Stressful situations cause your body to release adrenalin into your bloodstream. This adrenalin rush triggers a rapid burst of sweat from your apocrine sweat glands.
Your apocrine glands secrete a thick, fatty sweat that skin bacteria feed on. This results in unpleasant body odour.
Bad stress can be triggered by all kinds of things in our daily routines - speaking in front of an audience, getting stuck in a traffic jam, or going on a first date.
These stressful situations are often crucial moments in which we need to be our best. So, it’s no wonder that you’re most concerned about the embarrassing side effects of stress sweat in these circumstances.