Saturday, January 15, 2022

8 Best Steps To Permanently Cure Body Odor.

You may know someone with strong body odor or you have been told you’ve got strong body odor. The major causes of body odor? Best ways to prevent it body odor? If you already have it, what can you do to help or treat it? Read on.

Body odor is not primarily caused by sweat but surprisingly sweat is generally odorless. What causes the unpleasant smell is the bacteria that build up on sweaty skin then react with sweat and oils to grow and multiply when sweat reacts with bacteria on your skin. These bacteria break down proteins and fatty acids, causing body odor in the process.

The skin wasn't meant to be without bacteria, we all need some good bacteria on our skin but the problem of body odor arises when these bacteria become so much. To treat body odor, the root of the issue must be addressed.

1) Shower or bath daily. This is very important especially after being sweaty. This will wash away the sweat. Leaving sweat on creates a perfect environment for bacteria to flourish and always remember to towel dry.

2) Use antibacterial soap or wash. Remember the goal is not to wipe out every bacteria on your skin but to reduce the amount in those odor-releasing area of the body. Use of benzoyl peroxide-containing soap or wash in the armpit, groin and upper thigh will help reduce the amount of bacteria in this region.

3) Make Use of antiperspirant. Antiperspirant are meant to block the sweat duct reducing/preventing you from sweating at all. Most are made of Aluminium which is safe to use. Only very minimal amount ever find its way into the body system. Without sweat, nothing for the bacteria to break down. For effectiveness, this is better applied at nighttime when you are less likely to sweat.

4) Deodorants. Deodorant cause you to smell nice. Most are alcohol-based. They raise the acidity of the skin making it unfavorable for bacteria.

5) Cut Off or Permanently cut Back On Certain Foods or Drinks. What you eat affects your body odor. Be mindful of Foods that tend to make you sweat more, such as hot peppers or other spicy foods, as they might also lead to body odor. And the aroma of foods like onions or garlic can be carried in your sweat especially when you take it in a great quantity. Drinks with caffeine or alcohol may also make you sweat more unbearable.

6) Wear Breathable Fabrics or Cotton Clothes. The kind of fabric you wear can also affect how much you sweat as you go about your daily business activities. Choose Clothes that has a better breathability such as cotton, silk, and wool to allow air to enter your clothes, and keep sweat from building up. For morning or evening workout clothes, moisture-wicking, synthetic materials are best as they may be able to keep the sweat off your skin.

Don't forget to change your socks and wear breathable training shoes to prevent foot odor as well!

7) Wash your clothes thoroughly. Bacteria can easily accumulate and breed on used clothes, and unpleasant odor can stick when they not washed properly. Be sure to regularly wash your clothes and timely so the awful smell from odor-causing bacteria doesn’t stick.

8) If the above tips doesn’t seem to help, seek help from a dermatologist. Trust me, you need them.

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