Controlling Body Odor
If you are concerned about health problems, you want to save some money on personal care or need a “plan B” when the deodorant applicator dries unexpectedly, we have some solutions that can make you feel cool and control body odor.
Keep yourself clean
When it comes to body odor, keeping yourself clean is the best weapon. Eccrine glands, found in almost all parts of the body, produce sweat, which is predominantly water. Think of it as a small air conditioning system of nature. The apocrine glands, found in the armpits and groin (among other areas) produce sweat and perform a number of functions. One of them is to work as a kind of system that eliminates waste and poses microscopic particles of fat and other substances.
The sweat of apocrine glands is the main problem of body odor. The bacteria feed on fats and other secretions, and their waste products produce that distinctive foul-smelling. The strength of odor that a person produces depends on the amount of sweat that the glands secrete and the number of bacteria on the skin. People with strong armpit odors have two or three times more bacteria than others. The best way to prevent body odor is to clean the sweat and bacteria thoroughly and regularly. Clean the groin area and underarms with soap and water, preferably a deodorant soap at least once a day and more often if necessary.
Manage your wardrobe
The old sweat is stinking and there is nothing worse as the old smell of an old shirt. The same goes for a jacket with stains on the armpits. Begin every day fresh, taking a shower and making sure your clothes are as clean as you are.
Watch what you eat
Heat can make you sweat, but it is not the only type of heat you need to consider. Spicy foods such as chili can make you sweat too. Some food experts speculate that the cuisines of the countries in hot climates are based largely on spicy condiments for that very reason – people feel colder when internal temperatures discharge. Unless you are trying to survive a holiday in the Kalahari, renounce to your penchant for spicy food.
In addition, consider keeping garlic and onion at bay, too. The sulfur compounds in garlic and onions can make you sweat smellier than it would be otherwise, especially if consumed in large quantities. The same goes for other spices.
Smoking can do more than ruin your health, rot your teeth and make you look much older than you really are. Smoking can also cause bad smell. When smoking, the smoke enters the lungs and opens the way through your system. Tobacco smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals and compounds. Some are destroyed inside, while others are eventually expelled through the skin, which causes bad body odor.