Why do we sweat?

Sweating is a normal and healthy bodily function. There are two types of sweat glands – the eccrine glands and the apocrine glands. Our underarms have mainly apocrine glands which are active only when required.

Sweating regulates body temperature, removes unwanted solids and metals, and transfers salts back into the bloodstream to maintain safe salinity levels.

Tip2Toe deodorants do not prevent sweating but use safe salts to neutralise the bacteria that causes the smell. These salts are too large to block pores or to be absorbed into the skin.

Conversely, antiperspirants control sweating by blocking sweat ducts in your underarms. This prevents sweat reaching the skin’s surface. The salts used are much smaller molecules that are easily absorbed by the skin. Tip2Toe deodorants do not contain any of these nasty compounds like aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum chloride or aluminum zirconium.

When do we sweat more?


Physical activity can generate large quantities of sweat. Just go for a run to prove it!

Restricted airflow to the underarms

Tight fitting clothes reduce the amount of air flowing through the armpit area and increases sweating.


Stress elevates the level of adrenaline in the body which activates the sweat glands.


Sweating increases when the environment is warmer in order to keep body temperature at a safe and constant level.

So, there are some simple things you can do to reduce sweating. Choose natural fabrics over synthetics. Wear loose fitting and comfortable clothing appropriate to your climate. Learn some de-stressing skills to slow or reverse sweating. And keep the inside temperature and humidity at appropriate levels.