hotsteppers.com.ng presents to you; Personal Hygiene: 5 ways to get rid of Body Odour permanently

Bromhidrosis is another word for body odour. This happens at puberty because of increasing hormones called androgens. These hormones are not active until puberty, which is why body odour wasn’t a problem when you were a kid.

While sweat itself is virtually odourless, bacteria use it as a breeding ground and multiply rapidly. What you smell is the product related to bacteria breakdown of keratin protein on the surface of your skin.

Use Antibacterial Soap


Washing thoroughly with an antibacterial soap bar will help get rid of some bacteria, which can help with the odour.

Look for the word “antibacterial” on the soap’s packaging.

Use Antiperspirants


Once you’re clean and dry, use an antiperspirant on your underarms. These have aluminium chloride, a chemical that helps keep sweat at bay, and they often also have a deodorant in them. Use it twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening.

Personal Hygiene

Performing simple hygienic task can help combat body odour, which is why personal hygiene should not be taken for granted.

  • Shaving your underarm regularly will help prevent the accumulation of bacteria and can reduce sweat and odour.
  • Taking your bath at least twice a day will do just the same.
  • If sweat from working out, wash your workout clothes. And every other clothing after using them.

Wear a Breathable Undershirt


Wearing an undershirt is a great way to prevent body odour. Undershirts add an extra layer of absorption to contain moisture and reduce body odour.

However, the type of undershirt matters. Natural, breathable fabrics like cotton or bamboo can help you fight bad body odour. Synthetic, moisture-wicking materials like polyester and rayon push moisture will create more noticeable stench and sweat marks. READ ALSO

Watch what you eat


Your diet affects the smell you put off, whether Good or Bad. Here’s a list of diet dos and don’ts to prevent body odour:

EAT:

  • Fruits and non-sulfurous vegetables
  • Herbs
  • Yoghurt
  • Kefir
  • Kombucha
  • Pickles
  • Fresh sauerkraut

DON’T EAT:

  • Spicy foods
  • Foods with garlic and onion
  • Too much red meat
  • Processed Foods
  • Sulfurous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower
  • Excess caffeine and alcohol

Don’t get called out for noticeable Body Odour. Adopt these body odour-fighting methods to avoid getting labeled “the smelly guy” or “the smelly girl” at the bar, school, office or anywhere.

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