Body Chemistry

Body odor is unpleasant , and yet, what causes the odor is one of the most natural processes in the human body. There are times when body odor may become stronger than usual and if we're unprepared and can be embarrassing. In this article we are going to take a little look at a couple of ways in which you can reduce your body odor, or perhaps eliminate it all together. Follow these tips and you will be smelling fantastic!

Firstly, try to keep your clothes clean. Smells linger around clothes, and they will get worse the longer clothes are left to 'fester' in their own filth. Wash your clothes after each wear. Even if you don't think you sweat in those clothes your body will have release some sweat and oil into the clothing fabric which will create bacteria growth over time. Washing your clothes regularly even with a mild detergent will help to eliminate any odor causing bacteria.

Make sure to bathe regularly as well. When in the bath or shower use soap or body wash to remove the dried sweat from the body. Once a week exfoliate the skin with a gentle body scrub or a loofa. Exfoliating will remove and dead skin cells which can trap dirt and oil. If you still find that your producing body odor even after regular showers than you may want to switch your body wash to an antibacterial soap. After your bathe you want to ensure that you dry yourself off properly.

Know the difference between antiperspirants and deodorant so you're able to choose the correct one for you. Deodorant masks odor but does not prevent you from sweating. Antiperspirant has an odor fighter but also blocks the sweat before it hits the surface of the skin. Aluminum is the most common ingredient used to prevent sweat but there is some controversy surrounding the safety of this ingredient over prolonged periods of time or in high dosages. Consult your doctor if you are concerned or have further questions about the use of aluminum in antiperspirants.

Finally, you may want to change your diet if you find that body odor is a problem that you can't quite shake. For example, did you know that eating too many fatty or spicy foods could contribute towards severe odor issues? Alcohol, Garlic and Onions also enter your blood stream and can change the way that you smell. Try to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet.

Put a couple of these tips into practice and you will be smelling fantastic before you know it!

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