We've all found ourselves damp with perspiration at various times, whether from exercise or just a reaction to a hot, sunny day. Though it's our body's natural way of cooling down, sweating above certain levels may go beyond what's considered healthy.

The science behind sweat

The human body has an average of 3 million sweat glands, categorized into two main types: eccrine glands and apocrine glands. Eccrine glands are dispersed across most of the skin's surface, whereas apocrine glands are located only in areas with hair.

"Sweating due to heat is from the eccrine glands and is the main cause of sweating," said Madeline Calfas, R.N., and founder of skincare company The Wellness Group, based in the state of New South Wales, Australia. "Sweating caused by being nervous or overly excited is caused by stimulation of the apocrine glands."

Calfas added that only the apocrine glands release