Many of us may not know this, but perspiration by itself is odorless. When sweat comes in contact with bacteria it gives out a disgusting smell. With so many daily activities in our life we are bound to sweat. Sweating is an important function of our body. Excessive perspiration is known as hyperhidrosis and no perspiration is known as anhidrosis. As sweating becomes an embarrassing situation we try to cover it up by using deodorants and antiperspirants.
Body odor refers to hair, feet, crotch, anus, skin, breasts, armpits, genital and pubic hair. An individual’s odor is triggered by the diet one follows, which gender one belongs to, how good is your health, whether on medications, kind of job one does and in what kind of mood you are. Due to puberty sweat glands become more than active. Wearing clean loose clothes everyday keeps you fresh and dry. Having a bath under runny water helps you clean your body much easily.
To evade the disgusting smell bring minor changes in your life. Have a daily bath especially clean the groin and armpit area. Wear natural clothes which help your skin to breathe, try to avoid foods like meat, onions, garlic, spices, caffeinated drinks and alcohol. Ban tobacco and smoking as the smell comes not only from your mouth but also your skin.
Home Remedies for Body Odor
Use small amount of baking soda and squeeze some lemon on it. Use this mixture for underarms and also the groin area. It proves to be very useful during summer time.
Rub potatoes slices on your underarms. See to it that your underarm is clean and dry. Rub it for quiet a while and wait till its dry. Apply your regular deodorant on this to make a difference.