|How To Fight Body Odor/Sweating|
Body odor is affected by what sweat glands emit. If body odor is very unpleasant it may affect your social life. Excessive sweating can be embarrassing and may sometimes signal a more serious health problem. Although perspiration is basically odorless, it can take on an unpleasant smell when it comes into contact with bacteria on skin.
-Take a shower using an antibacterial soap followed by a deodorant once in a day especially in the areas around the anus and the genitals.
-Use cotton clothes especially cotton undergarments, which lets the skin breathe. Avoid synthetic clothes.
-Wear loose cloths instead of figure-hugging ones and change your cloths daily.
-Washing areas under the armpits is a must as 80% of the body's sweat is present there.
-If you're buying products to handle perspiration knowing their difference is a must. For example, antiperspirants stop the sweat from leaving the skin by blocking the pores while deodorants destroy the bacteria when sweat leaves the body.
-To get rid of smelly feet, wash and dry between the feet adequately and wear well-ventilated footwear to let feet breath.
-Curb your coffee and tea intake. Caffeine can stimulate the autonomic nervous system, which regulates sweating. Limit yourself to two cups daily.
-Avoid alcohol since it increases perspiration potential by dilating blood vessels.
After your bath, add a tablespoon of honey to tepid water for the final rinse. This will help keep body odour in check.
Adding a teaspoon of alum to your bath water make you smell fresh all the day.
In summer, add a cup full of vinegar to your bath water or add a cupful of camphor oil to your bath water.
Baking soda used as a powder will absorb chemicals; therefore this will remove body odours. Use a powder puff, which has been used for talc, to apply the powder.
Boil mint leaves and add the water to your bath water. Keep some aside for a special dousing for your armpits and Drink one cup of tomato juice everyday for 1 week. The following week, Drink 1 cup of the juice, every other day. Then drink when needed.
Spray deodorant or talc after shower.
Scrub your body with some chamomile oil
Soak cotton wool pads in backing soda and powder the underarms.
Apply apple cider vinegar to eliminate under arm body odor.
Mix some baking soda with lemon juice. Rub mixture on underarms.
Use baby wipes to clean the underarms.
Apply some lemon juice on underarms after you get out of the shower to prevent the body odor.
Put 10 drops of the essential oil in 30 mm of water and apply on the underarms.