Is it dangerous to block sweat?

Are you a loyal user of Perspirex, are you considering starting to use one of our antiperspirants or are you just curious to know more about Perspirex? Read this blog post, in which we invited a dermatologist, AnneSofie Faurschou to provide a detailed account and to answer the question of whether blocking sweat is harmful.

Perspirex is for anyone who wants extra protection against sweat and sweat odour. You may want extra protection because you lead an active lifestyle: for example, cycling to and from work or playing a lot of sport. Perspirex is also for people who suffer from high sweating in general and sweat on a daily basis. Perspirex can be used by both men and women.

Annesofie Faurschou explains:

You should apply Perspirex in the evening before bedtime on dry, undamaged skin. At night, the sweat glands are least active, so the sweat sits further down in the sweat ducts than usual. When you apply Perspirex in the evening, the gel plug forms at the bottom of the sweat duct, ensuring long-term protection. The next morning, wash off Perspirex with soap and water and you can use a normal deodorant and perfume as needed. Perspirex lasts for up to 3-5 days. The gel stopper then dissolves along with the natural secretion of dead skin cells. You can then repeat the process of applying Perspirex.

Sweating is a vital and important function which ensures that the body can expel heat and maintain the ideal body temperature. However, more people sweat profusely and may therefore need a particularly effective antiperspirant such as Perspirex to reduce sweating and sweat odour. When you use Perspirex, the body will naturally regulate heat out of the body’s remaining sweat ducts. You will not usually notice, given that heat is distributed over many millions of sweat ducts. Studies also show that Perspirex does not saturate all sweat ducts. This means that the sweat is not blocked 100% and the body can still expel heat.”

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