Body odor, just like mouth odor, is an unpleasant thing that anybody can grapple with.
Medically referred to as bromhidrosis, experts say body odor occurs when the bacteria on the skin’s surface breaks down sweat into acid, releasing malodorous chemical compounds in the process.
Here are some ways you can prevent Body Odor:
- Bathe with warm water in the morning, at night and after any strenuous activity. Warm water kills off bacteria that are present on the skin.
- Use an antibacterial soap to wash areas that are prone to body odor.
- Dust your underarms, your groin area and beneath the breasts with baking soda. This will absorb odor and prevent moisture that provides the ideal environment for odor-causing bacteria.
- Soak a wash cloth in apple cider vinegar and wipe down areas of the body that contain bad odor. Be sure to get in-between fat rolls and other areas where moisture can accumulate.
- Follow the vinegar application with a clean dry wash cloth to remove excess moisture. If the skin is not thoroughly dried, odor-causing bacteria can accumulate and fungus may grow.
- Use a crystal rock stick in place of deodorant. It will not reduce perspiration, but it will balance out the pH level on the skin, thereby reducing the development of odor-causing bacteria.
- Chew parsley to neutralize body odor. The chlorophyll will even out the body’s pH levels.
- Carry baby wipes with you so you can wipe areas where odor occurs. Throughout the day, use a wipe under the arms and around the groin area.
- Clothing: natural fibres allow your skin to breathe, resulting in better evaporation of sweat. Natural-made fibres include wool, silk or cotton.