Say Goodbye to Body Odor! Try These Top 7 Methods

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Are you being bothered by a stinky smell on your body? Well, if yes, you might not want to leave these pages because the answers are all in front of you. You don’t have to go somewhere and dig out the deepest parts of the world to end your unfortunate fate.

So, what are you waiting for? Focus on reading and finishing this article and apply it in your daily routine.

1.   Use antibacterial soap

Sweat isn’t merely the reason for having a body odour. Hence, having an unpleasant smell or mostly known as body odour occurs and worsens when bacteria on your skin mixes with your sweat. This means that bacteria are the source of the striking smell, not merely the sweat.

In this case, you have to rely on antibacterial soaps or soaps with almost all-natural ingredients. You have to consistently wash or bathe with this type of soap to slowly eliminate the unwanted smell. Also, it’s important that you know that not all soaps are skin-friendly, some contain harmful chemicals that could highly irritate your skin or even worsen your body odour concerns.

2.   Do regular exercise or workout

Since now that you know that sweat or sweating isn’t the major source of having a bad smell, it’s also time to know that a regular exercise or a regular workout is actually a source of help. Yes, it absolutely is. How? It’s simply because, with regular exercise, you’ll be able to sweat out all the toxins you can’t wash away by bathing.

These toxins in and out of your body also cause to a worse body odour. But don’t forget to take a quick shower after you do workout and dry your skin well and thoroughly as well.

3.   Be mindful of the foods that you eat

You might not be aware but the foods that you take in and give your body also highly affect how you smell. If you’re fond of eating junk foods or any other unhealthy foods, then don’t be surprised if you have that stinky smell.

Well, if you’re being serious in washing off your body odour, then you must now learn the foods that you have to avoid such as too much amount of red meat, garlic and onions, spicy foods, and profoundly processed foods that re possibly containing a large amount of sugar, and caffeinated drinks, as these foods can highly worsen your body odour problems. Instead, you must prefer green leafy veggies, raw nuts and seeds, whole grain, healthy oils like olive oil, salmon, and avocado and so on. It’s also a good thing to eat phytonutrients that can help you in cleansing your inside – parsley, cilantro, celery, mints, sage, rosemary, thyme, and oregano are the best examples.

4.   Wear breathable and comfy clothes

If you’re experiencing body odour, don’t settle wearing clothes that seem to ignite your mad and bad smell instead of taking doing an action to lessen it. It’s highly suggested that you wear breathable and comfy clothes that have fabrics like cotton, wool, or silk since these fabrics have better breath-ability.

You can also opt for wearing undershirts but settle for those that have cotton and silk fabrics as well. This simple trick helps to soak up your sweat and/or body moisture. Moreover, aside from choosing breathable and comfy clothes, you have to make sure that you wash and dry off your clothes thoroughly. This is to avoid the creation of bacteria on the fabric that may possibly worsen the body odour shenanigans.

5.   Take a bath daily

The simplest and common tip that you would read from here is probably this one – take a regular bath. If there would be a first step to eliminating the body odour then here it is. However, some may take regular bath but still have an unwanted and disturbing case of body odour.

This could be because they don’t bathe well or enough – they might not rinse well and dry off thoroughly. But do you know that taking a regular bath is the simplest way to eliminate body odour? So, you shouldn’t find any reasons to skip from it.

6.   Apply deodorant

Since sweating is normal, all you have to do is to control it and its smell – because excess sweating is not good. One thing you can do to control your sweating and the way it smells is through applying deodorant.

But do you know that deodorants must not only be applied after bathing? Yes, it’s also suggested that you apply deodorants before you sleep. Because while you’re asleep, you don’t move like the way you do on earlier times of the day, and this makes more time for the deodorant to do its job.

7.   Let go of stress

There is a certain type of gland which is called apocrine glands that cause body odour or even worsen it if you’re stressed, anxious, angry or undergoing a bad mood the entire time. So, this only means that you should also learn to let go of the stress before you make a move in eliminating your body odour. Now you know that bacteria and sweating aren’t the only primary suspects to the crime, huh?

Well, you can always do something about it – meditation or yoga exercises are good choices to keep your mood on the right track. It soothes and relaxes your mind and your body which greatly lessens the possibility of getting stressed and easily affected by negative vibes around you.

Now that you’ve been given a glimpse of hope to completely wash off that unpleasant body odour, what are your plans now? Of course, get your body move and do these tips. Don’t forget and hesitate to share with us your stories.

AUTHOR BIO:

Kath Ramirez is a journalism graduate who aims to turn her dreams into her passion. Her love for writing started when she was seven years old, reading illustrated books. Writing articles, reading books, and dancing are her passion and she breathes into life with these. Kath is also engaged in exploring different places to stay for vacation or Holidays, a food addict but health conscious. She now works as a dedicated writer for Fitbiz Gym Equipment, a health and fitness equipment provider based in Australia.