September 05, 2017
Hidden away in that dark crevice between your arm and torso, behold - the armpit. It's often the source of unpleasant and embarrassing odours, but it's also an important part of your body that protects your lymph nodes and soft tissues.
YOUR ARMPITS ARE CHOCK FULL OF LYMPH NODES
These lymph nodes are an important part of your body's immune system and serve to filter toxins out of tissues. They also produce a variety of immune cells known as lymphocytes that fight infection.
THEY PRODUCE A DIFFERENT KIND OF SWEAT FROM OTHER BODY PARTS
Not all sweat is created equal. In fact, your skin has two types of sweat glands that help to cool you down. Eccrine glands cover most of the surface of your body, and are responsible for that thin sheen of sweat on your brow and extremities during heat and exercise. However, your armpits are abundant in apocrine glands. These glands are copious in places with more hair follicles, and the sweat they secrete tends to be thicker.
YOUR PITS ARE TEEMING WITH BACTERIA
Your skin is home to many different kinds of bacteria, some of which are quite beneficial, collectively known as a microbiome. This microbiome can vary depending on the body part—so the bacteria on your hand can be vastly different from the moist, warm, environment of your armpits. Compared to other parts of our skin, armpits are rather densely populated. Not only that, but armpit microbiomes vary from person to person. So one person's armpit bacteria won't necessarily be the same as somebody else's.
IT'S NOT YOUR SWEAT THAT STINKS
The secretions our armpits make don't stink. Bacteria break down the compounds, and those breakdown products stink. The bacteria that live in the moist crevices of your armpits interact with your sweat, which contains volatile fatty acids and odorous steroids. That creates a product known as thioalcohols, whose oniony, meaty scents you're likely familiar with if you've ever been stuck in a crowded elevator, subway, or gym at peak workout time.
SO HOW DO I PROTECT MY PITS?
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