us. No two people sweat exactly the same or have the exact same kinds of sweat. Sweating is something everyone deals with, but not everyone deals with excessive, problematic perspiration. Talk to your doctor about hyperhidrosis.