Sweating and Bodyodor
Sweating and Bodyodor
 

Sweat creeping down your face, dampening armpits, an oily and shiny face, all thanks to the summer and this scorching heat around. Sweat is one of the most unfortunate side effects of summer, but it doesn’t have to ruin your day, your clothes or your body odor.
Body odor is an embarrassing situation and often a hard to get rid of conditions which might affect your personal relationships, work prospects and even your personal hygiene.


While sweat itself is virtually odorless, when it comes into contact with the bacteria present at the surface of the skin, produces an odor, which is called body odor.
Whether you’re at work, sitting at home or just taking a walk, few tips can help you combat sweat and make you odorless!

lets check these tips on how to stay odor free :

1) Keep Clean

Showering at least once a day will wash away sweat as well as reduce the number of bacteria on your skin. So washing thoroughly, especially areas prone to sweating, can reduce body odor. (know more about skincare)

2)  Use antiperspirants and deodorants

Once you are clean and dry, use a strong deodorant or antiperspirant on your underarms. While deodorants do not prevent sweating, they mask the smell of bacteria on your skin. Antiperspirants contain aluminum chloride, a chemical that reduces sweating, and often also contain a deodorant.

3) Keep hair free underarms

Hair attracts and retain bacteria which tend to cause appealing odor if left remain that way. Keep the hair off to prevent body odor.

4) Use antibacterial soaps

Washing thoroughly with an antibacterial soap bar will reduce the bacteria count, in turn reducing the body odor.

5) Use natural cotton Fabrics

Avoid tight-fitting plastic-based fabrics, as they don’t let sweat evaporate. Cotton and silk both absorb sweat and are natural body coolers.

6) Avoid Spicy foods

Foods that tend to make you sweat more, such as hot peppers or other spicy foods, might also contribute to body odor. 
And the aroma of foods such as onions or garlic can be carried in the sweat, making you smell bad. Drinks with caffeine or alcohol may also cause you to sweat more.

If you sweat normally, you might have more of a problem with body odor than people who sweat too much.  That’s because, when people sweat excessively, the sweat tends to wash away the odor causing bacteria.


However, consult a doctor if You’re sweating much more or much less than usual. Or if you break into a cold sweat, which is often a sign of trauma or anxiety.